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General => GNU/Linux Discussion => Topic started by: cavy on February 14, 2015, 12:27:38 pm

Title: Backup Tool...? [solved]
Post by: cavy on February 14, 2015, 12:27:38 pm
I tried the Deja Dup Backup tool, today, in an attempt to automate and keep my current data up-to-date in my storage disk, rather than the old manual method of transferring to a USB thumb drive. Err when I remember.

Not keen on the duplicity.gpg file system used by Deja Dup as I couldn't identify what file was what.   :-\

What I'm looking for is a local NON cloud system that can backup regularly to my storage disk and show the files as they appear in my home directory, any ideas please.   8)
Title: Re: Backup Tool...?
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 14, 2015, 12:34:22 pm
rsync as a cron job .. or grsync if you want a GUI ;)

But there are TONS of options, depending on what you normally back up, and where.
Title: Re: Backup Tool...?
Post by: VinDSL on February 15, 2015, 12:26:21 pm
rsync as a cron job [...]

But there are TONS of options, depending on what you normally back up, and where.

Yup!  I've used rsync to backup data for years - it's a very powerful yet flexible (and dare I say simple) tool. 

I even run it on my winders machine at work, via a script, to make incremental backups to a USB thumbdrive.  Works locally, and across the network.

Probably one of the Top 10 proggies ever made...
Title: Re: Backup Tool...?
Post by: cavy on February 16, 2015, 06:42:20 am
Thanks guys, I've now read several online reviews, and Deja Dup appears to be considered the best .

My CLI skills are not that good, so I have chosen at this stage to create two folders on my storage disk, 1. a straight-forward copy & paste of home directory 2. run Deja Dup to do their incremental backups.

Cheers  ;D
Title: Re: Backup Tool...? [solved]
Post by: AndyInMokum on February 16, 2015, 07:40:22 am
Hi cavy, I've been using Déjà Dup since I started using Linux two years ago.  I have it scheduled to do a weekly backup.  It's not the most sophisticated backup but it works and it's dead easy to set up.  I've used it several times to assist in a re-install and it does the trick  ;).