-
 KDE-Apps.org Applications for the KDE-Desktop 
 GTK-Apps.org Applications using the GTK Toolkit 
 GnomeFiles.org Applications for GNOME 
 MeeGo-Central.org Applications for MeeGo 
 CLI-Apps.org Command Line Applications 
 Qt-Apps.org Free Qt Applications 
 Qt-Prop.org Proprietary Qt Applications 
 Maemo-Apps.org Applications for the Maemo Plattform 
 Java-Apps.org Free Java Applications 
 eyeOS-Apps.org Free eyeOS Applications 
 Wine-Apps.org Wine Applications 
 Server-Apps.org Server Applications 
 apps.ownCloud.com ownCloud Applications 
--
-
 KDE-Look.org Artwork for the KDE-Desktop 
 GNOME-Look.org Artwork for the GNOME-Desktop 
 Xfce-Look.org Artwork for the Xfce-Desktop 
 Box-Look.org Artwork for your Windowmanager 
 E17-Stuff.org Artwork for Enlightenment 
 Beryl-Themes.org Artwork for the Beryl Windowmanager 
 Compiz-Themes.org Artwork for the Compiz Windowmanager 
 EDE-Look.org Themes for your EDE Desktop 
--
-
 Debian-Art.org Stuff for Debian 
 Gentoo-Art.org Artwork for Gentoo Linux 
 SUSE-Art.org Artwork for openSUSE 
 Ubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Ubuntu 
 Kubuntu-Art.org Artwork for Kubuntu 
 LinuxMint-Art.org Artwork for Linux Mint 
 Arch-Stuff.org Art And Stuff for Arch Linux 
 Frugalware-Art.org Themes for Frugalware 
 Fedora-Art.org Artwork for Fedora Linux 
 Mandriva-Art.org Artwork for Mandriva Linux 
--
-
 KDE-Files.org Files for KDE Applications 
 OpenTemplate.org Documents for OpenOffice.org
 GIMPStuff.org Files for GIMP
 InkscapeStuff.org Files for Inkscape
 ScribusStuff.org Files for Scribus
 BlenderStuff.org Textures and Objects for Blender
 VLC-Addons.org Themes and Extensions for VLC
--
-
 KDE-Help.org Support for your KDE Desktop 
 GNOME-Help.org Support for your GNOME Desktop 
 Xfce-Help.org Support for your Xfce Desktop 
--
openDesktop.orgopenDesktop.org:   Applications   Artwork   Linux Distributions   Documents    LinuxDaily.com    Linux42.org    OpenSkillz.com   
 
Home
Apps
Artwork
News
Groups
Knowledge
Events
Forum
People
Jobs
Register
Login


-
- Content .- Fans (25) .- Knowledge Base  . 

Kup Backup System

   0.5.0  

KDE Archiving/Backup

Score 88%
Kup Backup System
zoom


Kup Backup System
zoom


Kup Backup System
zoom


Downloads:  727
Submitted:  Dec 9 2011
Updated:  Oct 25 2014

Description:

Kup is created for helping people to keep up-to-date backups of their personal files. Connecting a USB hard drive is the primary supported way to store files, but saving files to a server over a network connection is also possible for advanced users.

When you plug in your external hard drive Kup will automatically start copying your latest changes, but of course it will only do so if you have been active on your computer for some hourse since the last time you took a backup (and it can of course ask you first, before copying anything).
In general Kup tries to not disturb you needlessly.

There are two types of backup schemes supported, one which keeps the backup folder completely in sync with what you have on your computer, deleting from the backup any file that you have deleted on your computer etc. The other scheme also keeps older versions of your files in the backup folder. When using this, only the small parts of your files that has actually changed since last backup will be saved and therefore incremental backups are very cheap. This is especially useful if you are working on big files. At the same time it's as easy to access your files as if a complete backup was taken every time; every backup contains a complete version of your directories. Behind the scenes all the content that is actually the same is only stored once. To make this happen Kup runs the backup program "bup" in the background, look at https://github.com/bup/bup for more details.

One important note is that bup will work regardless of which filesystem is used on the external drive. You can use NTFS or FAT32, unlike some other backup solutions which require hard links to work!

What the Kup backup system consists of
  • Configuration module, available in your system settings. Here you can configure backup plans, what to include, where to store the backup and how often. You can also see the status for the backup plans here.

  • A small program running in the background. It will monitor to see when your backup destination is available, schedule and run your backup plans. It has a system tray icon that shows up when a backup destination is available.

  • Kioslave for accessing bup archives. This allows you to open files and folders directly from an archive, with any KDE application.

  • A file browsing application for bup archives, allowing you to locate the file you want to restore more easily than with the kioslave. It presents a merged view: inside each saved folder you can see all the files it ever contained (well, that has been backed up at least). Select a file and you can see which different versions of this file that exists in the bup archive. You can open and view the files from here and it also helps you restore files or folders.


