Simple Backup Solution – backup software

Simple Backup Solution is a set of backend backup daemon and GNOME Graphical User Interface (GUI) frontends that provides a simple yet powerful backup solution for common desktop users.

Backups can be written to local directory or remote servers using GNOME VFS technology. A fine control is possible regarding what folders and files to backup. Files can be excluded even with a set of regular expressions. Regular backups can be scheduled.

This tool has been written with Google sponsorship during Summer of Code 2005 with mentoring help from Ubuntu.

Features include:

  • Backup any subset of files and directories.
  • Exclude files and directories by regex expressions.
  • Exclude files by type (extension).
  • Exclude files by maximum file size.
  • Backup to local filesystem.
  • Backup to any GnomeVFS supported remote filesystem (including sftp and ftp).
  • Full and incremental backups.
  • Scheduling backups via cron.
  • Gnome GUI for configuration.
  • Gnome GUI for restore.
  • Command line restore tool that also provides python API for restoring a file or directory.
  • Backing up package list in Debian derived distributions.
  • On restore, existing files are not overwritten, but are renamed to a safe name.

Developer: Aigars Mahinovs, Jonh Wendell, Ouattara Oumar Aziz, Andreas Sliwka
License: GNU GPL v2

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