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KBackup

   0.8  

KDE Archiving/Backup

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KBackup
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KBackup
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Link:  Link
Depends on  KDE 4.x
Downloads:  17872
Submitted:  Aug 31 2006
Updated:  Jul 23 2012

Description:

KBackup is a program that lets you back up any directories or files, whereby it uses an easy to use directory tree to select the things to back up.

The program was designed to be very simple in its use so that it can be used by non-computer experts.

It can do full- and incremental backups.

The storage format is the well known TAR format, whereby the data is still stored in compressed format (bzip2 or gzip).

The backup can be put onto a local directory (mounted device, etc.) but also on a remote URL (thanks to KDE KIO).

It also includes a german, french, italian, slovak, czech, portuguese, swedish and russian translation for the user interface and an english, french, russian and german handbook.

Note: the documentation for 0.7 is only current in english and german.

For the former KDE3 version 0.5.4:
You'll find all RPMs including 64bit versions for different distributions on the openSuse build service (links below)




Changelog:

08.09.2013 (updated 0.8 package)
- Added translation for Interlingua, thanks to Giovanni Sora

23.07.2012 (0.8)
- Add dirpath wildcard filters to skip complete directories

05.03.2011 (0.7.1)
- fix handling of output from scripts used via --script
- better error message in case non-local target in non-interactive mode

25.10.2010
- Fix display of version number in "about" dialog

11.09.2010
- added Fedora and Mandriva packages on openSuse build service

19.06.2010 (0.7)
- Add Incremental Backup functionality
- Add wildcard filter to ignore files for backup matching a filename pattern

03.06.2010
- updated french translation

30.05.2010
- added czech translation (thanks to Pavel Fric)
- fixed other translation .po files

15.05.2010 (0.6.4)
- When an error occurs while reading a file (e.g. corrupted filesystem), cancel backup

25.09.2009 (0.6.3)
- When running in non interactive mode (e.g. cron), do not use KIO but only direct file access
as KIO needs a KDE session and $DISPLAY
This now makes the slice-reduction on the local target dir work.

05.09.2009 (0.6.2)
- Fix handling of disk-full situation (and a crash with it)

01.07.2009 (0.6.1)
- Avoid backup of the backup file
- make it compile with KDE Version < 4.2

24.May 2009 (0.6)
kbackup is now ported to KDE4 and has the following new features:
- Port to cmake and KDE4/Qt4, which also removes the 4GB limit per file
- sort hidden files/dirs before normal ones
- show dimmed icon for hidden files (like konqueror)
- don't allow to expand symlinked dirs as the content is not archived but only the link
- Add "Save As..." menu and store name of loaded profile, so that a save directly writes to that
- Add --autobg commandline which starts kbackup without a GUI e.g. for cron, at, ...
- Add --verbose commandline option which allows to see all files when using --autobg
- When the upload fails for a slice, offer a way to select a temporarily different target
- if target-dir does not exist, create it (mkdir -p)
- # of kept backups on target dir (per profile)
- show list of created archive slices in finish-dialog

25.Jan 2008
Added 2 new distributions in the openSuse build-service: RHEL-5 and CentOS-5 (both 32 and 64 bit)

19.Jan 2008 (0.5.4)
- correctly limit slice size:
- limited by the target directory (when we store directly into a local dir)
- limited by the "tmp" dir when we create a tmp file for later upload via KIO
- limited by Qt3 (4GB on 32bit)
- limited by user defined maxSliceMBs
- sort directories first in treeview
- correctly sort by size and timestamp in treeview
- check if a file that is archived into the backup is not the backup itself


4.Jan 2008
I have extended the usage of the openSuse build service.
Therefore I can offer now Suse, Mandriva and Fedora RPMs including 64bit versions.

