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KDE KBackup

KBackup is a program that lets you back up any directories or files. It uses an easy-to-use directory tree to select the things to back up. The program was designed to be very simple to use so that it can be used by those who are not computer experts. The storage format is the well known tar format, compressed with bzip2 or gzip. It also includes German, French, Italian, and Russian translations for the user interface and English and German translations of the handbook.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  19 Jun 2010 16:12

    Release Notes: Incremental backup functionality was added. A wildcard filter was added to ignore files for backup matching a filename pattern.

    •  24 May 2009 20:53

      Release Notes: Ported to cmake and KDE4/Qt4, which also removes the 4GB limit per file. Sorts hidden files/directories before normal ones, and shows a dimmed icon for hidden files. Adds a "Save As..." menu and stores the name of the loaded profile. The --autobg switch starts kbackup without a GUI e.g. for cron, at, etc. When the upload fails for a slice, you may select a temporary different target. If the target directory does not exist, it is created (mkdir -p). Number of kept backups on the target directory (per profile) is shown. A list of created archive slices is shown in the finish dialog.

      •  16 Aug 2007 05:15

        Release Notes: The program now starts with the home folder opened. A profile option was added to avoid the media change dialog. A profile option was added to avoid compressing files at all. Whenever a directory is only partly included, it is shown with blue color. A dialog is shown when the backup has finished. Window size is automatically saved and restored. The "auto" command line option was added to automatically start a backup and quit kbackup when done. Predefined slice sizes (for CDs and DVDs) were added in the profile settings dialog. A Portuguese translation was added.

        •  01 Oct 2006 23:25

          Release Notes: This release adds a "recent files" action. It adds a profile setting to define a maximum slice size. It stores the most recent directory for the file dialog. KBackup is now included in the Fedora 5 branch. Fedora users just have to do "yum install kbackup" as root.

          •  25 Sep 2006 02:48

            Release Notes: This release adds systray functionality and a profile setting to define the file prefix.


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