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Obnam is described as 'easy, secure backup program. Backups can be stored on local hard disks, or online via the SSH SFTP protocol. The backup server, if used, does not require any special software, on top of SSH' and is an app in the backup & sync category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Obnam for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD and Cygwin. The best alternative is Duplicati, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Obnam are rsync, Déjà Dup, BorgBackup and Bareos.

Obnam alternatives are mainly Backup Clients but may also be File Sync Tools or Online Backup Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Obnam.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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  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.

    ⚫︎ Automatic BackupDuplicati will automatically back up your data periodically.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningDuplicati has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionDuplicati has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    rsync

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku

    rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfacersync either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Déjà Dup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    BorgBackup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Arch Linux
    • Fedora
    • Cygwin
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian

    BorgBackup (short: Borg) is a deduplicating backup program. Optionally, it supports compression and authenticated encryption.

    ⚫︎ Automatic BackupBorgBackup will automatically back up your data periodically.
    ⚫︎ AES-256 EncryptionBorgBackup has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    Bareos

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Bareos is a 100% open source fork of the backup project Bacula .

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    rdiff-backup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  7. Duplicity is a software suite that provides encrypted, digitally signed, versioned, remote backup of files requiring little of the remote server.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceDuplicity either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  8. Areca Backup is a file backup software which can be run on Windows or Linux. It creates backup copies (which can be encrypted and compressed) of your files and stores them on external drives, USB keys, FTP servers, supporting incremental, differential and full backups.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceAreca Backup either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Discontinued

    Last Update: 2015-08-26. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/areca/

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    Rsnapshot

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    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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    BURP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Burp is a network backup and restore program. It uses librsync in order to save network traffic and to save on the amount of space that is used by each backup. It also uses VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) to make snapshots when backing up Windows computers.

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