Duplicati Backup, a powerful backup software for Ubuntu

Duplicati is a free and powerful backup software to store your backup in online storage, local network storage and its available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.  The front end is a web based, so it can be operated and managed through a web browser such as Firefox or Chrome.


Duplicati Features

  • Backup files and folders with strong AES-256 encryption.
  • Save space with incremental backups and data deduplication.
  • Run backups on any machine through the web-based interface or via command line interface.
  • Duplicati has a built-in scheduler and auto-updater.
  • Supports Local drive, Google Drive, Amazon S3, SFTP, FTP Server, WebDAV, Dropbox, Box, Mega.nz, Microsoft One Drive and many more.

How to install Duplicati 2.0 on Ubuntu 16.04

The Duplicati developer provides DEB installation package for Ubuntu and its derivatives. First we need to download the package. Simply use the following link to download.

Download Duplicati 2.0 DEB

Now install the package. I prefer to use gdebi to install the DEB package

sudo gdebi duplicati*.deb


dhani@dhani-virtualbox:~/Downloads$ sudo gdebi duplicati*.deb
[sudo] password for dhani: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree        
Reading state information... Done
Reading state information... Done

Backup client for encrypted online backups
 Duplicati is a free backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental,
 compressed backups on cloud storage services and remote file servers. It
 supports targets like Amazon S3, Windows Live SkyDrive, Rackspace Cloud Files
 or WebDAV, SSH, FTP (and many more).
 Duplicati has built-in AES-256 encryption and backups be can signed using GNU
 Privacy Guard. A built-in scheduler makes sure that backups are always
 up-to-date. Last but not least, Duplicati provides various options and tweaks
 like filters, deletion rules, transfer and bandwidth options to run backups
 for specific purposes.
Do you want to install the software package? [y/N]:

Type Y and press enter to confirm the installation. Once installed, Duplicati icon will appear on Dash menu. Click it to open and then your default web browser will open up and you can start using Duplicati.


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