Because there are thousands of unique situations requiring as many unique backup solutions, it comes as no surprise that Linux offers many backup tools. Along with command-line tools such as
dd, Ubuntu also provides a graphical archiving tool for desktop installations called Déjà Dup that is quite powerful. Another excellent, but complicated alternative is the Amanda backup application—a sophisticated backup application that works well over network connections and can be configured to automatically back up all the computers on your network. Amanda works with drives as well as tapes.
The software in a backup system must support the hardware, and this relationship can determine which hardware or software choices ...