There are many backup solutions for Linux-based operating systems, and all work well with the Kubuntu Focus. For your convenience, we have pre-configured BackInTime as the out-of-the-box solution, but there are other solutions available as well.
BackInTime is installed by default on the Kubuntu Focus, and it stores snapshots to
/backintime on your primary drive. You may use this to revert to an earlier version of a file or restore a deleted file.
It is pre-configured to ignore directories that would otherwise be useless, such as cache directories and temporary directories. It only backs-up your home folder, and backs up most of your configuration files as well.
To see what is being backed-up, you need look no further than the configuration within BackInTime.
BackInTime can also be set to use an external drive or remote drive. To learn more, please see the official BackInTime documentation.
As mentioned before, there are many other backup solutions. Even using cloud storage, such as with Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, or Google Drive, is a perfectly viable backup solution. However, we do recommend versioned backups versus the wholesale backup methods provided by these popular cloud services as it is easier to find various versions of a single file. However, any backup solution is better than none at all.
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We try hard to provide a useful solution validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always backup your data and test the solution to determine the correct procedure for you.
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