luckyBackup

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Description:

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... a powerful, fast and reliable backup & sync tool

Home page: http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/

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gallery

screenshots: http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/screenshots.html
demo videos: http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/videos.html

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news - announcements

* 16 Mar 2014
Release of version 0.4.8

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awards - distinctions

* 03 August 2009
3rd place at the sourceforge community choice awards as a "best new project"

* 2008 - 2010
Highest rated application at kde-apps.org (still is one of the top 5 !!)

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features

* Backup data
* Support for multiple backup snapshots
* Synchronize folders
* Keep your data safe
* Simple / advanced option
* Exclude data from tasks
* Only include specific data
* Add/remove any rsync option
* Remote connections
* Execute other commands before or after a task
* Restore capability to any path
* Simulation mode
* Inlude only specific tasks and change the execution order
* Use of saved profiles (also import/export capability)
* Scheduling of tasks via cron
* email reports after a profile run
* logfiles
* Command line mode
* Tray notification support

for a detailed list of features please visit:
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/features.html

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Donations

* no money
If you like this app and would like to donate something to me personally,
all you have to do is:
- Vote "good" here
- Become a fan
- Give a "thumbs up" at the sourceforge page (http://sourceforge.net/projects/luckybackup/reviews/)

This is my reward :)

* money
I personally never had and never will accept money for this project.
Nevertheless, I decided to use luckyBackup to support people that really need financial help.
So, please consider it seriously to donate money that will eventually be used for a good cause.
Donation link: http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/donate.html

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Wish you good, fast, reliable, safe and usable backups
(no matter if you use luckyBackup or not)

luckyb
:-)
Last changelog:

7 years ago

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Version 0.4.8 :
* Added option to disable TLS for email reports
* Added some (useful) statistics at the end of a profile run
* Added destination disk free space at information window
* Minor modifications to "modify task" dialog
* View of remote places is now available through the "manage backup" dialog
* Default email options are now loaded when a new profile is created
* Split of full email command to command & arguments
* Changed the default exclude "system folders" from "/dev /proc /sys /var" to "/dev /proc /sys /run /var/run"
* Safety checks of mount-points now include deeper levels in paths than /media// and /mnt//
* Added support for vss implementation (windows)
* Added support for nt-streams (windows)
* Added support for e-mail notifications (windows)
* Added various libs used for the windows port
* Fixed issue: When one or more items were manually removed from an existing schedule list, LB would delete entries from the bottom of the list instead, when the cronIT button is pressed.
* Fixed issue: Progress bar did not update normally
* Fixed issue: Segmentation fault under certain circumstances, when --skip-critical is used as an argument and there exists one or more actual CRITICAL tasks.
* Fixed issue: Confusion at task list when an item's box state changed.
* Fixed issue (windows): Warning message regarding the changes.log files during a run

for the complete changelog, please visit:
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/changelog.html

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quarkslot

8 years ago

Hello luckyb,

The problem occurs during a normal run.

I followed your steps and it does seem that changing the check-box has no effect unless you first select (highlight) the task.

At least I now know why this is happening, is this by design?

Thanks for your advice.

BTW I'm glad to see luckyBackup continues to get good reviews on the web and in magazines, it's no accident.

Nick

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luckyb

8 years ago

> At least I now know why this is happening, is this by design?

This issue came up after a specific upgrade of QT.
The fix will be available at the very next official release of LB (0.4.8)

thank you for the kind words Nick :)

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luckyb

8 years ago

> At least I now know why this is happening, is this by design?

This issue came up after a specific upgrade of QT.
The fix will be available at the very next official release of LB (0.4.8)

thank you for the kind words Nick :)

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BorgQueen

9 years ago

Thanks LuckyB!

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luckyb

9 years ago

my pleasure Kate.

It always makes me smile when I receive such comments :)

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luckyb

9 years ago

it's true !!

luckybackup is nominated as Backup Application of the Year at the 2011 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards

http://goo.gl/0nroO

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BorgQueen

9 years ago

One of the most consistently useful apps of all time. It cuts down my back up times from days to hours.

Well done (yet again) lad.

The Collective.

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appealsman

9 years ago

Version 4.1-3 is the latest version available in the Mepis 11 repositories. It doesn't have the delay option. And it automatically selects the console mode when @reboot is selected.

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luckyb

9 years ago

/***** info ******
This thread has started at the knowledge base:
http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?action=knowledgebase&content=94391&kbid=709
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bummer :(

Could you please let me know of the contents of the cron log file:
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/manual.html#cronItLogFile

If it's too big (I suspect it isn't) you can email it to me:
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/contact.html
I will make sure to post here all useful details so that it's available to everybody

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BorgQueen

10 years ago

Luckybackup, along with krusader & konqueror, make for perfect backups. I've not lost a bit of data in years.

Thanks laddie!

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unikum111

10 years ago

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=23121

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luckyb

10 years ago

there will be periods during the current day (March 12) that the arch link will not be available.

This is for testing purposes for the packages from OBS

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luckyb

10 years ago

Thanks for mentioning about the Arch pkgbuild :)

I will add that link together with some puppy pets at the download list as soon as v0.4.5 is released...

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leonc

10 years ago

Just got luckyBackup, and I created a backup on ext usb Freecom disk. All went well but when later syncing I forgot to plug in the ext disk resulting in system freeze. I booted on another partition and found that the root directory was 100%. I then found that a Freecom directory in /media with all the files. I deleted this dir and was able to reboot again.

