Hi, this great tool is what I looked for a long time. Why:
- It’s Open Source !!!
- It has a small footprint AND an intelligent backup strategy, and is easy to use.
- It is multi platform and multi protocol capable.
- It saved me a lot of disk space.
I’m using Duplicati 2beta now productive for Backing up my small business machines and those of relatives I feel responsible for to my own NAS.
Since 16 years I was just fully copying (yes) regularly all my work directories including system images in a rotating job to six harddisks (each 1.5…2.0 TB) and kept them in a remote safe. This sounds pretty old fashioned, but I made bad experience with paid commercial products like those from MS or Seagate which were discontinued after few years and let me back with useless backups.
All these old harddisks with copied snapshots contained a lot of redundancy. Now with Duplicati the whole content fits safely on less than one TByte NAS-Space.
I created one Backup-Job where I changed the source for each harddisks backup run.
So I can retrieve any file of any Snapshot in the respective directory structures I used those times.
I’m already supporting Duplicati with $ and hope that this tool will have a long life!