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KDE Archiving/Backup

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Minimum required   Qt 4.x
Downloads:  6419
Submitted:  Dec 5 2008
Updated:  Mar 28 2014



... a powerful, fast and reliable backup & sync tool

Home page: http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/


screenshots: http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/screenshots.html
demo videos: http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/videos.html

news - announcements

* 16 Mar 2014
Release of version 0.4.8

awards - distinctions

* 03 August 2009
3rd place at the sourceforge community choice awards as a "best new project"

* 2008 - 2010
Highest rated application at kde-apps.org (still is one of the top 5 !!)


* Backup data
* Support for multiple backup snapshots
* Synchronize folders
* Keep your data safe
* Simple / advanced option
* Exclude data from tasks
* Only include specific data
* Add/remove any rsync option
* Remote connections
* Execute other commands before or after a task
* Restore capability to any path
* Simulation mode
* Inlude only specific tasks and change the execution order
* Use of saved profiles (also import/export capability)
* Scheduling of tasks via cron
* email reports after a profile run
* logfiles
* Command line mode
* Tray notification support

for a detailed list of features please visit:


* no money
If you like this app and would like to donate something to me personally,
all you have to do is:
- Vote "good" here
- Become a fan
- Give a "thumbs up" at the sourceforge page (http://sourceforge.net/projects/luckybackup/reviews/)

This is my reward :)

* money
I personally never had and never will accept money for this project.
Nevertheless, I decided to use luckyBackup to support people that really need financial help.
So, please consider it seriously to donate money that will eventually be used for a good cause.
Donation link: http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/donate.html


Wish you good, fast, reliable, safe and usable backups
(no matter if you use luckyBackup or not)



Version 0.4.8 :
* Added option to disable TLS for email reports
* Added some (useful) statistics at the end of a profile run
* Added destination disk free space at information window
* Minor modifications to "modify task" dialog
* View of remote places is now available through the "manage backup" dialog
* Default email options are now loaded when a new profile is created
* Split of full email command to command & arguments
* Changed the default exclude "system folders" from "/dev /proc /sys /var" to "/dev /proc /sys /run /var/run"
* Safety checks of mount-points now include deeper levels in paths than /media// and /mnt//
* Added support for vss implementation (windows)
* Added support for nt-streams (windows)
* Added support for e-mail notifications (windows)
* Added various libs used for the windows port
* Fixed issue: When one or more items were manually removed from an existing schedule list, LB would delete entries from the bottom of the list instead, when the cronIT button is pressed.
* Fixed issue: Progress bar did not update normally
* Fixed issue: Segmentation fault under certain circumstances, when --skip-critical is used as an argument and there exists one or more actual CRITICAL tasks.
* Fixed issue: Confusion at task list when an item's box state changed.
* Fixed issue (windows): Warning message regarding the changes.log files during a run

for the complete changelog, please visit:

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 by Fri13 on: Dec 31 2008
Score 50%

This is nice GUI for rsync.

I just give critic from one thing... this is Qt application and does not use KDE technologies. (thats why this should be moved to qt-apps.org :-()

Please make this application to use KDE technologies... color schema, icons, open/save dialoges etc.

If you could add one feature, this application would beat all.

When user right clicks directory/file what is included on profile, he gets a change to restore that file from backup. That is the feature what is missing from most Linux backup-applications.

1. Restore this directory > dates
2. Restore this file > dates
3. List files on this directory > dates (shows list of files on the last backup).

I dont think these "restore" feature is easy to do or it would be possible(?) but it would be very nice.

Great job otherwise!

What is Linux and GNU/Linux?

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 Re: Wow!

 by luckyb on: Jan 6 2009
Score 50%

thank you for the nice words and the valuable feedback.

The "restore suggestions" are already in my to-do list.
It's not going to be implemented soon due to luck of time at this period of time, but it's a great idea and it will stay as a to-do item until done :-)

As far as the kde implementation is concerned you are right (not 100% though. Some kde functions are used). I will try to fully kde-develop in the future (with the exeption of the buttons - I like using my own :-)).
Until I figure out the exact project's policy (100% kde), I will temporarily leave it here. Maybe in the near future I will move it at qt-apps as you suggest (I hope that won't be too complicated ;-))

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 by Kenichi on: Jan 2 2009
Score 50%

The recovery thing looks intressting, but did doesnt mean you can recover you os?

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 Re: Recovery

 by luckyb on: Jan 6 2009
Score 50%

hi Kenichi,

If you backup your / directory at super-user mode you can have a clone of your system at another location.
You just have to be careful to at least exclude /mnt & /media, preserve all data attributes & permissions, copy symlinks & hardlinks as they are and finally preserve devices & special files

Theoretically speaking and because of the fact that all atrributes of your data are the same, if you perform a restore operation you will end up with the initial system !!

