Baqpaq is a tool for personal data backups on Linux systems. Powered by BorgBackup, Rsync, and Rclone it is designed to run on Linux distributions based on Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, and Arch Linux.

Unlike Timeshift which is designed to protect operating system files, Baqpaq is designed to protect personal data and user files. You can add files or folders that you want to backup, and save the backups to a local path. You can then sync backups to another machine using Rsync, or upload them to your cloud storage accounts like Google Drive and DropBox.

Backups taken by BorgBackup are very efficient. Data is chunked, compressed, and de-duplicated before it is added to the backup repository.

You can create different profiles for backups that you want to manage. For example, you can create one profile for your documents, another for your music collection, etc. For each profile, you can select where to save snapshots, which files and folders to include, and when to create, prune, sync, and upload snapshots.

Supported Distributions

This app is meant for use on Linux distributions based on Debian, Ubuntu, Arch Linux, and Fedora.

  • Debian

    • Debian 10 (Buster) and derivatives

    • Debian 11 (Bullseye) and derivatives

    • Older releases of Debian are not supported

  • Ubuntu

    • Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic) and derivatives

    • Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal) and derivatives

    • Ubuntu’s current Non-LTS release, and derivatives

    • PopOS, ZorinOS, MX Linux, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, ElementaryOS, and others

    • Linux Mint 19, 20, and later releases. Mint 18 and older releases are not supported.

    • Solus and KDE Neon are not supported.

    • Older releases of Ubuntu are not supported

  • Fedora

    • Fedora 32, 33, 34, and later releases

    • RedHat 8, CentOS 8, AlmaLinux, etc

    • Fedora Silverblue and rpm-ostree distributions are not supported

  • Arch Linux

    • Manjaro

    • Other Arch-based distributions (not-tested)

Supported Hardware

This software is meant for use on computers with Intel, AMD, or ARM processors.

  • Intel & AMD computers

    • 64-bit packages are available (amd64)

  • Single-board computers (SBCs) with ARM CPUs

    • 32-bit (armhf) and 64-bit (arm64) packages are available

    • Supports Raspberry Pi 4B/400 and Odroid N2/N2+

    • Supports Raspbian, Raspberry Pi OS, Debian, Armbian, and Ubuntu.


Baqpaq can be purchased from the store.

Native packages and repositories (for apt/dnf/pacman) are available for all supported Linux distributions.

Installation steps and license keys will be sent to the email address provided at the time of purchase. Installation is as simple as running a one-line command.


Run the following command in a terminal window:

sudo apt-get purge -y baqpaq*
sudo rm -fv /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*baqpaq*

This will remove all packages for Baqpaq and also remove the repository.

Trial & Refunds

There is no trial version available but there is a 14-day refund policy. If the app does not meet your requirements, please drop an email to within 14 days of purchase to get a full refund.

Known Issues

  • On some distributions, the Wayland display server does not allow GUI apps to run as root. Baqpaq’s GUI cannot be started in Admin Mode on such systems. If you are running a GNOME on Wayland session, you need to logout, and login to a GNOME on Xorg session. Baqpaq’s GUI can be always be started as a normal user, even on Wayland.