How to Install Duplicati Backup App In Ubuntu – A Best Free Backup Software For Linux

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Duplicati backup app in Ubuntu. Duplicati is an open-source best free backup software that can be used to take an incremental backup of your system’s and servers and store the data on the cloud in an encrypted format. You can choose any cloud service to store your data through duplicati best free backup software like Google Drive, Dropbox, one drive, and so on. Duplicati backup app was written and developed by Kenneth Skovhede on the year 2008 using C# (C Sharp) programming language and released under GNU.

Now let’s have look at features of Duplicati best free backup software :

  • It’s a cross-platform application available for major operating system i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS.
  • Supports different web protocols to take backup i.e. WebDAV, SSH, FTP, etc.
  • Duplicati backup app uses AES-256 encryption to encrypt the backup data.
  • Support various cloud services to store data i.e. Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive…etc..
  • You can download it’s source code to customize for re-development and even you can use this application for commercial purposes.
  • Supports almost 9+ languages.
  • The best advantage of Duplicati best free backup software is it’s a web-based application Hence you can access the app anywhere even on mobile.

How to Install Duplicati Backup App In Ubuntu – A Best Free Backup Software For Linux

Follow the below steps to install Duplicati backup app in Ubuntu – A best free backup software for Linux

Before starting the installation of the Duplicati backup app let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update  # Update Packages & Repositories
Hit:1 http://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease
Hit:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                      
Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease                                                             
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                              
Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

After updating the packages & repositories now we have to download the Duplicati best free backup software from its official website. So use the below command to download the same.

[email protected]:~$ wget https://updates.duplicati.com/beta/duplicati_2.0.2.1-1_all.deb  # Download the Package
--2018-01-19 08:10:22--  https://updates.duplicati.com/beta/duplicati_2.0.2.1-1_all.deb
Resolving updates.duplicati.com (updates.duplicati.com)... 139.59.135.67
Connecting to updates.duplicati.com (updates.duplicati.com)|139.59.135.67|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 6689276 (6.4M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘duplicati_2.0.2.1-1_all.deb’

duplicati_2.0.2.1-1_all.deb                100%[=====================================================================================>]   6.38M   595KB/s    in 11s     

2018-01-19 08:10:35 (592 KB/s) - ‘duplicati_2.0.2.1-1_all.deb’ saved [6689276/6689276]

As you can see below I have already downloaded the Duplicati backup app .deb package. Refer to the output below.

[email protected]:~$ ls -l duplicati_2.0.2.1-1_all.deb   # Downloaded Package
-rw-rw-r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 6689276 Aug  1 03:04 duplicati_2.0.2.1-1_all.deb

Now we are ready to install the Duplicati best free backup software. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -i duplicati_2.0.2.1-1_all.deb   # Install the Package
Selecting previously unselected package duplicati.
(Reading database ... 187320 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack duplicati_2.0.2.1-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking duplicati (2.0.2.1-1) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of duplicati:
 duplicati depends on mono-runtime (>= 3.0); however:
  Package mono-runtime is not installed.
 duplicati depends on libmono-2.0-1; however:
  Package libmono-2.0-1 is not installed.
.
.
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 duplicati

As you can see above the package is asking for some dependencies during installation. So use the below command to download and install all required dependencies to complete the installation.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install -f   # Install dependencies
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  dia-common dia-libs libqjson0 mencoder python-cairo python-gobject-2 python-gtk2
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  binfmt-support ca-certificates-mono cli-common gtk-sharp2 gtk-sharp2-examples gtk-sharp2-gapi libappindicator0.1-cil libappindicator1 libgdiplus libglade2-0
.
.
12 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 41.0 MB/52.5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 197 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y  ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Duplicati backup app. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l duplicati  # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  duplicati                            2.0.2.1-1               all                     Backup client for encrypted online backups

Now to open the application just type the command duplication shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

[email protected]:~$ duplicati  # Open the application

OR you can also open the Duplicati backup app using below URL.

http://localhost:8200/ngax/index.html#/

Here below I have mentioned the web access of Duplicati best free backup software. Click on Add backup button to create a new Backup.

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How to uninstall Duplicati backup app In Ubuntu?

To uninstall the Duplicati backup app use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r duplicati  # Uninstall the Application
(Reading database ... 222645 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing duplicati (2.0.2.1-1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

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