[Pybackpack] Pybackpack development discontinued

Andrew Price andy at andrewprice.me.uk
Sun Jul 1 20:08:20 BST 2012

Hi all,

Due to time constraints and lack of interest I'm officially putting 
pybackpack to bed, it has ceased to be, it is an ex-project.

If anybody still uses it for making backups, they needn't worry: 
Pybackpack is essentially a graphical front end to rdiff-backup which 
can be used to restore files from existing backups. Last I looked there 
were other GUIs for rdiff-backup which could also be used to restore 
files. Failing that, it is possible to restore the latest backup simply 
by copying the files from the backup location.

Backup tools have come a long way since pybackpack was first created and 
there are much better ones to be found, my current preference being Lars 
Wirzenius's Obnam, a young but useful backup tool project which will 
probably give rise to some graphical front ends in time, if it hasn't 

Pybackpack has not been in the Fedora repositories for a while and I'll 
shortly be requesting its removal from future versions of Debian. I'm 
going to shut down the wiki and bug tracker as well as this mailing list 
in due course.


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