For those looking for Time Machine like backup software, Cronopete is a Linux backup utility modeled after Apple’s time machine.
“The name comes from anacronopete (“who flies through time”), which is a time machine featured in the novel from Enrique Gaspar y Rimbaud, and published in 1887 (eight years before than H.G. Wells’Time Machine).”
Install Cronopete backup tool in Ubuntu:
The software project page so far offers packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and other Linux.
package for Ubuntu bionic (for Ubuntu 18.04), or
package for Ubuntu artful (for Ubuntu 17.10).
Then install it via:
- Install Gdebi package installer from Ubuntu Software.
- Right-click on downloaded .deb package, then go to open with Other Application -> Gdebi package installer.
- Finally click install the Cronopete package.
Or open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install the package:
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/cronopete-*.deb; sudo apt-get -f install
Once installed, open the settings dialog from your system app launcher and enjoy!
Enable store backups in a folder:
When you click ‘Change destination’ button to choose a folder to save backups, you’ll be prompted to enable folder backend. And this can be done by:
- Install Dconf Editor via Ubuntu Software.
- Launch Dconf Editor and navigate to /org/rastersoft/cronopete
- Scroll down and enable enable-folder-backend
To remove Cronopete backup tool, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run command:
sudo apt-get remove --autoremove cronopete