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comparison_of_backup_softwares [2011/01/27 22:43]
toobaz sbackup deprecated
comparison_of_backup_softwares [2011/01/27 23:43]
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 ^ GUI | nice | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">very nice</span></html> | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">very nice</span></html> | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">no GUI while backupping (so no errors reported!). All preferences are lost if the user clicks "use recommended backup settings"!</span></html> | ? | nice (judging from screenshots) | nice, but bad at reporting errors or providing debug info to the user | ^ GUI | nice | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">very nice</span></html> | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">very nice</span></html> | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">no GUI while backupping (so no errors reported!). All preferences are lost if the user clicks "use recommended backup settings"!</span></html> | ? | nice (judging from screenshots) | nice, but bad at reporting errors or providing debug info to the user |
 ^ shows progress during backup | only file currently copied | only time elapsed (and that may be an intrinsec limitation of being based on git) | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">yes</span></html> | no (how could it without GUI?) | ? | ? | Quite poorly, but yes | ^ shows progress during backup | only file currently copied | only time elapsed (and that may be an intrinsec limitation of being based on git) | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">yes</span></html> | no (how could it without GUI?) | ? | ? | Quite poorly, but yes |
-^ exclusions handling | takes apparently any regular expression - though the GUI is not very clear on that | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">few preset exclude options (impossible to exclude a single subfolder)</span></html> | Can exclude paths, not regexp ((Through regexp can be manually added with gconf-editor, for instance.)) | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">free choice of inclusions and exclusions</span></html> | ? | only provides a list (presumably of single folders/files) | nice interface to include/exclude folders, but patterns/extensions only through manual tweaking of config files |+^ exclusions handling | takes apparently any regular expression - though the GUI is not very clear on that | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">few preset exclude options (impossible to exclude a single subfolder)</span></html> | Can exclude paths, not regexp ((Through regexp can be manually added with gconf-editor, for instance.)) ([[https://bugs.launchpad.net/deja-dup/+bug/374274|Bug report]]) | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">free choice of inclusions and exclusions</span></html> | ? | only provides a list (presumably of single folders/files) | nice interface to include/exclude folders, but patterns/extensions only through manual tweaking of config files |
 ^ can browse backupped files | ? | yes, but only a list of files is provided (not organized in folders)! | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">no!!!</span></html> | yes, but each incremental backup only shows files backupped at that time | ? | ? | No - though the last backup is simply a mirror image, so easy to browse/use | ^ can browse backupped files | ? | yes, but only a list of files is provided (not organized in folders)! | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">no!!!</span></html> | yes, but each incremental backup only shows files backupped at that time | ? | ? | No - though the last backup is simply a mirror image, so easy to browse/use |
 ^ can restore a single file | ? | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">yes</span></html> | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">Restoring previous versions of files/directories is easy with the Nautilus menu action</span></html>, restoring lost files has to be done using the shell ((Or creating a dummy file with the same name and then asking to restore a previous version)) | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">yes (though the operation is not very fast if the file is part of a large backup)</span></html> | ? | ? | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">no!!! the only available operation is "restore the whole backup"!</span></html> ^ can restore a single file | ? | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">yes</span></html> | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">Restoring previous versions of files/directories is easy with the Nautilus menu action</span></html>, restoring lost files has to be done using the shell ((Or creating a dummy file with the same name and then asking to restore a previous version)) | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">yes (though the operation is not very fast if the file is part of a large backup)</span></html> | ? | ? | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">no!!! the only available operation is "restore the whole backup"!</span></html>
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 ^ space occupied | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">much (no compression)?</span></html> | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">optimal (no replication, gzipped and for non-binary files, only updates are recorded)</span></html> | good (no replication, gzipped) | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">optimal (no replication, gzipped and for non-binary files, only updates are recorded)</span></html> | ? | probably depends on "engine" used, but maybe there is no attention to replication? | much for the first backup (no compression), then diffs are gzipped, so pretty good | ^ space occupied | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">much (no compression)?</span></html> | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">optimal (no replication, gzipped and for non-binary files, only updates are recorded)</span></html> | good (no replication, gzipped) | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">optimal (no replication, gzipped and for non-binary files, only updates are recorded)</span></html> | ? | probably depends on "engine" used, but maybe there is no attention to replication? | much for the first backup (no compression), then diffs are gzipped, so pretty good |
 ^ other pros |   | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">can show differences between versions of (non-binary) files</span></html> | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">nice notifications mechanism</span></html> |  | ? |  |  | ^ other pros |   | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">can show differences between versions of (non-binary) files</span></html> | <html><span style="background:#00FF00;">nice notifications mechanism</span></html> |  | ? |  |  |
-^ other cons |   | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">Doesn't keep track of emtpy folders and folders/files permissions, doesn't allow deleting old backups. Not available in Debian repositories, neither as a tarball! Available only as a (low quality) .deb</span></html> |  | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">(at least by default), only runnable by root</span></html> By default, simply skips files bigger than 10 MB.   If at some time "standard settings" button is clicked, all settings are lost. <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">[[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=493840#36|Unmaintained, deprecated.]]</span></html> | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">doesn't work with python 2.6! Last commit (as of April 2010) was in 2007!</span></html> |  | Doesn't catch even common errors such as "low space". |+^ other cons |   | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">Doesn't keep track of emtpy folders and folders/files permissions, doesn't allow deleting old backups. Not available in Debian repositories, neither as a tarball! Available only as a (low quality) .deb</span></html> |  | <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">(at least by default), only runnable by root</span></html> By default, simply skips files bigger than 10 MB.   If at some time "standard settings" button is clicked, all settings are lost. <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">Unmaintained, deprecated.</span></html>([[http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=493840#36|Debian bug]]| <html><span style="background:#FF0000;">doesn't work with python 2.6! Last commit (as of April 2010) was in 2007!</span></html> |  | Doesn't catch even common errors such as "low space". |
  
 Other apps I may want to look at: [[http://hanez.org/zynk.html|zink]], [[http://www.opbyte.it/grsync|grsync]], [[http://www.areca-backup.org|areca]], nssbackup (?), hubackup (?). Other apps I may want to look at: [[http://hanez.org/zynk.html|zink]], [[http://www.opbyte.it/grsync|grsync]], [[http://www.areca-backup.org|areca]], nssbackup (?), hubackup (?).
  
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comparison_of_backup_softwares.txt · Ultima modifica: 2011/01/27 23:43 da toobaz