Alternatives to Areca Backup for all platforms with any license

  • rsync icon


    rsync is a software application for Unix which synchronizes files and directories from one location to another while minimizing data...

    Open Source Linux BSD Haiku

  • CrashPlan icon


    CrashPlan lets you automatically back up your hard drive to another computer, for free. The paid version of CrashPlan offers secure...

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

  • Acronis True Image icon

    Acronis True Image

    Acronis True Image (or simply True Image) is a software product produced by Acronis that provides data protection including, backup...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Duplicati icon


    Duplicati is the only portable backup program, able to send backups in encrypted form to another computer or SkyDrive using one of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Freemium Windows

  • SyncBack icon


    SyncBack is a backup and file synchronization software that allows backing up and synchronizing files to the same or different drives...

    Freemium Windows

  • Easeus Todo Backup icon

    Easeus Todo Backup

    Free version much slower than home version (Information at the beginning of installation).

    Free Windows

  • Déjà Dup icon

    Déjà Dup

    Déjà Dup is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of doing backups the 'right way' (encrypted, off-site, and...

    Open Source Linux

  • Back In Time icon

    Back In Time

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

    Open Source Linux

  • IDrive icon


    Get 5 GB of full featured Online Backup for free. Features include Automatic Backup, True Archiving, Versioning, Continuous Backup...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

  • Create Synchronicity icon

    Create Synchronicity

    Create Synchronicity is a nice, lightweight backup program with a very user-friendly - yet powerful - interface, that synchronizes...

    Open Source Windows

  • ShadowProtect icon


    Fast and reliable disk-based backup that captures full, differential and incremental point-in-time backup images of your entire...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Bacula icon


    Bacula is a set of Open Source, enterprise ready, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • BackupPC icon


    BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, WinXX and MacOSX PCs and laptops to a server's disk....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet

  • Windows File History

    File History protects files from within the libraries, desktop, favorites, and contacts folders and creates copies of the files. in...

    Commercial Windows

  • Paragon Backup & Recovery icon

    Paragon Backup & Recovery

    Free Backup solution without scheduling or automatical cleanup of backups in Free Edition.

    Free Personal Windows

  • TimeShift icon


    Incremental backup like Microsoft System Restore or Apple Time Machine. Can also backup the whole linux distribution included the...

    Open Source Linux

  • luckyBackup icon


    LuckyBackup is an application that backs-up and/or synchronizes any directories with the power of rsync. Its main features are:...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • BURP icon


    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...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Rsnapshot icon


    rsnapshot is a rsync based backup utillity, providing filesystem snapshot functionality. It can...

    Open Source Linux

  • O&O DiskImage icon

    O&O DiskImage

    Prevent data loss easily and securely! With O&O DiskImage you can create images of your entire computer or individual partitions...

    Commercial Windows

  • Rclone icon


    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

  • AutoVer icon

    AutoVer Discontinued

    AutoVer is a configurable automatic or real time backup and personal versioning system. It can be used as a simple real time backup or...

    Open Source Windows

  • Obnam icon


    Obnam is an easy, secure backup program. Backups can be stored on local hard disks, or online via the SSH SFTP protocol. The backup...

    Open Source Linux

  • Back4Sure icon


    Back4Sure is a feature-rich backup solution for typical backup use. No VSS Volume Shadow Copy function for open files. The program can...

    Free Windows

  • Backup4all icon


    Backup4all, backup software that performs incremental backup, differential, full and mirror backup to DVD, DVD-RW, CD, CD-RW, Blu-ray...

    Commercial Windows

  • Oops! Backup icon

    Oops! Backup

    Altaro Oops!Backup is a Time Machine Backup Software for Windows. It includes Continuous Data Protection and Version Control...

    Commercial Windows

  • AOMEI Backupper icon

    AOMEI Backupper

    Free Backup-App: supports dynamic disks, no command-line-backups, no cleanup of backups.

    Freemium Windows

  • FBackup icon


    FBackup is a free backup software for both personal and commercial use. It protects your important data by backing it up automatically...

    Free Windows

  • 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)...

    Commercial Windows

  • KLS Backup icon

    KLS Backup

    KLS Backup - Powerful backup and synchronization program with FTP, WebDAV and cloud support (Windows Azure, Amazon S3, Eucalyptus...

    Commercial Windows

  • UrBackup icon


    UrBackup is a open source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups accomplishes both data...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Backup Exec icon

    Backup Exec

    Symantec Backup Exec 2010 delivers reliable backup and recovery designed for your growing business. Easily protect more data while you...

    Commercial Windows

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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