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

KDELurker

11 years ago

Copying this syntax:
**/*smb4k*/
I was FINALLY able to exclude certain directories in my home folder. I read the rules, but like the OP, wasn't able to get it correctly by myself. The exclusion I wanted seemed VERY simple.
EXCLUDE:
/home/lurker/Videos and
/home/lurker/Downloads
I copied your syntax:
**/*Videos*/
**/*Downloads*/

I'd like to see more a GUI intuitive option or selection for this area, if possible. Generally, I'm pretty good at following directions. But, until you posted the above message, I could NOT get it to work.

BTW... otherwise, I LOVE this program.
Great job guy. :-)

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luckyb

11 years ago

What can i say, you (and many others) are right.

I will prepare a cool pattern editor to make our lives much easier
;-)

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orion2000za

11 years ago

Thanks, that did the trick. I did read the pattern thing but obviously did not grasp it fully....

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Israphel

11 years ago

Does it work with a FTP server?

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luckyb

11 years ago

Hi Israphel
:)

LB uses rsync which in turn uses the rsh/ssh protocol
This is different from ftp !!

So, it all depends on what your server supports.
I am no remote connections expert, but my assumption is that to achieve a transfer to your ftp server with LB, it has to support the rsync protocols, not only ftp.

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quarkslot

11 years ago

Hello luckyb,

Version 3.3 has an option on the main window labelled 'manage backup' which is not mentioned in the user's manual, what is the purpose of this option?

It would be useful if the version number was listed in the user's manual.

Thanks

Nick

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luckyb

11 years ago

Hi Nick,

If the version of the manual is not mentioned, then it is the same as the main app.
Sometimes, I release a new app version with the previous manual. When that is the case, it is made clear from the manual's title that it actually refers to an older version.

The "manage backups" options is not referred to at the manual, cause it's not used (yet). When its ready you're going to be able to :
1. See when you have backed up a specific task (date-time).
2. Browse these backups independently (they're actually going to be snapshots)
3. Have a look at the log file of each one of them
4. Delete a backup
5. restore whatever file you want (or all), by selecting check-boxes

Please excuse me if that button is confusing :(

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quarkslot

11 years ago

Sounds good, thanks for the reply.

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rayman

11 years ago

Nice program!
But, how can you make a cron task, if my username is in /etc/cron.deny?
I can't use crontab -e, or crontab -l.
I looked into scheduleDialog.cpp, but couldn't really find how you got the Cronfile variable.
But anyway, how do you do that?

Thanks

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luckyb

11 years ago

hi rayman,

first have a look here:
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/manual.html#cronItCrontabInfo
(espesially the "NOTE")
It might prove useful.

If your username is listed in the cron.deny file, then unfortuantely you are not able to execute cronjobs.
(As a result you won't be able to make a luckybackup schedule)
You have to remove it from there.
Also if the file /etc/cron.allow exists your username has to be listed there

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rayman

11 years ago

Thanks for your quick response.
But, I can't do crontab -e or crontab -l,
as user, but luckybackup can cron with crontab, or edit the crontab file.

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luckyb

11 years ago

Lets make one thing clear first:
LB actually executes the "crontab" command to mess with the user's" crontab as soon as you press the "cronIT" button.
The "user" is the one that executed LB !!

So if the user does not have any authorization to the crontab (cause he/she) is listed in the cron.deny file, then LB cannot do more. It cannot create cronjobs if the user that started it, is not allowed to !!

***code info****
( cause I noticed you messed with that ;-) )
have a look at the scheduleDialog.cpp - function "createCron".
This uses a qprocess (cronProcess) to execute actual crontab bash commands.

The "cronFile" variable is a qfile that represents a useful LB file (~/.luckybackup/schedule/luckyCron.txt)
What happens is:
1. LB reads the user's crontab in a string variable
2. It removes LB entries (if they already exist) from that variable
3. What's left from that string variable is fed into this cronFile and then new LB entries are added
4. This cronFile replaces the user's crontab !!

