After I installed Peppermint I wanted to find a back up. In particular one that could rsync or mirror my home directory. Previously I used Mint Backup but that is really designed for a one time backup prior to a fresh install. So off to the Software center I went.
I really lucked out and found Lucky Backup. I can do the traditional backup to an external drive or syncing two directories. This was exactly what I was looking for. I set it up to sync my home directory and the external SATA I have plugged into my netbook. I was also able to easily create a cron job for backup every Sunday.
Thus far I am very happy with Lucky Backup and would recommend it. Yes one could do this all in terminal but its nice to have it in a GUI.