[ubuntu-za] Home backup solution (suggestions)

Peter Nel fourdots at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 08:03:41 UTC 2011

> percy langa wrote...
> Heya,
> As the subject says, I am lookin for a simple and non-geeky :) home backup
> solution? Must work on ubuntu and winblows (and, if possible, on Mac). Must
> do incremental backups.
> Some suggestions and experiences?
> Cheers!
> Percy

My sugestions are very simple, non-geeky (and obvious!)...

Has anyone mentioned Deja Dup (aka Déjà Dup Backup Tool)? - search "deja" in
Software Centre.

I have no experience with it, but i've read the name enough times such that
i know what it does, and was able to search for it by name.
[From Software Centre description]:
Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of backing up the
Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regular) and uses duplicity as the

- Support for local, remote, or cloud backup locations, such as Amazon S3 or
Rackspace Cloud Files
- Securely encrypts and compresses your data
- Incrementally backs up, letting you restore from any particular backup
- Schedules regular backups
- Integrates well into your GNOME desktop

You can also just try some of the other backup tools in Software Centre
(search "backup"), and see if any of them work for you.

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