Best Backup software for Ubuntu 8.10

Walton Hoops walton at
Fri Apr 3 15:51:11 UTC 2009

I have to disagree, if you can use cron, rsync is quite simple to set up as
a backup tool.  Just set up a cron job to rsync those folders you need to
your backup drive/remote location.  I admit, there is a bit of a learning
curve if you're not already familiar with cron, but frankly, I find it
easier to set up than most of these applications designed for it.
But of course, that does not mean my solution is for everybody.

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Derek Broughton
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 8:47 AM
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Subject: Re: Best Backup software for Ubuntu 8.10

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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