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A tool for managing multi-level backups to fixed disk and removable CD/DVD media.

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
License:GPLv2orlaterTed Teah5 October 2005

Leaders and contributors

Stuart Rackham Maintainer

Resources and communication

Software prerequisites

Required to buildGNU coreutils
Required to buildGNU bash
Weak prerequisitecdrecord
Weak prerequisitegrowisofs
Source requirement1.0.2 stable released on 2005-09-13

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 31 December 2016.


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