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My vote was for fsarchiver for backing up my 30GB / partition to a 17GB file.
My choice for backing up my data partition is grsync. Once grsync is configured, it only takes a minute to refresh the backup daily.
I am sure there are use cases other than my own, but I have yet to hit any file based backup problem that cannot be quickly solved with rsync plus a little thought and/or scripting.
I have a few different computers that I will use (laptop, desktop...) and need to keep my files all synced between them, plus some external drives for backup. What I've found works is to rsync from my server to the computer I'm on when I start working on something, and rsync back to the server when I'm done. Then every now and then plug in one of the external drives into any of my computers and rsync to it.
Reliable, but no shiny GUI - rsync. It works. I run it as a cron job for several types of backups, one being syncing my dropbox and google drive accounts. I don't have to do anything, it just works in the middle of the night and emails me. There are sexier backup solutions, but I don't think any are more reliable.