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I tried areca a year ago. It did everything I wanted (when I could get it to work), but it automatically deleted a critical backup right after I made it (and I didn't notice it until it was too late.) The gui is very nice and the ability to use it with cron is great too.
If they can get it to be a bit more reliable and add a bit more support in their forum, then I'd probably try to switch to it again. Like many open source packages, it also needs a more complete manual.
All the other backup utilities I tried were either too simplistic or enterprise level and way too hard to figure out.
For now, I've rolled my own using bash and rsync. It's still alpha, but I'm refactoring it so it will be more flexible. It will probably never be ready as a package, but, eventually, I may release parts of it as a roll your own toolkit.
Oh this is one of the hardest choices for me each year.
tar and rsync - But of course. Yet I chose Bacula again for the umpteenth time because it's what the suits think is handling their disaster recovery plan (even though most restores and the majority of any retrieval occurs from rsync and tar).
But then there's rdiff-backup and rsnapshot and LuckyBackup is really kewl too actually.
Of particular noteworthyness is Duplicity (in the list above), and two that I also like very much are ddar (Can we add ddar to the list?) and one that I've been doing a little playing around with that was authored by Dan Stromberg is Backshift