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Back In Time

Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux (Gnome & KDE4) inspired by the "flyback project" and "TimeVault". The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories. All you have to do is configure: where to save snapshot, what directories to backup, and when a backup should be done (manually, every hour, every day, every week, or every month). It acts as a "user mode" backup system. This means that you can backup and restore only folders to which you have write access.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  02 Jan 2011 14:56

    Release Notes: Configure smart remove. Some bugs have been fixed.

    •  28 Oct 2010 19:29

      Release Notes: This release will show highly recommended excludes. It fixes bug 664783. It has an option to use a checksum to detect changes, and an option to select log verbosity. In Gnome, it will use gloobus-preview if installed.

      •  16 Oct 2010 07:40

        Release Notes: Duplicate “Compare with…” lines no longer appear in the log. backintime-kde4 packages were declared as a replacement for backintime-kde on Ubuntu.

        •  13 Sep 2010 17:32

          Release Notes: Multiple profiles support. Expert options: copy unsafe links and copy links. Custom backup hour (for daily backups or mode). Many bugs have been fixed. ionice support for the user/cron backup process. The backintime snapshot folder has been restructured to ../backintime/machine/user/profile_id/.

          •  19 May 2009 08:47

            Release Notes: Updated translations, a fix for a bug in the smart-remove algorithm, and a new '--no-check' option for configure scripts. Only the 'folder' term is used, which is more consistent with GNOME/KDE. An 'expert option' was added for enabling and disabling nice for cron jobs. The refresh snapshots button forces the files view to update too. You can now include a backup parent directory (the backup directory will auto-exclude itself). Some small bugs were fixed.

            Recent comments

            08 May 2009 06:13 rbarzic

            Excellent !


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