skip to main content
Department of Computer Science University of Colorado Boulder
cu: home | engineering | mycuinfo | about | cu a-z | search cu | contact cu cs: about | calendar | directory | catalog | schedules | mobile | contact cs
home · undergraduate program · senior project · projects · 

Senior Project - Xrecover


A Friendly Interface to Backup Copilot

Senior Project: 1991-1992
Benjamin Ellis, Bennett Mead, Terje Saether and Chuck Savage
Rocky Mountain Technology Center
Colorado Springs, CO

Backup Copilot, a facility for backing up and restoring file systems, provides many improvements over traditional dump and restore. It provides increased machine availability (allows on-line dumps and fast reboots), ease of use (simplifies restores and backup configuration and scheduling), and improved performance (faster backups).

The project involved the production of a graphical user interface for Backup Copilot. This graphical user interface, implemented in C using OpenWindows and XView, provides a simple end-user tool to assist in the restoration of files. A user may graphically navigate the backed up file systems as they exist on multiple dump tapes, select the appropriate versions of files and directories to be restored, and then send the appropriate information to an operator to actually cause the restoration.

See also:
Department of Computer Science
College of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
Send email to

Engineering Center Office Tower
ECOT 717
FAX +1-303-492-2844
XHTML 1.0/CSS2 ©2012 Regents of the University of Colorado
Privacy · Legal · Trademarks
May 5, 2012 (14:07)