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Amanda::Curinfo::Info - Perl extension for representing dump information


   use Amanda::Curinfo::Info;
   my $info = Amanda::Curinfo::Info->new($infofile);


Amanda::Curinfo::Info is the format representation for the curinfo database. It handles the reading and writing of the individual entries, while the entry management is left to Amanda::Curinfo. Further parsing is also dispatched to Amanda::Curinfo::History, Amanda::Curinfo::Stats, and Amanda::Curinfo::Perf.


The constructor for a new info object is very simple.

   my $info = Amanda::Curinfo::Info->new();

Will return an empty info object with the necessary fields all blank.

Given an existing $info object, for example, as provided by Amanda::Curinfo::get_info, there are other functions present in this library, but they are helper functions to the previously described methods, and not to be used directly.

It should also be noted that the reading and writing methods of Amanda::Curinfo::Info are not meant to be used directly, and should be left to Amanda::Curinfo.

Reading a previously stored info object is handled with the same subroutine.

   my $info = Amanda::Curinfo::Info->new($infofile);

Here, $info will contain all the information that was stored in $infofile.

To write the file to a new location, use the following command:


There are also three corresponding container classes that hold data and perform parsing functions. They should only be used when actually writing info file data.

   my $history =
     Amanda::Curinfo::History->new( $level, $size, $csize, $date, $secs );
   my $stats =
     Amanda::Curinfo::Stats->new( $level, $size, $csize, $secs, $date, $filenum,
       $label );
   my $perf = Amanda::Curinfo::Perf->new();
   $perf->set_rate( $pct1, $pct2, $pct3 );
   $perf->set_comp( $dbl1, $dbl2, $dbl3 );

Note that Amanda::Curinfo::Perf is different. This is because its structure is broken up into two lines in the infofile format, and the length of the rate and comp arrays maybe subject to change in the future.

You can also instantiate these objects directly from a properly-formatted line in an infofile:

   my $history = Amanda::Curinfo::History->from_line($hist_line);
   my $stats   = Amanda::Curinfo::Stats->from_line($stat_line);
   my $perf = Amanda::Curinfo::Perf->new();

Again, creating Amanda::Curinfo::Perf is broken into two calls because its object appears on two lines.

Writing these objects back to the info file, however, are all identical:

   print $infofh $history->to_line();
   print $infofh $stats->to_line();
   print $infofh $perf_full->to_line("full");
   print $infofh $perf_incr->to_line("incr");

Additionally, the $perf object accepts a prefix to the line.


This package is meant to replace the file reading and writing portions of server-src/infofile.h. If you notice any bugs or compatibility issues, please report them.


Paul C. Mantz <pcmantz@zmanda.com>


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