James Gray james at
Wed Apr 20 03:03:11 UTC 2011

On 20/04/2011, at 12:33 AM, Michael Terry wrote:

> Hello!  I'm doing a bit of research for my proposal for Ubuntu Desktop
> to install the GNOME-based Déjà Dup backup tool by default.  (btw,
> please cc: me)
> I get the sense that command line backup methods are thick on the
> ground.  Is there a backup tool that the Ubuntu Server project
> recommends?
> Is the program duplicity [1] (upon which Déjà Dup is based) well
> regarded in the server community?  I'm curious if there is any mindshare
> overlap at all.
> [1]

I've always been a big "Bacula" fan.  There's a *really* good Webmin module for it and if you absolutely must have a dedicated GUI try "bat" (Qt-based Bacula front end).  I've been using Bacula for quite a few years in both professional and personal duties using various backup media (DVD, HDD, Tape - including autoloaders) to/from multiple systems and never had any problems.  Usual disclaimers apply and YYMV ;)

Good luck,

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