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Back up softwares for Linux are not a rarity and there are quite a number of them available for free to download and use. And this is probably because, Linux is mostly used as servers which apparently has the highest need for tools to backup and similar. Here is our compilation of 5 awesome back up softwares for Ubuntu and Linux.
Back In Time - A Simple Backup Tool for Linux
Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux inspired from Flyback and TimeVault, two other awesome back up softwares that we will discuss below. Back In Time focus on integrating the best of Flyback and Time Vault and create the ultimate back up software for Linux.
The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories. And there are two versions of Back In Time available for download, one optimized for GNOME and the other one for KDE. Back In Time is available at Ubuntu Software Center for free to download and use.