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Current version: 4.13.0


Cronopete is a Linux clone of Time Machine, the backup utility for Mac from Apple. It aims to mimic it as closely as possible.

As a backup utility, it makes periodically a copy of all the user files in a separate hard disk, thus allowing to recover them in case of accidentally deleting a file, or if the main hard disk gets damaged. Each copy is stored separately (one copy per hour is kept for the last 24 hours, one daily copy for the last 15 days, and one weekly copy for the rest), which means that the user can choose which copy to restore. Files that do not change between backups are stored as hard links, and thus each new copy uses much less disk space than a true full copy. Internally, it uses RSync to do all the backup work.

The name comes from anacronopete ("who flies through time"), which is a time machine featured in the novel from Enrique Gaspar y Rimbaud, and published in 1887 (eight years before than H.G. Wells'Time Machine).


GIT Repository

Package for Debian sid 64bit (825 Kbytes)

Package for Debian sid 32bit (822 Kbytes)

Package for Debian buster 64bit (833 Kbytes)

Package for Debian buster 32bit (829 Kbytes)

Package for Ubuntu focal 64bit (828 Kbytes)

Package for fedora32 64bit (704 Kbytes)

Package for Arch Linux 64bit (733 Kbytes)

History of versions