Aptik – A Tool to Backup/Restore Your Favourite PPAs and Apps in Ubuntu

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22 Responses

  1. tobiz says:

    I tried to install aptik-gui on kubuntu 14.04 following all published commands, result: Unable to locate package aptik-gtk.

    Shame since aptik-gui sounds just what I want to migrate from 14.04 on my old machine to 18.04 on new machine.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      I never used Kubuntu 14.04, so no idea what this package isn’t avaiable to install. Also just to confirm, have you added the following PPA to system?

      $ sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
      $ sudo apt-get update

      If yes, could you do a quick search for the package aptik using following command.

      $ sudo apt policy aptik
      $ sudo apt policy ptik-gtk
  2. Ove Sentlig says:

    Just installed Aptik on Mint 18.3. However, no GUI application appears in the list of apps. Command line works.
    How do get the GUI version?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Run the aptik command from the terminal to launch GUI version of Aptik.

      • Ove Sentlig says:

        Thanks, but when I run the aptik command in terminal, I just get the help output. No GUI.

        • Ravi Saive says:


          It seems, the developer recently split the Aptik app into two packages.

          $ sudo apt install aptik      [Commandline]
          $ sudo apt install aptik-gtk  [GUI]
          • Ove Sentlig says:

            Thanks @Ravi !

            I should’ve known better than to rely on a 4 year old blog post …

  3. Jake Maverick says:

    Oh, i also did notice on applications settings i had to go through and manually do that for each user, but when it comes to restoring them individually it says directory not there, although it is?

  4. Jake Maverick says:


    This won’t seems to work for me, some of the stuff has gone across, but a lot of it hasn’t, for example my firefox and chrome data, hasn’t as well as some bittorrent files, data is there but it’s not drawn across the settings/ d/l list to the program.

    Now i suspect I might know what the problem is, as I was restoring i noticed some files whizzing by that ended amd64.deb. Now as I’m restoring to an Intel based system from and AMD system, could this be the problem/ why it not working for me? :-(

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