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Python backup utility

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Python Backup Utility


backutil is a wrapper for the python tarfile library. As tarfile is a standard Python library, using backutil will provide a cross-platform and simple backup utility.


Install using pip:

sudo pip3 install backutil


❯ backutil --help
usage: backutil [-h] --path PATH [PATH ...] --dest DEST [--webdav URL] [-z]
                [-v] [-q]

Python backup utility that supports uploading to Nextcloud/Owncloud.

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --path PATH [PATH ...]
                        path(s) to backup
  --dest DEST           destination of backup
  --webdav URL          WebDav URL to upload to
  -z, --zip             use gzip to compress the backup file
  -v, --verbose         enable verbose output
  -q, --quiet           suppress output

Example commands:

Backup two files to a .tar archive: ❯ backutil --path tmp.txt tmp2.txt --dest ~/Documents/file.tar

Backup and compress to .tar.gz archive: ❯ backutil --path tmp.txt tmp2.txt --dest ~/Documents/file.tar.gz -z

Backup to a .tar archive verbosely: ❯ backutil --path tmp.txt tmp2.txt --dest ~/Documents/file.tar -v

Backup and compress to a .tar.gz archive, supressing output: ❯ backutil --path tmp.txt tmp2.txt --dest ~/Documents/file.tar.gz -z -q

Backup file and upload to Nextcloud Webdav (currently doesn't support uploading gzip files): ❯ backutil --path tmp.txt tmp2.txt --dest ~/file.tar --webdav '

Currently WebDav functionality has only been tested on an instance of Nextcloud.

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