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The best Linux backup software poll is over. This is the first time since we started our weekly poll that a command line utility wins over all GUI alternatives.

You guessed it, the winner is: rsync (34.67%), with Back In Time (25.83%) on the second place, these 2 applications getting more than 60% of the total number of votes. However, Grsync was also mentioned quite a few times in the comments as being used with rsync so not everybody who voted for rsync uses it from the command line.

Here are the exact results for the "best linux backup tool / software" poll:

best linux backup software

There were quite a few votes for other software (80), but scattered over many apps, most notable being:

-Bacula (8 votes)
-Grsync (5 votes)

the rest getting 2-3 votes each.