Lars Wirzenius - Making Obnam faster

Obnam is the backup program I have been developing for about ten years. It seems to have mostly the right feature set, and is easy to use. Unfortunately, it is only barely faster than breeding a genetically engineered leopard whose spots encode the data that gets backed up. This talk covers the efforts of speeding up Obnam so it is usable for people with real amounts of data and finite patience.

Although Obnam is written in Python, very little of this talk is Python specific. The talk does not assume familiary of Obnam or its implementation.