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Post Rnapshot or Rdiff-Backup or BackupPC or Bacula? 
I've chosen rsnapshot for my home computer.
But at http://www.backupcentral.com/phpBB2/ I can see which backup software gets the most posts:
Bacula (59804)> BackupPC> Amanda> Rdiff-Backup> Rnapshot (5649)

Does this tell something about their popularity? Quality?
The big ones are probably more enterprise oriented.
What's the best software for making backups from one simple Linux home computer to an external hard drive?

I also found something new like luckybackup:can this rival with the above programs?

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Post Rnapshot or Rdiff-Backup or BackupPC or Bacula? 
Hallo, vatbier,

Du meintest am 09.04.11:

What's the best software for making backups from one simple Linux
home computer to an external hard drive?

That depends. It depends from the filesystem on the external drive, it
depends from the connection, it depends from the available space, ...

Viele Gruesse!
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Post Rnapshot or Rdiff-Backup or BackupPC or Bacula? 
On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 17:49, vatbier
<rsnaphshot-forum < at > backupcentral.com> wrote:
I've chosen rsnapshot for my home computer.
But at http://www.backupcentral.com/phpBB2/ I can see which backup software gets the most posts:
Bacula (59804)> BackupPC> Amanda> Rdiff-Backup> Rnapshot (5649)

Does this tell something about their popularity? Quality?

It tells you next to nothing by itself. I would expect a program with
more complex features or a larger user base to have more posts than
one that is easier to use or one that has a relatively small user
base.

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Post Rnapshot or Rdiff-Backup or BackupPC or Bacula? 
For the simplest backup you could just use plain rsync. This will keep the files on your
backup up-to-date with your PC, without copying files which have not changed.
To keep some older versions, I use rsnapshot.

On Sun, 10 Apr 2011 03:08:00 am Helmut Hullen wrote:
Hallo, vatbier,

Du meintest am 09.04.11:
What's the best software for making backups from one simple Linux
home computer to an external hard drive?

That depends. It depends from the filesystem on the external drive, it
depends from the connection, it depends from the available space, ...

Viele Gruesse!
Helmut

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Post Rnapshot or Rdiff-Backup or BackupPC or Bacula? 
On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 12:49 PM, vatbier
<rsnaphshot-forum < at > backupcentral.com> wrote:
I've chosen rsnapshot for my home computer.
But at http://www.backupcentral.com/phpBB2/ I can see which backup software gets the most posts:
Bacula (59804)> BackupPC> Amanda> Rdiff-Backup> Rnapshot (5649)

Does this tell something about their popularity? Quality?
The big ones are probably more enterprise oriented.
What's the best software for making backups from one simple Linux home computer to an external hard drive?

I also found something new like luckybackup:can this rival with the above programs?

rsnapshot is very simple, very straightforward, and thus unlikely to
break or be too complex to manage. In these days of modern, cheap disk
and good bandwidth, it's very effective and needs little patching or
cross-platform integration.

There are things it does *not* have. Recovery of files from the backup
system is left as an exercise for the admin, privilege management is
interesting, and it doesn't include tape backup or compression, merely
shared links between identical files. Also, it doesn't pass SELinux or
other metadata invisible to the older, POSIX file permissions written
into rsync.

But lordie, it's fast and easy and robust to set up. And by the time
you've invested all the time in other backup systems to get them to
work the way you actually want, you could have a month's backups up
and running with rsnapshot.

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Post Rnapshot or Rdiff-Backup or BackupPC or Bacula? 
On 09/04/11 17:49, vatbier wrote:
I've chosen rsnapshot for my home computer.
But at http://www.backupcentral.com/phpBB2/ I can see which backup software gets the most posts:
Bacula (59804)> BackupPC> Amanda> Rdiff-Backup> Rnapshot (5649)

Does this tell something about their popularity? Quality?
The big ones are probably more enterprise oriented.
What's the best software for making backups from one simple Linux home computer to an external hard drive?


I'd favour rsnapshot for that task. Bacula's disk support is poor, as
is Amanda's. BackupPC is OK - I haven't used Rdiff-Backup. We manage
around 70 machines for several different clients. We use (in order of
number of machines managed):

rsnapshot (sometimes with an external media management wrapper script
which we wrote).

duplicity (best where security is the major concern).

backuppc (best where you have a high degree of duplication between hosts.


Tim.

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Post Rnapshot or Rdiff-Backup or BackupPC or Bacula? 
On Sat, Apr 09, 2011 at 09:49:38AM -0700, vatbier wrote:

I've chosen rsnapshot for my home computer.
But at http://www.backupcentral.com/phpBB2/ I can see which backup software gets the most posts:
Bacula (59804)> BackupPC> Amanda> Rdiff-Backup> Rnapshot (5649)

Maybe this just means that Bacula is hard to use and chock full of bugs.

What's the best software for making backups from one simple Linux home computer to an external hard drive?

I think it's rsnapshot, because it's easy to install, easy to configure,
and easy to administer. It's also dead easy to start backing up other
machines too, it doesn't require any unusual software on them, and hence
it can support all kinds of weird platforms. I use it to back up my
accounts on Irix and AIX boxes, for example, platforms that are hardly
ever considered by open source authors, and on which compilers are
expensive.

I also found something new like luckybackup:can this rival with the above programs?

I'd rather not trust to luck for my backups!

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Post Rnapshot or Rdiff-Backup or BackupPC or Bacula? 
On Tuesday 12 Apr 2011 11:41:04 David Cantrell wrote:
On Sat, Apr 09, 2011 at 09:49:38AM -0700, vatbier wrote:
[...]
I also found something new like luckybackup:can this rival with the above
programs?

I'd rather not trust to luck for my backups!

Lucky Backup is very similar to rsnapshot in that it uses rsync and cp. The
difference is that provides a GUI.

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