Please be aware that Linux office backups only backup user data (the /home directory) and are only kept for one week.  They are primarily intended for a disaster recovery situation, not to recover versions of files over a long period of time.

Graphical Interface

  1. Right-click on an open space on one of the panels in your GNOME desktop.
  2. Click Add to Panel…
  3. Click on Backup Status
  4. Click Add
  5. Click Close
  6. This will add a backup status icon to your panel.  The icon will be red if your last backup is over a week old, yellow if your backup is 2-7 days old, or green if your backup is 0-2 days old.

Command Line

  1. Run the command backup-status.  The command will output information about your last backup, e.g.:
    OKAY: last successful backup occurred on 08-28-2014
    You have a recent successful backup.

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