Back In Time is a viable alternative to Déjà Dup for many users. It is easily available from the Ubuntu Software Center, stable, has a clear and easy-to-understand interface, and is actually little more than a GUI front end for well-established tools.
Back In Time uses
cp to monitor, create, and manipulate files, and it uses
cron to schedule when it will run. Using these command-line tools is described later in this chapter. Back In Time is little more than a well-designed GUI front end designed for GNOME that also works well with Ubuntu’s Unity interface. Back In Time also offers a separate package in the Ubuntu Software Center with a front end for KDE, if that is your preference. If you use the standard Ubuntu ...