Settings Dialog

Starting from version 1.0, Back In Time support profiles.

General

Set where to save snapshots and schedule automatic backups: disabled, at every boot, every 5 minutes, every 10 minutes, every hour, every day, every week, every month.

Automatic backup use cron jobs so cron must be running.

Starting from version 1.0, snapshots are stored in

<SELECTED DIRECTORY>/backintime/<MACHINE>/<USER>/<PROFILE ID>

You can force to use a different <MACHINE> / <USER> / <PROFILE ID>.

Include

Select files/directories you want to backup.

Exclude

Select what to exclude for the included directories.

Auto-Remove

You can automatically remove snapshots older then a specific date or if the free space is less then a specified value.

Smart remove allow you to reduce the number of snapshots using the following rules:

  • keep all snapshots from today and yesterday
  • keep one snapshot for the last week and one for two weeks ago
  • keep one snapshot per month for all previous months of this year
  • keep one snapshot per year for all previous years

You can also specify is auto-remove should keep named snapshots (default true).

Options

  • Enable notifications: if there is an error while taking a snapshot it will display a notification popup.
  • Disable snapshots when on battery (useful for laptops)
  • Backup files on restore: if you restore files/directories backup files it needs to replace
  • Continue on error: keep snapshots even if it detect errors

Expert Options

  • Run nice as cron job (default: enabled)
  • Run ionice as cron job (default: enabled)
  • Run ionice when tacking manual snapshots (default: disabled)
  • Preserve ACL (default: disabled)
  • Preserve extended attributes (default: disabled)