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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luckyb

10 years ago

A couple of days ago and before you posted the last message, I used Ktorrent and wanted my pc to shutdown as soon as some download reached 100%.
Then I noticed that really handy "configure shutdown" button.

Despite the fact that you are absolutely right, I consider this a karmic coincidence and added your request at the project's official to-do list:
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/todo.html

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fdsyncmaster

10 years ago

Hi!

Great. Thank you.

As the great TV series, My name is Earl, we can't escape Karma :-)

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snowhog

10 years ago

This is a Linux application, and a very nice one - thank you for your efforts.

But why are you using some Windows terminology in the dialogs?

Sync directory A:
Sync directory B:

Backup operations deal with source and destination

I would rather see:

Sync source:
Sync destination:

The use of drive letters is a Windows convention.

This is of course, just a cosmetic issue, but...

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luckyb

10 years ago

Hi snowhog,

the dir A & dir B terminology is actually used at "sync" tasks, not backup ones, where source & destination are used indeed !!

Syncing is a 2 way operation.
At the first stage, the 1st dir is used as source and the 2nd as a destination.
At the 2nd stage, it's the other way round ;)

That is why, the terminology changes when the task refers to syncing directories.

If you still believe this should be changed, let me know ;)

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BorgQueen

10 years ago

Am I wrong or did LB have compression abilities. I remember using it to create compressed backups.

If I'm wrong, I'd like to put in a request for compression capabilities.

Thanks again for the great app!

:)

Kate

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luckyb

10 years ago

Hi Kate,

for once more thank you for your kind words :)

Unfortunately LB never did have a direct support for compressed backups.

Your request is already in the official app's to-do list:
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/todo.html
(...but its priority is a bit low)

Alternatively, and if it suits your needs, you can always add a handmade "also execute -> after" command to create a compressed tarball out of the created backup

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BorgQueen

10 years ago

No need to thank me, you deserve it. I'm glad to hear that compression is in the works, even if its a low priority. If possible add a test compressed file function to test the newly created backups. One should always test compressed files.

There are many advantages to a tar.bz2(etc) backup. The container protects files and it takes up less space.

I'll pay about with LB more, see if I can't get it to do what I want in the mean time.

Thanks again!

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sigma91

10 years ago

When I try to use the handbook [F1], I cannot use any links. Using them makes the whole textbrowser go blank. I receive the error "QTextBrowser: No document for manual/index.html#overview" when using a shell.
I had the same issue with one of my own applications. However, using an absolute path fixed the problem. I tried putting an QApplication::applicationDirPath().append("/") in front of helpUrl at luckyBackup, links worked fine then.

Great App, btw.

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luckyb

10 years ago

Hi sigma.

Theoretically the handbook links are supposed to be working fine when the app is installed but not when run from a binary inside a folder (eg when you compile it yourself and run it from that folder)

Nevertheless, your advice sounds like a great solution to this issue and I will certainly follow it.

thank you very much for that tip
:)

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BorgQueen

10 years ago

As always Luckybackup continues to show great improvements both in actual function and user interface. This is a great tool.

Well done lad.

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luckyb

10 years ago

You know, most of the times feedback from users is all about problems, feature requests or support generally.
This is normal of course.

I really needed a comment like this.
Thank you Kate :)

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quarkslot

10 years ago

Hello Luckyb,

I noticed that before the recent updates there were 2 menu entries for luckyBackup; one was for normal user and the other was for super user.

Now there is only super user mode, have you removed the normal user version?

Thanks

Nick

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luckyb

10 years ago

Hi Nick :)

No, I haven't changed anything !!
Packages downloaded from this site are supposed to still include 2 menu items.

Let me know of your distro and where have you installed the package from

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quarkslot

10 years ago

Hello,

Thanks for the quick reply.

I'm running Kubuntu 10.04 (lucid) 64-bit and installing from the Launchpad PPA repository.

