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Best Backup Solutions for Desktop Linux

Dec 11, 2008, 22:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

"What makes CrashPlan so compelling to me is that my mom can use it to backup her Windows box to my Linux PC, from across the state -- automatically simply by having the PC on and scheduled to do the backup. It is very simply to use and honestly, it has never failed me.

"I also like that CrashPlan offers both incremental and differential backups, so I am not filling up space that is really unneeded. At the end of the day, this is as secure as Amanda but as simple to use as sbackup. And it has offsite network storage with self-discovery of other CrashPlan awareness on your LAN. This means other PCs or Macs with CrashPlan installed can be set to "see" one another to make networked backups a simple thing.

"The biggest two downsides unfortunately, include the sbackup USB hard drive problem meaning PCs used to backup to ought to be left on. And of course, it is not open source."

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