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# Pika Backup
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Doing backups the easy way. Plugin your USB drive and let the Pika do the rest for you.

[<img width='240' alt='Download on Flathub' src='https://flathub.org/assets/badges/flathub-badge-en.png' />](https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.gnome.World.PikaBackup)

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[<img width='240' alt='More on Apps for GNOME' src='https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/pika-backup/uploads/2406312cda45cf979df75f1e15263c54/button.png' />](https://apps.gnome.org/app/org.gnome.World.PikaBackup/)

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[<img width='240' alt='Part of GNOME Circle' src='https://gitlab.gnome.org/Teams/Circle/-/raw/91de93edbb3e75eb0882d56bd466e58b525135d5/assets/button/circle-button-fullcolor.svg' />](https://circle.gnome.org/)
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### Features

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      <li>Create backups locally and remote</li>
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      <li>Set a schedule for regular backups</li>
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      <li>Save time and disk space because Pika Backup does not need to copy known data again</li>
      <li>Encrypt your backups</li>
      <li>List created archives and browse through their contents</li>
      <li>Recover files or folders via your file browser</li>
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</ul>
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Pika Backup is designed to save your personal data and does not support complete system recovery. Pika Backup is powered by the well-tested [BorgBackup](https://www.borgbackup.org/support/fund.html) software.
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![Pika Backup Screenshot](https://gitlab.gnome.org/World/pika-backup/uploads/1e287bea9923d89213442658e152cc6c/pika-backup-1.png)

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### The Name

The name “Pika Backup” derives from the American pika. Pikas are small mammals belonging to the lagomorphs. The American pika is known for caching food in skillfully constructed haypiles. Techniques used by American pikas for building haypiles include: storing piles below overhanging rocks, using certain plants which inhibit bacterial growth as preservative and preferring plants with high nutrition value for haying. Last but not least, pikas do not only create very sophisticated haypiles but are quick in collecting vegetation as well.

Frequent rumors that this software's name is related to a monster with electrical abilities are unfounded.

### Alternative Software
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- [Vorta](https://flathub.org/apps/details/com.borgbase.Vorta), BorgBackup as backend, Qt frontend for advanced users
- [Déjà Dup Backups](https://flathub.org/apps/details/org.gnome.DejaDup), duplicity (librsync) or restic as backend, GTK frontend
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