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       duply - a shell frontend to duplicity for simplified backups


       duply profile create

       duply profile command [options ...]

       duply profile command[_command_...] [options ...]


       Duply deals as a wrapper for the mighty duplicity magic.  It simplifies running duplicity
       with cron or on command line by:

         - keeping recurring settings in profiles per backup job
         - enabling batch operations eg. backup_verify+purge
         - executing pre/post scripts (different actions possible
           depending on previous or next command or it's exit status)
         - precondition checking for flawless duplicity operation

       For each backup job one configuration profile must be created.  The profile folder will be
       stored under ~/.duply/«profile» (where '~' is the current users home directory).

       Hint: If the folder /etc/duply exists, the profiles for the superuser root will be
       searched and created there.


       First time usage (profile creation):

           duply <profile> create

       General usage in single mode (see EXAMPLES):

           duply <profile> <command> [<options> ...]

       General usage in batch mode joining commands with '_' (see EXAMPLES):

           duply <profile> <command>[[_|+|-]<command>[_|+|-]...] [<options> ...]

       For batches the conditional separators can also be written as pseudo commands and(+),
       or(-). See SEPARATORS for details.

       Non duply options are passed on to duplicity (see OPTIONS).  All config parameters can
       also be defined in the environment instead.


       _ (underscore)
           neutral separator

       + (plus sign), _and_
           conditional AND; the next command will only be executed if the previous succeeded

       - (minus sign), _or_
           conditional OR; the next command will only be executed if the previous failed

       Example: 'pre+bkp-verify_post' translates to 'pre_and_bkp_or_verify_post'


   location for profiles
       Indicated by a path or a profile name i.e. myprofile, which is resolved to
       ~/.duply/myprofile ('~' expands to environment variable $HOME).

       Superuser root can place profiles under /etc/duply. Simply create the folder manually
       before running duply as superuser.

       ATTENTION: Already existing profiles in root's home folder will cease to work unless they
       are moved to the new location manually.

   using profiles
       Usually only the profile name (here: 'humbug') will be used:

           duply humbug backup

       Alternatively a path might be used. This might be useful for quick testing, restoring or
       exotic locations. Shell expansion should work as usual:

           duply ~/.duplytest/humbug backup

       ATTENTION: The path must contain at least one '/', e.g ./test instead of only test.


       usage   Get usage help text.

       and/or  Pseudo commands for better batch cmd readability (see SEPARATORS).

       create  Creates a configuration profile.

       backup  Backup with pre/post script execution (as batch the same as: pre_bkp_post)

               · as full backup if parameter full_if_older matches or no earlier backup is found.

               · as incremental backup in all other cases.

       bkp     As above but without executing pre/post scripts.

       full    Force full backup.

       incr    Force incremental backup.

       pre     Execute only script '<profile>/pre' (for debugging purposes).

       post    Execute only script '<profile>/post' (for debugging purposes).

       list [«age»]
               List all files in backup (as it was at age, default: now).

       status  Print backup sets and chains currently in repository.

       verify [«age»] [--compare-data]
               List files changed, since age if given.

       verifyPath [«rel_path_in_bkp»] [«local_path»] [«age»] [--compare-data]
               List changes of a file or folder path in backup compared to a local path, since
               age if given.

       restore «target_path» [«age»]
               Restore the complete backup to target_path (as it was at age).

       fetch src_path target_path [«age»]
               Fetch single file/folder from backup (as it was at age).

       purge [«max_age»] [--force]
               List outdated backup archives (older than max_age).  Use option --force to
               actually delete these files.

       purgeFull [«max_full_backups»] [--force]
               List outdated backup files. max_full_backups being the number of full backups and
               associated incrementals to keep, counting in reverse chronological order. Use
               option --force to actually delete these files.

       purgeIncr [«max_fulls_with_incrs»] [--force]
               List outdated incremental backup files. max_fulls_with_incrs being the number of
               full backups which associated incrementals  will be kept, counting in reverse
               chronological order. Use option --force to actually delete these files.

       cleanup [--force]
               List broken backup chain files archives (e.g. after unfinished run).  Use option
               --force to actually delete these files.

               Print the last changes of duply.

       version Show version information of duply and needed programs.


           Passed to duplicity (see commands: purge, purge-full, purge-incr, cleanup).

           Do nothing but print out generated duplicity command lines.

           Disable encryption, override profile settings.


       For all time related parameters like age, max_age etc.  refer to the duplicity manpage for
       all available formats.  Here some examples:

         · 2002-01-25T07:00:00+02:00 (full date time format string)
         · 2002/3/5 (date string YYYY/MM/DD)
         · 12D (interval, 12 days ago)
         · 1h78m (interval, 1 hour 78 minutes ago)


       Some useful internal duply variables are exported to the scripts:

          CMD_<PREV|NEXT> (previous/next command),
          CND_<PREV|NEXT> (condition before/after)

       The CMD_* variables were introduced to allow different actions according to the command
       the scripts were attached to e.g. 'pre_bkp_post_pre_verify_post' will call the pre script
       two times, with CMD_NEXT variable set to 'bkp' on the first and to 'verify' on the second
       run.  CMD_ERR holds the exit code of the CMD_PREV.


       Create profile 'humbug':

           duply humbug create

       and then edit the resulting conf file of this profile.

       Backup 'humbug' now:

           duply humbug backup

       List available backup sets of profile 'humbug':

           duply humbug status

       List and delete outdated backups of 'humbug':

           duply humbug purge --force

       Restore latest backup of 'humbug' to /mnt/restore:

           duply humbug restore /mnt/restore

       Restore /etc/passwd of 'humbug' from 4 days ago to /root/pw:

           duply humbug fetch etc/passwd /root/pw 4D

       See man duplicity, section TIME FORMATS for the time format.

       A one line batch job on 'humbug' for cron execution:

           duply humbug backup_verify_purge --force

       Batch job to run a full backup with pre/post scripts:

           duply humbug pre_full_post


       Files in profile folder '~/.duply/<profile>' or '/etc/duply':

         conf .......... profile configuration file
         pre ........... pre script (see above for details)
         post .......... post script (see above for details)
         gpgkey.*.asc .. exported GnuPG key files
         exclude ....... a globbing list of included or excluded files/folders

       The rules for the exclude file can be found in man duplicity, section FILE SELECTION).


       Copy the whole profile folder after the first backup to a safe place.  It contains
       everything needed to restore your backups. You will need it if you have to restore the
       backup from another system (e.g. after a system crash). Keep access to these files
       restricted as they contain all information (gpg data, ftp data) to access and modify your

       Repeat this step after all configuration changes. Some configuration options are crucial
       for restoration.


       This program is still in development. If you find bugs write a bug report on:


       For newer versions see


       Copyright (C) 2006 Christiane Ruetten, 2008-2017 Edgar Soldin

       This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License version 2 can be
       found in the file `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2'.


       Duply was written by Christiane Ruetten (initial version, named ftplicity) and Edgar

       This manual page was written by Joachim Wiedorn <joodebian at> for the Debian
       project (and may be used by others).