sysutils/bup - The NetBSD Packages Collection

Highly efficient file backup system based on the git packfile format

bup is a program that backs things up.  bup has a few advantages over other
backup software:

It uses a rolling checksum algorithm (similar to rsync) to split large files
into chunks. The most useful result of this is you can backup huge virtual
machine (VM) disk images, databases, and XML files incrementally, even though
they're typically all in one huge file, and not use tons of disk space for
multiple versions.

It uses the packfile format from git (the open source version control system),
so you can access the stored data even if you don't like bup's user interface.

Unlike git, it writes packfiles directly (instead of having a separate garbage
collection/repacking stage) so it's fast even with gratuitously huge amounts of
data. bup's improved index formats also allow you to track far more filenames
than git (millions) and keep track of far more objects (hundreds or thousands of

Data is "automagically" shared between incremental backups without having to
know which backup is based on which other one - even if the backups are made
from two different computers that don't even know about each other. You just
tell bup to back stuff up, and it saves only the minimum amount of data needed.

Build dependencies

pkgtools/mktools shells/bash devel/gmake pkgtools/cwrappers

Runtime dependencies

archivers/par2 www/py-tornado devel/git-base lang/perl5 devel/readline lang/python311 lang/python311 devel/readline

Binary packages

NetBSD 10.0aarch64bup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0aarch64bup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 10.0aarch64ebbup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0alphabup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 10.0alphabup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv6hfbup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv6hfbup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv7hfbup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0earmv7hfbup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 10.0i386bup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0i386bup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 10.0powerpcbup-0.32.1nb1.tgz
NetBSD 10.0powerpcbup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 10.0sparc64bup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0sparcbup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 10.0sparcbup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0x86_64bup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 10.0x86_64bup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64bup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 9.0aarch64bup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 9.0alphabup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 9.0alphabup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv6hfbup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv6hfbup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfbup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 9.0earmv7hfbup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386bup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 9.0i386bup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 9.0powerpcbup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 9.0powerpcbup-0.32.1nb1.tgz
NetBSD 9.0powerpcbup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparc64bup-0.32nb5.tgz
NetBSD 9.0sparc64bup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64bup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 9.0x86_64bup-0.33.2.tgz
NetBSD 9.3x86_64bup-0.33.3.tgz
NetBSD 9.3x86_64bup-0.33.3.tgz

Binary packages can be installed with the high-level tool pkgin (which can be installed with pkg_add) or pkg_add(1) (installed by default). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options

Enable Filesystem in Userspace support.

Known vulnerabilities

The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.

Please note the vulnerabilities database might not be fully accurate, and not every bug is exploitable with every configuration.

Problem reports, updates or suggestions for this package should be reported with send-pr.