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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

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    Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver: a backup system that allows the administrator of a LAN to set up a single master backup server to back up multiple hosts to a single large capacity tape drive. AMANDA uses native dump and/or GNU tar facilities and can back up a large number of workstations running multiple versions of Unix. Read more hot
  • Bacula
    Bacula is a set of computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Read more hot
  • ftape
    ftape is a driver program that controls various low-cost tape drives that connect to the floppy controller. ftape is not a backup program as such; it is a device driver, which allows you to use your floppy tape drive. All versions of ftape are copyrighted under the GNU General Public License. hot
  • IBM Spectrum Protect
    IBM Spectrum Protect enables you to protect your organization's data from failures and other errors by storing backup, archive, space management and bare-metal restore data, as well as compliance and disaster-recovery data in a hierarchy of offline storage. hot
  • Mondo Rescue
    Mondo Rescue is a GPL disaster recovery solution. It supports Linux (i386, x86_64, ia64) and FreeBSD (i386). It's packaged for multiple distributions (RedHat, RHEL, SuSE, SLES, Mandriva, Debian, Gentoo). It supports tapes, disks, network and CD/DVD as backup media, multiple filesystems, LVM, software and hardware Raid. Mondo is in use by Lockheed-Martin, Nortel Networks, Siemens, HP (US and France), IBM, NASA's JPL, the US Dept of Agriculture, dozens of smaller companies, and tens of thousands of users. Read more hot
  • afBackup
    afbackup is a client-server backup system allowing many workstations to backup to a central server (simultaneously or serially). Backups can be started remotely from the server or via cron jobs on the the clients. Read more
  • AllWorldIT DBackup
    AllWorldIT DBackup is a backup software package which creates one archive per directory it backs up. This makes searching through the backup much easier as you can look for which files you're after in the directory hierarchy. It will only backup directories which have changed, which makes it rsync friendly.
  • Amanda CDRW-Taper
    The Amanda CDRW-Taper is a drop-in replacement for the taper component of the Amanda backup system. CDRW-Taper makes it possible to dump backups to CD-RW, DVD+RW or DVD-RW instead of tape. CDRW-Taper is licensed under the GNU general public license.
  • Arkeia
    (commercial) Arkeia data protection software is designed to ease the life of system administrators while improving efficiency. Arkeia offers established backup solutions for departments and mid-size businesses utilizing Linux.
  • Attic
    Attic is a deduplicating backup program written in Python. The main goal of Attic is to provide an efficient and secure way to backup data. The data deduplication technique used makes Attic suitable for daily backups since only actual changes are stored. Read more
  • BackerUpper
    BackerUpper was designed to be a very simple to setup and maintain backup system. BackerUpper is intended to be executed by crond a little after midnight every day and performs a backup of the previous days changes.
  • Backshift
    Backshift is a deduplicating (variable-sized, content-based blocks), compressing (xz or bz2) backup program. Full saves and incrementals are pretty indistinct other than the amount of data transmitted, somewhat like with "rsync --link-dest" but without the huge number of hardlinks.
  • Backup Manager
    Backup Manager is a command line backup tool for GNU/Linux, designed to help you make daily archives of your file system. Written in bash and perl, it can make tar, tar.gz,, and zip archives and can be run in a parallel mode with different configuration files.
  • Backup Professional
    (commercial) A backup and recovery solution that sports a GUI interface that runs under a wide variety of operating systems including Linux.
  • backup2l
    backup2l is a lightweight command line tool for generating, maintaining and restoring backups on a mountable file system (e.g. hard disk). The main design goals are are low maintenance effort, efficiency, transparency and robustness. In a default installation, backups are created autonomously by a cron script.
  • BackupEDGE
    (commercial) Software that has the following features: Disaster Recovery (Floppy, CD, DVD, REVtm, OBDRtm, DRTapetm) (Including BootableBackupstm for Tape, CD/DVD and REV), Encrypted Archives, Graphical, Character, and Web-Based User Interface and more.
  • Backupninja
    Backupninja allows you to coordinate system backup by dropping a few simple configuration files into /etc/backup.d/.
