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:

5 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

brserek

9 years ago

I have installed rpm from this site. I understand difference between running program as root and as user. But I'm unable to run luckybackup as user. It always ask for a root password.

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luckyb

9 years ago

I just run my FC12 VM and to my (pleasant) surprise I realized that luckybackup is included in the FC repos.

I updated the package (to luckybackup-0.3.5-2) and realized that the "normal user" execution link under Accessories was no longer available.
Also, the "super user" execution link, did run without the use of beesu.

Please check if you have recently updated you system.
If yes, you probably now have the luckybackup package created by the Fedora developers.

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brserek

9 years ago

You're absolutely right. Lately I updated my system with "yum update" and I didn't check what indeed I'm updating.
So now, just to try, i removed the installed package and installed rpm from your site. And all of a sudden anything is OK. Apparently there's something wrong with package included in repository.
Thanks for help!

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mirzaD

9 years ago

You have developed a really great app, I only have a few suggestions on how you could improve it:

- firstly i would like to see little more integration with my KDE. Using default notification standard would produce nice notifications on gnome and on KDE and it would look really nice. showing a "winXP" bubble notification on my KDE is a bit strange :)
- also, if you could add a option for compression, it would enable saving some space when doing backups
- maybe i am missing something but if you could show total amount of data in MB or GB in progress bar or below it it would be really nice

This is a really great app and thank you for making it:)

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luckyb

9 years ago

Hi mirzaD

first of all, thank you for the compliment :)

1. The tray notification is a result of many suggestions from users, for an ability to minimize the app to the tray as well as provide some notification when its executed via cron.
The bubble message is (believe it or not) standard Qt !!
But, now that you mentioned, it does look kinda weird !!!
I'll see what I can do about that ;)

2. The feature to add compression support is already in my to-do list.
It's just not at the top of that list and will take some time to be implemented :(

3. No, you are not missing anything. At the moment, LB uses rsync to perform transfers. This has the drawback of not being able to extract size information. So the calculations are being made by using the number of files. That means that if 100 files are to be transfered, 99 of them have a size of some KB and 1 is some GB, the progress won't be realistic at all !!

< This is a really great app and thank you for making it:) >

well, thank YOU, for the valuable feedback :)

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mirzaD

9 years ago

You have developed a really great app, I only have a few suggestions on how you could improve it:

- firstly i would like to see little more integration with my KDE. Using default notification standard would produce nice notifications on gnome and on KDE and it would look really nice. showing a "winXP" bubble notification on my KDE is a bit strange :)
- also, if you could add a option for compression, it would enable saving some space when doing backups
- maybe i am missing something but if you could show total amount of data in MB or GB in progress bar or below it it would be really nice

This is a really great app and thank you for making it:)

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toadhall

9 years ago

Hi,

great app! What would make it complete (at least for me) would be a roll back feature as provided by backintime or Apple's time machine :)

Waddayouthink?

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luckyb

9 years ago

Indeed, the implementation of snapshots is at the top of my to-do list.

That way, the user could roll back to any snapshot made.

You got to be a bit (or o lot !!) patient though ;)

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karapuz

9 years ago

Auto backup don't work if directories have a cyrillic names.
My cronLogfile http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3161146/cronLogfile.log

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luckyb

9 years ago

Hi karapuz

Does this happen only in scheduled execution ??

If yes and you are using v.0.3.5, uncheck the "Console Mode" option at the schedule dialog and let me know of the result...

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karapuz

9 years ago

Yes this happen only in scheduled execution. Yes version 0.3.5. Uncheck the "Console Mode" don't help.

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luckyb

9 years ago

Could you please paste here the output of the command:
crontab -l
(execute that as the user that runs LB)

I want to make sure that the argument "--silent" is used because of the "console mode" state, and NOT "-c --no-questions"

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luckyb

9 years ago

ok
I have confirmed that scheduling does not work with Greek characters too !!

Will further investigate this issue and get back to you

Thanks for bringing this up :)

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luckyb

9 years ago

Problem added at "known issues":
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/bugs.html

This is a tricky one ;)

thank you again for the feedback :)

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stinkeye

9 years ago

Hi Loukas,
Great program, but I am unable to create an exclude pattern using the editor.
I have to insert it manually from info I got a few posts back.
I want to exclude one directory and I can add **/*Dropbox*/ manually but I can't replicate it with the pattern editor.
Thanks.

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luckyb

9 years ago

The pattern refers to a:
Set of directories

name contains:
DropBox

Go deeper in path by:
Any

;-)

Of course you could always type this manually and not use the pattern editor

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stinkeye

9 years ago

Thanks,
That works. I was using
# specific directory /Dropbox/

# directory: /home/glen/Dropbox/

final pattern was /Dropbox/

and Dropbox was included in my backup.

So I'm a bit confused how to use
# specific directory.

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stinkeye

9 years ago

first line should read just
# specific directory

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luckyb

9 years ago

That is why patterns are confusing to many users.

If you want to anchor the pattern to the hierarchy of files you use a starting "/"
But this "/" actually means the source, not the root directory.

So if your source is /home/glen/
the pattern /home/glen/Dropbox/
actually means /home/glen/home/glen/Dropbox/ !!!
You've got to use the /Dropbox/ pattern to refer to the specific /home/glen/Dropbox/ directory !!

I'm just curious to know why that didn't work though.
Did you have the source declared launching the pattern editor ?
Did you press the add button after inserting a pattern with the editor to the line-edit field ?

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stinkeye

9 years ago

I think I did it all right.
Exclude list displays /Dropbox/
and this is what is shown in the validate window

command to be executed:
rsync -h --progress --stats -r -tgo -l -p -D --update --delete-after --delete-excluded --exclude=/Dropbox/
/home/glen/
/media/UBUP/test/

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stinkeye

9 years ago

No problem though if I manually insert
this is what is shown in the validate window

command to be executed:
rsync -h --progress --stats -r -tgo -l -p -D --update --delete-after --delete-excluded --exclude=**/Dropbox/
/home/glen/
/media/UBUP/karmic_home_latest/

Have a good Xmas.

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poliicallycorrect

9 years ago

Thanks! works with 0.3.5!
(the deb package for download is not up to date)

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luckyb

9 years ago

I'm glad the pattern editor proved useful :)

Questions regarding patterns were for sure the most frequent.

Could you tell me which specific deb package is out of date. I checked them all and they seem ok !!
Or is it the debian repos that haven't included the new version yet ??

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poliicallycorrect

9 years ago

Unable to include or exclude a directory?

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luckyb

9 years ago

Hi poliicallycorrect

are you using the new pattern editor (feauture of version 0.3.5) ??

If you're using v0.3.3, let me know of your source and one directory that you would like to exclude so that I can give you an example

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5 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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