Linux Backup Software: How to Backup Linux

Linux Backup

Handy Backup is an effective backup software for Linux and Windows incorporating a full range of services regarding data backup. It’s a Swiss-army knife in the area of data protection: a complete Linux backup solution which is far more reliable than any Linux backup script available on the Net.

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Becoming the Linux backup software was a challenging step yet worthy in development of Handy Backup. The latest version allows you to back up Linux servers as easy as Windows-based PCs! All you need to do is to install and launch it under Wine which is a Windows-compatibility layer for x86-based systems (but you already know that, right?).

At present, Handy Backup has been tested and proven to work under Debian Linux with kernel 2.6.x. For other *nix systems it may not work properly all the time, but the development is in progress. Check out what Linux backup features are already there for you and how awesome the soon upcmoning ones are!

How to Backup Linux

The most common approaches for the Linux backup software can be divided in two directions.


The first one urges you to write backup scripts on your own. Though affording high degree of customization, this approach demands constant maintaining of the scripts. Sometimes this becomes really tedious.

The approach can also reduce the effectiveness in the performance of the whole company. If you quit the job, the one, who comes after, will have a really hard time, during which the vital data remains unprotected.


However, the second approach lies in using third-party solutions. While being proprietary and sort of less customizable, these products present professional methods of data reserving.

As everything is tested, the improvement in the performance time is quite noticeable. The common, cross-platform standard for data backups seems a very promising and important research field. The concept of Handy Backup for Linux takes from both.

Linux Backup Software Features

Our utility can equally fulfill the needs of both home and advanced users.

For reserving data at home we offer free solution (at the moment under Wine), which gets all the expected from the Linux backup software job done. Here are some of the main program’s features:

  • Automatic backup. Handy Backup has a flexible backup scheduler which automatically repeats tasks execution with a given rate. Back up your Linux files while you work, sleep or have fun!

Automatic Linux Backup

  • Linux disk image backup. Hard disk imaging is a technology for making complete backup of HDD including operating system and all data. Protect every single bit of your data!

  • Linux files backup. Smart filemask-based filtering engine provides an easy way to back up only files that you need. Handy Backup keeps your backups accurate and saves space on your HDD!

Setting file masks for Linux backup

  • Variety of supported storage. Whether you want to upload your backup to FTP server or copy your Linux backup to USB flash drive, Handy Backup will let you do it with a single click!

Note: Handy Backup doesn’t provide its own drivers for storage devices. To be able to backup to DVD, back up to CD or to other media, you need to have the appropriate drivers in your Linux distribution.

Learn about Linux server backup.

Another solution is Handy Backup Disaster Recovery. This one is for system recovery from its full system image.

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Setting Linux Backup

Since the program was originally designed for Microsoft Windows, it can’t be installed directly onto a computer running a different operating system. However, it is possible to install and run it on Linux using Wine. A complete guide on installation of Handy Backup in Linux is available at the following page: Installation of Handy Backup under Linux.

Right now we are working on the first native Linux Handy Backup version. Though present solution performance under Wine is fairly decent, we feel the Linux community deserves more and are ready to make our software the most powerful mixed OS network backup solution.

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Learn about Installing Network Agents on Linux Computers (PDF)

See also: Windows Backup


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