Backing up in Ubuntu is Finally Made Simple: TimeVault

File backups are a key element for every user and on every computer. Whether it be an office setting or a home desktop machine, backups are essential - your hard drive will fail at some point; you will need a backup, and you'll be kicking yourself if you learn this lesson the hard way.

While it's always been possible to use tools such as cron and rsync to backup files in Linux, there has never previously been an easy-to-use program that end-users and beginners could feel comfortable configuring, until now. TimeVault allows you to backup your system with snapshots; this means that if you lose a file (or an entire file system), or want to return a document to a previous state, it is as simple as selecting the file through TimeVault's Snapshot Browser and clicking "Revert." Though it is currently in Beta, I have found TimeVault to be a complete solution for backups, and as of yet haven't discovered any single major problem.