  • BackupSW
    (commercial) A practical backup solution for personal computers. It is designed for easy recovery of files, it does not use any special devices or proprietary file formats. BackupSW is a multi-platform application.
  • BAR
    BAR is backup archiver program to create compressed and encrypted archives of files.
  • Bareos
    Bareos (Backup Archiving REcovery Open Sourced) is a fork of the backup project from Read more
    Bastrama is a command-line tool to manage backup files that are stored on random access memory (e.g. hard drives). It implements an infinite grandfather-father-son strategy by deleting a defined subset of the backup files, therefore saving storage space while still keeping some of the older backups in case something went wrong (and needs to be restored from) a long time ago.
  • Bera Backup
    Bera Backup (Backup Easy & Recover Anywhere) is a tool that makes back-up copies of folders and files of the server and of the server settings, everything necessary for restoring the original system exactly. Because not only does it allow you to make a backup of files but you can also save a backup of the system settings (users, crontabs, installed packets...) and later it helps you to restore them on another server.
  • Bigsync
    Bigsync is a tool to incrementally backup a big file to a slow destination (think network media or a cheap NAS). The most common cases for bigsync are disk images or virtual OSes or encrypted volumes.
  • Borg
    Borg is a fork of Attic. It is a secure open source backup program designed for efficient data storage where only new or modified data is stored. Read more
  • Box Backup
    Box Backup is an open source, completely automatic on-line backup system for UNIX: no tape or archive devices are used, all data is encrypted, and only changes within files are sent to the server, just like rsync.
  • BRU Server
    (commercial) BRU Server for Linux is a native Linux backup software solution that protects critical information residing across your client/server network served by a Linux server system. BRU Server for Linux continues the heritage of providing Ultra-reliable Linux backup that began in 1994.
  • bup
    bup is a program written in Python that backs things up. It's short for "backup". It provides an efficient way to backup a system based on the git packfile format, providing fast incremental saves and global deduplication (among and within files, including virtual machine images). Read more
  • Burp
    Burp is a backup and restore program. It uses librsync in order to save on the amount of space that is used by each backup. It also uses VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) to make snapshots when backing up Windows computers. Read more
  • c42 Backup Suite
    The c42-backup suite is a simple python program for maintaining a central backup in a small, but distributed environment with a central file share. Basically it is a wrapper around the tar backup facility.
  • CDBackup
    CDBackup is a utility designed to make backups to CD- R(W) media easier. It is designed to work with any backup and restore software that can read from stdin,write to stdout, and can handle linear devices such as tape drives. Dump/restore, cpio, afio, and tar should all work fine.
  • cdbkup
    cdbkup is a professional-grade open-source package for backing up filesystems onto CD-Rs or CD-RWs. It supports full or incremental backups, results are stored as GNU tarballs on ISO 9660 filesystems.
  • Cedar Backup
    Cedar Backup is a Python package that supports backups of files on local and remote hosts to CD-R or CD-RW media over a secure network connection. Cedar Backup also includes extensions that understand how to back up MySQL databases and Subversion repositories, and it can be easily extended to support other data sources as well. Read more
  • confstore
    Confstore is a configuration backup utility. Confstore scans your system for all recognised configuration files and then stores them in a simple archive. Confstore can also read these archives, restore configuration from them, upload them to a FTP server, mail them to an email account, encrypt them and maintain a master archive of all of them.
  • cpio
    GNU cpio copies files into or out of a cpio or tar archive. The archive can be another file on the disk, a magnetic tape, or a pipe. GNU cpio supports the following archive formats: binary, old ASCII, new ASCII, crc, HPUX binary, HPUX old ASCII, old tar, and POSIX.1 tar.
  • Crackup
    Crackup is a pretty simple, pretty secure remote backup solution for folks who want to keep their data securely backed up but aren't particularly concerned about bandwidth usage. Crackup is ideal for backing up lots of small files, but somewhat less ideal for backing up large files, since any change to a file means the entire file must be transferred.
