Linux Backup Server: Back up Linux Server over Network

Linux Backup Server

Linux backup server software allows automating either backup of physical Linux servers or Linux backup on virtual machines. Utilizing a Linux backup client, it places data from Linux backup to NAS, to a USB drive, to a cloud (e.g. Linux backup to Google Drive) etc.
Handy Backup allows it all – and much more!

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Native and Heterogeneous Backup for Linux Servers


These are homogeneous (i.e. all computers in network utilize the same principal OS or even the same distro/version of this OS) or heterogeneous networks (with different operating systems running in the network). The second option requires a function for heterogeneous backup.


Options of Backup Software for Heterogeneous Environment

The necessary data-saving functions for heterogeneous networks include both using Linux server to backup Windows clients and backup Linux server to Windows client or storage. These two-way compatibility allows moving and even cloning data freely in heterogeneous systems.

Heterogeneous networks backup


Linux Backup Server: Principal Requirements


Distributive Friendly

Good Linux server backup must run under a vast majority of Linux backup server distro types, including Debian Linux and clones (Ubuntu, Mint), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (with Fedora and other RPM-based distros), SUSE Linux Enterprise Server with OpenSUSE, Oracle Linux and other.


Supporting Linux on Virtual Machines

The program for Linux server backup and restore can also take snapshots from Linux-based virtual machines including distros installed on VMware or VirtualBox, virtual Linux with kernel (Linux KVM) etc. Handy Backup allows both “internal” backup and “external” snapshots of virtual machines.


Working in Terminal

Finally, a good Linux server backup program must work effectively in different shell commands and files, much like Linux rsync backup. A Linux backup client must contain a healthy set of command-line options allowing flexible control for all software functions just from a shell.


Handy Backup as a Linux Backup System


Newest versions of Handy Backup have a native support for any Linux central backup server, allowing running backup tasks from a command shell or using an advanced GUI to control all aspects of backup tasks. As Linux backup software, Handy Backup provides some advantages including:

  • Running tasks by internal schedule, requiring no external tools such as making a cron job;
  • Keeping files in a Linux backup directory in native formats to process the backups;
  • Providing Linux network backup to NAS, FTP, SFTP, FTPS servers or to different clouds;
  • Encrypting and/or compressing backup files with internal algorithms;
  • Using native API and software to backup different data types: databases, VMs and sites.
Linux server backup to different storages

Linux Network Backup Software

In addition to making Linux server backup and restore, Handy Backup allows saving data from different Linux workstations, either directly or via the network. The latter option also supports a heterogeneous backup technique, allowing using Linux backup server and Windows client over the network.




Recommended Solution

Handy Backup Server Network

Version 7.8.7, built on 2 December, 2016. 65.0 MB
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Handy Backup Server Network

The Server Network edition allows native and heterogeneous backup over the network, providing effective Linux server backup and recovery. Free 30-days trial version!


Joint Running of Linux Server Backup and Other Software


Handy Backup contains both a shell-like interface allowing scripting its execution as a typical external program and an internal option allowing running commands before and/or after a particular task. This is useful, for example, for making Linux backup deduplication with an external tool.

Download Handy Backup

Version 7.8.7, built on 2 December, 2016
65.0 MB

Make your necessary Linux server backup with Handy Backup, a modern, all-in-one automated data-saving solution!
Explore the vast world of Handy Backup plug-ins, storages, functions and interface features, using this popular software natively with your favorite Linux distro!


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