Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Jan 2008 18:45 UTC, submitted by Nemilar
Linux A review of the new TimeVault program, a backup utility for Linux similar to Apple's Time Machine. Covers installation, configuration, usage, and discuses some of the advantages and limitations of its backup abilities. "TimeVault finally offers a complete, easy-to-use, intuitive backup system for Linux. While advanced and experienced users have been able to schedule backups using rsync, cron, and other tools, new users will find Timevault a comfort; knowing that their files can be easily and safely backed up, and reverted to an older state if necessary. The interface is relatively intuitive, and although the configuration could be a bit simpler, beginners should have no problem setting up TimeVault to keep their files safe."
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by evert on Tue 29th Jan 2008 19:54 UTC
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Currently I use rsnapshot to make backups. It makes hardlinks to duplicates. How is this new tool different? I like the GUI, nice for desktop use, but actualle I use rsnapshot for a remote server so GUI fancyness is not what I am personally interested in. I'm a bit worried about the many many many different backup programs and scripts in Linux land. Too much choice and some of the jewels will live in darkness.

(my current setup: unison + rsnapshot, and waiting for incron to support recursive watches on directories)

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