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    rsync

    rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data transfer using delta encoding when appropriate. An important feature of rsync not found in most...

    Open Source Linux BSD Haiku

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    CrashPlan

    CrashPlan lets you automatically back up your hard drive to another computer, for free. The paid version of CrashPlan offers secure cloud storage, in addition to local backups, and continuous, minute-by-minute backup. All backed-up...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... iPad

  • Macrium Reflect icon

    Macrium Reflect

    Backup solution for Windows. Basic features free, others only in purchase version (dynamic disk support, auto-cleanup of old backups, command-line-start).

    Freemium Windows

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    SyncBack

    SyncBack is a backup and file synchronization software that allows backing up and synchronizing files to the same or different drives, to different media (CD, DVD, Flash, zip), or to a remote server. There are three versions of...

    Freemium Windows

  • Easeus Todo Backup icon

    Easeus Todo Backup

    EASEUS Todo Backup is a file backup and disaster recovery software. You can backup disks, partitions, individual files and folders. You can backup to other disk of your PC or to FTP and CD/DVD. Todo Backup enables you to clone the...

    Freemium Windows

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    Back In Time

    Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux inspired from FlyBack and "TimeVault". The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories.

    Open Source Linux

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    Rclone

    rsync for cloud storage. Rclone is a command line program to sync files and directories to and from the cloud.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris FreeBSD ... NetBSD OpenBSD

  • Syncovery icon

    Syncovery

    Back up your data and synchronize PCs, Macs, servers, notebooks, and online storage space. You can set up as many different jobs as you need and run them manually or using the scheduler. The software comes with support for FTP...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Create Synchronicity

    Create Synchronicity is a nice, lightweight backup program with a very user-friendly - yet powerful - interface, that synchronizes files and folders extremely quickly (it can even recognize paths such as "MyUSB"\MyFolder...

    Open Source Windows

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    BackupPC

    BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, WinXX and MacOSX PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain. BackupPC Features : A...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet

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  • TimeShift icon

    TimeShift

    Incremental backup like Microsoft System Restore or Apple Time Machine. Can also backup the whole linux distribution included the bootloader, in this case you can restore starting the PC with a LiveCD distro, installing TimeShift and...

    Open Source Linux

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    ShadowProtect

    Fast and reliable disk-based backup that captures full, differential and incremental point-in-time backup images of your entire system. This includes the operating system, applications, configuration settings and data. Schedule full...

    Commercial Windows

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    Bacula

    Bacula is a set of Open Source, enterprise ready, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    luckyBackup

    LuckyBackup is an application that backs-up and/or synchronizes any directories with the power of rsync. Its main features are: backup, safety, synchronization, exclude/only include options, allows custom rsync options, remote...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Windows File History

    File History protects files from within the libraries, desktop, favorites, and contacts folders and creates copies of the files. in any event of a system refresh, reset or crash the files that were backed up via File History can...

    Commercial Windows

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    BURP

    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...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    Rsnapshot

    rsnapshot is a rsync based backup utillity, providing filesystem snapshot functionality. It can take incremental snapshots of local and remote filesystems for any number of machines.

    Open Source Linux

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    UrBackup

    UrBackup is a open source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups accomplishes both data safety and a fast restoration time. File and image backups are made while the system is running...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    O&O DiskImage

    Prevent data loss easily and securely! With O&O DiskImage you can create images of your entire computer or individual partitions during operation. If data loss occurs, your imaged data (files, folders, partitions) will be...

    Commercial Windows

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    Bareos

    Bareos is a 100% open source fork of the backup project Bacula . The fork is in development since late 2010, it has a lot of new features.

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    AutoVer

    AutoVer is a configurable automatic or real time backup and personal versioning system. It can be used as a simple real time backup or as a more complex, but transparent version control system (like a realtime incremental backup). The...

    Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 2.2.1, released in April 2014, can be still downloded from the official website.
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    Obnam

    Obnam is an easy, secure backup program. Backups can be stored on local hard disks, or online via the SSH SFTP protocol. The backup server, if used, does not require any special software, on top of SSH. Some features that may...

    Open Source Linux

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  • Oops! Backup icon

    Oops! Backup

    Altaro Oops!Backup is a Time Machine Backup Software for Windows. It includes Continuous Data Protection and Version Control Technologies. Oops!Backup is the latest in backup technology for desktop computers and workstations.

    Commercial Windows

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  • ToolWiz Time Machine icon

    ToolWiz Time Machine

    Toolwiz Time Machine (Toolwiz multi-point restoration) is a powerful and easy-to-use undelete freeware, protecting your PC from data loss and improving its security. It allows users to create no more than 24 snapshots of your...

    Free Windows

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  • Ashampoo Backup Pro icon

    Ashampoo Backup Pro

    Ashampoo Backup Pro allows you to store your data wherever you like. Single files or entire disk partitions (e.g. your system drive), the choice is yours. Ashampoo Backup Pro guarantees simple handling and maximum flexibility! ...

    Commercial Windows

Areca Backup Comments

For the file/folder-backup Duplicati is the best free appFo ...

Comment by em4020
about Areca Backup Jun 2011

For the file/folder-backup Duplicati is the best free app
For a good backup functionality is is necessary to cleanup more/older than x backups (CLU) not only older backups than x months, and to configure the schedule of a backup also for each 2nd Monday 10:00 and to pause if the system is busy (Sch).
Comparison of file/folder backup applications:
Comparison ...... CLU . Sch . Lang
SyncBack Free...... No ... Yes .. English only
Cobian Backup .. Yes .. No ... Many
Acronis True Im.. Yes .. Yes .. Many
Duplicati ...............Yes .. Yes .. Dan.En.Fr.Port.
Areca Backup ..... No .. Yes .. English only
Personal Backup No .. Yes .. Engl.+German
Saft Backup .........Yes .. No .. Engl.+German

Duplicati (1) is the best free backup application.
Acronis True Image (2) has all necessary functions, has multi-language UI and additionally can do harddisk images with best functions, but it is not free.
In difference to Duplicati Saft Backup can do backups with volume shadow copy (VSS), but cannot do a backup on each second Monday and has no flexible file filter.
(1) Small Duplicati iconDuplicati
(2) Small Acronis True Image iconAcronis True Image
(3) Small Personal Backup iconPersonal Backup
(4) Small SaftBackup iconSaftBackup

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