Backup Tools


This is a kind of meta-page for bunching together all the disparate stuff regarding backups I have on the site and a few other generic resources.

Date Link Notes
Nov 22 rdiff-backup I’ve tried this before with mixed results, and ended up using duplicity instead.
rsnapshot Added here for completeness (I’ve used it occasionally when I needed just a little more than mere rsync)
Nov 11 iPhone Backup Extractor For getting data out of iTunes backup files
Apr’07 Backup Procedures My crib-sheet for using ssync and rsync
Mar’07 IMAP Backup Script My IMAP backup solution before Leopard’s Mail.app made it easier to export entire mailbox trees.
Aug’06 Time Machine The new hotness, which took a while to become trustworthy.
Oct’06 Backup.app The .Mac utility that predated Time Machine.
Aug’05 duplicity One of the things I keep going back to from time to time when I need secure off-site backups of sensitive data.
Mar’05 unison An amazingly efficient file replication tool that has seen better days.