BURP – network backup and restore program

BURP (BackUp and Restore Program) is an open source network backup and restore program.

It uses librsync to save network traffic and 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.

Features include:

  • Delta differencing with librsync.
  • Network backups.
  • Network rate limiting.
  • Backs up and restores files, directories, symlinks, hardlinks, fifos, nodes, permissions and timestamps.
  • Backs up and restores Linux and FreeBSD acls and xattrs.
  • Backs up and restores Windows permissions, file attributes, and so on, via VSS.
  • Backs up and restores Windows EFS files.
  • Storage and network compression using zlib.
  • Ability to continue interrupted backups.
  • Client/server communications encryption with SSL.
  • Automatic SSL certificate authority and client certificate signing.
  • Client side file encryption.
  • Scheduling.
  • Email backup success/failure notifications.
  • A single daily backup summary email.
  • A live ncurses monitor on the server.
  • Fifo read/write support.
  • Pre/post backup/restore client scripts.
  • Multiple retention periods.
  • Storage data deduplication.
  • Automatic client upgrade.

Website: burp.grke.org
Support: FAQ, GitHub
Developer: Graham Keeling and contributors
License: AGPL v3

BURP is written in C. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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