DAR - Disk ARchive Icon

For full, incremental, compressed and encrypted backups or archives

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  • drmartinus
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I find dar very useful. I have created a config file in which I put some comments so I know the meaning of the individual options. This way i can adjust dar to all my needs. I'm pretty sure that no GUI-programm has this variety of options. The program works flawlessly. The regular backups on external USB-disks start by calling up a self written bash skript which is easy to do and allows me to choose easily between incremental and full backup. I gave an "Excellent" to the Design, because the flexibility of the command line cannot be matched by any GUI-program. The man pages are well written, other info is available in the net, and there is a user mailing list.

    Posted 07/21/2014
  • vldmr
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Take your time to learn it, make your scripts for backup, and let it live on its own - it pays back to learn.

    Posted 07/19/2014
  • jnagler
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    I use this great tool now for over ten years and you can do the simple things like full backups very easily but you also have the capability to also do more sophisticated things like incremental/differential backups. And when your full backups start to eat up your space you can even also retrospectively shrink the older backups to become differential ones in comparison to the newer ones - removing files which have not changed over time. And the dar_manager - if regularly used to maintain your archives - is a big plus if you need to find any previous version of a file.

    Posted 07/09/2014
  • angus73
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    DAR can do everything you need, it is very well documented and supported.

    Posted 06/30/2014
  • gezley
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Hard to believe this got a negative review. Everything about DAR shows attention to detail. Each file is compressed inside the archive, reducing the chance of catastrophic corruption. Commands can be issued at intervals during archive creation - to burn split archives to DVD, for example. Encryption is supported. Another neat feature is the catalogue, which can be used as a reference point for differential network backups, thus reducing network traffic considerably. All in all an excellent piece of software, carefully maintained by a responsive developer. 5 stars.

    Posted 06/27/2014
  • scorry
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great software, and that is not just a words. Excellent in all degrees!

    Posted 06/26/2014
  • stufogg
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I've been using this for years with zero problems. From reading the mail list I can see support for those who have questions is superb.

    Posted 06/26/2014
  • yanestra
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    A tool with lots of options - some of them apparently untested. Leaner would be better.

    Posted 01/23/2011