I've read this excellent post: Comparison of backup tools

...But I'm having trouble finding one that meets my criteria. Hopefully someone with some hands-on experience can save me the weeks of trying each package :)

This is what I'm looking for:

  1. Scheduling so I can run a weekly backup
  2. Backup must cover the ENTIRE system for a quick restore in a jam. Similar to Clonezilla.
  3. Prefer bootable USB/CD to restore from

If anyone is familiar with Acronis in Windows, I'm looking for something like that. Set it to 1AM Friday mornings, and let it do its thing. If I hose my Ubuntu install, I pop in a USB stick, punch in my NAS address, and let it restore.

Thanks for any input!

  • Everything you are asking for is covered quite well in the question you linked... – psusi Apr 5 '15 at 23:44
  • I've read this link (which I quoted), and can't find anything that meets my exact criteria. As stated, it's more reasonable for me to ask, then to try 20 backup tools. – Big Millz Apr 6 '15 at 12:14

ubuntu use deja dup as default here you have a guide. guide link

if that dosent work in this discucion you have sevral tools to do backups . Backup tools

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  • Deja dup won't do a full system backup, no? – Big Millz Apr 6 '15 at 12:15
  • no , but if you read the other link you have many options . or use the tar command like ** tar -zvcfp /backups/fullbackup.tar --directory=/ --exclude=proc --exclude=sys --exclude=dev/pts --exclude=backups **. or use the dd command ** dd if=sdx of=/directory/to/backup.iso ** the other option is to read the second link i left you in the first answer – Sarastro Apr 6 '15 at 15:52

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