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    TimeShift Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to TimeShift for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Restic, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to TimeShift and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to TimeShift are Déjà Dup (Free, Open Source), Back In Time (Free, Open Source), Duplicacy (Freemium, Open Source) and Areca Backup (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 21, 2022
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    TimeShift for Linux is an application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and Time...
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    1. restic is a program that does backups right. The design goals are: Easy, Fast, Verifiable, Secure, Efficient, Free.
    2. 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.


    3. Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux, inspired by "FlyBack project".
    4. 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.
    5. 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.

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



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      Simple system backup and restore application with extra features.

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

      Systemback vs TimeShift opinions
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      It does its job and works flawlessly. I am new to Linux and it is my number-one go-to program. I tried to find a way to contact the developer via email because it was too good for it to be temporarily out of development. It is a favorite for those who use Linux Lite, that is for sure!
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Snaprd is a program that helps you to make snapshot backups using rsync. It will continuously fetch incremental changes from another server according to an intelligent schedule and maintain free space by thinning snapshots as they age.
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      Mondo Rescue is a GPL disaster recovery solution. It supports Linux (i386, x86_64, ia64) and FreeBSD (i386). It's packaged for multiple distributions (Fedora, RHEL, openSuSE, SLES, Mandriva, Mageia, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo).
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      The Linux Mint backup tool.
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      Zaloha_Snapshot is an add-on script to Zaloha to create hardlink-based snapshots of the backup directory (condition: hardlinks must be supported by the underlying filesystem type).
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