Back In Time

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Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux inspired from “flyback project” and “TimeVault”. The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories.

Back In Time currently provides two GUI: Gnome and KDE 4 (>= 4.1). For upcoming releases, however, the team decided to switch to Qt.


Stable releases of Back In Time can be installed as backintimeAUR from the AUR. Alternatively, pre-compiled binary packages can be installed from codercun's repo. An unstable branch exists with backintime-bzrAUR.

Back In Time will automatically install a startup entry in /etc/xdg/autostart. If you want to launch the GUI, then run backintime-gnome. If you want to backup files other than your home user files, then consider starting Back In Time with gksu backtintime-gnome instead.


The configuration can be done entirely via the GUI. All you have to do is configure:

  • Where to save snapshot
  • What directories to backup
  • When backup should be done (manual, every hour, every day, every week, every month)

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