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Offline titan

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[EN] Backup app
« on: 2023/09/11, 16:00:28 »
Any recommendations for backup app, I want the backups in plain text.

I should add I have use a few over the years, backintime is my current one

Offline edlin

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #1 on: 2023/09/11, 16:32:26 »
What do you mean by plain text? A binary file doesn't get any more readable than that.
What backup strategy do you use?
How many generations do you want to save or is only one snapshot enough?
Do you want to backup partitions or only single directories/files?
Do you need incremental or differential backups?
Can or should the backups be compressed?
Do you want to back up over a network (multiple clients)?
Should databases or other open files be backed up?
GUI or CLI?
Manual or automatically backup?

... to be continued

edlin
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Offline titan

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #2 on: 2023/09/11, 17:10:25 »
Maybe I should of said simple backup app  ;D  I basically just backup my home folder every now and again I find KISS principal works just fine.

Offline gorzka

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #3 on: 2023/09/11, 17:38:33 »
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Offline oduffo

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #4 on: 2023/09/11, 23:41:31 »
borgbackup and vorta as GUI. Both are in the the repos.

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Offline samtfalterblau

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #5 on: 2023/09/12, 08:59:52 »
I am happy with "luckybackup"!
https://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/
 ;) :D

Offline Mister00X

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #6 on: 2023/09/12, 11:19:52 »
I am using https://rdiff-backup.net/ for some time now and am pretty satisfied with it.

Its in the Debian Repositories
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Offline titan

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #7 on: 2023/09/12, 11:35:20 »
Thanks for all the suggestions I think I will continue with Backintime just a rsync front end and now back under active development

Offline edlin

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #8 on: 2023/09/13, 19:03:50 »
I am happy with "luckybackup"!
https://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/
 ;) :D
Yes, luckyBackup is clear, easy to set up and, importantly, based on rsync and not a properitary format.
However, the last version is almost 5 years old and development has been frozen.
Even though, thanks to rsync, I don't fear that luckyBackup will become unusable overnight, but this fact should be kept in mind.

edlin
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Offline samtfalterblau

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #9 on: 2023/09/13, 23:19:32 »
Yes, luckyBackup is clear, easy to set up and, importantly, based on rsync and not a properitary format.
However, the last version is almost 5 years old and development has been frozen.
Even though, thanks to rsync, I don't fear that luckyBackup will become unusable overnight, but this fact should be kept in mind.

edlin
Thank you for your note, I will consider this!

Offline gour

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #10 on: 2023/10/19, 08:15:20 »
Any recommendations for backup app, I want the backups in plain text.

I should add I have use a few over the years, backintime is my current one

I am more than happy with Restic.

Offline harley-peter

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #11 on: 2023/10/19, 20:14:01 »
First I used luckybackup, now I am happy with FreeFileSync.

Offline dsat

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Re: Backup app
« Reply #12 on: 2023/10/19, 23:18:08 »
Moin

All user data are in a separate user partition and linked into users home. These user data are backed up with grsync. Only modified data are saved, without versioning.
Systems are backed up from a second system on the same machine or with a ventoy stick with persistence by usb boot. Partclone is used to save and restore system partitions. To reduce disk space partclone is sent through gzip via a pipe or vice versa.

Regards dsat