Top 5 Free Backup Software for Ubuntu

  • Post Updated: April 3, 2024

Hello everyone, how are you all doing today? Hoping all is well, if not, this new list of the top backup software for Ubuntu should cheer you up! This list is fresh and it was personally put together by myself about an hour ago. I tested all this software on the amazing Ubuntu 22.04, download it if you haven’t. Anyway, please read on…

Today we will feature the top 5 free backup software that is available on Ubuntu and Linux. These apps all work on Ubuntu 20.04, 21.10 and of course 22.04 and it is highly recommended that no matter, you should have some sort of backup software installed because hard-drive failures are more common than you would believe. It is better to backup your data, those important wedding or graduation photos, you don’t want to lose them forever right? There is really no reason not to have one of these backup apps installed and we made sure that all the apps listed have a GUI or Web interface to make it even easier for those of you who don’t like to use the command line all the time. Protect your data while you can and enjoy the list. If you want us to add another app to the list or remove any app listed below, please contact us and tell us what you think.

Best Backup Software For Ubuntu

#1. Bacula Backup Software

Bacula Backup Software ScreenshotBacula Backup for Linux

Bacula is an open source software(app) that allows your computer to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula is relatively easy to use and very efficient, while offering many advanced storage management features that make it easy to find and recover lost or damaged files. In technical terms, it is an Open Source, network based backup program. It is available for Linux, Mac and Windows, plus you can configure the software either through command line console, GUI or the web interface.

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#2. Fwbackups

Fwbackups Remote Backup optionFwbackups For Linux

Fwbackups offers a simple but powerful interface that permits you to perform backups with ease. With support for scheduled backups and backing up to remote computers, you will never have to worry about losing your data again. You can choose between a variety of backup format and backup modes, including the archive format and clone copy mode for recovering data off of damaged disks and you can backup files to locally attached media like USB memory keys or to a remote computer such as a backup server, making it perfect for both home and corporate environments. When we update this list, this is likely to claim the #1 spot.

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#3. Timeshift Backup Software

Timeshift for LinuxTimeshift for Linux

Timeshift for Linux is an application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and the Time Machine tool in Mac OS. Timeshift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of the file system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored at a later date to undo all changes to the system. Timeshift requires very little time to install and get things running making it perfect if you don’t want anything complex. It has a bunch of setup options so that you can configure how and when it can backup your data, we recommend this to those of you who like to work with a modern graphical interface(GUI) and those of you who like to make sure your backups are configured in specific ways.

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#4. TimeVault Backup Software

TimeVault For LinuxTimeVault For Linux

TimeVault is a classic backup utility that simply does what you tell it to do, backup your files. It doesn’t come with too much else except a nice graphical interface that makes installing and setting anything up almost too easy. It can also create incremental backup files that can be restored at a later date. It can also take snapshots of your data that can be restore at any other time. Highly recommended if you don’t want anything too complicated and straight forward, plus this software is recommended by Ubuntu developers themselves.

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#5. Grsync Backup Software

Grsync for LinuxGrsync for Linux

Grsync is the graphical interface version of the popular rsync command line based backup and syncing software. Honestly Grysnc could have ranked higher on the list but because it is a fork version of the original, we couldn’t place it any higher. Either way this is an awesome backup software for your Ubuntu especially since the GUI is very user friendly and the app is updated often with new features and bug fixes. Grysnc also lets you sync your files with other services like Dropbox, FTP etc.

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