(SOLVED) Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

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(SOLVED) Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by MrGrimm » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:00 pm

anyone use aptik? if so can you give me your opinions about it. thanks
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by trytip » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:25 pm

i never used it and never plan on using it.
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by phd21 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:49 pm

Hi MrGrimm,

I really like the "Aptik" application and I use it frequently.

See this recent post.

Best way to Backup and Restore Mint and Data - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=245350

Hope this helps ...
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by AZgl1500 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:53 pm

I will let Phil guide you on this,

but I have used it extensively to make clones of my installs on different PC makes and models that all have the same 18.3 OS installed on them.

it is a terrific tool to have, if for some reason, your PC takes a dump and you have to do a fresh install.

1) install OS
2) run Aptik ( backup file must be on an extUSB HDD )

Job 1 done...
all of your preferences and apps are in place and ready to use.

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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by MrGrimm » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:57 pm

trytip wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:25 pm
i never used it and never plan on using it.
then you should of stayed out of the thread.
phd21 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:49 pm
Hi MrGrimm,

I really like the "Aptik" application and I use it frequently.

See this recent post.

Best way to Backup and Restore Mint and Data - Linux Mint Forums
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=245350

Hope this helps ...
thanks for the helpful information, much appreciated
AZgl1500 wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:53 pm
I will let Phil guide you on this,

but I have used it extensively to make clones of my installs on different PC makes and models that all have the same 18.3 OS installed on them.

it is a terrific tool to have, if for some reason, your PC takes a dump and you have to do a fresh install.

1) install OS
2) run Aptik ( backup file must be on an extUSB HDD )

Job 1 done...
all of your preferences and apps are in place and ready to use.
o.k. on point 2 all you need to do is point aptik to where you saved the backup files. pretty sure it does not have to be drive type specific like in my case downloads - torrents/mint backups/aptik/. on point 1 a friend wants to put in mint can this be use to give him what i have installed under whatever username he chooses? thanks

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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by phd21 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:04 pm

Hi MrGrimm,
MrGrimm wrote:o.k. on point 2 all you need to do is point aptik to where you saved the backup files. pretty sure it does not have to be drive type specific like in my case downloads - torrents/mint backups/aptik/. on point 1 a friend wants to put in mint can this be use to give him what i have installed under whatever username he chooses? thanks
If you do not backup your "Home, Users, Group, mounts" folders during the Aptik backup, then you can archive the whole Aptik backup, and email it, upload or transfer it using various methods, etc... to someone else that has the same edition and version of Linux Mint, and they should be able to extract it then use Aptik to point to that Aptik backup folder and restore it and have all, or most of, the applications and customizations that you have. If you have some applications (Java apps, AppImages, etc...) installed manually in other folders, like an "apps" or "applications" folder in your home folder, then you can send that separately.

Send large files up to 5GB for free
https://transfer.pcloud.com/


Hope this helps ...
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by MrGrimm » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:20 pm

phd21 cool thanks for the added info, and the link to pcloud. what's the story on encrypted home?
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by phd21 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:23 pm

Hi MrGrimm,

You are welcome...

The encrypted home folder is for when you backup your system for yourself which includes all the home folder's hidden configuration and other folders that you would not want others to access.
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by MrGrimm » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:38 pm

o.k. so for my personal use i can unckeck that then?

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Post by AZgl1500 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:29 am

www.WeTransfer.com is also useful

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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:31 am

Hi MrGrimm,
MrGrimm wrote:o.k. so for my personal use i can unckeck that then?
Yes, if it let's you...
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by MrGrimm » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:43 am

phd21 wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:31 am
Hi MrGrimm,
MrGrimm wrote:o.k. so for my personal use i can unckeck that then?
Yes, if it let's you...
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by phd21 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:59 am

Hi MrGrimm,

Previous versions of Aptik would always force encryption on the Home folder if that is selected. I have not checked this version to see if that is optional now. It should not matter whether your Aptik Home folder is encrypted or not because it works.
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by MrGrimm » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:40 pm

cool thanks, i'll leave as is then.

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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by JerryF » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:28 pm

Aptik is one of two programs I use for backing up and restoring. I like a backup of the backup.

Aptik is great for doing a complete backing up and restoring of the same version (18.3 to 18.3). I'm upgrading my desktop from 18.3 Cinnamon to 19 Xfce. I'm using Aptik only for a listing of what was backed up, but I won't use the restore option because 18.3 and 19 have different file needs and especially going from Cinnamon to Xfce.
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by MrGrimm » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:20 pm

viewtopic.php?f=47&t=282150

the following WITH screenshots is posted on github. ideas on fixing this would be greatly appreciated.

https://github.com/teejee2008/aptik/issues/26

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**Describe the bug**
i am actually not sure what cause the issue, but i cannot do a proper aptik backup. i looked for away to save the output to file so i can post it but was unable to do so.

**Expected behavior**
expected aptik to do a 9.8 to 10.?? gig backup, but there is only 245.8 megs backed up.

**Screenshots**
If applicable, add screenshots to help explain your problem.

**System:**
 - Linux Distribution Name: Mint 19
 - Desktop: Cinnamon
 - Application Version:18.8


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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by Moem » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:29 pm

MrGrimm wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:57 pm
trytip wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:25 pm
i never used it and never plan on using it.
then you should of stayed out of the thread.
Well, you did ask for thought and opinions... even though this one could have been better founded.
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by MrGrimm » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:43 pm

Moem wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:29 pm
MrGrimm wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:57 pm
trytip wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:25 pm
i never used it and never plan on using it.
then you should of stayed out of the thread.
Well, you did ask for thought and opinions... even though this one could have been better founded.
i noticed trythetip didn't bother to come back.

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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by JerryF » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:44 pm

MrGrimm wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:43 pm
i noticed trythetip didn't bother to come back.
Why should he?
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Re: Thoughts And Opinions on Aptik

Post by Moem » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:19 pm

MrGrimm wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:43 pm
i noticed trythetip didn't bother to come back.
Doesn't matter. It's a technical discussion, not a competition... you can't win a discussion. Well, you can, in one way: by learning something new. In that way, we can all win.
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