Beaver is a simple concurrent backup system with snapshotting. It is based on a simple list of servers, a file of configuration options, and lists of things to be excluded or included. More powerful configuration options are available in the configuration files. Different copies of beaver backup can be run on the same server with different configuration files. Beaver backup is normally run by cron on a central backup box and uses keychain for remote authentication.
Duplicati is a backup system and an implementation of Duplicity. Duplicati enables you to set up and monitor backups on Windows or Linux. Duplicati is based on the Linux-only Duplicity backup system. Duplicati has a very user friendly interface that allows you to configure and monitor your backups. It supports backing up to a variety of destinations, such as a network folder, a USB disk, a remote FTP server, a remote SSH server, Amazon S3 storage, or a WebDAV enabled server. All backups can be encrypted and are digtally signed, so that no other person can read or tamper with the backed up data.
SALI (Sara Automatic Linux Installer) is a tool that allows you to install Linux on multiple machines at once. It support several protocols for downloading by way of aria2 to install a machine. For example, BitTorrent and rsync are supported. SALI originates from SystemImager and still uses the same philosophy. It is a scalable method for performing unattended installation. SALI is mostly used in cluster setups.
copymon provides file copying processes with a progress bar. Neither cp nor rsync provide means to monitor the copying process, nor a progress bar. copymon is a wrapper which performs a scan of the directory to be copied and collects information about the files to be copied. After that, it spawns the actual copying program (which can be cp, rsync, or tar) and monitors its progress. copymon can be easily enhanced to support more programs and can be extended to provided different types of progress bars.