  • Cronopete
    Cronopete is an Apple's Time Machine clone for Linux. It aims to mimic Time Machine as closely as possible.
  • dar
    dar is a shell command that backs up directory trees and files. It has been tested under Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, and NetBSD, and is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). Read more
  • dbackup
    dbackup is a disk-based client-server backup system for Linux or other UNIX systems. It works on the principal that disks are cheaper and more reliable than tapes.
  • dds2tar
    dds2tar can find any file within an archive on a DAT tape and start the extraction within 40 seconds on HP-DAT tape drives and other devices.
  • Deduplicator
    Deduplicator is a simple and efficient data deduplicator that works by hard linking files that have the same content.
  • DIBS
    Distributed Internet Backup System works by doing all its communication through email. The benefit of using email for transport is that clients behind firewalls or with intermittent connections to the Internet can use DIBS reliably.
  • dkopp
    Dkopp is a program for copying or backing up disk files to DVD. Full or incremental backups can be made, with full or incremental DVD verification. Dkopp uses a GUI to navigate through directories to select or de-select files or directories at any level. Backup jobs can be saved for recurring use. New, deleted, and updated files are handled automatically, without re-editing the backup job. An incremental backup updates the same DVD used for a prior full backup. Large backup jobs can be done using multiple DVDs. A GUI restore function is also provided. Differences between disk and DVD can be reported in total, by directory and by file.
  • DragonDisk
    DragonDisk is a file manager for the Amazon S3 service. It will back up, share, and organize your data thanks to an intuitive interface.
  • Dump/restore
    Dump examines files in a filesystem, determines which ones need to be backed up, and copies those files to a specified disk, tape or other storage medium. Subsequent incremental backups can then be layered on top of the full backup. Read more
  • dupli.back
    dupli.back is a backup tool built around the Duplicity backup engine. It's designed to enable users to easily create and manage backups on removable media such as external USB hard disks.
  • Duplicati
    Duplicati is a free, open source, backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on cloud storage services and remote file servers.
  • Duplicity
    Duplicity backs up directories by producing encrypted tar-format volumes and uploading them to a remote or local file server. Because duplicity uses librsync, the incremental archives are space efficient and only record the parts of files that have changed since the last backup. Because duplicity uses GnuPG to encrypt and/or sign these archives, they will be safe from spying and/or modification by the server. Read more
  • Déjà Dup
    Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of doing backups the 'right way' (encrypted, off-site, and regularly) and uses duplicity as the backend. Read more Killer App
  • Eloy Backup System
    Eloy is a command line backup system. You simply define the directories to back up, and Eloy does partial backups of all changes. You can easily list all changes and restore older versions of files and directories.
  • ESR Backup
    ESR Backup is a simple easy to use backup system for UNIX and Linux. It provides a simple, easy to configure solution for file system integrity. It works on an automatic 2 week cycle to assure you have an easy to recover system. ESR Backup is completely free to use and is distributed under the ARTISTIC license.
  • FauBackup
    FauBackup uses a filesystem on a hard drive for incremental and full backups. All Backups can easily be accessed by standard filesystem tools (ls, find, grep, cp, ...).
  • FileBunker
    FileBunker is a file backup application which uses one or more GMail accounts as its backup repository. Because each GMail account supplies 1000 megabytes of storage, it serves as an excellent facility for this purpose. Files are compressed and encrypted for security and efficiency, and can be restored on demand.
  • FlyBack
    FlyBack is software for system backup and restore, which offers similar functionality to the Mac OS X Leopard's Time Machine. Linux has almost all of the required technology already built in to recreate it. Read more
  • fsbackup
    An incremental backup creation utility. support backup compression and encryption. Backup can be stored on local file system and on remote host stored over SSH or FTP.
  • fwbackups
    fwbackups is a feature-rich user backup program that allows you to backup your documents. Read more
  • g4u
    g4u ("ghost for unix") is a NetBSD-based bootfloppy/CD-ROM that allows easy cloning of PC harddisks to deploy a common setup on a number of PCs using FTP. The floppy/CD offers two functions.
