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.
FlyBack is a snapshot-based backup tool based on rsync.
It creates successive backup directories mirroring the files users want
to backup, but hard-links unchanged files to the previous
This method prevents wasting disk space while providing users
with full access to all of their files without any sort of recovery
If the machine crashes, users can move the external drive to a
new machine and copy the latest backup using any file browser.
- Uses crontab to automate backups and cleanups
- Has a graphical user interface (or can be run from a
- Scans the entire directory structure when performing a
- Selectively delete specific backups, yet retain files
stored in previous backups
- Offers a chronological view of a file system, allowing
individual files or directories to be previewed or retrieved one at a
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