Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Backup under ubuntu

In a previous post i introduced a backup software with up to 5gb of free space (http://blog.mindengine.it/2010/07/free-web-space-for-backup-sync-and.html..

Now i would like to talk about some programs to backup folders locally or via ssh:
RSYNC provides a very powerful incremental backup solution (unison is a gui for rsync)
RDIFF-BACKUP instead is very similaro to rsync but has an interesting feature: it saves incrementally different versions of your backup so that you can restore the backup files of a certain date. It works more or less like a version control system (svn) but it does not use a databse, it just creates a folder in the backup. pybackpack is a nice gui for that.

you can install all these programs by running in terminal
sudo apt-get install [name]

for example
sudo apt-get install rdiff-backup