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Backup Utility Roundtable

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — at 12:30 pm on Thursday, September 16, 2010

Did you remember to backup the files…?
All of them?
What do you mean *MOST* of them?
Well, you should have used one of these flippin’ utilities.
Off with his head!

Since the Twilight series, vampires are all the rage right? Sink your teeth into this utility and ensure you don’t bleed out when all hell breaks loose. Handy utilities like webacular make management easier to swallow.

This one goes out to the one I love, well not really the one I love but one of them. Check out an rsync primer.


High-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux and WinXX PCs and laptops to a server’s disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.


Backup-light is a small, lightweight utility written for the bash shell that backups the active users $HOME directory. Backup-light is able to preform both full and incremental backups with the options to preform a backup with out updating the time stamp, or to backup to a different directory or device at will. Backup-light also creates MD5sums of the backup archives for added security.

Flux Capacitor not needed. Inspired by TimeVault and the Flyback Project. Takes snapshots of directories.