Cronopete: A graphical backup utility for Linux


Cronopete is a graphical backup utility for Linux that is modeled after Apple’s Time Machine. It aims to simplify the creation of periodic backups by providing a user-friendly interface and a flexible set of features.

I have been using Cronopete for about five years since Ben Cotton told me about it when we were both writing for Cronopete is a backup utility that periodically creates a copy of all user files to a separate hard drive. This allows users to recover deleted files or restore their system in case of a hard drive failure. Each copy is stored separately, with one hourly copy for the past 24 hours, one daily copy for the past 15 days, and one weekly copy for the rest. This allows users to choose the copy they need to restore. Files that do not change between backups are stored as hard links, meaning each new copy uses less disk space than a full copy. Cronopete uses RSync to perform all backup operations.. Cronopete is licensed under the GPL v3.

It is easy to install. Download the package for your distribution. Cronopete supports Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Arch Linux. Once installed by your package manager, you can launch the application.

In addition to its backup features, Cronopete includes a restore manager that makes restoring files from a backup easy. The restore manager allows you to browse your backups and select the files or directories you want to restore. Cronopete is a backup utility designed to back up your files, not the entire operating system. Do not attempt to back up the root folder or system folders, such as `/etc..’ When restoring files, users have the option of restoring from a particular point in time using the GUI provided in the program.

If you are looking for a simple and easy-to-use backup utility for your Linux system, then Cronopete is a good option.