Creating Snapshot-Backups with FlyBack On Ubuntu 7.10 - Page 3

2.3 Deleting Backups

Backups can simply be deleted using a file browser. On the external hard drive you should find a folder called flyback:

In the flyback folder, you will find all your snapshots:

To delete a snapshot, right-click on it and select Move To Trash:

In FlyBack, you'll still see the backup in the system snapshots window. Click on the Refresh button...

... and the backup is gone:


3 Creating A Menu Entry For FlyBack

If you don't want to start FlyBack form the terminal each time, you can create a menu entry for it. Right-click on Applications and select Edit Menus:

Select System Tools and click on the New Item button:

A Launcher Properties window opens. In the Name field, type in FlyBack, and in the Command field specify something like this:

python /home/falko/flyback/

Please replace /home/falko with your own path! Then click on Close:

Click on Close again to leave the menu settings:

Now you can start FlyBack under Applications > System Tools >FlyBack:


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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Hello and Thank You for the instructions,

I am now backing up my workstation and the nice thing is that Flyback automatically exclused folders like /proc or /sys which sometimes can go overlooked!

It is a great program and a new discovery for me.


I was just wondering if I could backup a remote server on another (local) server using Flyback?

I am not sure if I could use IP addresses in the program?(is there a config file where you can manipulate the defaults?)

I have setup certs where I can SSH without login in into either servers and into each other (If that helps)?

Thanks again.

Best Regards;