I started my first business with offering a backup solution. This was back in year 2000, using Bacula and rsync. Ever since, I have been involved in providing backup solutions, and developing extensions to them. Our current business offers both BackupPC and UrBackup. Furthermore, our ownCloud and Nextcloud services have some very nifty aspects that are applicable to backup contexts.
With the increasing focus on cloud solutions and scalability, I find there is a gap in the open source backup offerings. In this post I explore the features needed and propose a new backup solution or a goal that current solutions can evolve into. Read more “A proposal for a new open source backup solution”