I use a gui frontend for rsync called luckyBackup (
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LuckyBackup ). It is in the Ubuntu repo.

My home setup stores three checkpoint states of user files in a LUKS
encrypted container on a separate machine.


Dump's multi-level backup support seems designed to minimize tape
mounts, which I suppose might still be important for some sysadmins. Is
there a gui tool for dump and restore?

On 2018-02-22 10:33 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   i'm prepping to teach 5 days of compTIA linux+ next week, after
> which the students will have the option to write exams based on that
> content for their LPI certification, so i'm working my way through the
> course manual and just hit the section on backups, which opens with
> explaining how to use "dump". argh.
>   i understand that dump is ubiquitous, and that it integrates with
> entries in /etc/fstab but, beyond that, does anyone seriously use dump
> for official backups these days?
>   i suspect i'll have to cover that utility to some extent, just
> because it could conceivably be on the exam, so even if i consider
> some of the course content utterly archaic, i still have to cover it.
>   but what are folks out there using for their backups these days?
> tar? rsync? amanda? the possibilities are endless, of course, but i'll
> still cover dump, even as i strongly discourage people from using it.
> rday
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