Duplicity is a free backup software that allows you to create encrypted and digitally signed backups of your data for ensuring its authenticity. You can also keep a track of all the backup versions with this tool. The backups can be created both locally or remotely. Duplicity is a cross-platform backup tool that first creates a full backup of the desired data and then maintains their incremental backups. This article will walk you through the procedure of installing Duplicity on a Linux system.
Method of Installing Duplicity on Linux Mint 20:
For having Duplicity installed on your Linux system, you will have to proceed as explained in the following steps:
Step # 1: Quickly Update the Cache of your Linux System:
You can update your Linux Mint 20 system with the command shown below:
$ sudo apt-get update –y
The “-y” flag is used over here to bypass the confirmation message during the system update.
When the update process will complete, you will be able to install Duplicity on your system.
Step # 2: Install Duplicity on your System:
Now, you can install Duplicity on your system with the following command:
$ sudo apt-get install –y duplicity
Again, we have used the “-y” flag with “install” command so that our Linux system does not ask for confirmation during the installation.
After performing this step, you will have Duplicity installed on your Linux system.
Step # 3: Check if Duplicity is Installed on your System or not:
We can confirm the installation of Duplicity on our Linux system by executing the command shown below in our terminal:
$ apt-cache policy duplicity
By looking at the output of the command shown in the following image, you can ensure that Duplicity has been installed successfully on our Linux Mint 20 system.
Removal Method of Duplicity from Linux Mint 20:
Whenever you want to remove Duplicity from your system, then you can conveniently execute a very simple command shown below in your terminal:
$ sudo apt-get purge --autoremove duplicity
This command will not only remove Duplicity and its configuration files from your Linux system but will also clean up all the extra packages and dependencies so that your system’s storage space is conserved.
When you will follow this guide, you will be able to install Duplicity on your Linux system. After doing that, you will be able to maintain the backups of your critical data and hence prevent data loss. Moreover, you can also easily remove this backup software tool from your Linux system whenever you want by applying the procedure that we have shared in this article.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.