backup help

Josh Holland jrh at
Tue Mar 17 17:30:13 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 01:31:23AM +0600, Mahadi Hasan wrote:
> For backing up which method is better? tar utility or a gui
> application? If gui application, what is the name?
There are lots of utilities in the repos; just search 'backups' in

A proper application is probably better because it will do the backups
regularly without you worrying about them, it may perform integrity
checks and there is no risk of you making a mess of the tar switches.

Personally, I use backup-manager. There is no GUI (yet, see ), but as you
mention using tar on the command line, you are probably proficient
enough to edit a well-commented configuration file.


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