It’s easy to be impressed by Apple’s Time Machine backup feature. It works in the background, is seamlessly integrated, and when you need to get to restore something whoa.. you’re all of a sudden in space, travelling back in time, bringing something back to the present.
There are two key things to this system. First it’s an incremental backup system which allows you to restore from multiple past versions of files that are backed up (the “time travelling”). Second, it’s very easy to use and provides a very impressive experience.
So do we have anything like that in the Linux world? Well, for the most part we do, and here’s what we’ve got.
NOTE: The link to Rastersoft’s Cronopete seems to have gone missing from the article. Here it is.