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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 for every command
         - 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 super user 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> <command1>_<command2>[_<command3>...] [<options> ...]

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


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

       Superuser root can place profiles under /etc/duply if the folder is manually created
       before running duply.

       ATTENTION: If /etc/duply/ is created, old profiles under /root/.duply/ have to be moved
       manually to the former or will cease to work.

   using profiles
       Usually only the profile name 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.

       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  Prints backup sets and chains currently in repository.

       verify  List files changed since latest backup.

       purge [--force]
               Shows outdated backup archives (older than $MAX_AGE).  Option --force delete these

       purge-full [--force]
               Shows outdated backups (more than $MAX_FULL_BACKUPS), the number of recent full
               backups and associated incrementals to keep.  Option --force delete these files.

       cleanup [--force]
               Shows broken backup archives (e.g. after unfinished run).  Option --force delete
               these files.

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

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


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

           Do nothing but print out generated duplicity command lines.

           Disable encryption (does override profile settings).


       All internal duply variables will be readable in the scripts.  Some of interest might be


       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, but with CMD_NEXT variable set to 'bkp' on the first and to 'verify' on the
       second run.


       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 obsolete backup archives 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


       Files in the profile folder(~/.duply/<profile>):

         conf .......... main profile configuration file
         pre ........... pre script (see above for details)
         post .......... post script (see above for details)
         gpgkey.*.asc .. exported GnuPG key file(s)
         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, 2008-2011 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 <ad_debian at> for the Debian
       project (and may be used by others).