It is no secret that I use rdiff-backup here, extensively. I’m a shell sort of person and like to automate things in shell scripts.
Not everyone loves CLI/shell computing like I do. A few people won’t look at a solution that doesn’t include a GUI. Good news, JBackpack is a GUI for rdiff-backup. I haven’t tried it myself, but will at some point.
More Ways to Leverage rdiff-backup
For me, rdiff-backup is the right mix of capabilities and simplicity, so I’m excited that this brings another way to get more people to check it out.
To me, there is a negative side to this tool – it is written in Java. That is enough that I’ll never install it on my machines, but I will on other peoples computers. Personally, I avoid Java programs and try to avoid having java runtimes installed on my systems over security concerns.