Although the original developer is Dave Arter but the current developer is Andrew Price who seems to be doing a great job without a doubt :). Anyhow, after installing it and launching it for the first time, you'll be greeted with a window similar to the below one.
*. Backup and Restore (okay, that was a stupid thing to say :D, of course it can do that).
*. Create/edit new "backup sets":
Say that you usually want to take backups of a certain location/locations, then you can create a "profile" with a new name, thus you can just choose its name every time you wanna make a backup and the application will automatically fetch the locations and other related data (more later).
*. Backup and Restore to CD/DVD, Local HDD (or any local media) and Remote locations (SSH) support.
*. Status window that "notifies" you about the messages and a status-bar.
You can install Pybackpack in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by using the below command in your Terminal window.
sudo apt-get install pybackpackNow as you can see with the first screenshot, if you just press the "Go" button then Pybackpack will automatically back-up all of your personal data within the "Home" folder (including documents, e-mails, etc) and will automatically burn them to a CD/DVD.
But if you want more advanced options, then you can just choose the "Backup" tab and then under the sub-menu called: "Backup Set", choose "New Backup Set" and then click on the "Edit" button.
Now you should be greeted with a wizard type window that'll guide you through the whole process. You can give a name, a little description, save location (destination) and finally add/remove locations, then simply confirm!. That's it.
|Step 2: Give a name, description, choose save location...|
|Add/remove your preferred locations/folders...|
|Confirm the changes and click the "Forward" button...|
|Now you have a new "preset"...|