Duplicati is a free, open source backup software that can be used to create and store encrypted backups online or on local disk drives. Duplicati supports Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It also uses standard protocol like FTP, SSH, WebDAV as well as popular online storage solutions like Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive and many others.
Ubuntu comes with its own backup software called Deja Dup.. however, Duplicati supports more services than the default Ubuntu backup software. If you’re looking for a simple to use backup solution for your Ubuntu desktop or server, you may find Duplicati useful.
Oh, one more thing… Duplicati supports web-based user interface for easy management.
This brief tutorial is going to show students and new users how to use Duplicati on Ubuntu systems to create encrypted backups.
For more about Duplicati, go to this page
Step 1: Install Duplicati
Visit Duplicati download page and get the latest version for your platform… or use the commands below to download via the terminal.
cd /tmp && wget https://updates.duplicati.com/beta/duplicati_188.8.131.52-1_all.deb
After downloading continue below to install
Step 2: Install Duplicati
Now that you’ve downloaded the software package, run the commands below to install it.
sudo dpkg -i duplicati_184.108.40.206-1_all.deb sudo apt-get --fix-broken install
That should forcibly installed all missing required packages for Duplicati
After installing Duplicati, the commands below can be used to stop, start and enable the service to automatically startup when the system boots.
sudo systemctl stop duplicati.service sudo systemctl start duplicati.service sudo systemctl enable duplicati.service
Step 3: Accessing Duplicati
Now that the package is installed, open your browser and browse to the system hostname or IP address followed by 8200
This should bring up Duplicati web page portal. From here you can begin to backup your important files and documents automatically.
To begin backing up, click Add backup link on the left menu
Then choose the encryption and the storage type and continue
Setup the schedule and continue
Follow the onscreen setup until you’ve successfully setup your backup plan.. after that, you should not worry about missing your important documents again.
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