  • Detailed list of features
  • backup types:
    - Synchronized folders with the use of "rsync".
    - Incremental backup archive with the use of "bup"

  • backup destinations:
    - local filesystem path, monitored for availability. That means you can set a destination folder which only exist when perhaps a eSATA harddrive or a network shared drive is mounted and Kup will detect when it becomes available.
    - external storage, like usb hard drives. Also monitored for availability.

  • schedules:
    - manual only (triggered from tray icon popup menu)
    - interval (suggests new backup after some time has passed since last backup)
    - usage based (suggests new backup after you have been active on your computer for some hours since last backup).


  • Needed backup programs

    To actually create backups of your data you will need either "bup" or "rsync" installed. They
    provide the implementations for the two different types of backups that Kup supports.

    Helping out
    If you want to help out with translation, check out
    https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/kup/. There you can see the current status of all current languages and also request a new language to be added!

    If you feel like helping out with coding, please have a look at the code and the list of issues at the github page:
    https://github.com/spersson/Kup

    Please report any issues at the github page!

    If you do test new features that are not in a released version yet, please let me know if it works or not. This project is still small enough that it is very useful to get feedback on any testing done.




    Changelog:

    Kup Version 0.5.0
    2014-10-25:
    - Add option to generate recovery information that can be used to fix broken bup backup archive.
    - Add option to do integrity testing of bup archive every time a new backup is taken. In case something is broken and you are generating recovery information it will ask you if you want to try repairing the files.
    - Now the configuration dialog warns about dataloss when using rsync in combination with fat32 or ntfs.
    - Keep a log file of last backup job, can be viewed from system tray menu.
    - Bugfix for viewing files in a bup archive containing more than 1000 separate backups.
    - Cosmetic fixes and more informative texts in the configuration dialog.
    - Add complete translation to Chinese(taiwan) and Lithuanian.

    Kup Version 0.4.2
    2014-05-09:
    - Bug fix: store bup index in backup so that .bup folder in home directory is not needed, it was not being initialized anyway.. that was the real bug.
    - Bug fix: allow user to select sources from /run. Internal hard drives could be mounted there, so it's a valid usage scenario.
    - Bug fix: fix starting the monitoring process when enabling backups for the first time.

    Kup Version 0.4.1
    2014-03-15:
    - Bug fix: detect when a new filesystem is mounted on a monitored path.
    - Now with complete German, Polish, Russian, French, Portugese, Spanish, Tagalog, Swedish and Italian translations. Woohoo! A big "thank you" to all translators!

    Kup Version 0.4.0
    2014-01-25:
    - Bug fix: detect encrypted partitions on external hard drives.
    - Small update to keep up-to-date with new metadata format in bup v0.25
    - Add German, Italian and Swedish translations. Tagalog and Spanish are still only partial.

    Kup Version 0.4.0 beta 1
    2013-10-08:
    - Add kioslave for accessing files and folders directly from any git archive (including bup archives, of course!). Comes complete with support for metadata scheduled to be available with the soon-to-come 0.25 version of bup. Please test! Just type "bup://" in a kde-based filemanager (dolphin, konqueror, krusader et al)
    - Add a new application called filedigger, it helps you find the right version of a file and then also helps you restore that file. You can open folders and files to have a look at them before restoring, thanks to the new kioslave.
    - Add rsync-type of backups.

    Please help test the above new features! And now is also the time to translate all the new texts, please help adding your language!

    Kup Version 0.3.2
    2013-05-20:
    - Add german, italian and tagalog translations.
    - Make it more difficult to create a backup plan without a destination. (Select first usb drive automatically when connected, warn user if no drive is selected when saving)

    Kup Version 0.3.1
    2013-03-09:
    - Fix running with older versions of bup by removing compression level option, not useful for most people anyway.
    - Check if bup is installed, notify user if not.
    - Add spanish translation.

    Kup Version 0.3
    2013-02-20:
    - Adds an option to take the backup as root. Useful when you want to backup system files which needs root access to read.
    - Now checks if you are inactive (no mouse or keyboard activity) when accumulating usage time. For instance, Kup will no longer count time watching a movie on your computer as active usage time.
    - Adds ability to configure which compression level is used for backups.
    - Adds the option of selecting/deselecting hidden folders.
    - Adds infrastructure for translations and a swedish translation. Help with other languages would be appreciated!
    - Now sets the CPU and (on linux) the IO scheduler priority of the backup processes to be very nice, just to minimize risk of a running backup disturbing you.
    - Fixes a couple of bugs in the folder selection tree.
    - Shows more info about external drives connected and now also remembers more info about the drive you have selected.
    - Now uses the bup index file in your home directory instead of having the index file located in the destination archive. This can perhaps give better performance in some scenarios, not tested.
    - Adds a few hidden folders in your home directory as default excludes, should be useful for most people.

