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Filesystem Archiver, a command-line software to create backup archives in GNU/Linux

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FSArchiver is an open source and free system utility for creating backup archives. It is written in the C programming language and designed from the ground up to be very fast and extremely easy to use.

Anyone can use FSArchiver to create compressed archives of the contents of their filesystems without too much hassle. You can save entire filesystems to an archive file, as well as to restore them from a backup archive, overwriting existing content.

Unique command-line output with numerous usage examples

Despite the fact that it’s a command-line tool, FSArchiver is very easy to use as users are presented with a unique command-line output that shows numerous usage examples instead of just displaying available command-line options.

You will be able to backup only one filesystem or up to two filesytems to a single archive, to restore only the first, only the second or both filesystems from the backup archive, to restore a filesystem and convert it to ReiserFS, as well as to backup a filesystem to a split archive.

Getting started with FSArchiver

Installing the FSArchiver tool on a GNU/Linux distribution is easier than you might think, because the project is available in the main software repositories of major operating systems and be installed using the integrated package manager (e.g. pacman, Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager, YaST, Yum Extender, etc.).

On Softpedia you can always download the latest version of FSArchiver, which is distributed only as a source package. Installing it is also easy, just save it on your Home directory, unpack it, open the Terminal app and run something like “cd /home/softpedia/fsarchiver-0.6.19” (replace softpedia with your username), execute the ‘./configure && make’ command to configure and compile the program, and then the ‘sudo make install’ command to install it system wide.

After installation, use FSArchiver from the command-line interface to create backup archives. We recommend that you first run the ‘fsarchiver --help’ command to view the program’s command-line options and usage examples. You can also run the ‘man fsarchiver’ command for more details on how to use FSArchiver.

FSArchiver was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on January 7th, 2015
FSArchiver - The usage example of the FSArchiver program, as viewed from the Terminal appFSArchiver - The command-line options of the FSArchiver software, as viewed from the Terminal appFSArchiver - More command-line options of the FSArchiver program

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