Burp is a network backup and restore program. It uses librsync in order to save network traffic and to save on the amount of space that is used by each backup. It also uses VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) to make snapshots when backing up Windows computers.

It is open source free software (where ‘free’ means both that you do not have to pay for it, and that you have freedom to do what you want with it) released under the AGPLv3 licence.


  • Server mode runs on Unix-based systems.
  • Client mode runs on Windows and Unix-based systems.
  • Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) support (Windows XP R2 and newer).
  • Windows 32bit and 64bit support.
  • Delta differencing with librsync.
  • Network backups.
  • Network rate limiting.
  • Backs up and restores files, directories, symlinks, hardlinks, fifos, nodes, permissions and timestamps.
  • Backs up and restores Linux and FreeBSD acls and xattrs.
  • Backs up and restores Windows permissions, file attributes, and so on, via VSS.
  • Backs up and restores Windows EFS files.
  • Storage and network compression using zlib.
  • Ability to continue interrupted backups.
  • Client/server communications encryption with SSL.
  • Automatic SSL certificate authority and client certificate signing.
  • Client side file encryption – (note: this turns off delta differencing).
  • Scheduling.
  • Email backup success/failure notifications.
  • A single daily backup summary email.
  • A live ncurses monitor on the server.
  • Fifo read/write support.
  • Pre/post backup/restore client scripts.
  • Multiple retention periods (e.g, keep 1 backup per day for 7 days, 1 backup per week for 4 weeks, 1 backup per 4 weeks for a year).
  • Storage data deduplication.
  • Automatic client upgrade.

Supported OS:

Linux , Windows , Mac

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