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.
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 backup.
This method prevents wasting disk space while providing users with full access to all of their files without any sort of recovery program.
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 console).
- Scans the entire directory structure when performing a backup.
- 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 time.
Developer: Derek Anderson
License: GNU GPL v2
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