Efficient Client-Server Backup system for Linux and Windows. A client for Windows lets you backup open files and complete partition images. Backups are stored to disks in a efficient way (deduplication) on either Windows or Linux servers.
- Incremental file and image backups
- Fast to setup and get running; easy configuration on clients and server via web interface
- Image backups only include used disk blocks
- Allows image and file backups while the system is in use
- File-level deduplicaton on the server side
- Linux based restore cd for restoring image backups
- E-Mail reporting
- Browse backups, view logs and current activities and analyse client storage usage and history in a easy to use web interface
I was looking for a way to do "partition" backups and to have an "incremental" option - and UrBackup not just delivers - it over-delivers! And yes - it works both on Windows Server and non-server/workstations! :) I have almost a dozen computers now being backed up - all working beautifully, and best of all - I can restore the entire VHD back if I want, or just copy the files I need. It uses VSS for grabbing the snapshot, so no need to reboot in order to grab a copy of the HDD. All in all - my favorite so far! And very easy to set up and configure through the web interface. On the downside - when you use it for a "file copy" it actually copies all files including all the temporary files and garbage in the browser cache, so make sure to set up filters to avoid that. On the up side - it can set up "symbolic links" so your "incremental backups" will look awesome and realistic while at the same time saving you 95% of the hdd usage! :)
Setup a linux backupserver and backupping my first servers in minutes. I'm very impressed by this software.
Just create a module for Thecus NAS with 1.4, it works great... thanks a lot from all our NAS community for people looking for the module look at official thecus forum or appcenter
I start testing this recently, and aI very liked it. Impressive and functional for free software. While web interface a bit not obvious, it's still have little learning curve. For now I'm interesing mainly in the file backup, so not tested image backup intensively. I found only one drawback - but big one, that stopping me yet from deploying: UrBackup lose file timestamp in backup. Since almost all users I know (me too) seriously rely on the file date/time, the result of backup is only partially useful. I really hope that preserving of timestamp will be added in near future.
This piece of software is excellent. I was previously using BackupPC for backups. Even though it was easier to configure than Bareos, Amanda and Bacula, it was still overkill for the small network (around 10 pcs) that I had here. This has the best of backup PC (web gui and easy setup) with and excellent windows client (that backup pc doesn't have, setting up backup pc for windows is annoying but possible) and bare metal recovery possibility. After setting it up, I was really surprised by how quickly I had gotten everything running. There was no fiddling with settings at all. the email client worked, the system image backup worked, the files backup worked, everything out of the box. I have tested VHD file mounting and restore, but not yet bare metal recovery. I have setup a PXE loader for the recovery CD though, and launched that to see how it worked (without actually doing the recovery), and no problem there either. This is excellent as you can literally recover from a dead HD just with a network cable and your backup server. Overall extremely impressed with this, and in my opinion, if it gets the attention it deserves, it will become the backup solution of choice for small networks.