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Old 04-17-2017, 10:12 AM   #1
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How to use the Backup Tool to backup only files that have been modified, remove deleted and added files


I'm a linux newbie. I was wondering how to use the Backup Tool (I'm using Linux Mint Cinnamon) to backup only files that have been:

- modified
- remove files that have been deleted
- add files that have been added

in other words to backup only changes.


I thought the "checksum mismatch" option would do it but it looks like it's still backing up everything.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 04-17-2017, 10:26 AM   #2
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Sounds like you want to synchronise both ends of the backup. In that case, don't use mintbackup as it doesn't have that capability.

I use FreeFileSync to do my sychronised backups, but there are quite a few others available. Have a look around, or check the LQ 2016 awards (both File sync and Backup threads) - http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ce-awards-123/
 
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:55 AM   #3
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Thank you so much for response! I tried downloading and install FreeFileSync - I looked online but I still couldn't get it installed.

I was able to install luckyBackup and it seems to be working. I should have looked in the Software Manager before posting. Sorry about that.

Thanks Again!
 
Old 04-17-2017, 11:07 AM   #4
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No problem at all. I'm glad that you found a program that met your requirements.

Have fun!

If in the future you decide to try FreeFileSync and download it from their website, it is currently run as a portable application on your machine, not installed e.g. as a deb or rpm. That means, for example, that you have to set up any launchers yourself. If you want a FreeFileSync .deb for Ubuntu-based operating systems, then the Getdeb repo has one, although it's not bang up to date.
 
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