Setup Automatic Backups in Ubuntu with Fwbackups 2

Ubuntu Maverick ImageThis simple and brief tutorial shows you how to install and use Fwbackups in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat to schedule automatic backups and restore. There are many backup and restore tools for Linux systems and Fwbackup is one of them. It is a feature-rich backup tool that lets you backup important documents and folders anytime and store them either remotely or locally. It also works in Windows.


Getting started:


To get started, download the 32-bit version from here or 64-bit version from here.




When Software Center opens, click ‘Install’




After installing, go to System –> Preferences –> fwbackups




The best way to launch fwbackups is to do it as root. To launch it was the root user, press Alt-F2 and type the command below:

gksu fwbackups



When it opens, type the backup name and select ‘Add File(s)’ or ‘Add Folder(s)’




Then select the ‘Destination’ tab and choose where to store the backup data.




Next, choose the ‘Times’ tab and schedule the backup job.




Finally, click ‘Apply’ to save the job.




That’s all to it. Fwbackups will automatically backup your important files and folders at the scheduled time.



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