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I would like to make a backup of my /home directory onto a NAS device, and have whatever software is used for the purpose update (new and changed files) every night, or perhaps everytime there is a period of inactivity. Any suggestions for a GUI package that will do this?
I do not want a complete backup each time, just the new or changed files. Also prefer software that backs up to a mirror of the original (i.e., uncompressed folders and files)
I don't know about a guitool for backups. I'm using flexbackup and anacron.
flexbackup is a perlscript which allows for full-, differential- and incremental backup http://www.edwinh.org/flexbackup/ .
anacron is similar to cron but more suitable for PCs which don't run day and night like servers http://anacron.sourceforge.net/ .
For example one can configure that once a week a full backup is performed and daily an incremental backup. With anacron one can configure a job to be started (as an example) 10 minutes after the PC is started.
Distribution: Solaris 9 & 10, Mac OS X, Ubuntu Server
If a web interface works for you as a GUI, then BackupPC might do the trick. You can see some screen shots of the web interface here: http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/info.html#screenShots. It's maybe more than what you need, but, as soon as you say GUI, you're asking for a more complex piece of software. The simplest tools most often do not have GUI's.