bup man page

bup — Backup program using rolling checksums and git file formats

Synopsis

bup [global options...] <command> [options...]

Description

bup is a program for making backups of your files using the git file format.

Unlike git(1) itself, bup is optimized for handling huge data sets including individual very large files (such a virtual machine images). However, once a backup set is created, it can still be accessed using git tools.

The individual bup subcommands appear in their own man pages.

Global Options

--version

print bup's version number. Equivalent to bup-version(1)

-d, --bup-dir=BUP_DIR

use the given BUP_DIR parameter as the bup repository location, instead of reading it from the $BUP_DIR environment variable or using the default ~/.bup location.

Commonly Used Subcommands

bup-fsck(1)

Check backup sets for damage and add redundancy information

bup-ftp(1)

Browse backup sets using an ftp-like client

bup-fuse(1)

Mount your backup sets as a filesystem

bup-help(1)

Print detailed help for the given command

bup-index(1)

Create or display the index of files to back up

bup-on(1)

Backup a remote machine to the local one

bup-restore(1)

Extract files from a backup set

bup-save(1)

Save files into a backup set (note: run "bup index" first)

bup-web(1)

Launch a web server to examine backup sets

Rarely Used Subcommands

bup-damage(1)

Deliberately destroy data

bup-drecurse(1)

Recursively list files in your filesystem

bup-init(1)

Initialize a bup repository

bup-join(1)

Retrieve a file backed up using bup-split(1)

bup-ls(1)

Browse the files in your backup sets

bup-margin(1)

Determine how close your bup repository is to armageddon

bup-memtest(1)

Test bup memory usage statistics

bup-midx(1)

Index objects to speed up future backups

bup-newliner(1)

Make sure progress messages don't overlap with output

bup-random(1)

Generate a stream of random output

bup-server(1)

The server side of the bup client-server relationship

bup-split(1)

Split a single file into its own backup set

bup-tick(1)

Wait for up to one second.

bup-version(1)

Report the version number of your copy of bup.

See Also

git(1) and the README file from the bup distribution.

The home of bup is at <http://github.com/bup/bup/>.

Authors

Avery Pennarun <apenwarr@gmail.com>.

Referenced By

bup-bloom(1), bup-cat-file(1), bup-daemon(1), bup-damage(1), bup-drecurse(1), bup-fsck(1), bup-ftp(1), bup-fuse(1), bup-gc(1), bup-help(1), bup-import-duplicity(1), bup-import-rdiff-backup(1), bup-import-rsnapshot(1), bup-index(1), bup-init(1), bup-join(1), bup-ls(1), bup-margin(1), bup-memtest(1), bup-meta(1), bup-midx(1), bup-mux(1), bup-newliner(1), bup-on(1), bup-prune-older(1), bup-random(1), bup-restore(1), bup-rm(1), bup-save(1), bup-server(1), bup-split(1), bup-tag(1), bup-tick(1), bup-web(1).

2016-12-26 Bup 0.29