13.Oct 2007 (0.5.3)
- Add russian handbook (thanks to Alexey Kouznetsov)
- show symbolic links with an overlayed "link" icon
- fix handling of files larger than 2GB
- avoid crash when writing special files (below /proc)

19.Aug 2007
- Repackaged to add spanish translation (thanks to Gerardo Bueno)
15.Aug 2007 (0.5.2)
Finally I release a minor update to kbackup. Here is the ChangeLog:
- start with the HOME folder opened
- add a profile option to avoid media change dialog
- add a profile option to avoid compressing files at all
- Whenever a directory is only partly included, show it with blue color
- Show a dialog when the backup has finished
- automatically save/restore window size
- add "auto" commandline option to automatically start a backup and quit kbackup when done.
- added predefined slice sizes (for CDs, DVDs) in profile settings dialog
- added portuguese translation thanks to Carlos Gonçalves

21.Dec 2006:
Thanks to Carlos Gonçalves kbackup is now in the openSuse KDE:/Community project.
kbackup is therefore now available for openSUSE 10.2 and Factory, SUSE 10.1, 10.0 and SLE10

1.Oct 2006: (0.5.1)
- added "recent files" action
- added profile setting to define a maximum slice size
- store recent directory for file dialog

29.Sept 2006:
KBackup is now included in the Fedora 5 branch.
Fedora users just have to do "yum install kbackup" as root.
- added french handbook

24.Sept 2006: 0.5 released
- added systray functionality
- added profile setting to define file-prefix
- added slovak GUI translation (thanks to Jozef Riha)
- fixed Umlaut encoding for directories

21.Sept 2006:
- added fedora RPMs (thanks to Alain PORTAL)

16.Sept 2006:
- added russian translation (thanks to Alexey Kouznetsov)
- added italian translation (thanks to Andrea Sciucca)

3.Sept 2006:
- added german handbook
- added french GUI translation (thanks to Régis FLORET)
- added missing "unlimited" translation string
- added the RPM .spec file
- added missing .mo translation files into RPM




LicenseGPL
Source(kbackup-0.8.tar.bz2)
SUSE(kbackup (0.7) in KDE:Extra)
Fedora(Fedora 12,13,14 RPMs (0.7))
Mandriva(Mandriva RPMs 2009.1, 2010, 2010.1 (0.7))
Mandriva(Mandriva 2007, 2008 (0.5.4))
Red Hat(RHEL-5 and CentOS-5 (0.5.4))
Debian(Debian Etch)
FreeBSD(FreeBSD)
other(PCLinuxOS Package)
Slackware(Slackware 12 (0.5.4))
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 How to install

 
 by frazelle09 on: Nov 10 2006
 
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Martin-

Can't find how to install this program. Is there any instrucctions on how to do this? Also, which version should i download?

i´m running Freespire 1.0.3 which i guess is Debian.

Have a great evening! :)


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 Re: How to install

 
 by mkoller on: Nov 10 2006
 
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As I do not provide debian packages (I have no Debian based system), you should download the source and compile/install it.
See the included README file.
P.S.: you need to have some development packages installed, e.g. g++, kdelibs-devel, etc.


Martin
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 Re: Re: How to install

 
 by frazelle09 on: Nov 11 2006
 
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Thanks, Martin. i'll try to give it a try tomorrow. Have a great day! :)


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 good +

 
 by bugger on: Dec 23 2006
 
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excellent work. Straight forward and (almost) self explanatory.
Only thing is how can I determine the target format: bzip2 or gzip?
Cheers


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 Re: good +

 
 by mkoller on: Dec 23 2006
 
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You don't need to decide the target format, it is done automatically and it chooses the best one depending on the availability (which normally will be bzip2)


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 Great but...

 
 by MoonBlossom on: Feb 3 2007
 
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I find your program really easy to use. I used it to make a backup of some files. Some weeks after I tried to restore the backup file using ARK in Kubuntu 6.10 and noticed that each file had been compressed individually. So when I restored the backup file I ended up with a lot a of compressed files and now I need to extract each one individually x.x

It's there a better way to restore the backup? or an option in Kbackup to avoid this problem?

Thank you!!


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 Re: Great but...

 
 by mkoller on: Feb 3 2007
 
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You can use konqueror and use the right mouse button menu "Extract to...".

Or if you have all the .bz2 files, you can do the following to unzip all files from the current directory recursively down:

find . -name \*bz2 | xargs bunzip2

There is currently no direct way from within kbackup (it's on my TODO list)


Martin
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 Re: Re: Great but...

 
 by MoonBlossom on: Feb 3 2007
 
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Thank you so much!! it worked!!


