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dejadup-backup for Ubuntu 11.10

how to backup Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) have a backup software installed by default – Deja Dup. Deja Dup is a simple, robust and automatic backup tool that will allow you to backup your files to local or remote location (such as Amazon S3), in a couple of clicks. Although, it doesn’t have any fancy graphical user interface like Apple’s Time Machine but it does its work (it supposed to do) very fast.

Having a backup of all your important files means – you’re safe from most of the upcoming disasters! Right? surely from the technical disasters like hard disk failures. so backup is really good for the piece of mind, So you’re supposed to have a regular backup of all critical files. So in this post, you’re going to learn about some great backup softwares for Ubuntu (although it is expected to work smoothly on other Debian based Linux distributions). Some of the most popular open source backup apps are Deja Dup, Back In Time, Flyback, luckyBackup (based on rsync) etc.

dejadup-backup for Ubuntu

Deja Dup is one of the most popular backup application among Linux users – that’s the reason why it comes as a pre-installed application with Ubuntu 11.10. So it means that you got the backup application installed, you just need to configure it – like what files/directories you want to backup? where do you want to backup all your data i.e locally or to a remote location such as Amazon Cloud, then select automatic backups (if you want) and finally click on Backup Now button to begin. So in short, I can say that – it’s the best backup software for Ubuntu.

Other Backup Applications you may want to try in Ubuntu

Back In Time

back-in-time backup tool

Back In Time is a simple and easy to use backup solution for Linux based OS such as Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse, Linux Mint, etc. it creates backup of the specified files/directories in snapshots (like git – a version control system).

Install ‘Back In Time’ backup tool in Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install backintime-gnome



luckybackup is a backup tool with lot of advanced features. it is based on rsync protocol. it is very simple to use, fast, reliable and of course – fully customizable. The application is available in package repository, so you can install it either from the Ubuntu Software Center or fire up a terminal and execute –

sudo apt-get install luckybackup


Flyback is backup tool, trying to mimic the features of Apple’s Time Machine. Linux based OS has almost all technology already built in by default, so Flyback simply provides a GUI to use that. The project is hosted at code.google.com and if you want to try then download the debian package for Ubuntu. The installation is quite simple – either open it with Ubuntu Software Center or use the command –

sudo dpkg -i install package_name_goes_here.deb
dropbox for Ubuntu 11.10

how to install dropbox in Ubuntu 11.10

Dropbox is one of the most popular files sharing program, and it also works an online backup tools (with one month history – i.e the files deleted can be recovered with next thirty days), for writers, programmers, designers etc. On Ubuntu 11.10 – Oneiric Ocelot, ‘Ubuntu One’ is installed by deafult – which also provides 2GB free backup and direct streaming (very good for listening music on your iPhone or Android). Dropbox also provides 2GB free space (which can be extended to 8GB by referring some friends, beyond that you would need to buy any premium plan)

Dropbox is not only for backup and sharing – other cool features is Sync. If you’re using more than one computer and want to resume your development/writing/whatever work, then Sync feature will help you a lot. You just need to install dropbox in both of the computer, then whenever you will change a file or add a new one or delete an old one – it will automatically get updated (synchronized) on other computers. This feature of Dropbox is very handy for developers – as it allows them to work collaboratively on a project. The files/folders can also be managed from the web interface. You will also get some notification if any of the file changes; there are many other options to explore (right click on a file or folder), it’s very easy to choose –

  • what to sync – select the folders you want to sync
  • sync with whom – select the people (using email invitation) with whom you want to sync a particular folder

Installing Dropbox in Ubuntu 11.10

dropbox for Ubuntu 11.10
Dropbox = backup + sharing + sync ...+ Fun!

Now, the dropbox program has been added in official repository of Ubuntu 11.10 – so you can install it in a one simple command. Open Terminal and execute –

sudo apt-get install nautilus-dropbox

Set up dropbox account in Ubuntu 11.10

Now the set up process will begin. You must have a dropbox account to begin – if you don’t have one – then create a dropbox account first (it’s free).