  • GAdmin-Rsync
    GAdmin-Rsync is an easy to use GTK+ frontend for the rsync backup client and server.
  • glastree
    The poor man's daily snapshot, glastree builds live backup trees, with branches for each day. Users directly browse the past to recover older documents or retrieve lost files. Hard links serve to compress out unchanged files, while modified ones are copied verbatim. A prune utility effects a constant, sliding window.
  • Grsync
    Grsync is a GUI (Graphical User Interface) for rsync, the commandline directory synchronization tool. It makes use of the GTK2 libraries and it is released under the GPL2.
  • gzip Recovery Toolkit
    the gzip Recovery Toolkit attempts to automate the recovery of data from corrupted gzip files through a program called gzrecover and from corrupted tar files through a new --recover option to GNU tar.
  • hdimage
    hdimage is a tool for imaging or copying hard disk partitions or entire disks. It cleans unused blocks on ext2 partitions and may be used as a backup tool for Linux partitions.
  • Hdup2
    Hdup2 is a backup utilty, it's aim is to make backup really simple. The backup scheduling is done by means of a cronjob. Is supports a include/exclude mechanism, remote backups, encrypted backups and split backups (called chunks) to allow easy burning to CD/DVD.
  • Hydra Backup System
    Hydra makes it easy to do backups from one or more networked machines to one or more FTP servers. It is written in Python and is composed of a client, which issues various administrative commands to a hydra server, and the server itself. Hydra servers run on machines where backups are to take place, so a separate hydra instance must be run on each machine that will do data backups.
  • iBackup
    iBackup simplifies backing up the system configuration files (/etc) for UNIX systems (Solaris, *BSD, Linux). You can run the program from any directory, it will by default save the (maybe compressed) tarball to /root.
  • ignis
    ignis is a special backup program for the SOHO sector. It implements a full-backup strategy, a mix between the backup schemes of GFS and Tower of Hanoi. It is meant for backing up onto DVDs or simular media. Normally, it is called via cron to perform the backups and checks.
  • IRBS
    Imlug Remote Backup System makes backup copies of directories and stores a copy in the local machine and send a copy with Rsync through ssh to a remote sshd server.
  • Jarvys
    Jarvys is a simple and secure backup solution - get up and running in under 60 seconds.
  • Kamion
    Kamion is a user-friendly user state migration and backup tool created for KDE 4. Meaning - it allows even the most inexperienced user to transfer program related data such as e-mail messages, IM program history as well as the configuration of those programs from one computer to another. It can be used for backup purposes too.
  • KaTeker
    KaTeker is a backup tool for Linux useful for small companies and individuals. It saves data onto hard disks and CDs, DVDs or other random access media.
  • KBackup
    KBackup is al backup program for handling backups, which supports tapes, floppy drives and removable hard drives. It supports include lists, exclude lists, and even backing up to a file.
  • KDar
    KDE Disk archiver is a convenient graphical interface to Denis Corbin's libdar archiving and backup C++ library. You can safely backup (with compression if you like), view and restore files using KDar, along with a few easy UNIX commands for mounting and burning CD-R's, Zip and Jazz drives, DVD-R's, floppies, or any other disk-based storage media.
  • KDat
    KDat is a tar based tape archiver, that is designed to work with multiple archives on a single tape. KDat was inspired by two separate goals. The first, was to provide a nice, GUI front-end to tar that supported the fast selective extraction features of the dds2tar program. The second goal was to answer my wife's question, "How much longer is it going to be backing up?!?".
  • kddgz
    Kddgz is a KDE application which aims to make(backup) and to restore hard disk partition images. It uses the Linux command-line utility "dd" and zlib.
  • Keep
    Keep is an automatic backup program that allows users to set the parameters of the backup, including the frequency and the number of backups. It is designed to be a simple backup system for KDE. Read more
  • Kernel for Linux
    (commercial) Kernel for Linux will recover your data from corrupted linux partition having Ext2FS, Ext3FS, JFS, ReiserFS file system.
