[xubuntu-users] Rookie question on backups -- Areca

Paul D. Bain paulbain at pobox.com
Tue Jul 11 19:35:40 UTC 2017

On 07/06/2017 10:05 AM, Joao Monteiro wrote:
> Question:
> Windows versions aside, I was used to use the command prompt to select
> which files I wanted to backup both from my own as well as from any
> other user of the same machine and/or network.
> In Linux, though, I haven't yet figured how to do such a selective
> backup as a "batch-like" manner...

	I am amazed that NOBODY in this thread-of-discussion has mentioned 
either Areca or BackInTime.  Areca is not straight-forward to install, 
but installation is certainly feasible.  It is probably the best OSS 
backup for the Linux desktop.

Paul Bain
(703) 870-5154

> I won't ask anybody to painfully type the instructions for me... I just
> ask that someone please post a link to "where" can I read and learn
> about how to do it, as I'm sure there's such a way in linux...
> On a slight different note... I have been reading all the recent
> problems from various users... and I'm lost...
> Coz I'm running xubuntu xfce on 4 different machines right now - 3
> laptops, 1 custom tower with intel core i7, ATI Radeon, Asus motherboard
> - and I don't have ONE single glitch anywhere....
> That said... after every install on each one of them, I go to a page
> that I saved (google "10 things to do after installing xubuntu xfce"), I
> do everything therein suggested/recommended, and voila... no glitches...
> just blissfully beautiful working machines...
> Oh... yes... screen tearing... not in the 10 things to do... But a
> search on screen tearing in xibuntu xfce brings up a script with full
> explanation and voila... screen tearing's gone.
> Kind regards to all
> Joao Monteiro

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