[SOLVED] Best way to full backup entire system

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Re: [SOLVED] Best way to full backup entire system

Postby sunrat » 2018-07-28 03:18

banderas20 wrote:BTW, what about Veeam Backup?


That looks like a totally inappropriate solution for personal use. It's a proprietary enterprise package that costs money. The other suggestions here are all free, open source, and available from Debian repos.
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Re: [SOLVED] Best way to full backup entire system

Postby barlafuss » 2018-07-28 12:04

My favour go to timeshift
https://github.com/teejee2008/Timeshift/releases
Very good for daily/weekly "trasparent" system backups and very good in restoring snapshots, in case of issue.

*Warning* : it does NOT back up /home folder, so You have to add any other manual/automatic script for that .
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Re: [SOLVED] Best way to full backup entire system

Postby sunrat » 2018-07-28 14:26

barlafuss wrote:My favour go to timeshift
https://github.com/teejee2008/Timeshift/releases
Very good for daily/weekly "trasparent" system backups and very good in restoring snapshots, in case of issue.

*Warning* : it does NOT back up /home folder, so You have to add any other manual/automatic script for that .


I have been told Timeshift can be configured to back up home in settings. Still, it's not in Debian repo so I'd prefer something from there. Timeshift is basically a GUI frontend for rsync and there are several rsync GUI programs in the repo such as Lucky Backup and Grsync.
rsync itself is pretty easy to set up so you don't really need a GUI, just maybe a few minutes to read, and test you have config right. Set it up to run automatically with a systemd timer or cron and let it do it's thing quietly in the background.
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Re: [SOLVED] Best way to full backup entire system

Postby barlafuss » 2018-07-29 08:24

I understood from the request, User is not (yet) so good in doing itself a safe backup script.

Yes, timeshift is a GUI to rsync, but what a friend gui :-) for backup AND (!!) restore.

I used Lucky backup, but (at least at that time) no remote backup was allowed.
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Re: [SOLVED] Best way to full backup entire system

Postby arzgi » 2018-07-29 09:16

barlafuss wrote:I understood from the request, User is not (yet) so good in doing itself a safe backup script.

Yes, timeshift is a GUI to rsync, but what a friend gui :-) for backup AND (!!) restore.

I used Lucky backup, but (at least at that time) no remote backup was allowed.


If you do
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apt search rsync
or
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apt search backup

it shows many pages of backup programs, some of them even for GUI.
And to see description for package
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apt show [package]

For example backintime, which has GUI versions, and works with ssh.

Security updates cover only Debian pacakages.

https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

Maybe I'm a bit old schooler, but I don't want to be able to restore only from GUI.
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Re: [SOLVED] Best way to full backup entire system

Postby sunrat » 2018-07-29 12:07

Lucky Backup can do local to remote but not remote to remote.
http://luckybackup.sourceforge.net/manu ... ncedRemote
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