Systemback is a simple backup and restore application for Ubuntu Linux that makes it easy to create backups of system and users configuration files. In case of problems you can easily restore the previous state of the system.
With systemback, you can create a Windows like system restore point by clicking on the Create new button.
It will take a few minutes backing up system files and user configuration data. User files such as documents, pictures and music are excluded. During this time, you can click the Interrupt button to cancel the process.
Once you created a restore point, it will be list in the main window with a name looks like “2014-7-11, 20.50.47” (see the first picture). Choose it and you’re able to click the System restore button. Then you can easily restore your system status to the time you create the point.
Under the function menu, click the green arrow button, you’ll see a button Schedule which allows you to create restore points in a scheduled time.
Besides creating restore points, the tool also allows to:
- Copy system from one partition to another
- Create new user, set root password, change hostname.
- Create a Live CD/DVD/USB from current system with or without user data.
- System file repair, Grub2 repair.
- Upgrade your Ubuntu to next release
Install Systemback in Ubuntu 14.04:
The latest stable v1.0 (qt5 port) is available in the developer’s PPA for Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04. A old stable version is also available for Ubuntu 12.04.
Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one will add the PPA and install Systemback:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/systemback sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install systemback