Projects / BackupPC


BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade backup system for backing up Linux, Win32, Mac OS X, and laptops to a server's disk. Features include clever pooling of identical files, no client-side software, and a powerful Apache/CGI user interface.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  01 Aug 2010 16:36

    Release Notes: There are several new features and bugfixes. An FTP transfer method has been added.

    •  06 Dec 2007 07:10

      Release Notes: Various new features were added including a sorting by column feature for hosting the summary table in the CGI interface, performance improvements, Simplified Chinese and Polish CGI translations, run time checks that the data store supports hardlinks, and links to the new Wiki.

      •  18 Mar 2007 20:42

        Release Notes: Several major features have been added since 2.1.3, including a configuration and host CGI editor, rsync hardlink support, multi-level incrementals, RSS support, full UTF-8 support, and decoupling of BackupPC_dump from BackupPC_nightly.

        •  27 Feb 2007 18:55

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  10 Sep 2005 08:33

            Release Notes: This release fixes several bugs and includes some language translation improvements.

            Recent comments

            03 Feb 2012 15:42 ccraig13

            Another BackupPC convert here! I actually wrote something similar to BackupPC but gave up when I found Bacula. I thought I was going to have to start writing my own again, but thankfully I stumbled upon this! I liked Bacula but got frustrated with corrupted backups and trying to keep track of "Volumes", not to mention that updating also meant updating all the clients as well! I have a mix of OS X (10.6,10.5,10.4 and yes even a 10.3 ), Linux, and Windows so keeping the clients up to date is a pain! Finally decided to look for something new, found BackupPC and the rest is history.

            13 Apr 2011 13:01 krisdphillips

            Was trying to setup Bacula on our network. After 4 days and much hair loss, not to mention painful client-side software installation, I decided I was going to browse for an alternative. Then, I found backuppc. I installed and configured on my linux server that I was going to use for backups and was amazed at how well it worked and how simple it was to setup. 4 hours later, I now have an effective and tested backup system. Thanks!

            30 Apr 2010 09:07 chris_j_w

            I have used backuppc for several years now, on a variety of clients sites ranging from soho users up to multi campus enterprise users. It outperforms pretty much all previously used commercial products costing hundreds and in some cases thousands of pounds. Backuppc gets a BIG thumbs up!

            21 Oct 2009 03:13 dramenard

            Just perfect! After struggling with Bacula and Amanda (they're good but too heavy for me), BackupPC is just perfect!

            Thank you for this jewel! Keep up the good work please.

            28 Apr 2009 12:41 penguinroar

            I use backuppc for our servers and some workstations and while it can appear hard its actually very easy to setup and forget. After some light tweaking things run themselves and neednt much attention at all. Best of all is that restoring backups and individual files to computers or other media is dead simple and easy.

            Saves a ton in space on the backup server thanks to compression and pooling. I recommend it [Approved!]


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