Alternatives to IdleBackup for all platforms with any license

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Desktop

Indie / Classic

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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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    Duplicati

    Duplicati is the only portable backup program, able to send backups in encrypted form to another computer or SkyDrive using one of several methods (WebDAV, FTP, SFTP/SCP/SSH, Amazon S3, Rackspace CloudFiles, USB disk, Windows network...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Areca Backup icon

    Areca Backup

    Areca Backup is a file backup software that supports incremental, image and delta backup on local drives or FTP servers.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Create Synchronicity icon

    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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    Back4Sure

    Back4Sure is a feature-rich backup solution for typical backup use. No VSS Volume Shadow Copy function for open files. The program can make a backup to hard-disk, USB drive or network and can also be compressed using high or low...

    Free Windows

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    KLS Backup

    KLS Backup - Powerful backup and synchronization program with FTP, WebDAV and cloud support (Windows Azure, Amazon S3, Eucalyptus Walrus) KLS Backup is a powerful backup, synchronization and disk cleaner program that allows you to...

    Commercial Windows

  • Karen's Replicator icon

    Karen's Replicator

    Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karens Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another. Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network. Options include repeated...

    Open Source Windows

  • AnyBackup

    AnyBackup is designed to keep two pools of volumes in sync with one another. The primary use case is backing up one large network array to several smaller volumes. These syncs are intended to be periodic and user initiated.

    Open Source Windows

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    MKSBackup

    MKSBackup is a free front-end for common backup tools like MS Windows ntbackup, and it successor wbadmin, Un*x tools like tar, but also popular ghettoVCB to backup Virtual Machine on VMware ESX(i) host. MKSBackup is developed in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Uranium Backup icon

    Uranium Backup

    Uranium is a light and reliable backup software for the protection of your personal and business data. An all-in-one solution able to suit all your needs, available in both free and commercial editions.

    Freemium Windows

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    Auslogics BitReplica

    BitReplica is a tool for backing up files stored on your Windows PC. It protects your photos, music, documents and any other data from being lost due to a hard drive crash, virus attack or accidental deletion. The program should be...

    Commercial Windows

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    SaftBackup

    SaftBackup is an english & german backup-software including version control. Backup of locked files via Volume Shadow Copy, automatical limits for the number of backups or backup age. Store multiple versions of your backups;...

    Free Windows

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    Syncrify

    Syncrify is fast, incremental, and cloud-ready backup that implements the rsync protocol over HTTP.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • Z-DBackup icon

    Z-DBackup

    Z-DBackup is a modular backup system which can copy complex data sets quickly, easily and reliably to any kind of target drive and optionally even to CD-R/W, DVD+/-R/W, DVD-RAM, Blu-Ray, tape, USB flash drives and many more. It...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Acebackup icon

    Acebackup

    AceBackup is a free backup software to create completely secure backups of your data. Store your data on any local storage device, on CD, DVD or on your remote FTP server!

    Commercial Windows

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    DotSpirit Backup

    DotSpirit Backup allows to automatically back up your hard drive to DotSpirit's secured servers. DotSpirit Backup is based on Cobian Backup and adds many features including: - WebDrive (S:) to mount your DotSpirit FTP server as...

    Commercial Windows

  • Stellar Insta Backup icon

    Stellar Insta Backup

    Stellar Insta Backup is a Windows data backup software to create full volume backup or backup of selected files and folders. The tool facilitates different types of data backups; such as full backup, differential backup, and...

    Commercial Windows

IdleBackup Comments

about as simple as possible. Will do a sync as well as a b ...

Comment by jacksprat
about IdleBackup Jun 2011

about as simple as possible. Will do a sync as well as a backup .. It's small on resources and doesn't require dotNe, and can run at specified intervals. . Does what it says and does it very well. I've tried all those listed here and many others ( at least a dozen) and some are either overkill , have issues and too complicated to set up.

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