Excellent network backup
Backuppc is really excellent! After setup, it will happily back up all your computers and laptops to a central server. Big pluses are:
- incredibly efficient pooling of backup files. On my system, 2.7 TERABytes of backup data are compressed/pooled to around 400 GB.
- pooling allows you to back up all your machines completely, without caring much about excludes, since all those duplicated files get pooled and dont use any space!
- pooling also allows you to move/rename/duplicate huge directores without causing backup space to overflow
- configuration is very flexible and well documented, but a bit large because the program is so powerful
All in all: if you have more than a few machines to back up, have a good look at this!
Check out the plugins, too
When you install it, it is a very nice and clean wiki. Best is, you can extend it via plugins: http://wiki.splitbrain.org/wiki:plugins