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Backup Application of the Year

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The nominees are:

rsync
tar
Clonezilla
AMANDA
Bacula
BackupPC
dump
DAR
Mondo Rescue
Time Vault
Duplicity
FlyBack
cpio
rsnapshot
rdiff-backup
Areca-Backup
partimage
G4L
FSArchiver
Back In Time

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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Backup Application of the Year


What's your preferred tool for backups?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-13-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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My corporation bought "Arkeia" and I find that it is VERY easy and expandable. I like it better than anything listed here.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 11:43 AM   #3
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Ohhhh You forgot g4l, Ghost for Linux.
I will not vote until it is added.
 
Old 01-13-2011, 12:08 PM   #4
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G4L has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-13-2011, 12:15 PM   #5
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Thanks !
Voted for G4L. Easy, fast, reliable, useful features added regularly.
Successful where some others failed miserably. I enjoy this tool.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 01:15 AM   #6
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Well, this is tough. rsync, rsnapshot, tar and cp commands put into a shell script for customized backups. I dont know what to vote for. rsync? rsnapshot? tar? cpio? Ummmm....okay, its rsync.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 08:06 AM   #7
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I always have a little difficulty with this particular category. I use several of these regularly, depending on the situation. I have scripts that do a find and pipe it to cpio. I have scripts that tar up a directory and scp it to another server. I have scripts that rsync directories between servers. I use ufsdump for root disk server recovery. And I use Amanda for backup of data on all my servers across the network in several different departments.

I think the category should be broken into at least two. One would be basic tools like cpio, tar, dump, or rsync. Those are things you use from the command line or incorporate into some kind of script or higher level application. The other category would be applications that either build from those or from scratch to achieve a more integrated backup functionality -- intended to run regularly, tracking schedule and previous results, using a configuration file, maintaining sequences of full and incremental backups, handling multiple partitions, drives, machines, etc. I would also be inclined to separate out disk imaging applications from backup applications.
 
Old 01-14-2011, 12:38 PM   #8
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I have found AMANDA to be extremely reliable and flexible. The community support is great as well!
 
Old 01-14-2011, 01:25 PM   #9
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hey guys whatsup with the FSarchiver tool?

i used it to backup my ntfs.can you add it please?
 
Old 01-14-2011, 01:40 PM   #10
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FSArchiver has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-14-2011, 03:09 PM   #11
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thanks a lot Jeremy .
 
Old 01-15-2011, 11:58 PM   #12
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rsync was just a fancy cp tool, cpio is the time tested winner
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:37 AM   #13
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dar is my winner, use it for years now (at home).
Please somebody make a good gtk frontend for it.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 05:47 AM   #14
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luckybackup - a front end to rsync.

http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 01-16-2011, 10:17 PM   #15
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Clonezilla
 
  


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