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jeremy 01-12-2011 04:55 PM

Backup Application of the Year
What's your preferred tool for backups?


szboardstretcher 01-13-2011 09:59 AM

My corporation bought "Arkeia" and I find that it is VERY easy and expandable. I like it better than anything listed here.

Linux.tar.gz 01-13-2011 10:43 AM

Ohhhh You forgot g4l, Ghost for Linux.
I will not vote until it is added.

jeremy 01-13-2011 11:08 AM

G4L has been added.


Linux.tar.gz 01-13-2011 11:15 AM

Thanks !
Voted for G4L. Easy, fast, reliable, useful features added regularly.
Successful where some others failed miserably. I enjoy this tool.

linuxlover.chaitanya 01-14-2011 12:15 AM

Well, this is tough. rsync, rsnapshot, tar and cp commands put into a shell script for customized backups. I dont know what to vote for. rsync? rsnapshot? tar? cpio? Ummmm....okay, its rsync.

choogendyk 01-14-2011 07:06 AM

I always have a little difficulty with this particular category. I use several of these regularly, depending on the situation. I have scripts that do a find and pipe it to cpio. I have scripts that tar up a directory and scp it to another server. I have scripts that rsync directories between servers. I use ufsdump for root disk server recovery. And I use Amanda for backup of data on all my servers across the network in several different departments.

I think the category should be broken into at least two. One would be basic tools like cpio, tar, dump, or rsync. Those are things you use from the command line or incorporate into some kind of script or higher level application. The other category would be applications that either build from those or from scratch to achieve a more integrated backup functionality -- intended to run regularly, tracking schedule and previous results, using a configuration file, maintaining sequences of full and incremental backups, handling multiple partitions, drives, machines, etc. I would also be inclined to separate out disk imaging applications from backup applications.

cnighswonger 01-14-2011 11:38 AM

I have found AMANDA to be extremely reliable and flexible. The community support is great as well!

silvyus_06 01-14-2011 12:25 PM

hey guys whatsup with the FSarchiver tool?

i used it to backup my ntfs.can you add it please?

jeremy 01-14-2011 12:40 PM

FSArchiver has been added.


silvyus_06 01-14-2011 02:09 PM

thanks a lot Jeremy .

darthaxul 01-15-2011 10:58 PM

rsync was just a fancy cp tool, cpio is the time tested winner

almatic 01-16-2011 03:37 AM

dar is my winner, use it for years now (at home).
Please somebody make a good gtk frontend for it.

anticapitalista 01-16-2011 04:47 AM

luckybackup - a front end to rsync.

afreitascs 01-16-2011 09:17 PM


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