Pika Backup is an app focused on backups of personal data. It’s internally based on BorgBackup and provides fast incremental backups.
Pika Backup version 0.4 has been released today. This release wraps up a year of development work. After the huge jump to supporting scheduled backups and moving to GTK 4 and Libadwaita, I am planning to go back to slightly more frequent and smaller releases. At the same time, well-tested and reliable releases will remain a priority of the project.
The release contains 41 resolved issues, 27 changelog entries, and a codebase that despite many cleanups nearly doubled. Here is a short rundown of the changes.
- Ability to schedule regular backups.
- Support for deleting old archives.
- Revamped graphical interface including a new app icon.
- Better compression and performance for backups.
- Several smaller issues rectified.
You can find a more complete list of changes in Pika’s Changelog.
Pika Backup’s backbone is the BorgBackup software. If you want to support them you can check out their funding page. The money will be well spent.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped with this release. Especially Alexander, Fina, Zander, but also everyone else, the borg maintainers, the translators, the beta testers, people who reported issues or contributed ideas, and last but not least, all the people that gave me so much positive and encouraging feedback!