Live CD: If you’ve been meaning to make a comprehensive backup of your system but available tools seemed a bit too arcane and command-line dependent, Redo Backup is a Linux Live CD with a simple user interface and easy to use tools.
The team behind Redo Backup can’t argue that their tool is the most comprehensive on the market, but they can argue that it’s the easiest to use. Boot up with a Live CD or Live USB copy of Redo Backup, and you’re only a few clicks away from backing up your system — or restoring it if your hard drive went to the great data centre in the sky.
You can easily copy your files to a local drive but where Redo Backup really shines is support for network shares. When you run Redo Backup it seeks out available shared folders on your network so you can use them for remote backup of individual files or an entire disk image. Redo Backup also includes a web browser so you can access the web to download drivers and troubleshoot your computer problems. It’s a great backup and disk recovery solution, especially if you’d like to skip learning arcane commands or keeping a bulky manual on hand. Redo Backup is a free Live CD-based tool; check out our Live CD Hive Five. Have a favourite backup tool? Let’s hear about it in the comments.