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      • #2279300 Reply
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        I’m looking for a Linux (Mint) based GUI program that will back up selected files, folders or drives that can be scheduled to start on bootup…or within a few minutes of that. Backup would be to an external USB HDD or if possible a USB Flash Drive.

        Any suggestions?


      • #2279306 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Create a CRON job that runs your backup as required.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2279430 Reply
        AskWoody Plus

        Thanks Paul but that’s way beyond me.

        I’m looking for a GUI front end program that others have used/reviewed.  I found one ( that works fine………except running on boot.

        There aren’t a lot that will backup on boot.

        As far as LuckyBackup, I’ll have to fiddle more with it because I’m thinking that my problem may be a mounting issue on boot.

      • #2279488 Reply
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Lucky Backup uses cron, so you only need to copy a line that does what you want and paste it with the time replaced by “@reboot”.
        Edit the cron jobs by running “crontab -e”.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2279537 Reply

        I have been using CloneZilla to backup my Win7 and boot partition for years. It is a bootable (I use a USB to run it). I don’t know if you can schedule it to be run, but you might try it if you don’t find a better alternative.

        It is a Linux GUI that you might like. I just recently found that I can back up an image of a drive or partition from one machine thru my LAN network to my server also, which is great. It has a high compression option to save image files that saves a lot of space too.

        Hope this might help you.


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