Backup solutions on Kubuntu

Grumpy Penguin grumpypenguin at
Thu Oct 19 15:41:09 UTC 2006

On Thursday 19 October 2006 08:21, Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> On Thursday 19 October 2006 12:03 am, Michel D'HOOGE wrote:
> > > 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.
> Are there no simple backup applications that could equate to Windows
> Backup? Where you open a gui click on the files you want to backup, tell it
> where to back them up, and wait for it to get done?  Surely someone in the
> Free (as in speech) software world has come up with one.  I wouldn't even
> mind paying a small price for one.  But I'm not going to pay 245 dollars to
> backup my laptop.
did you try keep?
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