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DAR 2.5.10

A very powerful command-line backup tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 16 April 2017
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Developer: Denis Corbin
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DAR
A very powerful command-line backup tool

DAR (Disk ARchive) is a very capable cross-platform command-line backup tool.

The program has a vast amount of functionality. There's support for full, differential, incremental and decremental backup types; selective compression; strong encryption via Blowfish, Twofish, AES256, Serpent256 or Camellia256; archive splitting, merging and a host of file system features (hard links, sparse files, OS X file forks, Linux ACL, more).

Making this work from the command line isn't always straightforward, as you can see from the first example in the official DAR tutorial.

dar -c /mnt/zip/linux_full -s 100M -S 95M -p -b -z -R / -X "*~" -X ".*~" -P dev/pts -P sys -P proc -P mnt/zip -D

Still, there is a lot of documentation - even if it is largely using Linux examples - and if you're looking for a backup tool you can use in your own scripts then DAR could be a good choice.

Verdict:

Complex but very full-featured, DAR is a useful tool for running automated backups from your own scripts.

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