Nick

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luckyb

10 years ago

Please excuse my late reply.
I've been away at a small trip :)

I seem to have made a serious typo there while updating the menu items to include various translations.

Although both of the links read "super-user", one of them executes LB with normal privileges as expected.

I added this at the known issues (http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/bugs.html) and will have it fixed at the next release.

Could you also confirm that this is the case ?
(one of the links runs LB as a normal user)

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quarkslot

10 years ago

Confirmed!

The entry that appears in the System menu is the 'Super User' version whereas the entry in the Utilities menu runs with normal privileges.

Thanks for looking into this.

Nick

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tryfan

10 years ago

No luck downloading lb 4. Some kind of redirection error.
I've tried to dl lb for mandriva 586, but bit seems to be the same problem with other distros, as well as the source.

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luckyb

10 years ago

Hi tryfan :)

see also above post

Sourceforge support has confirmed this issue and is taking some action...

I thank them for the fast response

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luckyb

10 years ago

the download links seem to be working normally at the moment :)

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gohanz

10 years ago

The source download link is broken!?

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luckyb

10 years ago

Indeed.
There seems to be some issue with sourceforge.
Maybe the mirrors just need some time.

I contacted them am waiting for a reply...

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google01103

11 years ago

since cron is used for scheduling then if the machine is not on at the designated backup time the backup will not take place when powered on - correct?

In such a case it would be better to run from kalarm (with "cancel if late" unchecked) using LB in console mode?

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luckyb

11 years ago

Hi google,

you are correct.
cron, though powerful and reliable, is a bit poor as far as features are concerned.

You can use kalarm or anacron or whatever suits you best.

It is strongly advised though, due to some CLI issues, to not use the console mode, but the silent mode.
Then you will have an icon at your tray every time LB runs as a notification that something happened.

Please excuse the lack of documentation on this issue. I will release the new manual together with the next version shortly...

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google01103

11 years ago

thanks,

Suggestion - if console is problematic, wouldn't it be better to remove it until it's ready so that it causes no harm? Not everyone reads the "known issues".

I'm a little confused about "Backup the entire source directory (by name) vrs "Backup the contents of the source directory". Reading the manual helped but the titles need work, maybe add "with parent directory name included". Should "by name" be the default even"?

"The pattern editor does not produce the right pattern for "specific files/folders" when "Backup the entire source directory (by name)" is used as task type." If I just use reg expressions as described in the manual will that work correctly with "by name"?

thanks,

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luckyb

11 years ago

Quote:Suggestion - if console is problematic, wouldn't it be better to remove it until it's ready so that it causes no harm? Not everyone reads the "known issues".
Well, the "known issues" usually come up after a release and they refer to that. Until know all known issues of a specific release are fixed at the next one.
Moreover, it does not cause no harm ;)
It just malfunctions (some tasks don't run) at some systems.

Quote:I'm a little confused about "Backup the entire source directory (by name) vrs "Backup the contents of the source directory". Reading the manual helped but the titles need work, maybe add "with parent directory name included". Should "by name" be the default even"?
I will not disagree, it is confusing, but I had to come up with a small phrase that would fit there. The smaller, the better. Moreover when it is translated at some languages it becomes bigger !!
Does the popup message (when you leave the mouse cursor on top of the selections) help or is that misleading too ??
(I am not judgmental. I do appreciate user's opinion and feedback more than you can imagine. You (and many others) have helped making this app better ;) )

As far as the default option is concerned, I have changed it a couple of times, but concluded to this one because of user's feedback. Unfortunately, I cannot keep everybody happy.

Quote:"The pattern editor does not produce the right pattern for "specific files/folders" when "Backup the entire source directory (by name)" is used as task type." If I just use reg expressions as described in the manual will that work correctly with "by name"?
Yes.
If you need more help on patterns (they can be a pain) let me know...

Quote:thanks
anytime :)
thank you for the valuable feedback

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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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