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Yakup is a tool for managing multi-level backups to fixed disk and removable CD/DVD media. Yakup can also be used for ad-hoc archiving.

  • Full and multi-level differential backups.
  • Backup up and restore from fixed disk or removable CD/DVD media.
  • Media spanning.
  • tar(1) formatted archives.
  • Optional gzip or bzip2 compression.
  • Single bash(1) shell script -- trivial installation, runs on any GNU/Linux system.
  • Flexible customizable configuration options.


Download version 1.0.4 (stable)
released on 28 August 2006



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterTed Teah5 October 2005

Leaders and contributors

Stuart Rackham Maintainer

Resources and communication

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to build GNU bash
Weak prerequisite cdrecord
Weak prerequisite growisofs
Source requirement 1.0.2 stable released on 2005-09-13
Required to build GNU coreutils

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 5 October 2005.


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