Then, enter your login details and a computer name, now when you click next first it will verify the authentication data. If everything is correct then you will be proceeded for next step.


Next, choose your plan – if you haven’t purchased any premium plan – then go for free 2GB plan.


Now, select the installation type – if you aren’t sure – then just go for typical and hit install button.


Finally you will get a Dropbox folder in your /home/Dropbox directory. Here is a snapshot of my Dropbox Folder.


That’s All.. Have Fun!

how to install dropbox on ubuntu 10.10

Dropbox is a great Application that allow you to synchronize files between multiple computers and devices; One most important feature is that ‘it will always save a copy of your files on it’s own server, which you can access from its website’. So Dropbox  is also good(probably the best) for backup purposes(Specifically if you are a programmer, working on a project then it is really very easy to share files and folders with drag/drop interface).I always keep a backup of my important wordpress critical files related to this blog.Dropbox provides 2GB space (with a bandwidth limit of 10GB/day) without any cost,for all users.

Dropbox for Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)

For Ubuntu 10.10/10.04(Lucid Lynx) users, a lot of other backup tools are available like luckybackup but Dropbox is something different(because luckybackup tool is specially useful for os backup,dropbox is best for file backup). Since Dropbox is also available for mobile devices so you can access your files(pictures,iTunes,mp3…) right from your pocket.

Now lets come to our point that how dropbox can be installed on Ubuntu 10.10. You can install dropbox either using APT or directly by downloading the nautilus-plugin that will provide an GUI layer for dropbox. The second one is the easier method for installing dropbox on Ubuntu 10.10 so better stick with it.

Installing dropbox on ubuntu 10.10

Installing Dropbox on Ubuntu 10.10

#1 : Download the dropbox installer(*.deb package) for Ubuntu 10.10 from its official website.

Download Dropbox

#2 : Then open the file(*.deb file that you have downloaded in the above step) with Ubuntu Software Center and click on install to begin the installation procedure.

#3 : Then Restart the Nautilus.

#4 : Click on start Dropbox.Then enter your dropbox account details. Open an Account if you don’t have any Dropbox  account yet.

#5 : That’s All..Have Fun! Here is one screenshot of my dropbox folder –

Dropbox on Ubuntu 10.10

backup software for ubuntu 10.10

backup software for ubuntu 10.10

This post is will explain about a reliable backup software(application) for Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) users(In fact the software is open source and available for all linux based os).Backup is very important and recommended for every users.A lot of open source and free backup tools are available to create backup,but I want you to try this –  a fast and powerful backup software – luckyBackup,a free and open source software(foss) based on rsync tool.  Continue reading

simple backup config for ubuntu 10.04

backup software for Ubuntu 10.04

Backup solutions for Ubuntu users

Backup is very useful in any event related to data loss or in disaster recovery.So this post is aimed to introduce you with a great backup software “Simple backup Config” which contains necessary backup daemon software and GNOME GUI on Ubuntu 10.04.

simple backup config for ubuntu 10.04

Simple Backup Config : backup tool for ubuntu 10.04

It is a powerful,free and open source tool for backup in ubuntu 10.04 and for some other Linux based system.This was developed in 2005 by Google Summer of Code program.It has simple and easy to use graphical interface.You can easily schedule regular backup so simple backup config is a recommended software for desktop users.You can install it very easily within few clicks from Ubuntu software center or Synaptic Package Manager.

How to install Simple Backup Config on Ubuntu 10.04

1. Open Ubuntu Software Center(Applications->) and search for “backup“(excluding double quote).

installing simple backup config on ubuntu 10.04

2. Now click on Install-Free.

3. Installation will begin automatically after when the downloading process will finish ..and it will hardly take few minutes.

4.That’s All..installation is completed…(You can also use Synaptic Package Manager to install simple backup config; first mark the box corresponding to the software and then click on apply to install).You can access it from System->Administration->Simple Backup Config.