Déjà Dup – simple backup software

Last Updated on October 11, 2023

Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool.

The software hides the complexity of doing backups the ‘right way’ (encrypted, off-site, and regular). It is a frontend for Duplicity (which uses the rsync library and gpg keys for encryption) written in Vala.

The tool is extremely simple to use. It offers two big buttons, one for manual backup and one for restoring.

Déjà Dup focuses on ease of use and personal, accidental data loss. If you need a full system backup or an archival program, we recommend other backup programs.

Features include:

  • Support for local or remote backup locations, including Amazon S3 (Amazon S3 is a cloud storage, a form of cloud computing but only for storing data), Rackspace Cloud Files, and Ubuntu One.
  • Securely encrypts and compresses your data.
  • Incrementally backs up, letting you restore from any particular backup.
  • Schedules regular backups.
  • Integrates well into your GNOME desktop.
  • Various backends, including SSH, FTP, WebDav and Samba.
  • Allow deleting old backups past a certain date (e.g. 3 months ago).
  • Will create fresh full backups occasionally to avoid backup corruption.
  • Supports resuming an unfinished backup.
  • Uses ‘nice’ for duplicity subprocess to be less of a resource hog.
  • Back up to a Windows partition.
  • Translations: German, Japanese, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Arabic, Indonesian, Czech, French, Hebrew, Lithuanian, and Turkish.

Support: Wiki
Developer: Michael Terry, Andrew Fister
License: GNU General Public License v3.0

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Déjà Dup is written in Vala. Learn Vala with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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