Types of Backup
Full A full backup backs up all the files in
the back up target.
Incremental An incremental backup
backs up all the files that have changed
since the last backup.
Differential A differential backup is the
same as an incremental except if
Windows files systems are involved. In
that case it is a backup that does not clear
the archive bit.
Backup and Restore tool
SBackup is a simple backup solution for
the BOSS desktop. It allows you to
backup selected files and directories,
define the file size limit, use regular
expressions to exclude files and folders,
and much more.
These backups can then be saved
locally, on removal media or even on
Backing up using SBackup
Once installed SBackup will be available under System \
Administration \ Simple Backup Config.
The three main operating modes are
This will perform a daily backup of your /home, as well as
system data held in /etc, /usr/local and /var. This will
deliberately exclude any files over 100MB as well as
common multimedia file types. By default the archive created
will be stored in /var/backup.
This selection allows you to customize a profile and modify
all options such as the include and exclusion rules, the
scheduling time and where the backup will be made. The
backup will proceed according to the settings on the tabs
other than General.
If you want to manually control when the backups are
performed choose this option.