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Nov 29, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Most computer users don't make use of a system backup tool until after they suffer the misfortunes of a hard drive crash without one. But even then, many find backup software too complicated to configure, and there seems to be little in between creating CD or DVD archives by hand and overpowered network backup systems designed for the enterprise. The Simple Backup Suite (sbackup) is a tool for configuring regular backups of system data and simplifying full and partial recoveries.

"A product of Google's 2005 Summer of Code, sbackup is a set of Python scripts accessible through a graphical interface. The current release is available as an architecture-independent .deb package or a tarball, and will install two GUI tools, simple-backup-config and simple-restore-gnome..."

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