Chapter 3. Command Reference

The main KBackup window

The File Menu

FileOpen Recent

Shows a submenu with the recently used profiles for easy selection.

FileNew Profile

Clears the selection and the target input field, to be able to define a new profile.

FileLoad Profile...

Loads a profile.

FileSave Profile

Saves all settings into the currently loaded profile.

FileSave Profile As...

Saves all settings into a profile with a new name.

FileProfile Settings...

In the settings, you can define whether the archive-slice files start with the default name backup or with an alternative name. Also you can limit the archive slice size. See chapter Archive Slices. These settings are also stored into the profile.

FileQuit (Ctrl+Q)

Quits KBackup.

The Settings Menu

SettingsDock in System Tray

When this option is activated, an icon is shown in the system tray, which reflects the current status of a backup operation. An animation is shown when a backup is in progress, else you see a static icon. If this option is selected, the closing of the main window will not terminate KBackup. The application must be explicitly terminated by selecting the Quit action. Via the context menu of the KBackup system tray icon you can start and cancel a backup operation - which is the same as you can do in the main window. The tooltip on this icon also gives progress information (Number of saved files, size of the backup and the last saved file).

SettingsEnable All Messages

Activating this entry clears all internally stored Do not ask again flags for the dialogs shown in KBackup.

SettingsShow Hidden Files

Enable or disable the display of hidden files (preceded by a dot character) in the tree view. Use this option if you want to exclude some hidden files from the backup. If you want to exclude all hidden files, use a filename filter in the profile settings.

The Help Menu

KBackup has the common KDE Help menu item, for more information read the section about the Help Menu of the KDE Fundamentals.