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I voted for AMANDA. It just keeps on working even when things like pieces of the network or the tape drive temporarily fail. It works things out on its own without the need for intervention (rather than just stopping/failing and waiting for me to do something), and then catches up on the failed pieces on its own after I have gotten them back online.
I also use rsync all the time. There are cases where rsync runs on cron and AMANDA picks up the copy from the local server and puts it on tape (currently LTO6 in a library with a 22 tape rotation).
Maybe these are only opensource. Not voting because I do not see (a product) I would look at first, before any of these - as they are the people who designed/authored the product I use now. So, assuming noone else has mentioned it already - what I miss in the list is "Storix" - and what I use is mksysb/savevg (part of AIX).
However, glad to see the list as it helps me know where the "Linux" world/community looks for it's backup solutions.
AMANDA. I've used it at multiple jobs dating back two decades and currently use it to manage nightly backups for 77 individual file systems spread across our corporate network. It is now offered with an Enterprise version that is fully supported, if the very word "opensource" scares your PHB.