sbackup - Simple Backup Suite for desktop use (core functionality)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name sbackup
Package version 0.11.6
Package release 0ubuntu1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 1.58 KB
Download size 243.05 KB
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Simple Backup Suite comprises of backend backup script and
GNOME GUI frontends that provide a simple yet powerful backup
solution for common desktop users.
Backups can be written to local directories or remote servers using
GIO/GVFS technology. A fine control is possible regarding what
folders and files to backup. Files can be excluded even with a set
of regular expressions. Regular backups can be scheduled.
This package contains the minimum set of files to create backups
from the commandline. It uses GIO/GVFS for access of remote backup


Package Version Architecture Repository
sbackup_0.11.6-0ubuntu1_all.deb 0.11.6 all Ubuntu Universe
sbackup - - -


Name Value
gconf2 >= 2.28.1-2
gvfs -
gvfs-backends -
gvfs-fuse -
python-gobject -
python:any >= 2.7.1-0ubuntu2


Name Value
nssbackup -
nssbackup-common -
nssbackup-ftp -
nssbackup-gtk -
nssbackup-ssh -


Type URL
Binary Package sbackup_0.11.6-0ubuntu1_all.deb
Source Package sbackup

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install sbackup deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install sbackup




2014-02-24 - Jean-Peer Lorenz <>
sbackup (0.11.6-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low
* new upstream version (lp: #1286532)
- XFCE4 added to list of supported desktop environments to enable
status indicator on xfce4
- fix for bug 632605 merged. Thanks to Mascha
- added french desktop entry
* debian/rules
- targets build-arch and build-indep added
* debian/control
- increased min debhelper to 9.
- increased Standards-Version to 3.9.4.
* debian/compat
- increased to latest version
* [Fix] LP: #1174124 Catch invalid path selections to avoid TypeErrors
when coercing to Unicode
* [Fix] LP: #1159705 set default setting for log level as string.
* [Fix] LP: #1190224 Restore behaviour of GioOperations.path_exists.
* [Fix] LP: #632605. Thanks to Mascha
2013-01-21 - Jean-Peer Lorenz <>
sbackup (0.11.5-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=low
* new upstream version
- patch from Oneiric (thanks Simon Déziel) applied to make the temp
directory RWX only by owner instead of by all. (LP: #785495)
- remove 'backup upgrade' feature and 'rebase snapshot' feature since
it is not reliable and can cause severe user data loss
- added exception handling in case of not implemented
'attach_to_status_icon' method (e.g. Debian Wheezy)
* drop patch ubuntu-changes-0.11.4-0ubuntu3, it is merged now
* debian/*.install
- file sbackup-legacy-restore added
- file sbackup-upgrade-backups removed
* [Fix] LP: #1000171 make it backwards compatible because upgrade-backups
is incredibly slow and not reliable:
* [Fix] LP: #1097465 Regular expressions defined in default configuration
can be improved:
* [Fix] LP: #785512 Backup files are not protect from local user access:
make the snapshot directories RWX only by owner
(existing snapshots are not affected by this fix).
* [Fix] LP: #330680 fails if target path contains #.
* [Fix] LP: #980786 Don't complain about non-accessable excluded files.
* [Fix] LP: #670646 sbackup-gtk crashes while starting: invalid literal
for int().
* [Fix] LP: #888367 TypeError: argument of type 'int' is not iterable:
Try to fix type error by not using interpolation when
getting items From ConfigParser.
* [Fix] LP: #173490 Pre/Post backup script hooks:
applied patch suggested by Derek Ditch
* [Fix] LP: #918099 System menu names should include 'admin' or similar:
applied patch suggested by Anton (feenstra)
* [Fix] LP: #875634 sbackup's tar very slow due to erroneous backup size
Sometimes the calculation of the space required goes
badly wrong and we could end-up With _checkp=1 for
30GB to save, making tar VERY slow.
Fixed by setting minimum value to 100. Thanks to
Thibault Godouet for the patch.
* [Fix] LP: #768080 incremental snapshots store more files than needed:
add TAR option '--no-check-device'. Thanks to
Rogach (platon7pronko) and Felix Griewald (tiiunder)
for the patch.
2013-05-28 - Dmitrijs Ledkovs <>
sbackup (0.11.4-0ubuntu5) saucy; urgency=low
* Depend on the new package name: fuse-utils is renamed to fuse.
2011-07-20 - Daniel T Chen <>
sbackup (0.11.4-0ubuntu4) oneiric; urgency=low
* Apply patch from Simon Déziel to make the temp directory
RWX only by owner instead of by all. (LP: #785495)
2011-06-17 - Charlie Smotherman <>
sbackup (0.11.4-0ubuntu3) oneiric; urgency=low
* dh_python2 transition.
* added dh_python2 to debian/rules.
* debian/control
- increased min debhelper to 7.0.50.
- increased min python version to 2.6.6-3~.
- added X-P-V >= 2.6.

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