Linux Backup Script

Linux script backup is not only a preferred technique for most Linux users and administrators, but, in a past, was a single effective way to automate Linux backup operations.

Nowadays, Handy Backup can take a burden from Linux backup script sequences, effectively saving and restoring different Linux data*.

Free Download

Version 8.5.0, built on September 19, 2023
116 MB

Linux Backup Script

* We apologize for the inconvenience, but at this time, the version is being improved and the functionality will not be available until July 2023.

Trivia: Linux Script Backup

A typical bash backup script can copy or restore some Linux data. To automating running this script, users apply job schedulers (often the standard cron). After completing a Linux backup script tar files with packed or unpacked data are the result; a user can manually move these files to some storage.

Version Compatibility

As bash is a typical shell for Linux commands, a typical script is a common thing; for example, a Ubuntu backup script is nothing more than a Debian backup script, or even as a generic Linux backup script… unless the particular script utilizes the non-standard commands or call for more exotic software.

  • Linux backup script compatibility is a completely user-defined issue!

Non-GUI Approach

By definition, Linux backup script is a console solution. For many Linux users, this brings no problems; it is a pure “console-like” approach that has holds so many Linux fans fascinated! Other users like more modern, graphical-oriented approaches, and for these users, a console script may be a nightmare!

  • To run an Ubuntu backup script, you must always use a console with many commands!

Recommended Solution

Handy Backup Professional

Version 8.5.0, built on September 19, 2023 . 116 MB
Backup Software from Novosoft LLC. 89 USD per license.

Handy Backup Professional

The Professional edition allows making different backup operations, effectively replacing a typical Ubuntu backup script in all areas.

Key Advantages of Handy Backup vs Linux Script Backup

Graphical User Interface

Handy Backup uses a GUI for programming and controlling Linux backup tasks, allowing users visualizing every step of backup or recovery, giving reports and logs, making tasks by using control elements of the common Windows-like interface, worrying no about their skills at bash.

Handy Backup User Interface

Big Selection of Local and Online Storages

Compared with Linux backup script sequences, Handy Backup allows selecting a backup vault from many types of storages, including local drives, NAS units, FTP servers, cloud services and even other machines (in network editions).

Complete Automation

In Handy Backup, many usable tools for saving data are internal, such as compression, encryption, calling for external software before and after a task, making time stamps, saving logs and reports, scheduling tasks by time or by an event, and notifying a user by email about the program activity.

Handy Backup software User Interface. Compression and encryption

Comparing bash backup Script with handy Backup in Practice

In the next table, we are placed together all main criteria of Linux script backup solutions and Handy Backup. Let you see it in a comparison!

CompareHandy BackupLinux backup script
Data types eligible for backup Any Special by each script
Scheduling Internal, with repeating By using cron
Searching data By the mask of name By plug-in or the mask of name
Partial backup Incremental, differential, mixed Limited by data type
Calling for external software Built-in for each task Requires a separate script
Controlling By GUI or console commands By console commands only

Table 1. Comparing Handy Backup and Linux scripts

Free Download

Version 8.5.0, built on September 19, 2023
116 MB

We are recommending using Handy Backup instead of Linux backup script solutions.
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  • Stephen_Brown

    Hi, I`ve heard Handy Backup supports Linux servers backup, right? I`d like to know about the speed. Please give the details. В 

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