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easyBackuper - backup utility (freeware)

easyBackuper is a simple backup utility that allows perform backup fast and efficiently. Main idea behind this program is speed, both operational and usage. Of course anyone can perform these task using standard operating system tools, but sometimes it is an hassle to write proper script, especially the one that can recognize file that has been changed.

Current version: 0.9b (beta)

Features:

  • backup files
    • backup only NEW files (copy only never files, save time and bandwidth)
    • synchronize path content ( this "mode" allow to synchronize content of two paths to NEWEST file version )
  • save session path
  • generate file list ( supported output formats: CSV, PDF, HTML )
  • highly customizable GUI (state is saved upon application exit)
  • multi-platform support (current version available on Win x86/64 (32/64 bit), Linux x86 (32bit) / AMD64 (64bit))

Download:

project is hosted on sourceforge, due to limited bandwidth on this host
direct link to:

Installation instructions / additional informations:

Currently I strongly suggest to test files after backup, that's due to lack (in my opinion) of enough test time. That said It doesn't mean that this application was not tested!.

Installation:

Windows:
Just unpack the archive to location that You have write permission and run the program.

Linux:
Unpack archive into location that You have write permission (i.e. /home/username/easyBackuper).

if You are running KDE as window manager, then application runs without need of any additional libraries.

On other systems install Qt4 libraries from repositories.

On Ubuntu/Debian distributions type

sudo apt-get install libqt4-xml libqtcore4 libqt4-gui

to install Qt4 libraries, or consult Your distribution manual/forums how to do that.

FAQ:

  1. Why my file manager shows less files (in destination location) after backup?
    If there was no error that's due to absence of empty folder. Currently program don't create empty folders.

  2. Why easyBackuper, in copy dialog "Total files copied:", shows number less then my file manager?
    This number says how many files were copied, don't include directories count.

  3. How to "synchronize" two location?
    Simply add two pairs that point to each other, i.e.:
    /home/testfolder1 -> /home/testfolder2
    /home/testfolder2 -> /home/testfolder1
    if option "Copy only newer files" is set (by default is on) then files in theses folders will be "synchronized" to the NEWEST version from each folder.

  4. Why my files are overwritten without any warning?
    easyBackuper was designed keeping in mind "silent operation". I tried to reduce to the minimum application "popups", so You need to be careful when choosing destination directory.

  5. Do I need to run rsync or other services/demons?
    No. This application is independent utility that don't rely on other services.

  6. What happens when I abort copy operation?
    Application will copy current file and then abort operation. That's because I don't want to use any "delete" code in application.

Bugs:

  • (Windows) When making backup from Linux machine to Windows machine - file name must consist of valid MsWindows "characters". EXT supports file names like fu"bar, and the same file name in Windows is displayed as FYH9OR~J ( NTFS itself supports that, but ...). This, of course, happens due to MsWindows limitation.

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LICENSING:
This program is free-ware but close source (at least at the moment).
I redistribute easyBackup with Qt libraries that are LGPL.
Form more details / new version of libraries please visit:
http://qt.nokia.com
http://www.mingw.org/

This software is distributed "AS IS". No warranty of any kind is expressed or implied. You use easyBackuper at your own risk. The author, owner and copyright holder will not be liable for data loss, damages, loss of profits or any other kind of loss while using or misusing this software.

Installing and using this Software signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions of the license. If you do not agree with the terms of this license you have to remove Software files from your storage devices and cease to use the product.

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If You like this application and want support me or feature development please consider donation.

Information:

  • Release Date: V. 2010
  • IDE: QtCreator Lang: C++
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