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View Poll Results: Backup Application of the Year
AMANDA 4 2.17%
Back In Time 3 1.63%
Backup Manager 3 1.63%
BackupPC 1 0.54%
Bacula 5 2.72%
BorgBackup 7 3.80%
bup 0 0%
Burp 1 0.54%
Clonezilla 14 7.61%
Deja Dup 6 3.26%
dump 1 0.54%
Duplicity 0 0%
FSArchiver 1 0.54%
git-annex 0 0%
luckyBackup 12 6.52%
rdiff-backup 1 0.54%
Redo Backup and Recovery 0 0%
rsnapshot 11 5.98%
rsync 76 41.30%
sbackup 0 0%
Snapper 1 0.54%
tar 24 13.04%
tarsnap 1 0.54%
Time Vault 0 0%
Timeshift 11 5.98%
ZBackup 1 0.54%
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:18 PM   #1
jeremy
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Backup Application of the Year


What's your preferred tool for backups?

--jeremy
 
Old 01-03-2018, 07:24 PM   #2
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Clonezilla, Borg, shell scripts, and dvds. Maybe overkill, but I can't afford to be wrong.
 
Old 01-03-2018, 08:03 PM   #3
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rsync scripts do the job here
 
Old 01-04-2018, 08:43 AM   #4
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cp, but rsync works sufficiently.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 08:55 AM   #5
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As a GUI solution, I like TimeShift (essentially a GUI over a simplified rsync; http://www.teejeetech.in/p/timeshift.html). After initial setup, it does what it needs to do quietly in the background, very much like Windows' System Restore. I back up my partitions every couple of weeks anyway, but daily TimeShift backups allow a more fine-tuned solution if system problems occur.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 09:12 AM   #6
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luckybackup and cp
 
Old 01-04-2018, 04:12 PM   #7
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Why no Grsync listed?
 
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:03 PM   #8
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luckybackup and cp
Same here.
 
Old 01-04-2018, 05:04 PM   #9
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luckybackup and cp
+1 luckybackup
 
Old 01-04-2018, 11:02 PM   #10
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voted nothing as cp (plain copy command) is missing
others are unuseable, too complicated. plain cp -avr + disk structure + uasp usb 3.0 case + fresh SSD works the best here

full disk backup of course
 
Old 01-05-2018, 03:18 AM   #11
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I've voted RSYNC for NAS but Bacula do a great job in my production environment (Windows, MacOSX, linux), too.
 
Old 01-05-2018, 09:24 AM   #12
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A combination of tar, scp, rsync, postgresql and perl

Backup for all our Linux, HP-UX and AIX systems since 2005 on a single Linux box, heavily optimized to detecting duplicate files. Average restore time for any file backuped in the last 10 years is 15 seconds. System includes tools to compare files on the backup before restore.
 
Old 01-07-2018, 11:56 AM   #13
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Uncharacteristically for myself, I have recently opted for a commercial Internet ("cloud" ... hate the way the term is used ... ) based solution called CrashPlan. As others have mentioned for various tools in various categories : it just works and the price is probably less than I used to spend on my own "in-house" redundant-hardware-based solutions in the past (2nd server, removeable media, ... etc. etc. etc. ...).

Cheers.
 
Old 01-18-2018, 12:41 PM   #14
redfox2807
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My vote's for backupninja. but it's not in the list
 
Old 01-22-2018, 08:38 PM   #15
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rsync + cron - universality and simplicty are valuable in backup
 
  


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