Ubuntu Linux has a simple backup tool called Back In Time.It takes snapshots of a specified set of directories.You can backup and restore folders you have write access to,but can’t restore the read-only folders.

Install Back In Time

First,edit /etc//apt/sources.list file:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add this line to the end,then save and close the file.

deb http://le-web.org/repository stable main

Add the GPG key

wget http://le-web.org/repository/le-web.key

sudo apt-key add le-web.key

Then update and install Back In Time

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install backintime-common backintime-gnome

Backup with Back In Time

Open Back In Time at Applicatiions->System Tools->Back In Time.

In setting window,select folder to save snapshots and schedule time.Add folder for backup in Include tab.

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Then click on Backup Now,and you will see a backup named by date.

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