Backup Software are computer applications that allow users to perform backup copies of original files, databases or the entire data used on a hard drive or any other data storage device. This copied data can be then restored in case of data loss or device failure.

In this guide, I have collected for you six backup software that you can install and use on Ubuntu.

1. Back In Time (1.0.6)

Back In Time is a free and easy to use backup program for Linux. To install it on Ubuntu 11.04/10.10/10.04, launch the terminal and issue these commands:

 sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bit-team/stable
 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install backintime-gnome backintime-common

2. Fwbackups

Fwbackups is another free backup program that can be used to backup your files at any time. Fwbackups comes with an easy and powerful user interface that suits all levels. To install Fwbackups on Ubuntu 9.04/9.10/10.04 (32 bit), download this deb package: fwbackups_i386.deb. To install Fwbackups on Ubuntu 9.04/9.10/10.04 (64 bit), download this deb package: fwbackups_amd64.deb.

3. luckyBackup (0.4.6)

luckyBackup is a free powerful and reliable backup and sync software. It can backup and synchronize almost any directory on your computer. To install luckyBackup on Ubuntu, download the appropriate deb package from this link.

4. BAR

BAR is a free backup archiever tool. You can use this tool to compress data using bzip2, lzma, or zlib algorithms. To install BAR on Ubuntu 10.04/10.10, download this deb package (i386). Or download this package (AMD64)

5. Dkopp

Dkopp allows to backup disk files to DVDs and BDs (Blue-Ray Disks). Supporting incremental backup, Dkopp can also be used to recover files. To install Dkopp on Ubuntu 11.04/10.10/10.04, download and install the appropriate deb package from here.

6. Backerupper

Backerupper is a very simple backup program that supports incremental backup. No installation required, just download the archive file and extract it to any folder, then double-click the "backer" file to start the application. Click here to download Backerupper.

If you have more backup software for Ubuntu, you can mention them using the comment form given below.

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