20 Outstanding Backup Utilities for Linux Systems in 2018

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48 Responses

  1. Steven Zawadzski says:

    What ever happened to Amanda? Amanda was at one time the star in the linux backup world. Is this no longer a major contender? It is a pretty advanced enterprise level tool.

  2. Andrei Iunisov says:

    For Bacula you could add one more component as management can be done using different web interfaces like BaculaWeb or BWeb.

  3. Vidyalakshmi says:

    This page is really very useful, thanks you so much this helped me..

  4. RWR says:

    No mention of rdiff-backup.

  5. Richard Steven Hack says:

    I can vouch for fwbackups. Only issue with it is that after a night’s run of backups my openSUSE system feels very slow in the morning for a few minutes until the OS can free up the memory consumed by the backups. A minor issue except of course when using Firefox early on as it, too, consumes huge amounts of memory. So I have to shut down Firefox and restart it to get any speed.

    But fwbackups has never failed. Even if the program runs out of disk space on the backup disk, you get an error message in the log saying so and the program ends peacefully.

    I also never do compressed backups since I refuse to trust 15 years of data to some programmer’s ability to write a compression program that works. Same with encryption. It’s bad enough I have to trust the OS and the backup program, but trust compression and encryption? No way.

  6. Dave Tetreault says:

    I use Flexbackup. It uses tar and ssh to do full and incremental backups. One nice thing about it is that it only requires an account on each client, there is no client software instead it uses ssh to execute find and tar commands.

    I run mine on a Banana pi with a hard drive attached. After each run the backup server encrypts the new tar files while uploading them to Amazon AWS.

  7. Kingneutron says:

    Follow-up article idea: RESTORING from each of these… ;-) How easy/hard it is, whether the application can create standalone “bare metal” restore media, etc…

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