Incremental Backup ?

Asked by Gerd Heinlein on 2017-06-20

I don't see how to do daily _incremental_ (and weekly _full_) backups.
(Before upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I did this with a program called 'sbackup' - unfortunately, this program has disappeared with the upgrade.)
G.Heinlein

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2017-06-20
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2017-06-22
Vej (vej) said : #1

Hello!

You can open the preferences from the system settings and navigate to the tab "Scheduling". There you will be able to select "Every Day", which will result in daily incremental backups.

 The setting for the schedule of full backups is not available via the graphical user interface, but can be set using "gsettings" with the scheme "org.gnome.DejaDup" to modify the key "full-backup-period". This should be set to 75 (days) by default.

Please not that very small values for this key will result in more time and space consumption whereas big values might result in the risk of loosing data because of very long backup chains.

Best regards

Vej

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