Although technology improves the storage media we use, it is part of the best practices we carry out backup on linuxto avoid possible loss of information in the future.
We present in this article 3 of the best applications to do Linux backups.
KBackup: for directories and files
KBackupGenericName specializes in making backup copies, or backup on linux both directories and files.
Its strength is that it allows us to work from a graphical interface; no limit in this case. As you can see in the previous image, in the KBackup interface, on the left we have the section to choose the origin of the files and/or directories that we want to copy. It’s as easy to use as checking or marking directories and files – they can be all or individually.
On the right, it gives us the option to select the destination. Although this allows us to make the copies on the same disk, the most recommended thing is that the final file is saved on a separate medium – either on an external hard disk, memory card or USB memory.
Another thing to highlight: we can schedule automatic backup copies. With this, we get rid of having to remember to do the backups manually.
Kup backup system
Software designed for the KDE Plasma environment: Kup backup system. Like the previous one, this one uses a GUI to allow us to perform backup on linux complete and personalized.
Keep in mind that this software works best if we use an external hard drive as the destination for the directories – files we want to back up. As soon as we connect a USB disk, Kup Backup System detects it and will start copying taking into account the configuration that we indicated during the first start of the software.
To download Kup Backup System we must go to the “File” tab and this is where we will click on the file that is compressed. We start it and we will see an interface
Grsync: lightweight application for performing backups in Linux
For those who want to work with a program as simple as possible to do the backup on linuxwe have Grsync.
It does not come in Ubuntu, Debian or Linux Mint by default and that is why we have to install it from the terminal using the following command:
sudo apt install grsync
It doesn’t take much to master this software. As you can see in the previous image, it has a very simple interface, but with all the necessary options so that we can make backup copies of directories, files and even a partition.
The good thing about Grsync is that it does not apply compression to the data it copies, so we can access backup files and read them without having to decompress them.
With these 3 apps, we have more than enough for all types of Linux backups we need to perform. If you have any questions or queries related to what we are posting in this article, remember that you can write to us in the comment section so that we can assist you.