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== Software ==
 
== Software ==
  
* Gzip - stream compression utility
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* [http://www.gzip.org/ Gzip] - compression utility
 
* tar - file archiver
 
* tar - file archiver
* GnuPG - encryption utility
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* [http://www.gnupg.org/ GnuPG] - encryption utility
* Rsync - remote directory synchronizer
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* [https://rsync.samba.org/ Rsync] - remote directory synchronizer
* luckyBackup - GUI for Rsync (uses Rsync)
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* [http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/ luckyBackup] - GUI for Rsync (uses Rsync)
* rdiff - like diff, but designed better for binary files rather than source code
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* [http://librsync.sourcefrog.net/doc/rdiff.html rdiff] - like diff, but designed better for binary files rather than source code
* rdiff-backup - remote incremental directory synchronizer (uses Rsync and rdiff)
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* [http://www.nongnu.org/rdiff-backup/ rdiff-backup] - remote incremental directory synchronizer (uses Rsync and rdiff)
* duplicity - remote versioned encrypted backup (uses tar, GnuPG, Rsync, and rdiff)
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* [http://duplicity.nongnu.org/ duplicity] - remote versioned encrypted backup (uses tar, GnuPG, Rsync, and rdiff)
* rsnapshot
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* [http://www.rsnapshot.org/ rsnapshot] -
* Déjà Dup
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* Déjà Dup -
* BackupPC
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* BackupPC -
* Bacula
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* Bacula -
* Box Backup
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* Box Backup -

Revision as of 01:16, 26 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 - 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 -