  • konserve
    Konserve is a small backup application for the KDE 3.x environment. It lives in the system tray and is able to create backups of several directories or files periodically. Konserve uses standard KDE network transparency to upload your backups to wherever you want (for example a ftp server). It is also possible to restore an accidentally deleted file or directory from a backup file with just one mouse click.
  • Lazy Backup
    Lazybackup is a backup system that is intended to be so easy to use that even lazy people will do it. It archives, burns, verifies, and spans disks. Archives are in the 'dar' format and are burned to DVDs.
  • mag-tape
    The mag-tape package is a collection of utilities for manipulating UNIX magnetic tapes, including copying and comparing tapes.
  • Manent
    Manent is an algorithmically strong backup and archival program. It features efficient backup to anything that looks like storage. Currently it supports plain filesystems ("directories"), FTP, and SFTP. Planned are Amazon S3, optical disks, and email (SMTP and IMAP).
  • mhvtl
    mhvtl is a Linux-based virtual tape library. Supported tape emulations are IBM and HP LTO1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, Sony AIT4, STK T10000A, B, and C, and STK 9x40.
  • Midnight Backup
    Midnight Backup will be a flexible framework composed of plugins that will allow system administrators to develop sophisticated backup systems.
  • mkCDrec
    mkCDrec makes a bootable (El Torito) disaster recovery image (CDrec.iso), including backups of the linux system to the same CD-ROM (or CD-RW) if space permits, or to a multi-volume CD-ROM set.
  • multiCD
    multiCD provides an easy way to backup a large number of files to multiple CDs.
  • NasBackup
    NasBackup is an open source backup solution. It is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up MS Windows desktop PCs, laptops and servers to network disks. NasBackup is a highly configurable solution and easy to install and maintain.
  • NetVault
    (commercial) NetVault is an easy to use, fully functional, high performance, scalable backup and recovery storage management software.
  • NVnetbackup
    NVnetbackup (Not Veritas netbackup) is a simple backup system framework for data in an SMB networked environment. It can also be used for backing up local data. The primary focus of this system is the simple selection of data to be backed up and the security of said data. It is also very portable because it relies on common Linux tools and its behavior is controlled entirely by a single and simple configuration file.
  • Obnam
    Obnam (OBligatory NAMe) is an easy to use, secure Python based backup program. Backups can be stored on local hard disks, or online via the SSH SFTP protocol. The backup server, if used, does not require any special software, on top of SSH. Read more
  • openduckbill
    Openduckbill is a simple command line backup tool for Linux. It is capable of monitoring files and directories marked for backup for any changes, and transferring these changes either to a local backup directory, a remote NFS exported partition, or a remote SSH server using rsync. It can either maintain an exact copy of the source at the backup destination, or maintain both current and previous versions of the source at the backup destination.
  • Partclone
    Partclone provide utilities for backing up used blocks and is designed for higher compatibility with the file system by using libraries like e2fslibs. Currently supported filesystems are EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, Reiserfs, Reiser4, XFS, NTFS, FAT, HFS+, UFS, JFS, VMFS, and Btrfs. Read more
  • pdumpfs
    pdumpfs is a simple daily backup system similar to Plan9's dumpfs which preserves every daily snapshot. pdumpfs is written in Ruby. You can access the past snapshots at any time for retrieving a certain day's file.
  • pukcab
    pukcab is a lightweight, single-binary backup system for UNIX / Linux systems that stores de-duplicated, compressed and incremental backups on a remote server using just an SSH connection.
  • Pybackpack
    Pybackpack is a graphical tool to make file backup simpler. It provides a user-friendly interface which allows you to back up your files easily to an archive, to a CD/DVD or to a remote location using SSH.
  • pybackup
    pybackup is a Python program that performs backups by compression files before creating tar archives, which offers better protection against faulty backup media than compressing the entire archive.
  • R-Linux
    (commercial) R-Linux is a data recovery and undelete tool for Ext2FS (Linux) file system. File recovery after power failure, system crash, virus infection or partition with the files was reformatted, even for different file system.
