The Ubuntu Backup Team

Erast Benson erast at
Mon Nov 6 05:38:08 GMT 2006

On Mon, 2006-11-06 at 00:40 +0200, Sivan Greenberg wrote:
> Hello Everybody!
>   As some of you might have already noticed, there is a back-up program 
> available from universe called 'HUBackup'. This program is part of 
> recent efforts to make data preservation more nicely integrated into the 
> desktop, such that even our parents or children are able to preserve 
> their precious homework, important documents, personal settings, media 
> content and computer configuration.
>    Making HUBackup a rocking desktop backup solution is only the first 
> goal. I would like us to reach the next level: providing rock solid, 
> tightly integrated and complete system disaster recovery solution, 
> suitable both to desktop /and/ server users. There should not be 
> scattered scripts, spread configuration files, complex command line 
> arguments to remember and no one standard system that makes it hard to 
> provide support.
> To track, manage and compliment the these efforts we have created the 
> Ubuntu Backup Team[1]. This team will be responsible for:
>   * Active development of hubackup[2]
>   * bug triage and fixing[3].
>   * Exploring related technologies, leverage them for our purposes.

I would recommend also to take a look on MacOSX "The time machine"
backup system:
to get some ideas of ideal backup solution.

>   * Keep excellent contact with the community to make sure needs are 
> answered.
>   * Communicate our efforts outside Ubuntu, making sure others are able 
> to reuse them to their benefit and joy[4].
> As creating rocking backup solutions involves alot of different 
> technologies, care, thought and testing we need as many as working hands 
> we can get. Especially so as we would like to be to accomplish the first 
> goal for Feisty Fawn. I'd like to invite anybody interested to drop me 
> or Mario Danic (pygi @ freenode) a line on either #ubuntu-devel or 
> #ubuntu-desktop IRC channels over freenode and start contributing. Help 
> us on our journey to a safer tomorrow!
> Thanks alot for your attention and see you there,
> Sivan
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> [4]: Making sure Edubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu benefit from the efforts, and 
> upstream projects.

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