It might sound a weird way of thinking, but believe me, it solved a lot of issues :)

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rayman

11 years ago

Well, the strange thing is, that it DOES execute cronned tasks, but it hasn't got the right to do that.
I can't find any text from ~/.luckyBackup/schedule/luckyCron.txt in another file (using kfind).
So that would mean the task is executed at a later time, while it doesn't cron the task.

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rayman

11 years ago

Thanks for your help, but I found the (problem? Not really) something.
I planned in luckybackup a backup for tommorow, but after a few minutes I got a backup of the file. This is kinda strange, as the file didn't appear right after the pressing the cronIt! button.
I even exited luckybackup, but still the file appeared five minutes later.

Thanks for your help again, and you made a great program!

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luckyb

11 years ago

one thing is for sure:
you got a system with its own personality :-P

I'm glad this is sorted out
...and thank you for the nice words
:)

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Bobbb

11 years ago

hi everybody,

I am using PCLinuxOS 2009.2 (GNOME), and I wanted to install the .rpm-file. The following errors appear:
libstdc++.so.6 is needed...
rtld (GNU_HASH) is needed...

Amazingly the libstdc++.so.6 can be found in /usr/lib/

Wrong path?
Do I have a possibility to create a symlink?
Any other ideas?
Thx for your help
Steff

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rayman

11 years ago

I'm using pclinuxos 2009 Normal (kde),
and I had problems too. I just compiled from source, and that went fine.
So just compile from source.

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luckyb

11 years ago

Hi Steff,

Please excuse my late reply but I was away for my honeymoon !!

Have you figured out a solution yet ??
If not, I'm ready to install PClinuxOS (VM) to see if I can offer some advice

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bbigras

11 years ago

If I try to backup only some files, let's say *.diff in my home directory and I run the simulation it seem to calculate every files in my home directory recursively.

maybe it's the "--include=*/"

Task properties
http://imagebin.ca/view/Ar6qul.html

validate
http://imagebin.ca/view/PFqZaEa.html

simulation
http://imagebin.ca/view/KErXH72.html

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luckyb

11 years ago

Hi Bruno
:)

That is the concept behind the "only include" option !!
Everything is calculated but only the patterns you have declared are tranfered over.

The drawback is that if the source is huge and you just need a couple of files to be backed-up, you're gonna have to wait until all files of the source are "scaned".

In the end, you will end up with all *.diff files copied to the destination. If these files are inside subfolders, they will be created at the destination as well.

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miguipda

11 years ago

Hi,

a very good program but please can you automatically create a .lzm (module) for the SLAX distribution.

This is also a perfect and easy distribution that is really perfect with luckybackup.

Sincerely thanks and have a nice day,

Miguipda ;-)

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luckyb

11 years ago

Hello miguipda :)

Unfortunately I cannot deal with everything. It's physicaly impossible within the 24 hour day schedule of this planet !!

But if you are willing to help I could provide you everything you might need.
It shouldn't be that difficult. There are also tools like deb2lzm that might prove handy.

Then we can upload it at LB home page or some slax community repo.

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miguipda

11 years ago

Hi,

as you answer "...There are also tools like deb2lzm...". This means it just take some minutes to generate the module. And during your multitasking job it just take 10 seconds to type the deb2lzm command and 30 seconds to upload the file. Is it too much to ask you giving a so easy created module !

Bye.

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luckyb

11 years ago

Yeah, I suppose you're right.
You got pm
:)

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barjac

11 years ago

The source and destination folders are reversed in the simulation report.
Here is the simulation :-
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/barjac_2006/luckybu.png
And here is the real run:-
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n287/barjac_2006/luckybu1.png
It seems that the actual run is correct - even in simulation - it is the report heading that is incorrect.
Hope you can sort it out from the images which show it all.
Cheers, Barry

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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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