I am looking for a piece of software (preferably with GUI) that will automatically make daily backups of my entire system and allow to revert with relative ease.

Is there something that can do something of this nature?

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    what would you like to backup? the usual home-files, also the root or just the your personal files? Jun 7, 2015 at 12:15
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    That's indeed a bit broad. Please take a look at existing linux-backup questions which are already answered, and see if any of those fit. Otherwise, please edit your question and make clear what's different :) Thanks!
    – Izzy
    Jun 7, 2015 at 17:48
  • Did you even bother to Google?
    – Mawg
    Jun 8, 2015 at 9:16
  • @Mawg Well yes I did. Thanks to izzy's like I found Back in Time which seems to do the deal. Jun 8, 2015 at 17:47
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    @Mawg I've just linked to other answers which I thought might fit the needs. So Slava: As Mawg pointed out, it's even welcome if you answer your own question. Please do so, and link to the answers taken from to give them the due credit :)
    – Izzy
    Jun 9, 2015 at 6:59

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Thats to the link provided by @Izzy I found something that fit my needs perfectly from this answer: BackinTime.

It has all the options I might ever need and even though I didn't try it out yet (as in restore from a backup), it looks like it would work just fine.

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    Interesting question, and answer ... Though waiting to actualy TEST your backups until you really ever need them is bad .... really bad ... Jan 21, 2016 at 10:00
  • @Pierre.Vriens All your files get backed up to a specific directory. Nothing could possibly go wrong. Jan 22, 2016 at 0:40
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    @Slava Knyazev I assure you that many things still may go wrong. Untested backup is nearly worthless. Feb 19, 2016 at 18:44

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