Ubuntu Linux System Backup Tools


Rsync is the directory backup and transfer tool for Linux. Installed as default in Ubuntu. It can provide any type of backup, and options are extensive.


GRsync is a GTK-based GUI  for Rsync. Install this by following command:

sudo apt-get install grsync


Bacula is the most widely-used GTK-based open source (GPL-licensed) network backup utility that is used in both server and desktop installations. A catalogue of backups can be maintained using MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQLite. For more info see the Ubuntu documentation. Both text-based and GUI frontends are available. Install the MySQL version:

sudo apt-get install bacula


SBackup is a common backup and restore utility for the GTK-desktop. Install using following command:

sudo apt-get install sbackup

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