Reliable, transparent incremental backup solution
This morning my kid came to me in tears, as she has accidentally deleted her story in Open Office Writer file, on Mint 9. (well, to be more precise, she somehow managed to overwrite the file with an empty document). The last backup was made couple of months ago, so there comes the lesson: to read the warnings of applications carefully, and to backup often.
But, I am looking for something more easy to use rather than regular manual archiving of certain folder contents. Is there an app with GUI that would keep in check all the folders that it is pointed to, monitoring for any change in any file, and registering incremental changes (to avoid huge redundant archives), so that I could restore any file to any date, when I need? I hear there is something like this on Apple, called "Time Machine", but I had no opportunity to see it in action.
Thanks for your advice!