Creating Backups With Back In Time On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop - Page 2

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On the Exclude tab, you can specify directories that should not be included in the backup. There are already some predefined patterns/folders on that tab:

On the Auto-remove tab you can specify conditions when old backups will be automatically deleted to free hard drive space:

The Options and Expert Options tab contain some further settings that you normally don't have to alter:

Click on OK to leave the Settings dialogue.

Now we can take our first backup - click on Backup Now:

Afterwards, the backup shouuld be listed in the Snapshots column:

If you want to restore a backup, mark the snapshot in the Snapshots column and then click on the Restore button:


Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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Cool Tool

Thanks for share.

(btw dont put that [....] in the sources.lst file ) LOL ;-)

By: waynemeat

Latest version works good on 10.04 too. The buttons seem to be the only thing that is slightly different.

Shame I can't use it to backup the root directory.

Thanks for this quick tutorial.