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 Re: Re: Great but...

 
 by MoonBlossom on: Feb 4 2007
 
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I was wondering what would be the syntax to extract filenames with white spaces. The one you gave me:

find . -name \*bz2 | xargs bunzip2

Marks an error when it finds a file like this:

file name.bz2


Thank you!


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 Re: Re: Re: Great but...

 
 by mkoller on: Feb 4 2007
 
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Ah yes. Use the following instead:

find . -name \*bz2 -print0 | xargs -0 bunzip2


Martin
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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Grea

 
 by MoonBlossom on: Feb 5 2007
 
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Thank you!!


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 Re: Re: Great but...

 
 by djsuson on: Sep 27 2007
 
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djsusondjsuson
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I used kbackup to back up my entire filesystem (approximately 150GB across three drives) onto an external hard drive. When I try to view the archive through konqueror I get the error "Could not open the file, probably due to an unsupported file format". Similarly, if I try to use Ark, I get "An error occurred while trying to open the archive". Finally, I tried doing a simple
"tar -xvf /media/Backup/backup_2007.09.22-17.06.21_1.tar".
This failed as well. Why can't I read the backup? I need to upgrade my system, but can't proceed until I know I have a restorable backup in place.


Dan Suson
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 Re: Re: Re: Great but...

 
 by mkoller on: Sep 28 2007
 
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Hmmm....to be able to tell what's wrong I would need the tar file for analysis ... which might be problematic here.
Could you try to make smaller backups for test and see if it works at all ?


Martin
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 Re: Re: Re: Great but...

 
 by mkoller on: Sep 30 2007
 
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I found a problem with kbackup and large files: It does not deal correctly with files larger than 2GB
I'm about to fix these problems and will release a new version in the next days.


Martin
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 Large file error

 
 by djsuson on: Nov 19 2007
 
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djsusondjsuson
Purdue University-C alumet

Dear Martin,
I downloaded the latest version, hoping that it would fix the problem that I had backing up my file system to a single file. The backup appeared to complete okay, but tar -tf generated an error when trying to list the archive. The archive's size is 5,294,187,520.
I tried splitting the backup into logical portions: base, home, local, and so forth. The base backup is 3,339,448,832 and listed okay. The home backup is 4,365,593,088 and did not list okay.
Any suggestions on what might still be wrong? Any thoughts on how I can give you data for troubleshooting? If so, what kind of data do you need?

Thanks,
Dan


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 Re: Large file error

 
 by mkoller on: Dec 22 2007
 
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Hi Dan,
I think I now found the problem:
The KDE libs use Qt file operations and they are limited with file sizes to 4 Byte ... which means they simply can not deal with files larger than 4GB...
I will modify kbackup to automatically limit a single slice to that size.


Martin
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 Individual compress

 
 by felmur on: Oct 14 2007
 
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Good app, thank you.

Why you have individually compressed each file?

This is the only one thing I don't like of kbackup.


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 Re: Individual compress

 
 by mkoller on: Oct 14 2007
 
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You can disable the compression completely via a profile setting.

The reason for compressing each file was the idea to allow for archive slices with a maximum size but still have compressed data.
To be able to know if a file still fits into a slice, I have to compress it before putting it into the slice, otherwise I can not know how large the slice will be when I compress the complete slice.


Martin
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 Use of script

 
 by PdQ on: Oct 14 2007
 
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Hi,

How exactly I must call kbackup with the script argument? May you give me an example?

I did a file with the sample script to flush the old backup (as demonstrated in your documentation) but I don't success in invoquing the script with is own argument "slice_finished".

For now, I named the script "RotateBackup" and save it in directory "/home/pierre/Documents/Scripts".

I issued a command like this one :

/usr/bin/kbackup --script /home/pierre/Documents/Scripts "slice_finished" but it doesn't works.

What's wrong?

Regards,

PdQ


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 Re: Use of script

 
 by mkoller on: Oct 14 2007
 
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You have to pass only the full path to the scriptfile, e.g.
kbackup --script /home/pierre/Documents/Scripts/RotateBackup


Martin
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 backup file

 
 by psionides on: Oct 23 2007
 
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You should add a check if a file that is packed into the backup is not the backup itself... :) I've just made a backup of /home/psionides and set the target directory to /home/psionides, and now the file backup_2007.10.23-21.50.51_1.tar.bz2 is inside backup_2007.10.23-21.50.51_1.tar :)


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