Best Free Backup Software for Linux

Simple Backup Software
Déjà Dup Offers two big buttons, one for manual backup and one for restoring
Back in Time Simple backup tool taking inspiration from FlyBack and TimeVault
Simple Backup Solution Simple backup solution intended for desktop use
FlyBack Similar functionality to the Mac OS X Leopard’s Time Machine
luckyBackup rsync-based GUI data backup utility
Time Vault Monitors files for changes and takes snapshots

Backup Tool (Graphical User Interface) 
Areca Backup File backup software developed in Java
BackupPC High-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up PCs
Bacula Network backup, recovery and verification
fwbackups Feature-rich backup sofware
Keep Backup system for KDE
Simple Backup Solution Set of backend backup daemon and Gnome GUI frontends


Backup Tool (Command-line)
afbackup Client-Server Backup System (GUI is also available)
AMANDA Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver
Cedar Backup Local and remote backups to CD or DVD media
Duplicity Encrypted bandwidth-efficient backup
Dump / restore Dump and restore utilities for ext2/ext3 filesystems
tar Tar archiving utility


Snapshot backups
FlyBack Equivalent of OS X’s Time Machine
Time Vault Snapshotting daemon


Synchronisation 
rsnapshot Local and remote filesystem snapshot utility
rsync Fast remote file copy program

Disaster Recovery / Disk Cloning
Clonezilla Offers similar functionality to Symantec Ghost
Mondo Rescue A powerful disaster recovery suite
PartImage Backup partitions into a compressed image file
PING Also offers similar functionality to Symantec Ghost


Specialist
Zmanda Perl-based utility to automate backup and recovery of MySQL databases


Online Backup Solutions
Dropbox Extremely elegant online service which uses cloud technology
Spideroak Backup with a “Zero Knowledge” approach to encryption and privacy
Wuala Secure online storage where users can earn additional space
Ubuntu One Canonical’s storage application and service
ZumoDrive Hybrid cloud storage for all of your media
CrashPlan Award-winning online and secure backup
ADrive Virtual hard drive for online file storage and file sharing

Best Free Backup Software for Linux


Simple Backup Software

Déjà Dup Offers two big buttons, one for manual backup and one for restoring

Back in Time Simple backup tool taking inspiration from FlyBack and TimeVault

Simple Backup Solution Simple backup solution intended for desktop use

FlyBack Similar functionality to the Mac OS X Leopard’s Time Machine

luckyBackup rsync-based GUI data backup utility

Time Vault Monitors files for changes and takes snapshots


Backup Tool (Graphical User Interface)

Areca Backup File backup software developed in Java

BackupPC High-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up PCs

Bacula Network backup, recovery and verification

fwbackups Feature-rich backup sofware

Keep Backup system for KDE

Simple Backup Solution Set of backend backup daemon and Gnome GUI frontends


Backup Tool (Command-line)

afbackup Client-Server Backup System (GUI is also available)

AMANDA Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver

Cedar Backup Local and remote backups to CD or DVD media

Duplicity Encrypted bandwidth-efficient backup

Dump / restore Dump and restore utilities for ext2/ext3 filesystems

tar Tar archiving utility


Snapshot backups

FlyBack Equivalent of OS X’s Time Machine

Time Vault Snapshotting daemon


Synchronisation

rsnapshot Local and remote filesystem snapshot utility

rsync Fast remote file copy program


Disaster Recovery / Disk Cloning

Clonezilla Offers similar functionality to Symantec Ghost

Mondo Rescue A powerful disaster recovery suite

PartImage Backup partitions into a compressed image file

PING Also offers similar functionality to Symantec Ghost


Specialist

Zmanda Perl-based utility to automate backup and recovery of MySQL databases


Online Backup Solutions

Dropbox Extremely elegant online service which uses cloud technology

Spideroak Backup with a “Zero Knowledge” approach to encryption and privacy

Wuala Secure online storage where users can earn additional space

Ubuntu One Canonical’s storage application and service

ZumoDrive Hybrid cloud storage for all of your media

CrashPlan Award-winning online and secure backup

ADrive Virtual hard drive for online file storage and file sharing

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