backintime-qt4 man page

backintime-qt4 ā€” a simple backup tool.

Synopsis

backintime-qt4 [--checksum] [--config PATH] [--debug] [--delete] [--help | -h] [--keep-mount] [--license] [--local-backup] [--no-crontab] [--no-local-backup] [--profile NAME | --profile-id ID] [--quiet] [--version]

{ backup | backup-job | benchmark-cipher [FILE-SIZE] | check-config | decode [PATH] | last-snapshot | last-snapshot-path | pw-cache [start|stop|restart|reload|status] | remove[-and-do-not-ask-again] [SNAPSHOT_ID] | restore [WHAT [WHERE [SNAPSHOT_ID]]] | snapshots-list | snapshots-list-path | snapshots-path | unmount }

Description

Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux. This is the Qt4 version. For more information about Back In Time see backintime man page.

If you want to run it as root you need to use 'pkexec backintime-qt4'.

Options

--checksum

Force to use checksum for checking if files have been changed. This is the same as 'Use checksum to detect changes' in Options. But you can use this to periodically run checksums from cronjobs. Only valid with backup, backup-job and restore.

--config PATH

Read config from PATH.

--debug

Show debug messages.

--delete

Restore and delete newer files which are not in the snapshot. WARNING: deleting files in filesystem root could break your whole system!!! Only valid with restore.

-h, --help

Display a short help

--keep-mount

Don't unmount on exit. Only valid with snapshots-path, snapshots-list-path and last-snapshot-path.

--license

Show license

--local-backup

Create backup files before changing local files. Only valid with restore.

--no-crontab

Do not install crontab entries. Only valid with check-config.

--no-local-backup

Temporary disable creation of backup files before changing local files. Only valid with restore.

--profile NAME

Select profile by name

--profile-id ID

Select profile by id

--quiet

Suppress status messages on standard output.

-v, --version

Show version

Commands

backup | -b | --backup

Take a snapshot now (if needed)

backup-job | --backup-job

Take a snapshot (if needed) depending on schedule rules (used for cron jobs). Back In Time will run in background for this.

benchmark-cipher | --benchmark-cipher [FILE-SIZE]

Show a benchmark of all ciphers for ssh transfer.

check-config

Verify the profile in config, create snapshot path and crontab entries.

decode | --decode [PATH]

Decode encrypted PATH. If no PATH is given Back In Time will read paths from standard input.

last-snapshot | --last-snapshot

Display last snapshot ID (if any)

last-snapshot-path | --last-snapshot-path

Display the path to the last snapshot (if any)

pw-cache | --pw-cache [start|stop|restart|reload|status]

Control the Password Cache Daemon. If no argument is given the Password Cache will start in foreground.

remove[-and-do-not-ask-again] | --remove[-and-do-not-ask-again] [SNAPSHOT_ID]

Remove the snapshot. If SNAPSHOT_ID is missing it will be prompted. SNAPSHOT_ID can be an index (starting with 0 for the last snapshot) or the exact SnapshotID (19 caracters like '20130606-230501-984'). remove-and-do-not-ask-again will remove the snapshot immediately. Be careful with this!

restore | --restore [WHAT [WHERE [SNAPSHOT_ID]]]

Restore file WHAT to path WHERE from snapshot SNAPSHOT_ID. If arguments are missing they will be prompted. To restore to the original path WHERE can be an empty string '' or just press Enter at the prompt. SNAPSHOT_ID can be an index (starting with 0 for the last snapshot) or the exact SnapshotID (19 caracters like '20130606-230501-984')

snapshots-list | --snapshots-list

Display the list of snapshot IDs (if any)

snapshots-list-path | --snapshots-list-path

Display the paths to snapshots (if any)

snapshots-path | --snapshots-path

Display path where is saves the snapshots (if configured)

unmount | --unmount

Unmount the profile.

See Also

backintime, backintime-config.

Back In Time also has a website: https://github.com/bit-team/backintime

Author

This manual page was written by BIT Team(<bit-team@lists.launchpad.net>).

Info

July 2015 version 1.1.24 USER COMMANDS