We all know well, because the theory says so or because we have learned from the bad, which is very important make backups on a regular basis. That if, from the saying to the fact there is a long way says the saying and this is how many times those who by their knowledge should be the ones who best fit the theory and make the backups are the least they do, thus losing more than valuable data.
One of the reasons why not everyone gets ‘let’s go’ in this backups it’s because you need to dedicate some time to them, and be on target for certain concepts like what an incremental backup is. But more than anything, in the case of Linux, because until recently we did not have simple utilities for these needs and we had to rely on this great tool called rsync, Which however his genius has a somewhat high learning curve.
That’s why today we want to talk about LuckyBackup, One of several backup tools which fortunately are coming to the Linux world and make things a lot easier to start protecting our data on a regular and organized basis. For those who do not know, say that this is an application that is based on the aforementioned rsync but it adds a very complete graphical interface and offers us simple options to start but advanced if we so desire.
So in LuckyBackup we have the possibility of indicate which directories or subdirectories we want to exclude from a backup, We can use remote options, set a weekly or monthly schedule of backups, add security and encryption options and have command line support, in addition to being able to count on the benefit that backups are by default incremental, ie that only those files that have undergone modification are transferred.
Now, as in all things you have to start from the beginning so let’s see how to install LuckyBackup on Ubuntu, for this we use the command line and write:
sudo apt-get install luckybackup
Let the installation follow its normal course, which takes a few seconds, and after that we will have this application ready to use. Now we have to position ourselves in the Dash finder from Ubuntu and enter «lucky» and let the tool look for us in the application, and when this happens and we are offered the result we simply click on it to finally open it and see its first screen.
It is extremely simple and offers us the ability to create one or more profiles for the management of our backupsIn them we can add folders of origin and destination, which by the way can be local or remote (extremely beneficial situation if we have a NAS or with some server). Different levels of importance can be set (low, normal, critical) and there are smart features such as creating a folder that we have set in the backup if it does not exist at the time of doing so, ie that we are not going to get an error message but LuckyBackup takes care of that.
Of course, we can schedule tasks and there will still be those who rightly say that we can achieve this with rsync and cron, the truth is that the interface offered by LuckyBackup is very simple so this utility is well worth a try. We can go to their website and download packages for various distros (and different versions) and of course also the source code.