Backup Software Recomends

Jason Sauders jasauders at
Sat Jan 21 00:34:57 UTC 2017

I'd opt for Clonezilla. I seem to recall Clonezilla having an option to
create a custom ISO within their advanced menu. This new custom ISO would
have all of the predefined settings included, so burning that new ISO to CD
or writing it to a USB flash drive would eliminate a number of questions
that Clonezilla typically asks when pulling an image, thereby making the
process that much more straight forward.

I use rsync for the incremental data backups. Once you fine tune it to do
what you need it's difficult to beat. Clonezilla has always been my go-to
for full system backups, though.

Hope this helps!

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 7:10 PM, Kim Briggs <patiodragon at> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 8:25 AM, Mike Hughes <engineerhughes at>
> wrote:
> > What software do you recommend that will run from a CD to backup an
> Ubuntu Server? At some point I would like to be able to hang an USB
> external drive on it do a full Backup once a month and an incremental at
> least weekly.
> > What I am using now is HD Clone version 5. It had been recommended to me
> by a fellow Linux user out of New York. I have used it since version 3. For
> some reason I can't get version 6 to work for me. It wants to run on UEFI
> mode. When I run it in that mode says it needs says it needs to
> authenticate. It will just set there then. So I had to drop back to version
> 5.
> >
> Hello,  I have been incrementally backing up every night using rsync
> and a cron job (through the GUI gnome-schedule) for over 10 years.
> Very happy with the results.  I don't know about "run from a CD", but
> this would work with a USB external hard drive.
> Cheers.
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