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

11 years ago

I just upgraded to version 0.3 and wanted to say what a great tool this is for data backup and synchronisation, I use nothing else.

With the 0.3 upgrade it's looking even better!

Thanks.

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luckyb

11 years ago

You have to know that LB is getting better every time because of your (the users in general) feedbak.

Your (and everybody else's) message might seem simple, but it gives me a sense of "confirmation" that all that work does not go wasted at all.

thank u quarkslot
:)

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linuxcolor

11 years ago

Great Great Great Application....

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luckyb

11 years ago

that is a nice think to hear from the most beautiful color of the (digital) universe
:-)

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linuxcolor

11 years ago

Thanks.. man.
I really like your nice comment.

Ones again thanks for the fantastic application.

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dannyswolf

12 years ago

nice app luckyb

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luckyb

12 years ago

thank u dannyswolf
:)

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jal00

12 years ago

hi,
someone proposed to integrate luckybackup in kde (via kde brainstrom). it got already a high amount of votes (5th place in over 20 sites of ideas... nice rate! :) )
what do you think about it? do you think this could be possible? do you like the idea or do you refuse lb to get a part of kde?
here you can find the idea:
http://forum.kde.org/integrate-an-easy-backup-tool-luckybackup-t-39107.html
greets!

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luckyb

12 years ago

Hi jal00,

to tell you the truth, I'm really honoured !!
If a decision is made to proceed, I will do my best to make this idea become a reality.

LB still needs a lot of work to be done though (I'm not sure if I will ever stop saying that !!).
I'm planing to have the new gui version ready within April and then develop a decent restore capability.
...oh well

thank u for letting me know jal.

PS Everything is possible ;-)

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jal00

12 years ago

nice to hear that you're welcome this idea! :)
i really like it, too.
let's see how everything evolves and weather someone is going to contact you ;)

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delta9gr

12 years ago

Really nice app Lucky!!!!

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luckyb

12 years ago

cheers delta
:)

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SeaJey

12 years ago

using version 0.2.2

Destination folder: /media/My Passport/Data/BackUP/kde settings/

[CRITICAL] -> KDE settings backup
Source directory : /home/seajey/.kde/
Destination directory : /media/My Passport/Data/BackUP/kde settings/ is empty or does not exist.


Destination folder - /media/data/temp_storage/Archiev/

[Ok] -> KDE settings backup
Source directory : /home/seajey/.kde/
Destination directory : /media/data/temp_storage/Archiev/

luckybackup seems does't like spaces in folder name?

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okichatan

12 years ago

SeaJay, You are not the only one.
I also get this CRITICAL error about destination directory is empty or does not exist.
After confirming it did exist, I ignored it and it does seem to backup fine anyway, but I also get the error on subsequent backups too, which is weird.
Cheers

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luckyb

12 years ago

I see that people are not happy with this message.
Well, a "CRITICAL" message is too much I supposse

This will be fixed at version 0.3
:-)

The purpose of this is to just draw your attention.
If a destination directory is the root of a mounted drive (eg /media/backups), and you get that message it means that it is not mounted So if you execute an rsync command it will result in a backup operation to an "unwanted" path.

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but I also get the error on subsequent backups too, which is weird.
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This is wierd indeed !!
Could you mail me a screenshot of the operation properties window, also mentioning your distro, so that I can simulate the prob at my system ??
(please let it not be gentoo :-p)

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okichatan

12 years ago

It is on MEPIS. I sent you screenshots.
Thanks!

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luckyb

12 years ago

looks like we got a bug here !!

luckybackup does not take into consideration hidden files & folders when checking directories.
This is already added as a "known issue".

thank you for the feedback & help okichatan
:)

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luckyb

12 years ago

Yes it does.
I use spaces all the time !!

Have you checked if the directory in doubt is indeed empty or does not exist at all??

This CRITICAL message is dislpayed to draw your attention, because you might have mistyped the path or even forgotten to mount a drive/partition.
If you go on, the destination directory will be created if it does not exist and filled with new backup data (which might be what you want after all)

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SeaJey

12 years ago

>Have you checked if the directory in doubt is indeed empty or does not exist at all??

