Duplicati an excellent application to perform bakcups on your system

Many people don't usually do regular backups, because various tools for this task are complicated or because they simply do not have enough time. That is why today we will talk about a simple but powerful tool that helps us with this work.

The tool that we will talk about today is Duplicati. This is a very simple and at the same time advanced tool that can solve your backup problems.

About Duplicati

duplicates is open source and is licensed under (LGPL), Duplicati is written in C # and is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X, with translations in English, Spanish, French, Danish, Portuguese, Italian, and Chinese.

Nowadays it is basically a free backup client that stores securely using encryption, incremental backups, compressed storage cloud services and remote file servers.

Works with Amazon S3, Windows Live SkyDrive (OneDrive), Google Drive (Google Docs), Rackspace Cloud File or WebDAV, SSH, FTP (and many more).

Duplicati has an internal scheduling system, so it is easy to have a regular backup up to date.

In addition, the program uses file compression and is capable of storing incremental backups to save storage space and bandwidth.

Duplicati was built with AES-256 encryption and backups can be signed with the use of GNU Privacy Guard.

Some general features of this backup software are:

  • Is an application multi platform. It is available for the main operating systems, Gnu / Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS.
  • Admits different web protocols for backup, i.e. WebDAV, SSH, FTP, etc.
  • This app uses the AES-256 encryption to encrypt the backup data.
  • Supports various cloud services to store data i.e Google Drive, Mega, Amazon Cloud Drive, etc.
  • Allows backup of folders, document types such as documents or images, or custom filter rules.
  • Filters, delete rules, transfer options and bandwidth, etc.
  • Being a web-based application We can access the application from anywhere, even from the mobile.

Last but not least, Duplicati offers various options and settings, such as filters, exclusion rules, transfer, and bandwidth options for performing backups for specific purposes.

How to install Duplicati on Linux?


For those interested in installing this tool on their Linux distribution, They can do so by following the instructions we share below.

The first thing to do is Go to the application's website where in its download section we can obtain the latest stable version. We can do this in the following link

Now for the case of those who are users of Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and derivatives will be able to install this application by downloading the latest stable deb package (at this moment it is version which we will download with the wget command as follows:

wget https://github.com/duplicati/duplicati/releases/download/v2.0.4.15-

Once the download is done, you can install the newly installed package with your favorite package manager or from the terminal itself by typing the command:

sudo dpkg -i duplicati_2.0.4.15-1_all.deb

And in case of having problems with the dependencies, they are solved with the command:

sudo apt -f install

For the case of those who are Fedora, CentOS, RHEL, openSUSE or any other system with RPM support users will download the RPM package with:

wget https://github.com/duplicati/duplicati/releases/download/v2.0.4.15-

And finally we are going to perform the installation with the command:

sudo rpm -i duplicati-

Finally, for whoever Arch Linux, Manjaro Linux, Antergos or any other Arch Linux distribution users can install this application from the AUR repositories.

They should only have an AUR wizard installed and have this repository enabled on their system. If you do not have this, you can consult the next post.

To install, you just have to run the following command:

yay -S duplicati-latest

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  1.   Leo Jimenez said

    I've been testing the tool for several weeks. It stands out for being OpenSource, free, multiplatform, multiple destinations and simple. It allows incremental backups and restoring files is also easy, either to the original path or to another directory.

  2.   darkoflores said

    I currently use a Restic call. It is a "deduplication" tool, quite similar to borgbackup, free software, written in go, multiplatform, fast and the way to make backups is very convenient. You can use a single repository for multiple hosts. I have been using this tool for a year and it is highly recommended. Very good. https://restic.net/