I've never tried this so I cannot be 100% sure.

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 by Znurre on: Jan 8 2009
Score 50%

I really like the application.
It is fast, and it made my life easier :p

What I think could be improved is the UI.
Right now, to me it looks a bit messed... and why not use the Oxygen icons?

A tip is to take a look at this chapter in the KDE Techbase (even if you don't use all KDE specific widgets it's some nice tutorials for GUI creating):


Good luck with the application, I'll be following the development :)

openSuSE User
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 Re: GUI

 by luckyb on: Jan 8 2009
Score 50%

Thank you for your interest and the valuable feedback.
(I keep thanking people for the same reasons. It's not routine. I mean it every time:-)).

What can I say?
Have a look at the to-do list and confirm everything you stated.
The UI is a bit of a mess !!
(I can't believe I'm saying that)

Had a look at the link you provided too. It's gonna prove useful in the future.
But I have more important issues to deal with first and probably it's gonna take some time until the first dramatical UI improvement :-(

As for the icons...
I like the ones I use so much that I tend not to hear other opinions.
...but they are increasing, I have to admit.
...oxygen, does not look that bad after all :-P

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 Re: Re: GUI

 by Fri13 on: Jan 28 2009
Score 50%

I would not say that your UI is "mess".

You just have few dialoges what you do not need. Like when user tries to save profile when there is no actions included, it gives error. Okay, it is good but mayby it could be improved someway not to need user clickin OK?

Your great application just needs polishing... few needed features (later) and reorganising buttons and changing icons, when the application is using more KDE technologies like open/save dialoge. I have never liked the Qt dialoges, reminds too much Windows 9x series, at last not the GNOME ;-)

When Aaron Seigo redesigned the KDE open/save dialoge, there came one good tip for many UI designers, if not already know. User reads the UI from top left and heads to bottom right. (but it is other way around when on arabic countries ;-))

So I would like to try and give you a mockup of your UI... it should not hurt? ;-)

This is just one application what gets used everyday because it is simple enough :-)

What is Linux and GNU/Linux?

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 Re: Re: Re: GUI

 by luckyb on: Jan 28 2009
Score 50%

thank u (again :-)) for your interest fri.

You are more than welcome to provide your own version of the UI or anything you wish.
You can use my email address for that purpose.
Your help is much appreciated.

I already have an improved UI version (thanks to an email from sombody that arrived a few days ago) but additional work needs to be done in order to implement the changes to the code.
I could also forward that to you if you want me to, so that to avoid producing the same or similar thing twice.

I plan to release another version the next couple (I hope I'll make it !) of days so that to include the fixes of the bugs (known issues) of v0.2.
Very next priority is the UI improvement

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: GUI

 by Fri13 on: Feb 1 2009
Score 50%

Send a privat message and I give you my email address where you can send files.

What is Linux and GNU/Linux?

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 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: GUI

 by luckyb on: Feb 1 2009
Score 50%

...so it is

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 Can luckybackup do this ?

 by miguipda on: Jan 30 2009
Score 50%


interresting program but can it do :
1) synchro between a local folder to an ftp external folder ?

2) synchronise via ftp to/from a LAN available folder ?


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 Re: Can luckybackup do this ?

 by luckyb on: Jan 30 2009
Score 50%

hi miguipda,

luckybackup uses rsync to make transfers, not ftp.
ftp is a different protocol than the one rsync uses.
So, no you cannot use ftp
(though I'm not completely sure !! see PS).

You might want to consider trying the remote option of luckybackup and see if it is supported by your remote host.
Unfortunately remote connections do not work at the current version (known issue). You'll have to wait for a couple of days until the release of v0.2.1
If you're in a hurry, I could prepare a new version package (with the remote option working) for you (just tell me your architecture and platform eg deb, rpm) and I could mail that.

PS I read at some forum that if you use "ftp.host_name" as a remote module it 's actually gonna work. But I have not tried that...

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 Re: Re: Can luckybackup do this ?

 by miguipda on: Jan 30 2009
Score 50%


I will wait for the next version.
I use the LZM module package (used with slax have a look to www.slax.org to know how to create modules. Really simple).

Have a nice day and thanks for your work.

Miguipda ;-)

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 trans to russian

 by dinoza on: Feb 9 2009
Score 50%

I'm ready to trans GUI & manual to russian.
I just emailed you.

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 Re: trans to russian

 by luckyb on: Feb 9 2009
Score 50%

thank u dinoza.

...and wish you luck

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 GUI suggestions

 by dinoza on: Feb 9 2009
Score 50%

Good prog )) With the future feature of compressing it might will a best prog )).

One (not last) suggestion:
it seems to be good to see somewhere in main window name of the current profile.


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