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Short:V1.2. Backup RDB along with data before it, r/w device images
Author:Tadek Knapik <tadek at nautilus.uwoj.krakow.pl>
Uploader:Tadek Knapik <tadek nautilus uwoj krakow pl>
Type:disk/misc
Architecture:m68k-amigaos
Date:1998-10-14
Download:http://aminet.net/disk/misc/Rigids.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/disk/misc/Rigids.readme
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	This program lets you backup your RigidDiskBlock along with
possible data placed before it. This means it will help you when you,
like me, have an Amiga hard disk with a fully-qualified pc-partition. On
block 0 there is pc MBR (Master Boot Record), and Amiga RDB starts on
block 3. Rigids by default saves to a file all data from block 0 to the
end of RDB data. And it can restore it, if course :)
	It can also backup only RDB, or start backup at specified
offset. When restoring, default action is to write data from the file
exactly to where it was on the disk. But you can choose to write only
RDB at specified offset as well.
	Since v1.1 it can also read/write from/to a file any amount of
data directly interfacing the device. You just specify start block,
number of blocks and a filename. I wrote it because I hadn't found any
shell proggy to do it, and it is quite related (in my case, at least) to
this RDB/MBR stuff. All such programs known to me were using DOS devices
(eg. DH0:, PCC:) instead of exec's, which makes some cases hopeless. Or
they use GUI and make easy (for a programmer) task of writing several
blocks great time-consuming fun. Without a chance to automate it.
	Version 1.2 adds possibility to write files with size != n*512.
	It also fixes handling of RDBBlocksLo. In previuos versions of
Rigids this was just untouched (which was wrong). Read up the docs to
find out more about it. In case you won't read it, I just recommend to
re-make your backups, so they hold the correct value. And then write it
back to the disk, so it is there as well.
	Still considered beta, because I hadn't too many volunteers for
betatesting :))


        Tadek Knapik <tadek at nautilus.uwoj.krakow.pl>

	Snail-mail:
        ul. Duza Gora 35/88
        30-857 Cracow
	Poland


Contents of disk/misc/Rigids.lha
 PERMSSN    UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO     CRC       STAMP          NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
[generic]                 7149   19134  37.4% -lh5- d703 Oct  4  1998 Rigids/Licence.txt
[generic]                 8968   18132  49.5% -lh5- 2fa6 Oct  4  1998 Rigids/Rigids
[generic]                 7277   28217  25.8% -lh5- 6c49 Oct  4  1998 Rigids/Rigids.c
[generic]                 5319   12510  42.5% -lh5- d0df Oct  4  1998 Rigids/Rigids.doc
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ -------------
 Total         4 files   28713   77993  36.8%            Oct 14  1998

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