Looking for a backup tool that can do incremental/differential backups to Google Cloud Storage (nearline).

Currently I'm using a command line tool (Gsutil) provided by Google. However, I find it's not verbose enough. I would like to see more details like how long it will take (estimated time), current speed / second, etc.

Besides, it doesn't do incremental / differential backups.

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Consider using CloudBerry Backup. It supports Google nearline and allows you to perform incremental and differential backups.

More information here: http://www.cloudberrylab.com/amazon-s3-cloud-desktop-backup.aspx

Regards, Vlad, CloudBerry Lab

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    Is there some more information about how it does incremental/differential backups? Didnt see anything related. Thanks Feb 9, 2016 at 23:27
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    Sorry, I should have provided more details. The following articles describe in more details: cloudberrylab.com/… cloudberrylab.com/blog/… Feb 10, 2016 at 6:10
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    Thanks, one question I still have is: For incremental backups, suppose I do the first backup (the full one) then I remove 1000 files from my folder and then I run a second backup (the first incremental) so what does happen to the files I deleted ? Appear as removed in the 2nd, incremental backup? Or only files modified? If so, what happens when I restore the backup? Will I get the 1000 removed files back? even when I removed them because I don't need them anymore? I'm confused as to how incremental backups work in regards of deleted files. Thanks Feb 14, 2016 at 13:46
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    You can customize the way how CloudBerry handles such cases per your requirements. More information here: cloudberrylab.com/help/backup/… Feb 15, 2016 at 3:55

Arq (Arqbackup) is another backup solution that can do incremental backups to various local and cloud storages including Nearline.

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