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View Poll Results: Backup Application of the Year
AMANDA 3 1.49%
Back In Time 7 3.47%
BackupPC 2 0.99%
Bacula 5 2.48%
bup 0 0%
Burp 1 0.50%
Clonezilla 18 8.91%
Deja Dup 4 1.98%
dump 1 0.50%
Duplicity 2 0.99%
FSArchiver 3 1.49%
G4L 0 0%
git-annex 0 0%
luckyBackup 11 5.45%
rdiff-backup 6 2.97%
Redo Backup and Recovery 1 0.50%
rsnapshot 11 5.45%
rsync 93 46.04%
sbackup 1 0.50%
Snapper 2 0.99%
tar 22 10.89%
tarsnap 5 2.48%
Time Vault 1 0.50%
ZBackup 0 0%
Backup Manager 1 0.50%
BorgBackup 2 0.99%
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:06 PM   #1
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Backup Application of the Year


What's your preferred tool for backups?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-28-2016, 01:24 PM   #2
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Snapper - mainly because it is shipped with openSUSE and I use it most.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 02:57 PM   #3
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What's your preferred tool for backups?

--jeremy
https://mxlinux.org/wiki/help-files/...m-iso-snapshot

 
Old 12-28-2016, 03:26 PM   #4
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I like fsarchiver for backing up my different partitions.
 
Old 12-28-2016, 03:59 PM   #5
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rsync is great for my simple needs.
 
Old 12-31-2016, 08:46 AM   #6
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Generally, I just copy my data to a back up disk - so the only ones listed that I would use are tar (gzipped), or rsync.
 
Old 12-31-2016, 09:45 AM   #7
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dump/restore is all you need
 
Old 01-03-2017, 09:08 PM   #8
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Clonezilla for offline backups; custom shellscript for dvd offsite backups; rsync & tar for nightly backups to separate drive.
 
Old 01-05-2017, 08:17 AM   #9
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Voted rsync for simplicity. Also dd
Clonezilla is great for offline backups
 
Old 01-05-2017, 08:39 AM   #10
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The answer is really WILDLY dependent upon your situation, resources and what you are backing up.
I like burp for network backup of all of my servers and platforms, but it does not provide for offline tape storage. I find combining two different packages or more complete backup coverage has a great deal to recommend it.
 
Old 01-06-2017, 07:48 AM   #11
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I like this one too
 
Old 01-06-2017, 11:43 AM   #12
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rsync because many of the other options are foreign to me. Now is a good time to check the other ones out. Also a reason why I love these polls
 
Old 01-06-2017, 03:42 PM   #13
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The answer is really WILDLY dependent upon your situation, resources and what you are backing up.
I like burp for network backup of all of my servers and platforms, but it does not provide for offline tape storage. I find combining two different packages or more complete backup coverage has a great deal to recommend it.
I have been schooled. Someone notified me that no one else knows what 'burp' is. It is a client/server backup system that is not hard to set up or understand, yet uses the rsync libs for network efficiency, does block level deduplication and in-place compression and has clients for Linux and Windows. I have used it to back up a DB server with 3T of storage, and five days of backup took about 535Meg of disk. You can google for it if you want to read more.
 
Old 01-06-2017, 08:17 PM   #14
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backup-manager is not listed.
It is simple and good: does database backups as well as files.
Combine it with rsync or scp pull for the remote operation.
 
Old 01-07-2017, 11:11 AM   #15
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Backup Manager has been added.

--jeremy
 
  


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