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Back In Time

Copyright (C) 2008-2017 Oprea Dan, Bart de Koning, Richard Bailey, Germar Reitze, Taylor Raack

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About

Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux, inspired by "flyback project".

It provides a command line client 'backintime' and a Qt5 GUI 'backintime-qt' both written in Python3.

You only need to specify 3 things:

  • where to save snapshots
  • what folders to backup
  • backup frequency (manual, every hour, every day, every month)

Documentation

The documentation is currently under development in http://backintime.rtfd.org/

Support

Please ask questions and report bug on https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/issues

Download

Please find the latest versions on https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/releases/latest

INSTALL

Back In Time is included in many distributions and can be installed from their repositories.

Ubuntu PPA

We provide a PPA (Private Package Archive) with current stable version (ppa:bit-team/stable) and a testing PPA (ppa:bit-team/testing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bit-team/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install backintime-qt4

or

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bit-team/testing
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install backintime-qt
Debian/Ubuntu make packages
./makedeb.sh
sudo dpkg -i ../backintime-common-<version>.deb
sudo dpkg -i ../backintime-qt-<version>.deb
ArchLinux

Back In Time is available through AUR. You need to import a public key once before installing

gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 615F366D944B4826
# Fingerprint: 3E70 692E E3DB 8BDD A599  1C90 615F 366D 944B 4826
wget https://aur.archlinux.org/cgit/aur.git/snapshot/backintime.tar.gz
tar xvzf backintime.tar.gz
cd backintime
makepkg -srci

From sources

Common
  • dependencies

    • python3 (>= 3.3)
    • rsync
    • cron-daemon
    • openssh-client
    • python3-keyring
    • python3-dbus
    • bindfs
  • recomended

    • sshfs
    • encfs
  • Command

    cd common
    ./configure
    make
    make test
    sudo make install
    
Qt5 GUI
  • dependencies

    • x11-utils
    • python3-pyqt5
    • libnotify-bin
    • policykit-1
    • python3-dbus.mainloop.pyqt5
    • backintime-common
  • recomended

    • python3-secretstorage or
    • python3-keyring-kwallet or
    • python3-gnomekeyring
    • kompare or
    • meld
  • Command

    cd qt
    ./configure
    make
    sudo make install
    

configure options

first value is default:
--no-fuse-group | --fuse-group (only COMMON)
    Some distributions require user to be in group 'fuse' to use
    sshfs and encfs. This toggles the check on or off.

--python3 | --python (all)
    Use either 'python3' or 'python' to start Python Version 3.x

NewsFeed

Back In Time has a RSS feed http://feeds.launchpad.net/backintime/announcements.atom

Contribute

There is a dev-docu on http://backintime-dev.rtfd.org/ It's not complete yet but I'm working on it. If you'd like to contribute please add docstrings following the Google style guide and add unit-tests for new methods in common. To run unit-test locally you can run cd common && ./configure && make test

December 2016