It looks as I finally figured out how to use the automatic backup feature to Simple Backup on Ubuntu
. When you install Simple Backup
you get two
versions which are essentially indistinguishable. One is an administrator version - the other is a user version. The basic difference is that with the administrator version you can schedule an automatic backup. It appears that the user version you can't, manual backup only.
Also the administrator and user versions are independent of each other. The user documentation/posts on Simple Backup don't get into describing the "two
Without going into all the trials and tribulations of figuring this out, you need to "ignore" the user version and just use the administrator version.
The Ubuntu webpage notes:
The stability and reliability of this package is questionable. As of 6/14/2011 there were 48 open bugs and little sign of development. A second bug reporting site shows signs of development.
Also it appears that Simple Backup (even if not active) generates an error
in Ubuntu if the remote computer is not accessible.
Simple Backup is also briefly reviewed on The Geek Stuff
Simple Backup is superior to "Backup (Déjà Dup Backup Tool)
" which is the current default backup program for Ubuntu 12.xx. "Backup
" (apparently) failed when saving to a remote disk drive. I got an error message though it appears that some, if not all, files were backed-up. I didn't want to try a "restore
" as I did not see an option to select the files to restore.
Anyway, Simple Backup does a nice job (now that I figured-out how to automate it) of backing up onto a remote disk drive and also allows for a selective file restoration. Though, I have gotten Simple Backup to work, are there better choices that would allow (automatic) backing-up to a remote disk and would allow file selection for restoration?
One such program that was mentioned was luckyBackup
, which is available from Ubuntu.