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Need a friendly but powerful backup app

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staak
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Need a friendly but powerful backup app

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I'm switching a file server from Windows to Ubuntu. I've been using SyncBack SE for backups and I would like something very similar for Ubuntu. (BTW, I installed gnome on my file server because I'm not an admin - just a home user.)

I heard about Flyback, but I didn't try it yet. Is that the best GUI backup app for Ubuntu?

I want something that supports versioning of files and that stores the backed up files in their original (uncompressed) condition. I also want to be able to select which files are backed up via the GUI.

SyncBack SE has a nice feature that lets you choose whether all new files in a location included in the backup or excluded. I'd like this functionality in a Ubuntu app too.

Thanks for any suggestions or pointers to other threads.
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Re: Need a friendly but powerful backup app

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1.Timeshift
Timeshift is an open-source powerful backup and system restore tool for Linux that requires little setup.
so you can use it as an open source and you can protect user and system files.
2.Back In Time
simple open-source backup tool for Linux desktops, Back In Time comes with a Qt5 GUI ‘backintime-qt‘ application which will run on both Gnome and KDE based desktop.
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Re: Need a friendly but powerful backup app

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Veeam is pretty much for backing up an entire system not files. If you plan on backing up every few months maybe have a look at AWS Glacier, it's not free but it is incredibly cheap for storage, you'll probably have to find your own versioning system that works for you like git or something.
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