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Duplicity Reviews

Duplicity backs directories by producing encrypted tar-format volumes and uploading them to a remote or local file server.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Duplicity and what they use it for.
  • Most used selfhosted services in 2022?
    There are some backup tools in this thread. Duplicati, rsync, restic, Duplicity, Syncthing. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • reposting help with bash script
    Here are a couple of projects that implement what you seem to be trying to do: , . You could either use them or just look at the scripts for ideas Writing your own script is a great exercise but a robust, historical and conveniently accessible backup system is more complicated. (I personally use rsnapshot to an encrypted drive... - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Simple backup tools for Fedora?
    GUI based on - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Is there a Gnome alternative to FreeFileSync?
    Most people I've seen use either Pika Backup (Borg backend) or Déjà Dup (Duplicity backend). - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Secure, self-hosted FTP-server inside a single container
    For automated backups to/from services like onedrive, duplicity is great: - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Restic: Backups Done Right
    Http:// at least can use PGP public keys. I've used it for a long time and not seen any particular reason to change. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Encrypt channel.backup?
    There are backup tools with built-in encryption like borg backup or duplicity, these should be fine. If you already have a backup process and it's missing encryption then you should be able to use e.g. Age or gpg. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • What is everyone using to backup their multiple TB's of data?
    For my family photos (critical, irreplaceable, on plex), I use duplicity which can make use of Amazon Glacier and Deep Archive for really cheap storage (0.00099 /gb /month no joke) with incremental versioning and client side encryption. Long restore time, but perfect for disaster recovery on data that doesn't change much. Want to set up the same for music (which rarely but sometimes changes, e.g. Correcting tags). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • What do you wish you knew before starting grad school?
    And google docs / apple cloud etc. aren't proper backups. They can cancel your account, be inaccessible, or hacked even. There's software like duplicity that can upload encrypted backups to multiple services, which are handy. But in any case, if you're doing cloud backups, do do redundant local backups too. My setup is I've a USB stick tacked onto a Raspberry Pi computer, and use something called borg to do daily... - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Happy World Backup Day!
    I have had good success using [Duplicity]( via [Duply]( for a few years now. The main point for me is that duplicity directly backs up to many cloud-storage endpoints. I'm using google drive specifically, but it supports a ton of options. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Duplicity

25 Outstanding Backup Utilities for Linux Systems in 2020
Duplicity is a free open source, secure and bandwidth-efficient backup tool based on rsync. It creates encrypted backups of directories in tar-format archives and backs them on the local or remote machine over SSH. When launched for the first time, it performs a full backup, and in subsequent backups in the future, it only records parts of files that have changed.

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