Let’s have a look at the list of useful Linux backup software.

Backup Software For Linux

  1. Rysnc: Rsync is freely available under the GNU General Public License. It is one of the finest open source backup tools that let you transfer and synchronize files between a computer and an external hard drive, and can be used to back up your file to an external drive.  Rsync finds files that need to be transferred using a lqquick checkrq algorithm that looks for files that have changed in size or in the last-modified time.
  2. Kbackup: KBackup is an application that lets you back up your data in a user-friendly way. The backup target can be either a locally mounted device like a ZIP drive, USB stick, etc. or any remote URL
  3. AMANDA: AMANDA or the Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver, is an open-source backup solution. You can set up a single master backup server to back up multiple hosts over the network to tape drives/changers or disks or optical media. It can back up a large number of servers and workstations running multiple versions of Linux or Unix.
  4. Clonezilla: Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program. You can backup your system by cloning it.
  5. restic: Easy to use backup program that can back up your files to many different storage types, including self-hosted and online services.
  6. BackupPC: It is an enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux to a server’s disk. It allows administrators to view log files, configuration, current status and allows users to initiate and cancel backups and browse and restore files from backups.
  7. Backupintime: Based on rsync, It is a simple backup solution for Linux Desktops. It uses hard links to reduce the space used for unchanged files.
  8. Bacula: Bacula is an Open Source backup tool for the backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. It is an Enterprise-level open Source Backup Software.


  1. I use “rdiff-backup” from the command line. It works nicely in scripts. It’s differential backups using rsync.

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