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View Poll Results: Backup Application of the Year
AMANDA 1 1.02%
Back In Time 7 7.14%
Backup Manager 0 0%
BackupPC 0 0%
Bacula 5 5.10%
Bareos 0 0%
BorgBackup 6 6.12%
Burp 0 0%
Clonezilla 12 12.24%
Deja Dup 6 6.12%
dump 2 2.04%
Duplicati 1 1.02%
Duplicity 3 3.06%
FSArchiver 2 2.04%
git-annex 1 1.02%
luckyBackup 10 10.20%
rdiff-backup 2 2.04%
Redo Backup and Recovery 0 0%
rsnapshot 9 9.18%
tarsnap 4 4.08%
Timeshift 27 27.55%
ZBackup 0 0%
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Old 01-02-2022, 05:36 PM   #1
jeremy
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Backup Application of the Year


What's your preferred tool for backups?
Note: rsync and tar were removed in a previous year.

--jeremy
 
Old 01-03-2022, 03:50 PM   #2
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Knoxite.

From the list, rsnapshot (changes regularly though).
 
Old 01-03-2022, 04:34 PM   #3
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Anymore. I quit tar compression and using a live cd for backups.
Anymore. I use this.
Though not on the list.
https://download.tuxfamily.org/antix.../snapshot.html
 
Old 01-05-2022, 12:24 AM   #4
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rsync
 
Old 01-05-2022, 01:44 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
What's your preferred tool for backups?
Note: rsync and tar were removed in a previous year.

--jeremy
Sorry, not sure if It's appropriate here, but can I ask why rsync is an unavailable option (was removed)?
 
Old 01-05-2022, 02:05 AM   #6
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Sorry, not sure if It's appropriate here, but can I ask why rsync is an unavailable option (was removed)?
IIRC it is they are more general tools than just being for backups, and typically
just form part of an overall backup scheme.

Also consider that in principle you could, for example, use the bash builtin "cp"
command to perform backups, but it would be a little strange to then list bash as
being a backup tool.

Evo2.

Last edited by evo2; 01-05-2022 at 02:07 AM.
 
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Old 01-05-2022, 03:10 AM   #7
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IIRC it is they are more general tools than just being for backups, and typically
just form part of an overall backup scheme.

Also consider that in principle you could, for example, use the bash builtin "cp"
command to perform backups, but it would be a little strange to then list bash as
being a backup tool.

Evo2.
Thanks, that makes sense. Much appreciated.
 
Old 01-05-2022, 04:26 AM   #8
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Still using Borg.
 
Old 01-05-2022, 12:37 PM   #9
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If rsync/tar are removed, could they at least be replaced with "custom script" or some such?
 
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Old 01-05-2022, 03:25 PM   #10
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rsync (not in the list)
 
Old 01-05-2022, 11:45 PM   #11
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None of these.

I use tar and rsync.

Both rsync and tar are missing, and/or should be categorized together, as both tar and rsync are usually used in tandem as a backup strategy, and to further avoid needlessly splitting votes.


This is forcing us to vote for bloated GUI stuff for beginner computer users!
 
Old 01-06-2022, 05:01 AM   #12
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None of these.
I use tar and rsync.

Both rsync and tar are missing, and/or should be categorized together, as both tar and rsync are usually used in tandem as a backup strategy, and to further avoid needlessly splitting votes.
See above re tar/rsync.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rogerxx View Post
This is forcing us to vote for bloated GUI stuff for beginner computer users!
Borg?

Evo2.
 
Old 01-06-2022, 05:02 AM   #13
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If rsync/tar are removed, could they at least be replaced with "custom script" or some such?
Not a bad idea IMNSHO.
 
Old 01-06-2022, 01:32 PM   #14
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Grsync
 
Old 01-07-2022, 08:24 PM   #15
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rsync here. So easy and simple to use for how I do backups. Yes I do use a bash script to 'use' rsync for multiple directories, but rsync is the driving application.

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