Linux backup software

OK, so I took a quick look at various backup programs available for linux. This post is neither complete nor completely unbiased, as I already use obnam and am quite satisfied with it. I wanted to re-compare some alternatives anyway, but the other programs didn't even fit my feature requirements.

attic

Gone unmaintained in 2015 and eventually got forked after not accepting community contributions. Needs to be installed on the backup server, too.

dar

No deduplication available and you have to rotate the backups yourself.

bup

Citing from bup's website:

'bup restore' can't pull directly from a remote server.

bup currently has no way to prune old backups.


Geschrieben von Jan Niggemann in Computer und Technik am 11.02.2016