GUI backup tools? ( was:Re: Destroying "only" your home directory )
nrudins at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Mon Apr 3 13:28:17 UTC 2006
On Mon, 3 Apr 2006, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> Peter Garrett wrote:
> > There is a tool called "Simple Backup" ( package name sbackup) I'm not
> > sure how much it is capable of, but it puts two entries in the menu
> > ("Simple Backup Config" and "Simple Backup Restore" )
> > Perhaps worth a look - I just installed it, and haven't explored it yet ( A
> > taxing download of 36 KB ;-)
> I use it, and I'm very happy with it. You set it up once and then forget
> about it. I set mine to do an incremental backup of my home every week
> and full backup every month. The backups go in /var/backups.
> $ cd /var/backups
> $ ls
> $ cd 2006-04-03_06.00.09.952002.Agape.inc
> $ ls
> base excludes files.tgz flist fprops packages ver
> The backp is in files.tgz, just extract it.
> I have had *one* problem with it though. I have some large files (one
> movie and a couple of CDs) and the backups started to consume all of my
> disk space. The solution is to tell it to not include those files or
> directories. Click on the "Exclude" tab to do that.
I use it and like it too. I made a symbolic link to my external
200 gig usb disk drive to store the backups. My internal drive
is only 30 Gig.
Nancy Rudins nrudins at ncsa.uiuc.edu
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