Cobian Backup Alternatives for Linux

    Cobian Backup is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Duplicati, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Cobian Backup and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Cobian Backup are Déjà Dup (Free, Open Source), SyncBack (Freemium), TimeShift (Free, Open Source) and DirSync Pro (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 19, 2021

    1. Duplicati is a backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on local storage, cloud storage services and remote file servers. The Duplicati project was inspired by Duplicity and had similar functionality until 2008.
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    2. Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of doing backups the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regularly) and uses Duplicity as the backend.
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    3. SyncBack is a tool to backup, synchronize, and restore data files. · Free: SyncBackFree (Windows) is a simple backup and restore solution at no cost.
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    4. TimeShift for Linux is an application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and Time Machine tool in Mac OS. TimeShift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of file system at regular intervals.
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    5. DirSync Pro is a small, but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. DirSync Pro can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. Use DirSync Pro to easily synchronize files from your desktop PC to your USB-stick.
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    6. Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux, inspired by "FlyBack project".
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    7. Back up your data and synchronize PCs, Macs, servers, notebooks, and online storage space.
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      Synkron is an application for folder synchronisation and folder-backups that allows you to configure your synchronisations in detail. Despite having many features, the user interface of Synkron is very user-friendly and easy to use.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2014-10-11, see https://sourceforge.net/projects/synkron/

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    8. rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network. The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special subdirectory of that target directory, so you can still recover files lost some time ago.
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    9. rsnapshot is a rsync based backup utillity, providing filesystem snapshot functionality. It can take incremental snapshots of local and remote filesystems for any number of machines.
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