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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 12-15-2014, 10:26 PM   #1
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Backup Application of the Year


What's your preferred tool for backups?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-15-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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Simple scripts based on rsync do the trick!
 
Old 12-15-2014, 11:34 PM   #3
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Normally I would have voted "rsync", but I have a new most used tool.

zbackup. http://zbackup.org/

Why?

* It's so simple and unixy. It's a simple stdin to stdout source or sink.
* It does deduplication on the fly.
* It encrypts.


I like to backup my current work in progess on to a usb pen to take home with me... I don't need to remember or enter the password, just set it up on my work and home pcs, and

tar c --exclude=bld mainline | zbackup --password-file ~/.zbackup backup /media/usbpen/zbackup/backup/working_on_YYY

Now if I lose my usbpen... tough. It's encrypted.

Last edited by cyent; 12-15-2014 at 11:42 PM.
 
Old 12-16-2014, 03:10 PM   #4
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Clonezilla for major monthly, but rsync and tar for nightly.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 02:57 AM   #5
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A combination of tar, gzip, rsync, scp, postgres and perl

Avarage restore time for any file over that last 7 years is less than 15 seconds
 
Old 12-17-2014, 03:06 AM   #6
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Simple scripts based on rsync do the trick!
+1!

Dirvish and custom "to-tape" scripts. Pity Dirvish isn't on the poll.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 03:26 AM   #7
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rsnapshot, it's part of my automated backup plan.

Depending on need, also in my backup tool chest are Clonezilla, Grsync, FSArchiver and occasionally Redo Backup and Recovery.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 05:22 AM   #8
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There are so many good ones but I think I will support TAR, it does what it needs to do.

I love Clonezilla, Amanda, Bacula.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 07:25 AM   #9
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simply rsync
 
Old 12-17-2014, 08:43 AM   #10
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I like the bsdtar variant of tar. I also like the BSD version of gzip in conjunction with bsdtar although I've made some changes to the code to improve portability and eliminate the internal lzw code and use liblzw instead (in addition to the zlib and xz libraries it already uses). I also use zip and unzip a lot.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 08:52 AM   #11
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Voted for tar, as that is easy to use, would also have liked to vote for rsync, as that is what I use over an ethernet link.
 
Old 12-17-2014, 09:01 AM   #12
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Grsync makes life easy...
 
Old 12-17-2014, 04:28 PM   #13
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dirvish
 
Old 12-17-2014, 05:08 PM   #14
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It doesn't appear that there's been an official Dirvish release in almost a decade.

--jeremy
 
Old 12-17-2014, 10:21 PM   #15
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obnam is my goto tool.
 
  


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