Time Machine Alternatives for Linux
Time Machine is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular 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 Time Machine and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Time Machine are Déjà Dup (Free, Open Source), TimeShift (Free, Open Source), Restic (Free, Open Source) and UrBackup (Free, Open Source).
- 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.
- Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of doing backups the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regularly) and uses...
- 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.
- restic is a program that does backups right. The design goals are: Easy, Fast, Verifiable, Secure, Efficient, Free.
- UrBackup is a open source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups accomplishes both data safety and a fast restoration time.
- Performs full system imaging, incremental backups, local and network backup locations, and bare metal recovery.
- Duplicity is a software suite that provides encrypted, digitally signed, versioned, remote backup of files requiring little of the remote server.
- Duplicacy is a new generation local and cloud backup tool that supports cross-computer deduplication. It is free for personal use and source code is available to commercial users.
- Reverse differential backup tool, over a network or locally.