Backup solutions on Kubuntu

Michel D'HOOGE list.dhooge at
Thu Oct 19 05:03:58 UTC 2006

> I am about to migrate from Dapper to Edgy. Before doing that I want to
> backup my important stuff as suggested, which is probably the first time I
> am doing this! ;-)

I've been looking for a while for a good solution to do backup and - even more 
important - being able to easily and quickly restore when needed. After 
trying some tools, I stopped my errand on dar/kdar. It is a kind of rewrite 
of tar, but oriented for disks and with nice, additional features 
(encryption, incremental backup, ...)

dar sounds really mature to me, while kdar (a KDE GUI for dar) is young but 
still useful. Now, I have several configuration files to archive different 
parts of my system from the CLI but I still use kdar to browse the archive 
when needed.

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