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View Poll Results: Backup Application of the Year
rsync 168 40.00%
AMANDA 45 10.71%
Bacula 26 6.19%
BackupPC 18 4.29%
dump 4 0.95%
DAR 6 1.43%
tar 78 18.57%
Mondo Rescue 2 0.48%
Time Vault 5 1.19%
Clonezilla 38 9.05%
Duplicity 4 0.95%
FlyBack 4 0.95%
cpio 3 0.71%
rsnapshot 19 4.52%
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:02 AM   #31
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Bacula.
dont know why, may be because I use it.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 02:46 PM   #32
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bulava View Post
Tons of tar files on my 16GB Kingston USB pen drive.
I hope that's not your only backup medium. Flash drives have a lifespan. One day you'll plug it in and no more workie.
 
Old 01-16-2009, 05:00 PM   #33
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Wink Oh yes! It can happen....

Our oldest 8GB USB stick has gone awol - not sure what the mechanism is, because it behaves erratically . Fortunately it was regularly backed up to the 1TB USB HD. Phew!

Usually drag-and-drop these backups in the FM, since it is hard to automate flash USB backups when your diary/timezone/location is constantly varying.

Also use tar, gzip, dd (pudd from Barry K's Puppy Linux is ultra cool) and *my*favourite* is:

+++++++++ partimage +++++++++++++

which partakes of various elements, and does what it says on the tin.

Very fond of partimage. Saved my tail many a time.
 
Old 01-18-2009, 10:05 AM   #34
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hmm, dar seems to be completely ignored, though it is the ultimate tool imho. It works similar to tar, but features differetial/incremental backups, compression, encryption, arbitrary slices and much more. Also you can restore single files out of the backups. Can't believe why anyone would prefer tar over dar (except for tapes of course).
 
Old 01-26-2009, 12:48 PM   #35
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Bacula is superior choice w.r.t. non trivial backups, e.g. multiple systems, autochangers, etc. Too bad they've yet to fully support ZFS
 
Old 01-27-2009, 09:49 PM   #36
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Check out the Amanda 2.6.1 release and release notes. You'll see zfs support among many other things. I don't use zfs, but I've been using Amanda with fssnap snapshots (Solaris) and ufsdump for a couple of years now. You can find a writeup on how to do that in their wiki under client setup, wrappers, examples.
 
Old 01-27-2009, 11:30 PM   #37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by choogendyk View Post
Check out the Amanda 2.6.1 release and release notes. You'll see zfs support among many other things. I don't use zfs, but I've been using Amanda with fssnap snapshots (Solaris) and ufsdump for a couple of years now. You can find a writeup on how to do that in their wiki under client setup, wrappers, examples.
I should have been more precise - Bacula has "ZFS SUpport" as well, but it is incomplete. Does Amanda retain ACL's? NSF4? Last I checked Bacula you lost both on restore. So I should have said "fully support". But, hey, in any case, thanks for the tip. I actually was just peeking at Amanda a bit earlier today but didn't delve into the ZFA support.
 
Old 01-31-2009, 05:18 AM   #38
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i used only SBackup for that. is there a reason why it isn't listed here?
(thanks for the list, anyway, i should check them - at least i know i need encryption, a feature SBackup doesn't have)
 
Old 02-03-2009, 09:12 AM   #39
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https://spideroak.com/ =)
 
Old 02-03-2009, 11:32 AM   #40
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I use rdiff-backup:
http://www.gnu.org/savannah-checkout.../rdiff-backup/

It's by the same author as Duplicity. Can it be added to the poll?
 
Old 02-04-2009, 05:59 AM   #41
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SpiderOak doesn't look very free (speech or beer) -- are you sure you don't work for them?

Edit: Not to mention this is a service not software.

Last edited by archtoad6; 02-04-2009 at 06:04 AM. Reason: Add another objection
 
Old 02-04-2009, 11:26 AM   #42
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tar+vdmfec. vdmfec is for adding error correction codes. But user should be accurate with file sizes: current version of vdmfec is 32-bit.
Or wine+winrar :-)

Last edited by sergey_feo; 02-04-2009 at 11:27 AM. Reason: current message can confuse tar users
 
Old 02-05-2009, 07:39 AM   #43
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... yes, I am sure that I don't work for them. It is a backup app though, as it allows me to do backups.
 
Old 02-06-2009, 05:24 AM   #44
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Anyone used Back-In-Time?

Has anyone used this application? How does it compare to bacula?
http://www.le-web.org/back-in-time/
 
Old 02-10-2009, 10:48 AM   #45
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