Kup Backup System 0.5.0
Features at a glance
Key features include support for backup destinations (local or external), support for schedules, the ability to mount and unmount backup archives, as well as support for two backup types, synchronized folders with the use of the rsync program and incremental backup archive with the use of "bup."
Moreover, Kup Backup System comprises of a configuration module, so you can easily configure your backup plans, a tiny program running in the background that will monitor your backup destination, a kioslave for accessing bup archives, and a file browsing application for bup archives.
Getting started with Kup Backup System
For your convenience, the application is available for download as native installers for the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.10, Fedora 19, Fedora 20, Debian 7, openSUSE 12.3, openSUSE 13.1, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Gentoo and Arch Linux operating systems, supporting both 32-bit and 64-bit computer architectures. Of course, a source archive is also available for download.
To install it, download the file that corresponds to your computer’s hardware architecture and operating system, save it somewhere on your computer, double-click it and follow the on-screen instructions. Once installed, it can be accessed easily and quickly from the main menu of your desktop environment. Please keep in mind that while it has been designed for KDE, Kup Backup System is compatible with several other open source desktop environments.
After you’ve configured the application and selected the files/folders for the backup, it will started archiving all the items to an external USB device (flash drive or HDD). Once the backup process has finished, remove the external device. Next time when you will connect the device to your computer, the software will automatically backup new and modified files.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on November 25th, 2014
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- Add option to generate recovery information that can be used to fix broken bup backup archive.
- Add option to do integrity testing of bup archive every time a new backup is taken. In case something is broken and you are generating recovery information it will ask you if you want to try repairing the files.
- Now the configuration dialog warns about dataloss when using rsync in combination with fat32 or ntfs.
- Keep a log file of last backup job, can be viewed from system tray menu.
Application descriptionKup Backup System is an open source and free graphical software designed for the KDE desktop environment to help ...