Kup Backup System

0.5.1 GPL (GNU General Public License)    
4.6/5 1
An easy-to-use, simple and Open Source backup system for the KDE desktop environment

editor's review





Kup Backup System is an open source and freely distributed graphical software implemented in Qt and designed to allow Linux users to easily backup their entire filesystems or just a specified folder/file. It is tailored specifically for the KDE desktop environment.

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.

Kup Backup System was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on March 20th, 2015
Kup Backup System - The Configure Backup Plans window, where users can choose to backup their Home folder or other filesKup Backup System - The Configure Backup Plans window, where users can select which folders to include in the backupKup Backup System - The Configure Backup Plans window, where users can select the backup destination

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