We all know that we should backup our data on a regular basis, but how should we go about doing so? In this talk we’ll take a look at some of the options for backing up data on Linux (including services like Google Drive), how to automate backups and be prompted to run them and ways to secure your backup media. We’ll also step through a wrapper script which handles some common use cases and backs up data using multiple systems.


Linux Backups (Manchester Linux Users Group, 20th March 2021)


Wrapper scripts for various backup systems

rclone – rsync-like utility for backing up to/from cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox.

bat – command-line tool similar to cat, with line numbers and syntax highlighting.