The page where it all started from ;-)
home page
If the home page gets too slow, you can use the
mirror site



DAR HOME PAGE - 10 years!

Disk ARchive

DAR has 10 years!

Current Status

2.3.12
released
  February 25th, 2012
2.4.15
released
  September 6th, 2014
2.5.0
Development started
November 29th, 2011

Development cycle in color codes, and how to obtain corresponding source code or binary package












development phase
(adding and testing new features)
Frozen API phase
  (Doc. packaging)
Pre-release phase
(intensive
testing)
release phase
(fixing bugs, no new feature)
end of
maintainance




Presentation

In very brief:
dar is a shell command that backs up directory trees and files, taking care of hard links, Extended Attributes, sparse files, MacOS's file forks, any inode type (including Solaris Door inodes), etc. It has been tested under Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, NetBSD, MacOS X and several other systems, it is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It relies on the libdar library and its APplication Interface (API), which is the core part of dar programs; as such, this library is released under the GPL along with dar. Consequently, to use the API, your program must be released under the GPL as well. Some external programs do rely directly on libdar or on the dar command-line tool to provide Graphical User Interfaces (GUI).

For a more detailed presentation: please click here.

Features

A detailed list of features can be found in the documentation, here.

Asking for support

If FAQ, tutorial, mini-howto, usage notes, or man page do not answer to your problem, you can read the dar-support mailing-list archive at gmane, and use the search engine (the green text box at the bottom of the page) to look for keywords that match you problem. If that still does not solve your problem, you can subscribe to dar-support mailing-list and send an email to the mailing-list to describe your problem.

Documentation

The whole documentation is available in html format, you can find it in source packages as well as online here.

Download

Source code

Please read the detailed instructions to compile dar from source code. Source code is available here for releases, here for pre-releases, here for Development versions.

Binary package

Binary packages for windows are available here.

Binary package for Linux are generated by your distro's packager, you should be able to fetch binary packages at your distro site (Today, all distro do provide a dar binary package).

For MacOS, FreeBSD, see here.

Packages Signature

All source and binary packages officially released are signed against the author's GPG key. For a package signature check out here

News & Events

Read the dar-news mailing-list archive for latest major events. You can also subscribe to this mailing-list which is read-only (you cannot post to it) has a very low email volume (in average, less than one a month), and automatically be informed about major events like new releases or security issues.

For day to day events, check the sourceforge project page.

Bugs

you can check for existing bugs and report new bugs concerning dar or libdar here. To open a bug you need to have a user account at sourceforge. This is necessary to have a contact to request additional information to, in order to fix the reported bug.

Feature requests

Feature requests are listed here. You can vote for the one you want to be implemented, the ones that interest most people get implemented first.

Provide a or use a patch

You are free to a report patch about dar and/or libdar. Use submitted patch at your own risks.
 


Many thanks to

Number of visitors
since April 2nd, 2002