Almost two years ago, I wrote this post on my website: Researching rdiff-backup Remote Backup
. It's rather dated, but still gets viewed by many people, and I will definitely write a follow-up when I have time...
For years, I have used rdiff-backup
to backup my Internet-Hosting server on which I have numerous clients. I have also used it to backup the Windows servers & workstations of clients.
I have considered using Bacula, but rdiff-backup has served me well, and does incremental backups (i.e. efficiently backing up only the changes to files, and allowing me to restore data to its state at any previous backup session) like Apple's Time Machine (only free and without the many restrictions and wallet-gouging).