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    DAR is described as 'dar is a shell command that backs up directory trees and files, taking care of hard links, Extended Attributes, sparse files, MacOS's file forks, any inode type (including Solaris Door inodes), etc' and is an app in the Backup & Sync category. There are seven alternatives to DAR for a variety of platforms, including Linux, BSD, Haiku, Mac and Ubuntu. The best alternative is BorgBackup, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like DAR are GNU tar (Free, Open Source), Emborg (Free, Open Source), gzip (Free, Open Source) and XZ Utils (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 16, 2022
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    dar is a shell command that backs up directory trees and files, taking care of hard links, Extended Attributes, sparse...
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    1. BorgBackup (short: Borg) is a deduplicating backup program. Optionally, it supports compression and authenticated encryption.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Haiku
      GNU tar saves many files together into a single tape or disk archive, and can restore individual files from the archive.
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    2. Emborg is a simple command line utility to orchestrate backups. It is built as a front-end to Borg, a powerful and fast deduplicating backup program.
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      • Linux
      • BSD
      GNU Gzip is a software application used for file compression and decompression. It is based on the DEFLATE algorithm, which is a combination of LZ77 and Huffman coding.
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      5247009 gzip is a compression utility; DAR is a backup utility. gzip alone cannot even archive files; files need to be wrapped first with tar.
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      XZ Utils is free general-purpose data compression software with high compression ratio. XZ Utils were written for POSIX-like systems, but also work on some not-so-POSIX systems. XZ Utils are the successor to LZMA Utils.
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      5247009 XZ is a compression utility; DAR is a backup utility. XZ alone cannot even archive files; files need to be wrapped first with tar.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      • Linux
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      bzip2 is a file compressor that uses the Burrows–Wheeler algorithm. It is only a compressor for single files and not a full archiver.
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    3. AutoArchive is a simple utility to help create backups more easily. The idea of the program is that all essential information for creating a single backup—such as list of directories that should be archived, the archive name, etc.
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