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 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.
An incremental backup creation utility. fsbackup.pl support backup compression and encryption. Backup can be stored on local file system and on remote host stored over SSH or FTP.
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 is an easy to use GTK+ frontend for the rsync backup client and server.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
Linbox Backup Server
(commercial) Allows you to save and restore whole hard disk partitions of any PC to a server, independently of the PC operating system.
Linbox Rescue Server
A tool to centralize hard disk images, file backups, hardware inventory, Windows PCs software inventory, and remote access on a single server. It can be managed from any PC through a Web-based administration interface, and disk images can be restored using PXE boot and Multicast TFTP, or using a bootable CD or DVD. It supports Ext2/3, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS, NTFS, and FAT filesystems (including Windows' dynamic disks).
The mag-tape package is a collection of utilities for manipulating UNIX magnetic tapes, including copying and comparing tapes.
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 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 will be a flexible framework composed of plugins that will allow system administrators to develop sophisticated backup systems.
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 provides an easy way to backup a large number of files to multiple CDs.
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.
(commercial) NetVault is an easy to use, fully functional, high performance, scalable backup and recovery storage management software.
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 is an easy, secure 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.
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 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.
pbackup is a small utility for backing up and restoring file permissions on GNU/Linux and compatible Unix-based systems. It enables you to store the current access permissions from any part of the file system to a local file. This file can later be used to restore modified access permissions if needed.
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.
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 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.
(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 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 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 (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 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 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.
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.
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.
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