  • Random Access Backup
    RAB is a backup program featuring backups to removable media and to CDR(W). Here, a removable medium may be anything like a DVD RAM, a MO medium or even a partition on another hard drive. RAB supports full backups and incremental backups configurable on a per directory basis. Most of RAB's functionality is implemented by a shared library, so it is easy to create customized backup applications for your personal system.
  • rdiff-backup
    rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network. The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special subdirectory of that target directory, so you can still recover files lost some time ago. The idea is to combine the best features of a mirror and an incremental backup.
  • Relax-and-Recover
    Relax-and-Recover is a setup-and-forget Linux bare metal disaster recovery solution. It is easy to set up and requires no maintenance so there is no excuse for not using it.
  • REOBack
    REOBack (pronounced as ray-o-back), is a backup solution designed for Linux users/system admins. It supports scheduled full/incremental backups, remote transfers via NFS or FTP as well as auto-deletion of old backups.
  • RVM
    RVM is an archive manager that uses rsync to manage backups of multiple clients across multiple logical partitions (vaults). It has some features that some other rsync-based backup schemes lack, such as being written in C++, needing no scripts or other programs than rsync and any binaries on which rsync depends (such as SSH), the ability to manage multiple instances of rsync connections to separate clients in parallel, the ability to use multiple logical partitions (vaults) in a configurable fashion for purporses of redundancy and added reliability, and the use of hard links for files that have not changed from one archive to the next.
  • SafeKeep
    SafeKeep is a centralized and easy to use backup application that combines the best features of a mirror and an incremental backup. It is based on rdiff-backup, a tried and tested backup solution with fast and easy deployment. It has centralized configuration, built-in support for LVM snapshots, PostgreSQL and MySQL dumps, secure setup via SSH tunneling, with built-in key management, with a clean, easy to understand Python code-base.
  • Sauvegarde
    With this code you can backup and restore files in a live and continuous way.
  • SBackup
    SBackup is a simple backup solution intended for desktop use. It can backup any subset of files and directories. Exclusions can be defined by regular expressions. A maximum individual file size limit can be defined. Backups may be saved to any local and remote directories that are supported by gnome-vfs. There is a Gnome GUI interface for configuration and restore. Read more
  • scdbackup
    scdbackup is a simplified CD backup program for Linux. It can back up large amounts of data on one or more CDs, with no special tools needed for reading the backup.
  • Simplebackup
    Simplebackup is a cross-platform backup program. It reads a configuration file, then it builds a compressed file for each of your backup directories or files on your backup list, and places the compressed files into another location. For example, this location can be a network mapped drive in Windows, an NFS mounted drive in Unix, another hard disk, an FTP, SFTP (Secure FTP / SSH2), A HTTP (WebDav) server, or more email accounts, or a tape device (Unix only). This will duplicate your information, doing the so called "backup".
  • sitback
    Sitback is a backup daemon/utility for small/medium scale systems. It's easy to setup and maintain but do not expect to setup advanced backup networks with this.
  • Slony-I
    Slony-I is a "master to multiple slaves" replication system with cascading and failover. Slony-I is a system for data centers and backup sites, where the normal mode of operation is that all nodes are available.
  • Snebu
    Simple Network Backup Utility (Snebu) is a Linux and Unix backup utility that provides many features that are normally found in Enterprise grade backup systems, yet is designed to be simple to install and use.
  • spantape
    spantape is a replacement for dd that features the ability to sequentially span a stream of bytes across multiple SCSI tapes. It supports both fixed and variable block sizes and assures the correct order of tapes during data recovery.
  • splitpipe
    splitpipe allows streaming piped output to span multiple volumes, which might be floppies, cd-recordables, dvd's.
  • storebackup
    storebackup lets you backup to another disk. Several optimizations for reducing needed disk space and to improve performance. Unifies the advantages of traditional full and incremental backups. It includes tools for analyzing backup data and restoring.
