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-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-random(1), bup-restore(1), bup-save(1), bup-server(1), bup-split(1), bup-tag(1), bup-tick(1), bup-web(1).

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