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Topic: Linux client
Posted By: Zann
Subject: Linux client
Date Posted: 03/August/2010 at 4:42pm
Are there any plans for a linux client?

Posted By: John
Date Posted: 13/August/2010 at 9:18am
Not a fully fledged GUI client, no.

What we might consider is producing a limited command line version of BuddyBackup for Linux.

That way you could set up "store only" Linux buddies that can recieve backups, but don't necessarily make them.

Actually, we might even be able to make a  full version of BuddyBackup, but without a GUI. i.e., could use interactive console instead of a fancy UI. Not sure how practical this is to use.

Anyway, our effort on this, depends on how much interest there is in this, so please add your feedback!



Posted By: Zann
Date Posted: 20/August/2010 at 3:24pm
I would very much be intrested in a full working version. I Don't need any fancy gui. But it would be nice if there was say, a config file where you could specify what directoryes/files buddybackup should backup (Decenting into directories ofc). And some way of telling the progress. Perhaps through an option to the cli/deamon.

Posted By: John
Date Posted: 26/August/2010 at 9:17pm
OK - we'll bear that in mind!



Posted By: shaiay
Date Posted: 17/November/2010 at 2:49pm
First, thanks you for BuddyBackup. It's a great idea.

Let me add my vote for a linux client.

I think the main benefit is the ability for technical savvy users to setup a headless linux servers which will
provide 24/7 backup solutions for their buddies.
For this use case a command line client would be an
essential feature. Since linux can run on very limited
hardware, this could provide and energy efficient 24/7
backup server.


Posted By: Zann
Date Posted: 14/December/2010 at 3:52am
Any eta of a Linux client/server? :)

Posted By: Zann
Date Posted: 05/January/2011 at 12:52am
no info at all?

Posted By: andreas.mattisson
Date Posted: 05/September/2011 at 12:24pm
Add a vote for a Linux server implementation.
Only need a "store only" client. Config file, no GUI.

Posted By: John
Date Posted: 07/September/2011 at 5:45pm
OK enough already guys ;-)

Right, we've started looking at this because it does seem like a really useful thing that people want.

We're going to aim for a "store only" buddy at first which will only allow incoming buddies to connect and backup to you.

But should all that go well, we'll then move onto a full (albeit console only) version of the software.

A GUI version for Linux users won't be available for the forseeable future (but you guys don't need GUIs right ;-) ?)

Could I get a couple of volunteers to try out the alpha version of this stuff when it's ready?


Posted By: shaiay
Date Posted: 07/September/2011 at 5:55pm
I'm willing to do an alpha test

My machine is a pogoplug running debian sid (kernel 3.0.0) connected through 2.5/0.5 Mb ADSL


Posted By: Proxx
Date Posted: 08/September/2011 at 9:02am
will doe alpha/beta testing to :D

Posted By: andreas.mattisson
Date Posted: 08/September/2011 at 5:18pm
I'm willing to try aswell. When I got the time.
What will it be created of, C/C++, C#, Java ... ?

Posted By: John
Date Posted: 09/September/2011 at 1:11pm
It will be a native app compiled in C++.


Posted By: Zann
Date Posted: 01/December/2011 at 11:59am
I'm Ready to test alpha on a few different distros. Mainley Archlinux and Debian. Perhaps others as well.

Posted By: leonardo
Date Posted: 05/January/2012 at 9:42pm
Does anyone had luck with BB and WINE under Linux?

Posted By: Zann
Date Posted: 15/January/2012 at 2:26am
I have tryed to get buddybackup working with wine. Maybe a year agow with no success. I can't remember what went wrong :/

Posted By: Zann
Date Posted: 19/March/2013 at 7:14am
Any good or bad news about a linux client?

Posted By: marlur
Date Posted: 04/April/2013 at 10:09am
I love Buddybackup.
But i will probably switch from Windows to Linux.
Are there News about the BB Linux Client ? 

Posted By: Droopy
Date Posted: 08/September/2014 at 1:02pm
+1 for Linux host.

No Gui needed, just a way for friends to connect to and backup to.
If the server can also act as a client would be a bonus but not pre.

I'm available for Alpha/Beta testing.

Test setup available: 
6x Win7 clients.
1x Dell PE2950 running VMware local.
1x Dell PE2950 running Freenas server local.
1x Ubuntu VPS online. 

G'luck with the linux development.

Posted By: mberickson54
Date Posted: 26/November/2016 at 9:57pm
I would like to put my vote in for a Linux version, server only would be very useful. Would be great to use Linux server as a BuddyBackup service.

Posted By: Josef
Date Posted: 03/January/2017 at 1:21pm
I second that, but is there any activity on this? is this at all alive?

Posted By: Zann
Date Posted: 03/January/2017 at 2:29pm
I guess BuddyBackup is pretty much dead now.

Posted By: mberickson54
Date Posted: 03/January/2017 at 5:34pm
The software still functions fine and support still responds to email messages. Since customers do not pay anything for it, you pretty much get what you pay for.

On the other hand I have it setup on my home office and work computers, which I have them backup to each other just fine. Recovery is a little dicey, you have to get the files quickly if you loose a machine. Otherwise the app seems to loose track of everything. That was a surprise to me when I lost a machine and took 3 weeks to get a replacement. On the other hand I did not need BB to restore anything, so it was not a problem. I use BB as a secondary backup to commercial Carbonite (as oppose to business Carbonite), which has its own issues, but works pretty well.

I say it is worth setting up and using as a secondary.

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