It's difficult for me to keep an eye on all the great developments out there. Here is what I use File Based: Crashplan: Crashplan+ is my offsite backup safety blanket. Deja Dup: Uploads my files to Ubuntu One Jbackpack: Excellent rdiff-backup based software that backs up and encrypts your data with a nice front end. Image Based: Image For Linux: I've been using it for years now and I still have grub issues but it is rock solid. Clonezilla: Great program with some annoying limitations but also rock solid. Tell me what you use and why!!