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== Software ==
 
== Software ==
  
* Gzip
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* Gzip - stream compression utility
* GnuPG
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* tar - file archiver
* tar
+
* GnuPG - encryption utility
* Rsync
+
* Rsync - remote directory synchronizer
* rdiff-backup
+
* luckyBackup - GUI for Rsync (uses Rsync)
* luckyBackup
+
* rdiff - like diff, but designed better for binary files rather than source code
 +
* rdiff-backup - remote incremental directory synchronizer (uses Rsync and rdiff)
 +
* duplicity - remote versioned encrypted backup (uses tar, GnuPG, Rsync, and rdiff)
 
* rsnapshot
 
* rsnapshot
* duplicity
 
 
* Déjà Dup
 
* Déjà Dup
 
* BackupPC
 
* BackupPC
 
* Bacula
 
* Bacula
 
* Box Backup
 
* Box Backup

Revision as of 20:56, 25 June 2013

Motivations

Computers fail, people make mistakes, environmental disasters happen. We recommend you take the steps necessary to back up your important data, as it is a small price to pay compared to total data loss.

General techniques

Local backups

full copy

differential

hybrid

Remote backups

Suggested workflow

rsync

tar + gzip (+ gpg)

duplicity

duplicity, or it's user-friendly font-ends deja-dup and duply, combines rsync, gzip, gpg, and a hybrid style backup for the ultimate backup solution.

Software

  • Gzip - stream compression utility
  • tar - file archiver
  • GnuPG - encryption utility
  • Rsync - remote directory synchronizer
  • luckyBackup - GUI for Rsync (uses Rsync)
  • rdiff - like diff, but designed better for binary files rather than source code
  • rdiff-backup - remote incremental directory synchronizer (uses Rsync and rdiff)
  • duplicity - remote versioned encrypted backup (uses tar, GnuPG, Rsync, and rdiff)
  • rsnapshot
  • Déjà Dup
  • BackupPC
  • Bacula
  • Box Backup