NAME

bup - Backup program using rolling checksums and git file formats

SYNOPSIS

bup [global options...] <command> [options...]

DESCRIPTION

bup is a program for making backups of your files using the git file format.

Unlike git(1) itself, bup is optimized for handling huge data sets including individual very large files (such a virtual machine images). However, once a backup set is created, it can still be accessed using git tools.

The individual bup subcommands appear in their own man pages.

GLOBAL OPTIONS

--version
print bup's version number. Equivalent to bup-version(1)
-d, --bup-dir=BUP_DIR
use the given BUP_DIR parameter as the bup repository location, instead of reading it from the $BUP_DIR environment variable or using the default ~/.bup location.

COMMONLY USED SUBCOMMANDS

bup-fsck(1)
Check backup sets for damage and add redundancy information
bup-ftp(1)
Browse backup sets using an ftp-like client
bup-fuse(1)
Mount your backup sets as a filesystem
bup-help(1)
Print detailed help for the given command
bup-index(1)
Create or display the index of files to back up
bup-on(1)
Backup a remote machine to the local one
bup-restore(1)
Extract files from a backup set
bup-save(1)
Save files into a backup set (note: run "bup index" first)
bup-web(1)
Launch a web server to examine backup sets

RARELY USED SUBCOMMANDS

bup-damage(1)
Deliberately destroy data
bup-drecurse(1)
Recursively list files in your filesystem
bup-init(1)
Initialize a bup repository
bup-join(1)
Retrieve a file backed up using bup-split(1)
bup-ls(1)
Browse the files in your backup sets
bup-margin(1)
Determine how close your bup repository is to armageddon
bup-memtest(1)
Test bup memory usage statistics
bup-midx(1)
Index objects to speed up future backups
bup-newliner(1)
Make sure progress messages don't overlap with output
bup-random(1)
Generate a stream of random output
bup-server(1)
The server side of the bup client-server relationship
bup-split(1)
Split a single file into its own backup set
bup-tick(1)
Wait for up to one second.
bup-version(1)
Report the version number of your copy of bup.

SEE ALSO

git(1) and the README file from the bup distribution.

The home of bup is at http://github.com/bup/bup/.