Recently, we covered syncing files to Amazon S3 using the S3 Tools. This time around, we’re going to take a look at another handy tool for making backups, Duplicity. While Duplicity supports S3, it also supports a number of other services that S3 Tools do not. If the command line seems like a hassle, don’t worry: the Deja-Dup front-end works really well for simple backups.
The previous tutorial, on syncing files to S3 with S3 Tools, covered what you need to know about getting files to and fro with S3. In general, I’d recommend sticking with S3 Tools for S3, so here I’ll stick with other sync methods for Duplicity.