This document describes how to set up, configure and use Fwbackups on a Fedora 8 desktop. The result is an easy-to-use backup system for desktop usage. Fwbackups creates partial backups which can be stored locally or on a removable device. You have also the option to run scheduled backups.
This howto is a practical guide without any warranty – it doesn’t cover the theoretical backgrounds. There are many ways to set up such a system – this is the way I chose.
1 Preliminary Note
If you need a backup tool that supports incremental backups, you should take a look at Pybackpack: http://www.howtoforge.com/backup-with-pybackpack-on-fedora8