Back up your data!

Ever wondered how you could back-up your ubuntu data easily? And install lots of other things like dvd-codecs, msn messenger clone, dvd copy software? Look no futher, Ubackup! does it all for you.

The program was made by ubuntuforums.org member mdpalow.

Quoting from his post:

If you’re interested in having this – I’ve written a menu-driven script called uBackup! that will allow you to:

Auto Install proper DVD & Codecs Files so you can Play a DVD in your drive using totem, etc. (works with 7.10 / 7.04 and 32-bit / 64-bit).
Auto Install Some Common Applications (aMSN, aMSN fix, Flash, Firestarter, Java, AllTray, and a few others)
Back-up Your System /
Back-up /home
Back-up some key files (five to be exact) separately (fstab, device.map, mtab, menu.lst, and xorg.conf)
Create a Custom Back-up (TAR any folder you like)
Create a Custom Scheduled (Recurring) Back-up (daily, weekly, or monthly)
Restore Your System /
Restore Your /home
Restore Your key files
View Your Mounted Drives
Mount a Drive
View or Edit Your Key Files (fstab, device.map, mtab, menu.lst, and xorg.conf)
Delete ‘Cached’ Thumbnails

With uBackup!, you can have your system up and running again exactly how you had it before in about 20 minutes if you had to start from scratch; much less if just making a quick fix. I’ve completely restored (clean install) my system in 24 minutes with an 11 gig /home folder, which included VMware and Windows XP (10gigs) w/ programs.

The script uses TAR with compression and creates a a back-up file that it places on your Desktop, which you can move when finished.

There’s a pretty extensive help file I’ve written to go along with it and the whole thing is only 41 Kb.

I wrote the script originally to make my back-ups/restore easier and so I wouldn’t have to remember all the commands each time. Basically, you can back-up your system with a keystroke. Considering the extent of the TAR command, this is a pretty simple solution for new users. It then grew into a group of handy functions that make setting up Ubuntu a lot easier.

How to get uBackup! :

1. Download the uBackup!.tar.gz file to your (((DESKTOP))) (Left-click on attachment below and save it to your DESKTOP.)

2. Download the Install_uBackup!.sh file to your (((DESKTOP))) (Left-click on attachment below and save it to your DESKTOP.)

3. RIGHT click on the Install_uBackup!.sh file on your DESKTOP and select Properties, then select the Permissions tab at the top, and ensure the ‘Execute’ check-box is checked towards the bottom where it says ‘Allow executing file as program’. Close window.

4. Click or double-click on the Install_uBackup!.sh file located on your Desktop and select ‘Run in Terminal’

You will now have a uBackup! icon on your desktop to run the program.

That’s it.

I just uploaded a better version of my installer that will also create a launcher on your Desktop to run uBackup!. If the Launcher opens a text file instead of launching uBackup!, you will probably need to go into your uBackup! folder (Example: /home/Chris/uBackup!) and RIGHT click on the uBackup! file and select Properties, then select the Permissions tab at the top, and ensure the ‘Execute’ check-box is checked towards the bottom where it says ‘Allow executing file as program’. Close window.

Download:

Install_Ubackup!.sh

Ubackup!.tar.gz

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