In an effort to keep @kenkendk from being totally overwhelmed by CrashPlan Home (aka CP) orphans I thought I’d start this topic for a centralized location for people to start at when considering Duplicati v2 (aka D).
Please note that this is just how I see things working in the two apps so feel free to correct me if something I’ve said is incorrect. Oh - and this will likely get many updates as I think of / find new features in the two tools.
Here’s an OFFICIAL Fact Sheet about Duplicati.
And here’s a list of features I’m aware of that are the same & different between the two (hmm…is there a way to make this a table?).
CP D Feature x x Client side software x * Server side software (CP does maint. on the server, *D does it on the client though some server scripts are available) x x De-duplication * x Cloud storage (*CP only allows cloud storage on their cloud, D can use many providers) x x Local storage x * Computer-to-computer backup/"Back up to a friend" (D must back up to a file server, which can be set up by a friend but does not come with one) x x Schedule backups (D allows more granularity than the FREE CP services) x x Pause backups x "Low" memory use (CP uses JAVA which can be a big memory hog) x * CPU throttling (*D allows thread priority while CP allows actual percentage limits) x x Bandwidth throttling x * Run missed backup ASAP (*D does NOT detect drive mounts to trigger missed backups like CP does) x x Runs on Windows x x Runs on Linux x x Runs on Mac OS x * Single source to multiple destinations (*D can have two sources going to separate destinations for a SIMILAR result) x * Specific network port binding (*D allows specific IP binding) x Run pre-run and/or post-run scripts x * Positive notifications (email if backups NOT run in a while, *D has third party host options including duplicati-monitoring.com and dupReport)