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Summary

The UbuntuHomeBackup aims to provide an interface to easily create backups of your files in any medium. It backup your settings, home directory or system files by a simple step-by-step interface that guide you into the process.

Rational

Ubuntu Linux is growing, and people would be using it for everyday use. However, file loss and critical data corruption is likely to happen accidentally or by hardware or software faults. Mediums of data storage keeps getting cheaper, and much easier to access, but currently, it is not yet used by backup tools.

Scope

The backup tool will be able to use CD-R/RW Recordable Disc, USB Disk Drive, E-Mail, FTP Network Servers, Apple iPod, and Local Directory as a backup medium. Backups of the user's home directory files, settings, or system files like /home, /etc, and /var would be available in the interface.

Design

Invocation and Overall Design

The software will be linked right into "System > Administration > Backup" menu. and will have a stock harddisk icon. A selection of what files would be available for backup, and what storage medium would be used.

Screenshots

Selection of files to be backup

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Selection of storage mediums

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E-mail storage medium

attachment:ubuntu-home-backup-email.png

FTP storage medium

attachment:ubuntu-home-backup-ftp.png

Administrator backup

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Backup label name

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Backup compression method

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Final Screen

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GUI file extraction

This would be available along with the backup files if disk medium is used as a backup storage. The user simply double click the application to easily extract the files to the directory.

Code

The code is written in GTK+, C, sh and perl as a scripting backend.

Source Package

Version 0.1 "We can't buy this 5 cents and 10 cents anymore."

This is the first release of the software, but it's quite stable, and can do all of the said funtionalities.

Installation

It does not require other dependencies other than build-essentials and GTK+ 2.0 Libraries. It can be installed by standard configure, make & make install

However, if it doesn't work, run ./autogen --prefix=/usr

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