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Old 27th June 2012, 11:41 PM
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Re: Easy-to-use backup software?

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So there is no need to use a special filesystem anymore..
Yes there is. Using a FAT system, my flash drive quickly fills up with duplicate copies of files that haven't changed; with ext4, I get links to the first copy, and much less space used.
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Old 29th June 2012, 12:02 AM
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Most backup utilities are GUI wrappers around rsync and end up making rsync more difficult to use, instead of easier. For example backintime, flyback, luckybackup and a zoo of others.

So, do read the rsync man page. A typical backup script is a one liner and making that 'simpler' with a GUI wrapper is usually not possible.

Indeed most backup gui's are based on rsync, however sometimes I think a well designed gui can be useful and I think Luckybackup is one such application. That is why I'd recommend it as an easy to use backup tool. When one is more confident with the command-line then I'd obviously recommend rysnc much as I'd recommend yum over gui software management tools. For those new to *nix then gui's offer the comfort zone often needed
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Old 29th June 2012, 12:04 AM
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Re: Easy-to-use backup software?

Those new to *ix should get in touch with the CLI as early as possible!
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Old 29th June 2012, 12:23 AM
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Those new to *ix should get in touch with the CLI as early as possible!


So true on reflection!!!!
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Old 29th June 2012, 05:31 AM
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Those new to *ix should get in touch with the CLI as early as possible!
I really disagree with that staement.
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Old 29th June 2012, 05:53 AM
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"I really disagree with that staement. "
Oh, no, then your Geek license should be reposessed!
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Old 29th June 2012, 10:07 AM
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I agree with flyingfsck.
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Old 29th June 2012, 06:07 PM
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"I really disagree with that staement. "
Oh, no, then your Geek license should be reposessed!
heh nobody told me about geek licence repossesion..... I wonder how that works
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Old 29th June 2012, 06:27 PM
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Re: Easy-to-use backup software?

Deja Dup is a nice tool. the backend is duplicity

it's in the repos. incremental backups, can be encrypted.
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Old 29th June 2012, 06:35 PM
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"heh nobody told me about geek licence repossesion..... I wonder how that works"
Well, as a true Geek, you should assert control over your inner command line. Use it, or lose it...
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Old 30th June 2012, 04:22 AM
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Re: Easy-to-use backup software?

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@Sea: I have no idea what a NAS is, and i don't know how to do scripts, sorry. If NAS is some sort of server setup I don't have any way of getting a server setup. Sucks when your broke.
I'm surprised I did not see a response.

Network Attached Storage (NAS): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network-attached_storage

However, even with such a device, one still needs the software to do an effective backup/restore.
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