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Automatic backup solution for Linux (maybe a GUI for rsync)?

hey there

I am kinda a bit lost in the multiple options so any recommendations will be more then welcomed. I am looking for a simple backup solution (just installed the latest Kubuntu (11)). Here is a not-so-long wishlist:

  1. rsync-based
  2. incremental backup
  3. provides kinda usable GUI frontend (KDE-based is a strong plus)
  4. update: downloadable/installable via the standard package manager (apt) to be able to get all the updates in a well-formed/standardized way

Thanks a lot

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marked as duplicate by BloodPhilia, slhck, Nifle, Mehper C. Palavuzlar, alex May 25 '11 at 7:33

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

I've read it before posting. First, it's 2 years old. Second, IF I've got it right, it's more on Gtk-side, rather then KDE-side. Third, the SBackup is not rsync-based, hence, not sure that incremental backup is supported. I apologize in prior if I haven't got the things right from that post - if so - please correct me and I'll delete this question or will do whatever appropriate. Thanks – BreakPhreak May 23 '11 at 13:11
@BreakPhreak If you check the bottom line of the only answer, you'll find an rsync GUI for Kommander (=KDE) as well. The project is still available today! (: – BloodPhilia May 23 '11 at 13:19
I've seen that, tried to find kommander, installed it, tried to find the krsync, could't see it in the packages' list, gave up a bit. So strange that there is no next-next-next simple integrated solution. Don't get me wrong, I've worked as a *nix developer for years, but as the time goes by, when it's not about my job - looking for the things that work out-of-the box. Perhaps, it's still not the time, perhaps I want too much. Anyways, if there will be no answer in days - it means that the answer in the link, listed by you is still the most recent/actual. – BreakPhreak May 23 '11 at 13:29
@BreakPhreak… ? – BloodPhilia May 23 '11 at 13:30
sure, but why not via the package manager to get all the updates automatically and on time? – BreakPhreak May 23 '11 at 13:42
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BackupPC has a nice Web-based front end and extremely good full/incremental backup management:

BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux and WinXX PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain. BackupPC is written in Perl and extracts backup data via SMB using Samba, tar over ssh/rsh/nfs, or rsync. It is robust, reliable, well documented and freely available as Open Source on SourceForge.

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Thanks, marking your as an answer, listing the alternative option I am evaluating first. Assume that both options fit the criteria, enlisted above, hence both are the correct answers. If your experience proves otherwise - please share. Thanks again. – BreakPhreak May 24 '11 at 8:43
PS: The interface of BackupPC looked less intuitive to me as I don't want to mess with rsync RTFM-ing). Still, trying to get on track with BackInTime. – BreakPhreak May 25 '11 at 21:15

BackupPC is a cool software to try, but I've got my fingers on BackInTime utility ( that does everything I need (and listed). One day I might compare those two, but for now the question is closed for me. Still, @Linker3000, thanks for answering - seems to be equally valid option.

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