Creating backups with Duplicati backup software

Tutorial – Duplicati

Article from Issue 276/2023

Duplicati lets you create backups of your data in next to no time – both locally and in the cloud.

It can't be said often enough: Backups are important. This is something you painfully realize at the moment when you need to restore something and don't have a backup. This magazine regularly presents backup applications and strategies to help readers avoid this kind of situation. Restoring the data in case of an emergency is equally as important as creating a backup, and something you definitely need to test up front.

The more valuable the data, the more important it is to have a well thought out backup strategy. For example, you could store backups locally for ease of access, but at the same time keep another backup in a secure location outside your home. This can be accomplished with a wide variety of tools for a wide variety of requirements. Duplicati [1] lets you do both with ease.

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Continuously evolving since 2009, Duplicati promises to securely store encrypted, incremental, and compressed backups on your home network, in the cloud, and on remote file servers. The open source backup client is licensed under the LGPL, and available for Linux, macOS, and Windows. On Linux it can be controlled using the GUI or at the command line.


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