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Pierre4L

Pierre 4L Lyon, France

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Kwin Scripts Feb 12 2017
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Kup Backup System 0.7.1 System Software
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Jan 06 2018
Ok. Interesting, I didn't expect such a process to be feasible, it's a bit like trying to pull a straw out of Ker-Plunk without any of the marbles dropping. On this occasion, however, for some while I will have a secondary back-up of the home sitting around so I think I'll do a wipe of the Kup backups and start again. By the time I come to fill the disk up in coming months, those bup features might have become better tested and be worth looking at. Apr 09 2017
Hi. Me again. Just wondering if there are any ideas about a backup 'strategy' using incremental backups. More specifically, my quandary is this:

I backup most of the contents of my 90GB user home directory onto an old 80GB disk. After compression it uses probably less than half that space but nonetheless, after several incremental backups, the disk starts to fill up. Unless I'm missing something, I don't see any way to delete individual backups, and I assume that it would be difficult if not impossible to do so because that's an inherent limitation of the way such backups work, i.e. you can't [easily] remove elements that subsequent backups were dependent on. Ideally though, I'd like to be able to keep, for example, both the oldest and newest backups, and remove all the interim ones.

Are my only choices to either wipe the disk and start afresh, but lose all previous backup versions, or to find a supplementary disk to continue backing up to? Or is there some magical middle road? Mar 30 2017
Hi. I was previously using the old version of Kup under openSUSE 13.1 with KDE4. I've now upgraded to 42.2 with Plasma5, but there's potentially quite a lot of dependencies needed. I've installed Kup on its own and the KCM module shows up fine, it's even imported my previous backup scheme. I could use the rsync method but I think I'd prefer to stick with bup, as I was using before. If I find bup on OBS and try to install, it complains that nothing provides par2, if I locate that it then wants python-pylibacl, and the list goes on. For the latter, I decided to add somebody's home repo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ecsos/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/ which seems to have a lot of these packages. This is ultimately what gets set to be installed:

bup
git-core
git-gui
gitk
par2
perl-Error
python-Twisted
python-attrs
python-backports.ssl_match_hostname
python-certifi
python-fuse
python-futures
python-pam
python-pyasn1-modules
python-pycrypto
python-pycurl
python-pylibacl
python-pyserial
python-service_identity
python-setuptools
python-simplejson
python-tornado
python-xattr
python-zope.interface

However, I *think* that under 13.1 I elected instead to install python-bup, and doing so again under 42.2 would require the following:

python-bup
git-core
git-gui
gitk
perl-Error
python-fuse

Do you know what difference this would make to the program, and whether the longer list of packages required by bup are all necessary? Can python-bup simply replace bup or is it not that simple? Feb 12 2017