Is there any way of avoiding this in future.

Thanks great program

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luckyb

10 years ago

Hi Leon,

Quote:Is there any way of avoiding this in future.

Yes. This is probably the first feature of LB, back to the times when it was a simple bash script :)

Please have a look at the relevant section of the manual (declared data check):
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/manual.html#startDeclaredDataCheck
(It's not much to read, don't worry)

to make a long story sort:
1. Take a quick look for "non-green" tasks just before you hit that run button.
2. Have the skip-critical box checked if you're scheduling.

Hope I helped

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leonc

10 years ago

Yep thanks however for us non experts an automatic check to see if destination is open would be nice. If not then a little pop up to warn us and it would not continue. I have seen another exact same issue on another forum, so it does happen. When my problem did happen some one that doesn't have a clue would not be able to boot. Its critical for us techlessees.

All the best

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luckyb

10 years ago

I see what you mean.

That's how it actually was some time ago, but after some users suggestions, most of the warning dialogs were replaced by other kind of visual feedback.

But since it has happened again, as you mention, and its results are quite serious an extra warning has to be used.
How about a dialog that would demand the user's confirmation to go on after he/she hits the run button (if there are "critical" tasks) ?

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leonc

10 years ago

Thanks luckyb for quick response. Yes need some warning/deterrent e.g 'Is your usb mounted?'. I do see the little symbols to the left of the backup name, however you have to click this to see the Critical warning or whatever. The symbol does change according to status. The Critical warning 'Destination directory /media/Freecom is empty or does not exist. This task will not be skipped. Directory will be created if it doesn't exist and filled with new backup data' I see that you have to create directory if not existing but if Freecom or whatever is not mounted a dir will be created in /media and filled resulting in root directory being 100% filled. Can a check be done for mounted media which would be best solution and if not mounted action not allowed until it is? I can't see anyone doing a backup to the /media directory on root so if the directory is not there (not mounted) then it should not be allowed to create one there.

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luckyb

10 years ago

ok, I just spent an hour writing about mount theories and scenarios.
Don't worry, I "ctrl+A & delete" them :D

Here's the verdict:
Your suggestion is very good but an ideal scenario for various reasons.

(I'm talking about checking whether a specific partition is mounted at a specific point)

By all means I will adapt and implement it :)

But I cannot just forbid the profile to run.
There always going to be users that would like to by-pass the safety checks for a reason.

I will make sure though, that a clear WARNING together with a clear user's confirmation is displayed.

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leonc

10 years ago

Thanks look forward to upgrade in Fedora. Great app.

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BorgQueen

10 years ago

For Solstice, my brother gave me a top end WD 2TB drive. Between Krusader (for compression directly to a directory) and sometimes I use peazip as well and luckbackup for the final transfer to the external backup drive..

I did a 1.1 TB backup in 6 hrs.

Not all the files where compressed, the DVD videos for example, where not.

Thank you to luckybackup, krusader and peazip. You guys rock!

Cheers and happy holidays!

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luckyb

10 years ago

Happy holidays to you too, Kate :)

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fdsyncmaster

10 years ago

Great program!

Just one question:

Could you equate the possibility of LuckyBack to have the possibility of shutting down the machine after the backup is finished?

It can be useful if you're doing large sync's/backups to remote sites with a slow connection... And in this case you can leave the desktop computer unattended...

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luckyb

10 years ago

Hi Francisco
:)

It is quite often that users would like to execute various stuff before or after a task has finished.

That is why there is an "also execute" feature available:
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/manual.html#OperationAdvancedAlsoExecute
You can provide an "also execute" -> after command at the very last task, so that your system will shutdown as soon as the profile finishes.

Have a look at the man pages of the commands shutdown, poweroff and halt to use the one that suits your needs ;)

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fdsyncmaster

10 years ago

Hi, thanks for the reply.

You're right, a post-backup task can be associated to backup task that can shutdown the computer.

But I'm not sure if this is adequate as the backup might end and I'm still working at the computer...

A better idea is like Ktorrent implements, if leaving the computer, just press the Shutdown button, and the computer will shutdown after all downloads finished.

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7 years ago

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Version 0.4.8 :
* Added option to disable TLS for email reports
* Added some (useful) statistics at the end of a profile run
* Added destination disk free space at information window
* Minor modifications to "modify task" dialog
* View of remote places is now available through the "manage backup" dialog
* Default email options are now loaded when a new profile is created
* Split of full email command to command & arguments
* Changed the default exclude "system folders" from "/dev /proc /sys /var" to "/dev /proc /sys /run /var/run"
* Safety checks of mount-points now include deeper levels in paths than /media// and /mnt//
* Added support for vss implementation (windows)
* Added support for nt-streams (windows)
* Added support for e-mail notifications (windows)
* Added various libs used for the windows port
* Fixed issue: When one or more items were manually removed from an existing schedule list, LB would delete entries from the bottom of the list instead, when the cronIT button is pressed.
* Fixed issue: Progress bar did not update normally
* Fixed issue: Segmentation fault under certain circumstances, when --skip-critical is used as an argument and there exists one or more actual CRITICAL tasks.
* Fixed issue: Confusion at task list when an item's box state changed.
* Fixed issue (windows): Warning message regarding the changes.log files during a run

for the complete changelog, please visit:
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/changelog.html

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