Monday, April 13, 2015

Remote backups Linux - Back in time

Back in time is a tool for making snapshots of files & folders that runs on GNU/Linux. It has a frontend for Gnome and KDE.
In Debian you can do the following to install it:

sudo apt-get install backintime-gnome sshfs
sudo adduser <YOURUSER> fuse 
# Now generate your key, use default location and enter a passphrase.
ssh-keygen -t dsa 
# Replace <REMOTE_USER> and <HOST> with appropriate values.
ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/ <REMOTE_USER>@<HOST>

Following steps are easy enough, excecute backintime-gnome. Configure your remote server and add files and folders. Configure scheduling or launch a backup now. That's it!

Easy, effective and painless ;) that's how it's supposed to be.

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