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ddc441 04-02-2012 12:49 PM

sbackup-gtk on Debian?
I replaced a messed-up install of Ubuntu 11.10 with Debian 6.04. I was using Simple Backup (sbackup-gtk) to back up my /home folder to an NAS.

To my horror :) it looks like sbackup is not in the Debian repositories. Will it run on Debian 6.04? If so, how to I get it installed?

If not, can someone recommend an easy to use (preferably gui) backup program that can store the contents of my /home directory on my NAS?

BTW... the NAS can be accessed via ftp. I'd rather use that than mount it.


craigevil 04-02-2012 02:23 PM

sbackup no gui is only in sid.

Debian -- Package Search Results -- sbackup -

Other methods/packages:
rsync - fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
rdiff-backup - remote incremental backup
pybackpack - user friendly file backup tool for GNOME
luckybackup - rsync-based GUI data backup utility
kbackup - Easy to use backup program
backuppc - high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up PCs
backintime-gnome - GNOME front-end for backintime
backintime-kde - KDE front-end for backintime
backup-manager - command-line backup tool

BackupAndRecovery - Debian Wiki -
Debian Linux Backup - Tutorials and articles -

ddc441 04-02-2012 02:37 PM

Thanks for the info. I'll read thru the wikis and tutorials. I tried luckybackup but couldn't figure out how to connect to my NAS. Also tried Backuppc but found it rather daunting. I'm hoping for something simple. I can't tell my ass from my elbow when it come to BASH scripting.:redface:

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