Automated Backup On Chrome OS Now Extends To Linux Apps

Published by Lamin Kanteh on

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The key to Chrome OS’s success lies within its ability to work in tandem with several platforms. This has not only given the platform the ability to evolve beyond its predetermined strengths prior to its initial public release but also turned it into a honeycomb for professionals and enthusiasts as it gives them the tools and freedom that they are deprived of on other platforms.

Chrome OS opening its arms to both Android and Linux has turned it into a bit of powerhouse but it is the smaller features like the automated backup system baked within the platform that makes it unique.

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Chrome OS is built in such a way what every bit of the user’s data minus the download folder is continuously synchronized online for a hassle-free restore point for your apps and settings should the need ever arise.

Despite the feature’s impressively long list of benefits, it does not extend to other parts of the collective group. Linux apps do not enjoy the feeling of being immortal as they are only tethered to one hardware unless a manual backup of your Linux containers is performed.

It is no longer news that the Chromium Project has been restlessly working to make Crostini is a fully working Linux implementation atop Chrome OS rather having it run as a second engine of sorts.

The team seem to be working on a new implementation that would supposedly be added to Crostini called “Crostini-backup.” The said feature was spotted within the operating system but appears dormante.

But through obtained reports, it appears the team is working on something called Tremplin which is potentially an extention of “Crostini Backup”– a daemon that aims to control the behavior of Linux Containers running within Chrome OS.

The daemon is expected to have immense control over Linux containers having them stop or start on demand in addition to giving users means to import and export Crostini containers.

This ensures users have a backup of their Linux data allowing them to be completely restored when logged onto a new device.

Despite the project’s far-reaching potential, it is still in its very early stages but the reports further stated that Chrome OS 74 is being targeted for a full-fledged release. Despite this welcome update, there’s still no way directly synchronize your files the Linux directory to your Google Drive and that’s where this Insync tutorial comes in.

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Lamin Kanteh

I live, breath, and dream technology. I've only known myself to push the boundaries on what's possible in my mental scope in relation to technology. And having been a writer for the good part of the past three years (covering varying subjects on the major mobile platforms), No place has ever felt more like home than Chrome OS. And as you may know, Chrome OS is ushering us into a future of the unknown and I'm here to help in the process of easing the way into that future via ItsChromeOS.

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