Home User Backup

Registered by Sivan Greenberg

This specification will discuss what's needed to take the the simple and concise backup application that was introduced in dapper, an make it a robust, finished solution that will be shipped in Edgy Eft. This solution will utilize desktop notifications to make sure a user either backs up his data, or otherwise is aware of the consequences that may arise if he does not. This solution shall form the foundation to more advanced and complete light dependency disaster recovery system.

Blueprint information

Matt Zimmerman
Sivan Greenberg
Needs approval
Sivan Greenberg
Series goal:
Accepted for edgy
Beta Available
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-7.04
Started by
Sivan Greenberg


Seems finished to me now. PLease review and kindly approve.

mdz 2006-06-29: Hasn't been reviewed yet, sending back for review
sivang 2006-07-05: According to Ian, he tried to set this into pending approval after being happy with but couldn't, so I am doing it for him.

mdz 2006-07-05: comments inline
sivang 2006-07-06: Addressed all comments, waiting for another review.

Approved, mdz 2006-07-06

Can this be relevant to your work https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuHomeBackup -towsonu2003 11/05/2006

avilella It would be good to be able to do the backup in-place in case of external USB hard drives - as the computer HD may be too full to do a backup in /tmp/ and then transfer to the external HD.

Just want it referenced here that https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/safehouse (backup through revision control systems) looks interesting. -Andrew Fuchs 2007-08-18

At the wiki https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HomeUserBackup#Comments DejaDup is suggested by dylanmccall 2010-03-20. May want to reply that the DejaDup folks use Duplicity, and the Duplicity folks are considering replacing "tar": http://duplicity.nongnu.org/new_format.html#nottar and it sounds like DAR answers many of the short-comings of tar that duplicity dfolks mention.


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