    Kup Version 0.2
    2012-02-13:
    - Introduced a new scheduling mode, Usage. Monitors how long you've been logged in since last backup was taken and suggests new backup after configured number of hours. Made this scheduling mode the default.
    - Made a new systray icon (supposed to look like a safe... you judge..).
    - The progress notification thing was just ugly & annoying, removed it. Now just showing an animated icon when taking a backup.
    - Added option to never ask user before starting to take a new backup.
    - Improved error reporting
    - Big code cleanup for more maintainable code
    - Made the config module's way of detecting/starting the daemon process more reliable.
    - Systray icon tooltip now contains info on backup plan status.
    - Systray icon now shows up with a red warning symbol if a plan has "bad" status; more than three times the backup interval has passed since last backup.
    - Bug fix, already plugged in devices didn't show up in the list for selecting external destination drive.
    - Bug fix for local filesystem destination: now detects if destination folder becomes available after a mount.

    Kup Version 0.1
    2011-12-09:
    - Initial release.




    LicenseGPL
    Arch(Arch linux PKGBUILD)
    Source(Sources)
    Arch(Arch package i686 (32 bit))
    Arch(Arch package x86_64 (64 bit))
    Gentoo(Ebuild)
    openSUSE Tumbleweed
    openSUSE 13.1
    openSUSE 12.3
    Debian 7.0 (amd64)
    Debian 7.0 (i386)
    Fedora 20 (x86_64)
    Fedora 20 (armv7hl)
    Fedora 20 (armv7hl)
    Fedora 20 (i686)
    Fedora 20 (i686)
    Fedora 20 (x86_64)
    Fedora 19 (x86_64)
    Fedora 19 (i686)
    Fedora 19 (i686)
    Fedora 19 (x86_64)
    Ubuntu 14.10 (amd64)
    Ubuntu 14.10 (i386)
    Ubuntu 14.04 (i386)
    Ubuntu 14.04 (amd64)
    Ubuntu 12.10 (i386)
    Ubuntu 12.10 (amd64)
    Ubuntu 12.04 (amd64)
    Ubuntu 12.04 (i386)
    Send to a friend
    Subscribe
    Other  Content  from sideshow
    Report inappropriate content



    goto page: prev   1  2  3  4  5  6 

    -

     What does "Failed to index everything" mean?

     
     by AlmaTlust on: Nov 26 2014
     
    Score 50%

    I get this error every time. If I just knew what it means I could try to solve it... ;-)


    Reply to this

    -

     Re: What does "Failed to index everything" mean?

     
     by sideshow on: Nov 27 2014
     
    Score 50%

    It usually means that there are files that you have selected to back up but you don't have access to read. If you are using version 0.5 you can read the log file for more detailed error messages. Just click on the system tray icon, select your backup plan and then "view log file".
    Hope this helps!


    Reply to this

    -

     Re: Re: What does "Failed to index everything" mea

     
     by AlmaTlust on: Nov 27 2014
     
    Score 50%

    Thanks for the quick answer. I have 0.5 installed, and the error message is everything I get in the logfile, it doesn't tell me which files it could not index. I suppose it's some system files (like akonadi or kde temporary files). I'll play around with deselect certain folders and report back. Maybe these folders then should be deselected by default.
    Other than that, kup is the first really usable backup solution for kde. Big, big kudos!


    Reply to this

    -
    .

     feature request: exclude by regular expressions

     
     by avlas on: Dec 17 2014
     
    Score 50%

    Hi,

    Not sure if has been requested before or not, but it would be very helpful. For instance, I want to exclude all hidden files and folders and this would be very easy this way.

    There is an option for this in bup already: --exclude-rx, so I think this should be relatively easy to implement.

    One may say that this can be done manually. But, beyond being more comfortable, it also has the advantage that it would continue working after new hidden files and folders are created, without each time having to check and remove them manually.

    For instance, when using new applications, new hidden files and folders about settings are usually created, and if not wanted, this just represents spam in the backup. Some users may not be aware of this, or don't want to care about checking each time. Hence, this feature from bup would be very powerful...

    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks


    Reply to this

    -
    .

     feature request: exclude by regular expressions

     
     by avlas on: Dec 17 2014
     
    Score 50%

    Forgot to say. It would be great to have that feature in the interface, but that may take more time. In the time being having the option to introduce it in kuprc would be nice.


    Reply to this

    goto page: prev   1  2  3  4  5  6 

    Add commentBack






    -
    openDesktop.org Facebook App




     
     
     Who we are
    Contact
    More about us
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Register
    Twitter
    Blog
    Explore
    Apps
    Artwork
    Jobs
    Knowledge
    Events
    People
    Updates on identi.ca
    Updates on Twitter
    Facebook App
    Content RSS   
    Events RSS   

    Participate
    Groups
    Forum
    Add Content
    Public API
    About openDesktop.org
    Legal Notice
    Spreadshirt Shop
    CafePress Shop
    Advertising
    Sponsor us
    Report Abuse
     

    Copyright 2007-2014 openDesktop.org Team  
    All rights reserved. openDesktop.org is not liable for any content or goods on this site.
    All contributors are responsible for the lawfulness of their uploads.
    openDesktop is a trademark of the openDesktop.org Team