luckyBackup is an open source software that provides users with a complex backup solution for Linux-based operating systems. It uses the powerful rsync command-line program that can be found on the default software repositories of many distributions.
The application has been designed from the ground up to be used for backing up data. It supports multiple backup snapshots, folder synchronization, remote connections, simulation mode, email reports and log files.
Features at a glance
When compared with similar products, we can notice that luckyBackup offers several advanced configuration options and functionality, all in order to keep your data safe. It has the unique ability to check all specified folders and files before backing them up.
Thanks to the easy-to-use graphical user interface, users will also be able to exclude certain data from backups and include only specific files and folders. It is also possible to add or remove rsync options, execute external commands after or before a backup, as well as to restore capability to any path.
Another interesting feature is the ability to change the execution order and include only specific tasks. Also, the program uses profiles, which can be easily imported or exported. Furthermore, scheduling of backups via cron and support for system tray area and command-line is also integrated.
Under the hood and supported operating systems
Under the hood, we can report that the program is written entirely in the C++ programming language and the graphical user interface is designed with the Qt GUI toolkit, which means that it runs well on Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows OSes.
Officially supported Linux distributions include CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, openSUSE, Puppy Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Ubuntu. In addition, the OS/2 computer operating system is also supported.
Overall, luckyBackup is a pretty great system backup and folder synchronization utility for Linux, Windows and Macintosh operating systems. On Linux, it is suitable for the KDE desktop environment.