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'simplebackup' is a cross-platform backup program that builds simple backups of directories and files. It reads a configuration file, then it builds a compressed file for each backup directories or file, and places the compressed files into another location. This location could be (for example) a network mapped drive in windows, a nfs mounted drive in unix, another hard disk, a ftp server or a tape device (*nix only). This duplicates your information, doing the so called "backup".


User README included and available in HTML format from


Download version 1.8.1 (stable)
released on 12 January 2007


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey17 February 2005

Leaders and contributors

Miguel Angelo Martins Morais Leite Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite 7-zip
Weak prerequisite ar
Weak prerequisite putty psftp
Weak prerequisite libnet
Weak prerequisite gzip
Weak prerequisite Net_SASL
Weak prerequisite bzip2
Weak prerequisite Perl Expect
Weak prerequisite infozip
Required to use Perl 5.6.1 or later
Weak prerequisite HTTP:DAV
Weak prerequisite rar
Required to use Perl 5.8 is recommended
Weak prerequisite openssh

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 January 2017.


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