Modern life involves a lot of data making it is hard to imagine a life without such data. As people spend more time online, the data stored in our systems increases remarkably. Therefore, high-quality tools for backing up data are becoming a priority. Below are 10 open source backup tools for data.
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This open source tool was previously referred to as Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver and acts as an archiving tool capable of backing up data in many computers in a network. Amanda uses client-server framework that allows the server to contact every client to enable backup during the scheduled time.
This private file backup application is built in Java. Areca Backup is distributed under GNU General Public License (GPL) 2. It incorporates backup engine and GUI as well as interface for the command-line.
This backup software supports disk-to-disk backup and has an online-based front end. This multiplatform server runs on Solaris, UNIX, or Linux-based server. There is no need for client since the server acts like a client because it supports various protocols that can be managed by services that are native in the client operating system.
This open source and enterprise computer system for backup is useful in heterogeneous networks. Bacula is developed to computerize backup work that often requires intervention by computer operator or system administrator.
This backup utility is for Linux. Back in Time has versions capable of integrating favorably in KDE SC 4 and GNOME and directly available from repositories for most of Linux distributors. The tool employs rsync as its backend and its characteristic trait of utilizing hard links in files that have identical snapshots in different times; hence, utilizing disk space only once especially for unchanged files.
Disk ARchiver (Dar) is an archiving tool that uses the command line. It aim is to replace tar.
This application suite offers encrypted, versioned, digitally signed, remote file backup involving modest use of remote server. The software’s scheme ensure that the initial archive is full backup while subsequent backups are only incremental adding only the differences from latest incremental or full backup.
This tool is perl-based and is useful in automating MySQL database backup as well as recovery. Zmanda is distributed under GNU General Public License. ZRM (Zmanda Recovery Manager) in MySQL is useful to MySQL DBAs in backing up and recovering live MySQL database that can be remote or local.