Systemback: restore points on Ubuntu

systemback_compWe explored TimeShift in one of our earlier articles. We came across another backup tool that works similarly – Systemback. It too does a restore point based backup and can handle system files as well as user configuration files. Note that it is not a tool to backup videos, pictures or documents. A restore point can be created at any time and the application will list the time of the restore point creation for an easy rollback later. Features include:

  • Create restore points
  • Copy system from one partition to another
  • Create a new user, modify root password, modify hostname
  • Create a Live CD/DVD/USB from current system with or without user data
  • System repair, Grub2 repair with or without fstab
  • Upgrade Ubuntu to next release
  • Exclude certain files

Run the following commands to install Systemback on Ubuntu (12.04.x, 14.04.x or 14.10 at the time of writing):

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nemh/systemback
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install systemback

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