Simple Ubuntu Desktop Backup with Backerupper

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Backerupper is a simple GUI utility program to make scheduled backups of specified directories over a network. It is not intended for full system backup, but just to make archive copies of a user's personal data.

Backerupper Features

Easy configuration of directories and files that should be backed-up

Easy configuration of directories and files that shouldn't be backed-up

Monthly full backup

Daily incremental backups

Can have an unlimited number of backup configuration setups

Uses the common zip program to create the backup files (optionally uses bzip2)

Can use the zip update feature to maintain a single incremental file for the month

Install Backerupper in Ubuntu

First you need to download the Backerupper using the following command or from here

wget http://surfnet.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/backerupper/backerupper-0.24-32.tar.gz

Now we have backerupper-0.24-32.tar.gz file extract this using the following command

tar xzvf backerupper-0.24-32.tar.gz

Now you have backerupper-0.24-32

It doesn't have to be installed -- it can be run from the directory where you extracted the archive -- but if you wish to install it follow these instructions.

cd backerupper-0.24-32

sudo ./install.sh

this will complete the installation.

After installation, any user can run the program by typing ‘backer'. When the main window is closed, backerupper continues to run in the background, with an icon in the system tray to give access to its functions.

Type the following command to open backerupper

backer

Once it opens you should see similar to the following screen here you need to click on "New" to create a new profile

Here you need to enter the profile name,source,destination directories for backup and time

Once you are ready you should see similar to the following screen

Restoring backup

If you want to restore some data you can click on restore option select the archive and click on restore

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  1. I’ve installed BackerUpper on my Ubuntu 9.04 and it works perfectly if the Destination Dir is a directory on the PC. But……
    Please explain how I should specify a directory on a network share (browsable from Places-Network)as a Destination Dir in BackerUpper.
    (PS I’m very new to Ubuntu, so I’d be grateful for any advice.)
    Many Thanks
    Bob

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