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  • rsync icon

    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

  • SyncBack icon

    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

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    BackBlaze

    Online backup for $5 month unlimited space. Backblaze backup encrypts and uploads all your data – no questions asked. No picking files. No digging through folders. Your data is backed up online to our datacenters, so nothing can touch...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Copywhiz

    Copywhiz will drastically speed up your file copying and automatic backup tasks in Windows. Pick only files that you need from several folders, copy only files that are new or modified, rename duplicate files and more. Integrated with...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Carbonite icon

    Carbonite

    Unlimited online backup for one flat fee. Free trial, no credit card required. Secure and encrypted for your privacy. Easy, on-demand restore. Securely backup your photos, emails, financial documents, music and more over internet.

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry ... iPad

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  • Mevvo icon

    Mevvo

    Unlimited online backup with a free trial. Backup plan that fits any home or business. Easily install, our one click software on your Mac or PC. Best online affordable PC or MAC backup software.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Bonkey

    Despite a name that conjures up comedic visions, Bonkey the Backup Monkey is a serious backup program with tremendous potential. Not that it isnt good now; The program is easy to use, puts all the relevant options at your fingertips...

    Open Source Mac 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

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  • Backup Maker icon

    Backup Maker

    BackUp Maker is the professional solution for creation of data-backups. The ease of use as well as the range of functions enable you to create backup tasks for saving files and folders with a lack of time. Once the backup task has...

    Free Personal Windows

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    BackupChain Backup Software

    BackupChain Backup Software backs up your system, virtual machines, and databases while running. Run backups locally, remotely, and off-site via FTP with this professional backup utility. Includes FTP server.

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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

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  • 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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    myDataSync

    myDataSync is an integration of two of world's most secured and trusted cloud computing platforms i.e., Amazon and Asigra. myDataSync offers unified solution for all your cloud backup and disaster recovery requirements. With...

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

  • GFI Backup icon

    GFI Backup

    GFI Backup will allow all home PC users to keep regular and updated copies of their precious memories in the form of pictures, video, and other files and safeguard their data in case something goes wrong. GFI Backup is an...

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued The product is no longer available on the official website. Last version, 4.1 Build 20120112, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
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    iGoUSB

    iGoUSB Backup is a portable plug'n use software solution that provides a simple, efficient and uncluttered way to save a copy of your computer files, documents, pictures, music and video files for the non-technical person. It is...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Discontinued It looks like this is no longer being worked on. You can get it from http://download.cnet.com/iGoUSB/3000-2242_4-75806006.html but all the links to their site, from here and at CNET are broken. The site 404's, but has been archived by the Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20120625140728/http://www.igousb.com/
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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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  • BackupSF icon

    BackupSF

    Regular backup of your website files and MySql database to the local computer. Great alternative to backup by hosting. Everything you need to back up your site. The MySql database is backed up with the help of scripts uploaded to...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Leo Backup icon

    Leo Backup

    Leo Backup is a program designed for simple backup needs and aimed to keep your data in different locations automatically, applying the compression, encryption and reporting options.

    Freemium Windows

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    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 icon

    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

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  • Backazon icon

    Backazon

    Backazon is an online backup utility for Windows client (XP/Vista) and Windows server (2003/2008) systems. Backazon lets you select files and directories and then establish a schedule for automatic backups. Your files are stored in...

    Commercial Windows Web / Cloud

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  • Dmailer Backup icon

    Dmailer Backup

    Dmailer Backup is an easy to use and complete PC backup software solution. With Several striking features including encryption, fast online backup, live backup an automatic backup feature to backup your files as you use them and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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Personal Backup Comments

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

Comment by em4020
about Personal 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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