Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid may include a backup tool by default

As everybody knows ubuntu 10.04LTS Lycid is planned for the month of 29 april 2010, the developers actually are working on softwares that will be included by default in the future ubuntu10.04 Lucid , one of the news is that a backup tool will be included by default to the next release. For the moment there are these 2 backup tools are proposed to be as default : Déjà Dup and backintime , which one of these 2 will be included ? We don`t

know , because what is sure is a simple backup tool will be included but which one ? deja Dup , backintime or maybe another backup tool, nothing is sure untill now, we have to wait and we will see the coming days ….Tobe continued


You want to try these 2 backup tools ? See bellow more information about Deja Dup and Backintime:

Deja Dup :

Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of doing backups the ‘right way’ (encrypted, off-site, and regular) and uses duplicity as the backend.

Deja Dup features : Try it in ubuntu9.10 Karmic koala ?
• Support for local or remote backup locations, including Amazon S3
• Securely encrypts and compresses your data
• Incrementally backs up, letting you restore from any particular backup
• Schedules regular backups
• Integrates well into your GNOME desktop
If ou want to try it in Ubuntu9.10 Karmic koala :
1- Add repository :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deja-dup-team/ppa
2- Install using the command :
sudo apt-get install deja-dup

Back In Time :

Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux inspired from “flyback project” and “TimeVault”. The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories.

You want to try it ?

You can download it and install it from this link

Test these backup tools and give us your opinion what you think , which one is the best.

  • Michael Terry

    After talking with people at the session, it seems that including a backup tool was not actually discussed during the session itself. Those entries in the notes were both apparently made in absentia. (Certainly my note about Deja Dup was.)

  • jim c

    back in time kept failing to find my backup drive
    probably not completely it’s fault something to do with not automounting and as a newbie not intuitive to solve, perhaps back in time could do this for the user?
    haven’t heard of Deja Dup will give it a look
    thanks for info.

  • finndo

    this program rocks!! not lets see if it finishes the backup with no errors… complete customizability, I set it to backup “/” and then excluded “/tmp, /mnt, /media” and all my remote mounted file systems, exactly what I wanted, quick and simple. from the Ubuntu repository for 10.04 it downloaded, installed (added about 4 dependencies) and I had it configured and running a backup in about 45-65 seconds.

  • finndo

    make sure when you are adding files you right click in the file/directory pane and click the show hidden files box, else you may miss something.