Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of backing up the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regular) and uses duplicity as the backend.
Open a terminal window and run:
sudo apt-get install deja-dup -y
Déjà Dup can be accessed via Applications Menu > System > Backup or typing the following command:
I find Déjà Dup most useful for backing up personal files. But lets say you want to backup your root partition as is, so you can easily restore a fresh copy with all your favorite programs already installed. In this situation you can boot a live distribution and use Déjà Dup to backup your root partition, however unwanted files might remain in the system. I'll explore this subject on following posts.