Example of Usage
Consider the case you want to write a report about your last vacation. You will create a directory for example '/home/michael/report' where you will store report files. In order to create backups start Konserve. A small red bin shows up in the system tray of the kicker bar. Now click on the bin, a menu pops up and you are going to select Preferences. At first pick up a name for your backup, let's call it 'report' and enter 'report' in the Backup profile edit field. After a click on Add select 'report' in the listbox.
Then type '/home/michael/report' in the Source edit field and your backup directory '/home/michael/backup' in the Archive edit field. Then you tell Konserve to Backup every: 2 hours. After clicking Apply your data, i will call it a backup profile, is saved to disk. Now you can click Backup and Konserve will create tar.gz files of your directory every 2 hours and the archives will be placed in '/home/michael/backup' with a unique generated name.
After finishing a chapter you might want to have a backup of your work. So you don't have to wait until the 2 hours are elapsed. Just click on the red bin and select the entry 'report' on top of the menu. This will immediately create one backup of your work.
The button Close simply closes the window, but Konserve still goes on to work for you.
Late at night you clean up your working directory. But since you are very tired, you incidently delete the report directory. Godness, all the work is gone! But you remember Konserve is running in the background. Two clicks (on the Konserve bin and the Preferences menu entry) brings up the Preferences window. Another click on Restore restores the latest backup. So only what was made since the last backup is lost, most of your work could be saved.