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BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up GNU/Linux machines and laptops to a server's disk. Its features include clever pooling of identical files, no client-side software, optional compression for using even less storage, support for a full set of restore options, and a powerful Apache/CGI user interface.


User guide available in HTML format from


Download version 2.1.0 (stable)
released on 20 June 2004

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey23 June 2004

Leaders and contributors

Craig Barratt Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Help Mailing List Info/Archive
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive
Support Mailing List Info/Archive

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Apache
Required to use Samba *or* tar over ssh/rsh/nfs *or* rsync.
Weak prerequisite File_RsyncP (for using rsync)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 June 2004.


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