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How to back up freenet download list

Freenet has the annoying habit of corrupting its download database on a fairly regular basis, even when you don’t encrypt said database, and even when you run it from a very fast drive (even a RAM disk…). On top of that, it doesn’t provide an obvious feature to back up the download list. And as you probably have noticed, once the database is corrupted you can’t even show the list of downloads. So, what we need is an easy way to back up said list, easy enough to be run proactively on a regular basis without being much trouble.
It turns out there is an easy way, apart from the fact that it’s not shown on the Freenet interface. The list of current downloads can simply be obtained from http://127.0.0.1:8888/downloads/listFetchKeys.txt

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  1. anon says

    The self-corrupting database is going to be gone very soon now… http://amphibian.dyndns.org/flogmirror/

    • patheticcockroach says

      Yup, I saw that blog post not long ago and I do have high hopes in this too 🙂
      Meanwhile, it was about time I posted that trivial “trick” while it’s still useful 😉

    • patheticcockroach says

      On a completely irrelevant topic, I remember there’s an FMS board with file signatures and checksums. They might be interested in this https://www.keysigningbb.com/viewforum.php?f=19 (yes, I could post this myself, but I need to reinstall FMS…)



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