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The program's interface has 4 tabs - overview, storage, folders and schedule. You select where to back up in "storage", what folders to back up and ignore in "folders" and how often to back up in "schedule." Overview displays all these settings and offers a choice of backing up and restoring. See More
Duplicity uses the rsync algorithm so only the changed parts of files are sent to the archive when doing an incremental backup. For instance, if a long log file increases by just a few lines of text, a small diff will be sent to and saved in the archive. Other backup programs may save a complete copy of the file. See More
Duplicity does not make many demands on its archive server. As long as files can be saved to, read from, listed, and deleted from a location, that location can be used as a duplicity backend. Besides increasing choice for the user, it can make a server more secure, as clients only require minimal access. See More
Almost all functionality of the program can be customized. It's possible to set when snapshot get removed based on age, available disk space, quantity in a set time period, you can include and exclude files, folders and filetypes, you can defer backups when on battery power, you can ignore errors, you can preserve ACL, extended attributes and so on. See More
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