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 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 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 Restic (Free, Open Source), Déjà Dup (Free, Open Source), TimeShift (Free, Open Source) and Back In Time (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Simple system backup and restore application with extra features.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed and supported. Last version, 1.8, released in May 2016, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      This alternative is disputed. Systemback is still a legitimate alternative to Time Machine, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    1. 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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      This alternative is disputed. Rsnapshot is still a legitimate alternative to Time Machine, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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