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klarsin 05-09-2011 09:31 AM

Need file backup program for Ubuntu
 
I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu Lucid and found no Archive or anyway to do a compressed back up. This is weird. What program should I get for Gnome. I had tar archive previously, but is there some other that would be an upgrade for Lucid? I am a desktop user.

SonnySee 05-09-2011 09:54 AM

I use Crashplan for backing up.
It has some very nice features and is cross platform compatible.
http://www.crashplan.com/

Also, you may look into deja dup, which I have not tried, but according to this article:

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/05/d...1+Ubuntu%21%29


is the proposed default for ubuntu 11-10

https://launchpad.net/deja-dup

Cheers

klarsin 05-10-2011 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SonnySee (Post 4351008)
I use Crashplan for backing up.
It has some very nice features and is cross platform compatible.
http://www.crashplan.com/

Also, you may look into deja dup, which I have not tried, but according to this article:

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/05/d...1+Ubuntu%21%29


is the proposed default for ubuntu 11-10

https://launchpad.net/deja-dup

Cheers

Are these commercial apps? I didn't find them in the U repositories. I'm skeptical of using anything that is not in the repository, because I have had too many problems managing the system upgrades. I use to use 'simple backup' for KDE but didn't work on the upgrade from Edgy. I wonder where the backup utility is for Lucid, or maybe it didn't come with the CD package?

mikeb380 05-10-2011 11:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by klarsin (Post 4352442)
Are these commercial apps? I didn't find them in the U repositories. I'm skeptical of using anything that is not in the repository, because I have had too many problems managing the system upgrades. I use to use 'simple backup' for KDE but didn't work on the upgrade from Edgy. I wonder where the backup utility is for Lucid, or maybe it didn't come with the CD package?

Klarsin; You might check out Clonezilla. I backed up my win drive before I did a clone of the drive to a new drive. It is done on a boot CD so you aren't on the actual drive you're backing up. I like it, you can copy a partition or a drive to another partition or drive, but you can also back up files. I backed up mine to an IDE HD. I forgot to mention that I used Clonezilla for the backup as well as for the cloning. There is a user guide for it which leads you step by step.
Michael

klarsin 05-12-2011 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikeb380 (Post 4352726)
Klarsin; You might check out Clonezilla. I backed up my win drive before I did a clone of the drive to a new drive. It is done on a boot CD so you aren't on the actual drive you're backing up. I like it, you can copy a partition or a drive to another partition or drive, but you can also back up files. I backed up mine to an IDE HD. I forgot to mention that I used Clonezilla for the backup as well as for the cloning. There is a user guide for it which leads you step by step.
Michael

I'll look into this one, thanks.


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