Backup

Objectives

  • Allow to recover personal data. Personal data consists of:
    • Configuration
    • Installed apps (metadata, not actual apps)
    • Data managed by apps (Photos, Documents, Music...)

Use cases

  • Set up where to store backups. Probably during initial setup.
  • Recover a machine after a drive failure

Possibly

  • Find a specific deleted document. Might be a realm of version control in app space.

Non use cases

  • Migrate to a new machine (Design/Apps/Migration leveraging the same backend)

  • Syncing all files/random junk from ~/
  • Recovering unbootable system

Relevant Art

User oriented

DejaDup

Time Machine OS X 10.5:

Time Machine OS X 10.7:

RecImg Windows 8:

Business-oriented

Out of scope but may give some ideas:

Constraints

Many applications don't manage their own data privately. Photos for example stores photo metadata inside a global tracker database, linking specific photos to albums. We should probably approach our backup story with an opt-in mindset. Start with things we can backup/restore and work towards this goal on an app-by-app base.

Discussion

Current Deja Dup UI: Apps/DejaDup/Screenshots

Guidelines

Tentative Design

Comments

Design/SystemSettings/Proposals/Backup (last edited 2020-02-13 12:11:30 by JakubSteiner)