Obnam Alternatives

    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. Some features that may interest you:' 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 (Free, Open Source), Déjà Dup (Free, Open Source), Borg Backup (Free, Open Source) and Duplicity (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 12, 2019

    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. 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.
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    3. 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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    4. BorgBackup (short: Borg) is a deduplicating backup program. Optionally, it supports compression and authenticated encryption.
    5. Duplicity is a software suite that provides encrypted, digitally signed, versioned, remote backup of files requiring little of the remote server.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Bareos is a 100% open source fork of the backup project Bacula .
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    6. 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. 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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    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.

      Discontinued

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

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      • 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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