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Easy to use and reliable, though without fancy block-level deduplication of Borg or Restic. If using as root to do a full system backup to a network make sure to sync an up to date copy of /etc/fstab and /root/.config/backintime/config to an accessible location (somewhere other than your hard drive). 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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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
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
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
V3 format uses hard-links which is almost impossble to "file-copy" (using filesystem level tools like cp or rsync) on a large system, since the hardlink management eats up vast amounts of memory (the only way to copy a backup server is to copy using a whole-disk copying method). This has been fixed in version 4 format which uses pointer files instead of hardlinks. See More
On more pro by BackupPC is, you has nothing to install on the backuped Client, everything ist getting from the BackupPC machine. See More
The Web UI needs large amount of time to walk a directory with thousands of entries and it may cause the webserver or client to timeout. Large directories may require the admin to use the command line tools to list or restore files or directories. See More
I'm not going to lie, Duplicati is far from perfect. It's still under extremely active development, and bugs and regressions creep in a couple times a year, it seems, upsetting the apple cart of my backups to a startling degree sometimes. There's a reason I stick with it, though: It's free. On top of that, it's an ambitious project with a potentially landscape changing outcome, that being a piece of software equally at home on Windows, Mac or Linux that can backup and restore data to virtually any local or remote filesystem no matter the protocol, no matter the vendor. Oh wait, did I mention it's free? I don't want to gloss over the fact that despite the glitches I mentioned earlier that sometimes put the kibosh on my unattended remote backup dreams, anytime I've needed to retrieve data from a backup and restore it to a system, there has never been one single problem doing so, nor was it a slow process. I'm going to stick with this and put my shoulder to the wheel as much as I can. The developers deserve that level of faith in my opinion, because everyone should be backing up their data to multiple locations on multiple mediums, and having a tool like this out there will go a long way towards getting us there. See More
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Encryption allows the use to access their files with only their own keys and the deduplication saves on costs of storage as any duplicate file will be removed automatically. So not only is the platform safety minded but cost is taken into account for the user as well. See More
Data is shared between different incremental backups without having to know which backup is based on which. Even for backups that come from different computers that know nothing about each other. Bup simply saves the minimal amount of data needed. See More