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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.