I am trying to find Linux backup tools that I like and trust. I've always used Aomei or Macrium for Windows and never had problems. As I understand things , Timeshift is essentially a Linux equivalent of System Restore in Windows BackInTime gave me lots of hassle .... took ages to create the backup , and even longer to delete it ! Many of these Linux backup tools appear to be graphical front ends for rsync .... is that correct ? I've used Clonezilla , and my current system is backed-up with that , but I haven't tested a restore from it. Likewise with Redo ... very simple and straightforward to use but again untested for restore. I've read some good things about Aptik .... has anybody tried this ? It's next on my list for "road-testing ". Update - Aptik backs up all apps and settings for Ubuntu based distros - it is not a full system back-up tool .... pretty handy though !