SBackup 0.10.2 review

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SBackup is a simple backup solution intended for desktop use

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: Aigars Mahinovs
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SBackup is a simple backup solution intended for desktop use. SBackup can back up any subset of files and directories. Exclusions can be defined by regular expressions. A maximum individual file size limit can be defined. Backups may be saved to any local and remote directories that are supported by gnome-vfs.

This software is written withing Google Summer of Code 2005 for use in Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution.

To use.

Install python and python-gnome2 libraries.
Run 'make install' in the same directory as this README file
Run simple-backup-config to configure your backup configuration.
Do not forget to save the configuration.
Run simple-restore-gnome to upgrade existing backups to new format

If you do not run a Debian derrived distribution then you can comment out lines that backup the list of installed packages on a Debian system. An authomatic test will be added soon, but the lack of dpkg command shouldn't raise an exception there. is a command line restore tool and simple-restore-gnome is a Gnome equivalent.

What's New in This Release:
This release manages /etc/sbackup.conf and /etc/cron.d/sbackup as config files, but not as conf files, to remove an unneeded "config changes upstream" prompt on upgrade.
It can handle old config files gracefuly.
There is a one-liner fix for incremental backup time not being counted properly, which caused incremental backups to be done all the time.
The nice level of the sbackupd process has been reduced to the lowest possible priority (+19).
An empty regex matches everything, so avoid those.

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