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View Poll Results: Backup Application of the Year
AMANDA 3 1.12%
Back In Time 9 3.36%
BackupPC 5 1.87%
Bacula 7 2.61%
Burp 0 0%
Clonezilla 16 5.97%
cpio 0 0%
Deja Dup 7 2.61%
dump 4 1.49%
Duplicity 4 1.49%
FSArchiver 4 1.49%
G4L 2 0.75%
git-annex 0 0%
luckyBackup 18 6.72%
rdiff-backup 5 1.87%
Redo Backup and Recovery 1 0.37%
rsnapshot 11 4.10%
rsync 136 50.75%
sbackup 1 0.37%
Snapper 1 0.37%
tar 30 11.19%
tarsnap 2 0.75%
Time Vault 0 0%
ZBackup 1 0.37%
bup 1 0.37%
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Old 12-30-2015, 06:27 PM   #1
jeremy
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Backup Application of the Year


What's your preferred tool for backups?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-30-2015, 07:01 PM   #2
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Luckybackup. Despite the name, it has been totally reliable.
 
Old 01-01-2016, 10:28 AM   #3
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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.
 
Old 01-03-2016, 04:28 PM   #4
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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.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 08:22 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 01-04-2016, 11:18 AM   #6
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Please add fwbackup in this list. I've been using it since quite some time for protecting important stuff on my laptop, its rather user friendly and well designed.

http://www.diffingo.com/oss/fwbackups

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Old 01-05-2016, 08:56 AM   #7
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No love for fwbackup?
 
Old 01-05-2016, 10:52 AM   #8
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The latest release of fwbackup appears to have been over 5 years ago.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-05-2016, 11:15 AM   #9
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The latest release of fwbackup appears to have been over 5 years ago.

--jeremy
Damn, it's in the Mint repository and been working so well so far, that I forgot to even had a look at the last release date. My bad!
That justifies it now. Thanks mod.

Regards.
 
Old 01-05-2016, 11:24 AM   #10
Keith Hedger
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Good old dump, it's available everywhere on everything, never had a problem easy to dump/restore a whole file system or just a few files.
 
Old 01-05-2016, 01:02 PM   #11
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I prefer rdiff-backup at the moment but will change to bup (https://github.com/bup/bup) when it becomes more stable/mature. Nice project! -- Bup is missing in your list!
 
Old 01-05-2016, 01:04 PM   #12
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bup has been added.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-05-2016, 01:17 PM   #13
robert leleu
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sbackup is OK for me. Fully automated....
 
Old 01-06-2016, 12:04 AM   #14
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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.
 
Old 01-07-2016, 03:25 AM   #15
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I voted for "Bacula" but rsync is great too.
 
  


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