Of cause it exists - I've created it specially for backup purposes on my external harddrive.
And it is empty because of it.
Interesting, if I create dummy epmty.txt what special would be changed for luckybackup?

This CRITICAL message is a little bit nervous :)

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747419

12 years ago

This one hits a spot - I was looking for an app to backup my /home-folder for a long time now (prefer external solutions for /-partitions → Clonezilla). So first of all: thank you.

I must report some troubles, though...

1. Excluding folders does not work for me, although the rsync-command mentions them (after hitting the "Validate"-button):

rsync -h --progress --stats -r -tgo -l -p -D --update --delete-after --delete-excluded --exclude=/home/kalle/backup --exclude=/home/kalle/musik --exclude=/home/kalle/daten --exclude=/home/kalle/.azureus

Note that the destination-folder (/backup) should be excluded as well - there should be a warning that it still will be included, but no message appears; all folders are backed up into ~/backup (~/.azureus, ~/musik and ~/daten too).

2. The "Browse"-button in the "exclude" / "include"-module only allows to choose files, no folders. So there might be a misunderstanding on my side - is it possible to ex- or include folders at all? If not, why is that so? That would make luckyBackup totally useless for me.

3. The manual can't be found. For installation I used the .rpm for SuSE (plus 'luckybackup-doc') from the KDE4:Community-repo. When calling the manual, it says "Either luckyBackup is not installed correctly or you have executed the binary from a different directory than the one it was Intended to... :-(", though it is located in /usr/share/doc/packages/luckybackup/manual/index.html (fine manual, by the way).

Feel free to send me a message in case cooperative troubleshooting is needed. I really want this app - no wonder it's rated that good...

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luckyb

12 years ago

Hi 747419
:)

First have a look at the pattern rules of the online manual (since it is not installed correctrly at your system):
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/manual.html#OperationAdvancedPatternRules

* A starting "/" means that the exclusion is anchored to your source directory !!
* If you want to exclude/include a directory you should also use a trailing "/" or a "/***"

So if you want to exclude /home/kalle/musik just add one of the following:
1. musik/ (meaning any directory named musik)
2. /musik/ (meaning /home/kalle/musik/ if your source is /home/kalle/)
3. /music/***
4. /music/** (to transfer musik but not its contents)
...and so many other combinations

As for the manual, it should be installed to
/usr/share/doc/luckybackup/manual/index.html
and NOT
/usr/share/doc/packages/luckybackup/manual/index.html

If you install the generic rpm (from the downloads of this page), it should work fine.
Nevertheless, I will contact the suse package maintainer (I owe a big thank you to Stephan for his help) and sort this out

I hope you finaly find this app useful
Loukas
:-)

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747419

12 years ago

Whoooohooo, it works! Thank you so much! It's perfect! It's fast (tested a second backup already), it's pretty, it's easy, I bet it's even reliable!

I guess I simply got confused by that "Browse" button, like "Hokay, so this is where I set the excluded paths... oops, clicking a folder doesn't work, awrite, so I type it manually..." etc., also I only had my first coffee when giving lB a first try. *cough* I have worked with rsync before, but I simply forgot about those path-options-thingy.

I love rsync a lot, but you made it even more useful by creating the possibility to use profiles (my favourite feature), this makes things a *lot* easier. I'm looking forward to test the CLI-Version. Thank you again!

OT: Thanks as well to the KDE4-SuSE-packagers, they do a *great* job in providing the best and most useful KDE4 of any distribution so far.

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luckyb

12 years ago

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OT: Thanks as well to the KDE4-SuSE-packagers, they do a *great* job in providing the best and most useful KDE4 of any distribution so far.
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Yes, they do :)
Stephan, has already patched my source (this guy knows a lot !!), to make the manual display normaly !!

The new packages should be ready soon (if not already).

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747419

12 years ago

Yep, packages are already updated and the manual works fine now.

Life can be so sweet.

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oxy86

12 years ago

And for the non-greeklish speakers:
"lucky, you're number one, man!"

Did you checked highest rated apps recently? Luckybackup is no1 - a well deserved place to be, imho.

Keep up the good work, lucky!

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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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