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« on: September 23, 2014, 04:33:21 AM »
 

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The next addition to the Lite software family will be Lite Backup.

Most of the back up solutions available for linux that I have tried either have a steep learning curve, confusing interface or they miss files and folders during the process.
Lite Backup looks to simplify the way we perform backups buy focusing on file types as opposed to entire directories. If you're new to linux and you can't remember where all your pictures are, Lite Backup will search your computer and combine them all into one backup. There will also be a restore process included.

This is likely to be the most complex of our packages to create, so it will be a while before it is available to use.

We welcome your suggestions and ideas. The following screenshot is just a mock up, there is no working code yet. Once I have completed the first working backup type, the code will be made public.

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Re: Lite Backup - Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 04:46:16 AM »
 

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I like this.  :) It will be a great addition to LL.
It would be nice if there was an option to select individual files for backup. Maybe file selection dialog can be used for this.
 

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 04:54:04 AM »
 

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I like this.  :) It will be a great addition to LL.
It would be nice if there was an option to select individual files for backup. Maybe file selection dialog can be used for this.

We could certainly do that :)
 

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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2014, 07:25:41 AM »
 

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2014, 09:35:06 AM »
 

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May I ask what will be the "backup"? I mean just a copy from the source we choose to a destination that we also choose?
 

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 08:06:38 PM »
 

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May I ask what will be the "backup"? I mean just a copy from the source we choose to a destination that we also choose?

Yet to be decided, either a pop up window that lets you choose a device or a default location eg. /home/user/backups, or possibly both.
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One backup item that always seems to get overlooked is browser bookmarks. I have no idea how that could be incorporated but I think it would be a good one.
 

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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2014, 08:49:44 PM »
 

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I like that one Scott, thank you.
 

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Valtam,

Please consider the following
- Add Gimp file formats to Pictures list
- Add Excel binary formats (.xlsb, etc.) to Documents list
- Add an option to backup installed application list
- Backup entire FF/Chrome profiles, not just bookmarks (there may be multiple profiles with various addons)
- Add an option to backup Email (thunderbird)

Question: Won't the Home Folder (hidden files) overlap the Documents/etc. folders? (I'm thinking of .mozilla, .chrome, etc.)

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Lite Backup might be good for someone coming from Windows but may not for someone coming from a different distro or earlier version of Linux Lite to Linux Lite 2.0.

I use Deja Dup. It is the simplest backup that I have found. Using it would enable someone coming from a different distro or earlier version of LL already using Deja Dup to restore a backup into LL 2.0 once Deja Dup is installed in LL 2.0.

(Being paranoid after losing a backup before  :'(, I also save the files individually I need before doing a distro install.)


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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2014, 04:28:21 PM »
 

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Valtam,

Please consider the following
- Add Gimp file formats to Pictures list
- Add Excel binary formats (.xlsb, etc.) to Documents list
- Add an option to backup installed application list
- Backup entire FF/Chrome profiles, not just bookmarks (there may be multiple profiles with various addons)
- Add an option to backup Email (thunderbird)

Question: Won't the Home Folder (hidden files) overlap the Documents/etc. folders? (I'm thinking of .mozilla, .chrome, etc.)

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Thank you for the suggestions riser :)
 

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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2014, 10:57:37 PM »
 

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Please consider the following

- Add an option to backup installed application list
- Backup entire FF/Chrome profiles, not just bookmarks (there may be multiple profiles with various addons)
- Add an option to backup Email (thunderbird)


When I was a Windows user, I installed Mozbackup.  That would backup/restore everything in both Firefox and Thunderbird.  I backed up both at least once a week.  I haven't tried it with Wine yet (although that's on the agenda for this weekend) but it's an invaluable tool.  Maybe you could sneek a peek at their code and work with that?

What I want for a backup is the ability to copy my entire OS HDD so, if my original OS HDD dies, I can unplug it, plug in the backup and continue like nothing ever happened.
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2014, 12:48:21 AM »
 

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A function whereby any folder can be right clicked and selected for backup, including its subfolders and files, maintaining the structure/organisation of the files and folders.

One options could be for Lite Backup with Dropbox (or similar) folder sync, as one of the storage destination choices.
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2014, 06:08:25 AM »
 

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A function whereby any folder can be right clicked and selected for backup, including its subfolders and files, maintaining the structure/organisation of the files and folders.

This isn't something the Lite Backup interface allows for, we use check boxes. You could use a Thunar Custom Action for that.

One options could be for Lite Backup with Dropbox (or similar) folder sync, as one of the storage destination choices.


Interesting idea, thank you bitsnpcs.
 

Re: Lite Backup - Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2014, 06:10:05 AM »
 

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Re. any web browser and email client back up suggestions, these are already covered via the Home folder backup option.
 

 

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