Duplicati for Linux – The Best Free Cloud Backup Solution for Linux
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Duplicati for Linux – The Best Free Cloud Backup Solution for Linux

Duplicati is a free and open source cloud backup software. It’s available for Linux, Windows, Mac and some NAS hardware. Duplicati for Linux supports various distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS and many others.

There are many great backup software for Linux out there but most of them are not free. Cloudberry and Crashplan are some of the best cloud backup solution available for Linux. They offers some great services at some costs. But if you are looking for a free cloud backup solution for Linux, we highly recommend Duplicati. Even it’s free, it has many features you need for a cloud backup.

Duplicati Features

Duplicati is a free and open source cloud backup solution. It comes with a nice and simple web based UI. And the best part is that it supports various backend storage such as Amazon S3, Google Drive, Box.com, Mega and many more. You can also save your backup to local disk or network drive as well. It also has a built in encryption system that ensure your data transfer is secure.

Duplicati comes with a nice web interface. You can manage your backup, configure the backup schedule and even restore files from your web browser.

Duplicati for Linux

Install Duplicati on Debian and Ubuntu Linux

If you are running Ubuntu or Debian,please follow these steps to install Duplicati on Ubuntu and Debian. First, let’s download Duplicati DEB package. You can simply click the link below to download the latest version of Duplicati for Ubuntu.

Download Duplicati DEB

Or, you can also use the following command to download

wget https://updates.duplicati.com/beta/duplicati_2.0.2.1-1_all.deb

To start the installation, you can use this command to install

sudo dpkg -i duplicati_2.0.2.1-1_all.deb
sudo apt-get -f install

It will download some packages from the internet. Make sure you are connected to the internet before installing Duplicati.

Start Using Duplicati

If it’s not started, you can start the service with the following command

sudo systemctl start duplicati

Next, open web browser and type:

http://localhost:8200

duplicati for linux

Ok that’s it. Your Duplicati is now up and running on your Ubuntu/Debian system

Install Duplicati on Fedora, CentOS, RedHat Linux

If you are running RPM based distro such as Fedora and RedHat, you can download Duplicati RPM file from the following link

Download Duplicati RPM

Or, use the following command

sudo wget https://updates.duplicati.com/beta/duplicati-2.0.2.1-2.0.2.1_beta_20170801.noarch.rpm

Now install it with the following command

sudo rpm -Uvh duplicati-2.0.2.1-2.0.2.1_beta_20170801.noarch.rpm

Now you can backup your Fedora, RedHat,CentOS to any supported cloud storage. Now you can start duplicati with the following command

sudo systemctl start duplicati
sudo systemctl status duplicati

Run Duplicati as Service

In case you are installing Duplicati on a headless server, you can start duplicati service with the following command

duplicati-server –webservice-port=8200 –webservice-interface=any

Please note by setting the interface to “any”, it means it will use any of your network interface. You can then connect it from anywhere in the network. Make sure your network is protected from outsider access.

Final Thoughts

Duplicati for Linux is a great cloud backup solution for Linux. You can save your backup in various cloud storage backend. It uses web interface to manage the backup. Please stay tuned on this blog and we are going to write more article about how to use Duplicati to backup Linux desktop and server.

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