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bup

Backup system based on the Git packfile format, providing incremental saves and global deduplication. More information: https://github.com/bup/bup.

  • Initialize a backup repository in the specified local directory:

bup -d {{path/to/repository}} init

  • Prepare a given directory before taking a backup:

bup -d {{path/to/repository}} index {{path/to/directory}}

  • Backup a directory to the repository:

bup -d {{path/to/repository}} save -n {{backup_name}} {{path/to/directory}}

  • Show the backup snapshots currently stored in the repository:

bup -d {{path/to/repository}} ls

  • Restore a specific backup snapshot to a target directory:

bup -d {{path/to/repository}} restore -C {{path/to/target_directory}} {{backup_name}}