Back In Time - A simple backup tool for Linux
Copyright (C) 2008-2019 Oprea Dan, Bart de Koning, Richard Bailey, Germar Reitze, Taylor Raack
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)
The documentation is currently under development in https://backintime.readthedocs.org/
Please ask questions and report bug on https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/issues
Please find the latest versions on https://github.com/bit-team/backintime/releases/latest
Back In Time is included in many distributions and can be installed from their repositories.
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
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bit-team/testing sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install backintime-qt
./makedeb.sh sudo dpkg -i ../backintime-common-.deb sudo dpkg -i ../backintime-qt-.deb
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
cd common ./configure make make test sudo make install
cd qt ./configure make sudo make install
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
Back In Time has a RSS feed https://feeds.launchpad.net/backintime/announcements.atom
There is a dev-docu on https://backintime-dev.readthedocs.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