What is Kup Backup System?
Kup is created for helping people to keep up-to-date backups of their personal files. Connecting a USB hard drive is the primary supported way to store files, but saving files to a server over a network connection is also possible for advanced users.
When you plug in your external hard drive Kup will automatically start copying your latest changes, but of course it will only do so if you have been active on your computer for some hours since the last time you took a backup (and it can of course ask you first, before copying anything). In general Kup tries to not disturb you needlessly.
There are two types of backup schemes supported, one which keeps the backup folder completely in sync with what you have on your computer, deleting from the backup any file that you have deleted on your computer etc. The other scheme also keeps older versions of your files in the backup folder. When using this, only the small parts of your files that has actually changed since last backup will be saved and therefore incremental backups are very cheap. This is especially useful if you are working on big files. At the same time it's as easy to access your files as if a complete backup was taken every time; every backup contains a complete version of your directories. Behind the scenes all the content that is actually the same is only stored once. To make this happen Kup runs the backup program "bup in the background.
Features: Backup Types:
- Synchronized folders with the use of "rsync".
- Incremental backup archive with the use of "bup"
- Backup Destination:
- local filesystem, monitored for availability. That means you can set a destination folder which only exist when perhaps a network shared drive is mounted and Kup will detect when it becomes available.
- external storage, like usb hard drives. Also monitored for availability.
- manual only.
- usage based.
Kup can be downloaded from Linux-Apps.com
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