  • Storix System Backup Administrator
    (commercial) Storix System Backup Administrator (SBA) for Linux and AIX provides a user-friendly graphical user interface for complete backup management. SBA also provides the most flexible full system recovery available, supporting various filesystem types, LVM and software RAID, system cloning, and migration onto any hardware configuration. SBA also provides backup encryption and SMB data backup for Windows clients.
  • Synbak
    Synbak is meant to unify several backup methods in a single application while supplying a powerful reporting system. Synbak is a wrapper for several existing backup programs suppling to the end user a common method for configuration that will manage the execution logic of any single backup and will make detailed reports of backups result.
  • Tapeback
    Tapeback is a general purpose tape backup and restore utility set that supports modern SCSI based tape drives. The tapeback utility set also includes a kernel patch (should work on both recent 2.4 and 2.6 Linux kernels) to facilitate real-time tape load status reporting.
  • Taper
    Taper is an easy to use backup solution for Linux. It allows backups to tape drives, filesystems, floppy drives, removable devices... In fact, any device that Linux supports. Incremental backup & selective restores are available, as well as backup verifies.
  • Tardis
    Tardis is a system for making incremental backups of filesystems, much like Apple's TimeMachine, although not quite as polished. It supports encrypted, incremental backups, with filesystem based recovery
  • tbackup
    tbackup is a general backup system that has both a menu-driven user-friendly interface for interactive use and a flexible command line interface for use in scripts and automatic maintenance. It handles multi-volume archives (even if the volumes have different lengths, and span on partially used cartridges). It can back-up from streams, so that you can tar a group of files, compress them with your favourite program, crypt them and save them to a tape with a single command line, or you can redirect your printouts to the tape.
  • TimeShift
    TimeShift is an open source system restore utility which takes incremental snapshots of the system using rsync and hard-links. These snapshots can be restored at a later date to undo all changes that were made to the system after the snapshot was taken. Snapshots can be taken manually or at regular intervals using scheduled jobs. Read more
  • TkPar
    TkPar is a simple frontend for the command line Parchive programm, written in Perl/Tk. It supports checking, and restoring par sets. To run you need to have perl 5.6, and the perl module Tk installed.
  • tob
    Tape-Oriented Backup is a general driver for making and maintaining backups. Given a set of `volume definitions', it creates arj, tar or afio based backups, and stores them either to a device in /dev, or a file in the filesystem, to be burned to optical media later, moved off to other machines, etc. Through a straightforward configuration file, you can instruct tob to mount and unmount devices before beginning backups.
  • tresor
    tresor offers full backup and fast restores for bytepositioning tape drives. This option is available on some Tandberg and Wangtek streamers and some SCSI-2 tape drives.
  • Uberbackup
    Uberbackup is a lightweight frontend for GNU tar that supports mt-st. Currently written using REALbasic 5.5.1 using it's Linux binary export feature.
  • Ukopp
    Ukopp is used to copy or back-up disk files to a disk or disk-like device, such as a USB stick. It copies only new or modified files since the last backup, and is therefore quite fast.
  • Urbackup
    Urbackup is a client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backup accomplishes both 100% data security and a fast restoration time. Read more
  • Veeam Backup for Linux
    Veeam Backup for Linux is a simple backup agent, designed to ensure the Availability of your Linux server instances, whether they reside in the public cloud or on premises.
  • Xfiles
    Xfiles is an interactive utility for comparing and merging one file tree with another over a network. It supports freeform work on several machines (no need to keep track of what files are changed on which machine). Xfiles can also be used as a cross-validating disk<->disk backup strategy (portions of a disk may go bad at any time, with no simple indication of which files were affected. Cross-validate against a second disk before backup to make sure you aren't backing up bad data).
  • yacdbak
    yacdbak is intended to facilitate backups to multiple CD-recordables or CD-rewritables on Linux systems. It uses GNU tar and cdrecord.
  • Yosemite Server Backup
    (commercial) Yosemite Server Backup is a complete and affordable data backup and protection solution, enabling you to backup all of your data and restore it quickly in the event of disaster. With broad support for multiple server applications, operating systems, and backup devices, Yosemite Server Backup provides a centralized interface to manage your entire backup strategy.

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