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View Poll Results: Backup Application of the Year
AMANDA 10 3.62%
Areca-Backup 0 0%
Back In Time 10 3.62%
BackupPC 3 1.09%
Bacula 11 3.99%
Burp 2 0.72%
Clonezilla 29 10.51%
cpio 1 0.36%
Deja Dup 8 2.90%
dump 3 1.09%
Duplicity 4 1.45%
FSArchiver 2 0.72%
G4L 1 0.36%
git-annex 2 0.72%
luckyBackup 19 6.88%
partimage 0 0%
rdiff-backup 2 0.72%
Redo Backup and Recovery 2 0.72%
rsnapshot 13 4.71%
rsync 118 42.75%
sbackup 0 0%
tar 30 10.87%
tarsnap 3 1.09%
Time Vault 0 0%
ZBackup 2 0.72%
Snapper 1 0.36%
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:37 AM   #16
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It doesn't appear that there's been an official Dirvish release in almost a decade.
Just goes to show that when stuff is written correctly the first time.....
 
Old 12-19-2014, 12:48 PM   #17
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Voted for Clonezilla but have used FSArchiver quite a bit, too.
 
Old 12-20-2014, 10:37 PM   #18
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I use tar simple to use and understand.
 
Old 12-21-2014, 05:14 AM   #19
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I usually use Back In Time, as I use Gnome Ubutnu as my preferred distro.
 
Old 12-21-2014, 07:09 AM   #20
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backup2l, unfortunately no option to vote for, but small, easy to use from the command line, no setup hassle, so far reliable, doesn't require a dedicated backup or file server, and restore works, too.

But as it's not in the list I voted for luckyBackup, which has also a comfortable command line interface, plus a nice GUI. It's much bigger, though.

gargamel

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Old 01-06-2015, 03:06 PM   #21
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tarsnap for offsite backup because of its command line interface, being open source on client side, a nice readable website without too Javascript and similar crap, and general UNIX-mind attitude.

rsync for local backups.

Last edited by average_user; 01-06-2015 at 03:07 PM.
 
Old 01-07-2015, 10:20 PM   #22
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No dd? Tar is great for baking up your files, but dd when you need to back up your whole OS installation/an entire partition, particularly when using file systems that can shrink reliably.
 
Old 01-07-2015, 11:27 PM   #23
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No dd? Tar is great for baking up your files, but dd when you need to back up your whole OS installation/an entire partition, particularly when using file systems that can shrink reliably.
For backing it up.... and backing it out....Forever!

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda

and it won't even ask if you really really meant that. ;-)
 
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:07 AM   #24
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For backing it up.... and backing it out....Forever!

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda

and it won't even ask if you really really meant that. ;-)
Caution to any newbies who may read this. Best check man dd prior to runnig above command.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 02:30 AM   #25
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How about adding Snapper to the list! Best tool I've found so far to manage btrfs snapshots.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 11:12 AM   #26
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Snapper has been added.

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Old 01-23-2015, 06:02 PM   #27
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Voted Amanda.

Implemented for our corporate backups. Before that I was an rsync / tar kinda guy, but that didn't always play nice with LTO tape drives.
 
Old 01-23-2015, 06:03 PM   #28
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For backing it up.... and backing it out....Forever!

sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda

and it won't even ask if you really really meant that. ;-)
I just ran this, and now my boot times are faster than ever!
 
Old 01-24-2015, 11:33 AM   #29
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I just ran this, and now my boot times are faster than ever!
Cruel sense of humor, you have.... ;-P
 
Old 02-01-2015, 01:58 AM   #30
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Bacula. Enterprise capable backup solution. A bit complex to set up, but once you do... it just fsck'ing works!
 
  


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