Best Backup software for Ubuntu 8.10

Derek Broughton derek at
Fri Apr 3 14:46:43 UTC 2009

Robert Holtzman wrote:

> On Thu, 2 Apr 2009, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> xinchen wrote:
>>> On Thu, 2009-04-02 at 10:06 -0400, art wrote:
>>>> gremlin linuxhelp wrote:
>>>>> I am looking for a easy to set up backup software for ubuntu 8.10.
>>>> I've had good luck with Kdar on 8.10.  I backup my ubuntu 8.10 to a
>>>> firewire hard drive.  I recently had a laptop drive go bad, and Kdar
>>>> worked well to selectively restore what I needed.
>>> i think rsync is very good
>> rsync is a low-level utility, it's not a backup application.
> I've seen that statement or one similar a few times. Could you point me
> to a doc(s) that explains the drawbacks of using it for backups in a
> little more detail?

There are no "drawbacks" as such - it just requires you to write your own
scripts.  I don't believe that fits into the category of "easy to set up
backup software".

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