Hi all, I am still fairly new to Linux, and I am in search of a better backup app/utility.
Here's what I know. I have use mint backup but all it does is copy my files/folders to my backup drive with root ownership. Then when I try to restore my files/folders, they are restored but again, they are owned my root. I use chown to regain ownership but at one point, I actually ended up messing up my entire system as I chowned the wron directory. I know, a noobish mistake to say the least. i can also save the backup as a compressed folder (.zip, .tar, etc) but again, it has root ownership and I have to use chown, etc. I have also experienced a loss of data by using mint backup/restore, like bookmarks and even my variable path info. I'm not exactly sure how that happened.
Here's what I'm looking for. I hate to say it, but windows file transfer wizard is a really good utility for me. It can backup and compress what you are trying to preserve and maintain the same ownership/permission all in one simple package making it quite portable (depending on the size of course). Then, to restore your items, is super simple as well.
I have only attempted a few backup utilities for Linux suck as clonezilla, mint backup, and simple backup. I'm not saying they aren't any good, but they are not what I want/need.
So, I'm asking some of you guys if there is anything out there for what I am looking for?