Kup Backup

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Kup Backup – free and open source tool with automated versioned and synchronized backup type for the Plasma desktop, GUI software bup


  • Available backup types: versioned (incremental) via bup, synchronized via rsync;
  • Have the ability to select sources (folders) to backup;
  • You can choose a storage location: local hard disk or external storage (external hard disk via USB);
  • It is possible to configure the schedule: start manually, after a time interval (minutes, hours, days, weeks), duration (a certain number of hours);
  • When you select a versioned backup, you can check the backup and generate recovery information;
  • Needed backup programs. To actually create backups of your data you will need either “bup” or “rsync” installed. They provide the implementations for the two different types of backups that Kup supports.

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The software Kup Backup System is available for installation on Linux.

Installation methodOS
Software CenterAppstream support
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Sotware via Software Center

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software via command in terminal (konsole)

sudo apt install kup-backup

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:0.7.1
Developer:The KDE project
Programming language:Qt
License:GPL v2
Software website:apps.kde.org/en/kup

09.01.24: added new installation methods: Software Center (Appstream), Deb, RPM.

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