Alternatives to SnapRunner for all platforms with any license

  • 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

  • Time Machine icon

    Time Machine

    Time Machine is the breakthrough automatic backup that’s built right into Mac OS X. It keeps an up-to-date copy of everything on your Mac — digital photos, music, movies, TV shows, and documents. Now, if you ever have the need, you...

    Commercial Mac

  • 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

  • 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 regularly) and uses Duplicity as the backend. It features support for local or remote backup...

    Open Source Linux

  • AX64 Time Machine icon

    AX64 Time Machine

    AX64 Time Machine is a backup and recovery software that enables an easy and fast way to restore your PC to an earlier point of time. Time Machine allows to quickly recover from: disk failures, system crashes, virus infections...

    Commercial Windows

  • DriveImage XML icon

    DriveImage XML

    DriveImage XML is a reliable program for easy imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. Image creation uses Microsofts Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe "hot images" even from drives...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Systemback icon

    Systemback

    Simple system backup and restore application with extra features. Systemback makes it easy to create backups of system and users configuration files. In case of problems you can easily restore the previous state of the system. There...

    Open Source Linux

  • 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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    rdiff-backup

    rdiff-backup backs up one directory to another, possibly over a network. The target directory ends up a copy of the source directory, but extra reverse diffs are stored in a special subdirectory of that target directory, so you can...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The product seems to be no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.8, released in March 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    FarStone RestoreIT

    RestoreIT® 7 is based on FarStone's patented "Advanced System Restore " technology. RestoreIT® 7 is a new, and powerful, innovation designed to recover your entire PC in 60 seconds for an effortless recovery...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Seagate DiskWizard icon

    Seagate DiskWizard

    Based on Acronis True image with limited functionality. Seagate DiscWizard works with Maxtor and Seagate disc drives. The software lets you quickly install your new disc drive with wizards that guide you through the processes of...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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 during operation. If data loss occurs, your imaged data (files, folders, partitions) will be...

    Commercial Windows

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    FSArchiver is a system tool that allows you to save the contents of a file system to a compressed archive file. The file system can be restored on a partition which has a different size and it can be restored on a different file...

    Open Source Linux

  • HDclone icon

    HDclone

    HDClone creates physical or logical copies (clones) and file images of hard disks and other mass storage media. HDClone is a perfect tool for backups and copies of entire software or operating system installations. A special...

    Freemium Windows

  • 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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    XXClone

    XXCloneE copies the whole Windows NT, 2000, or XP system volume to another disk that will be ready to boot without a restore step. You may boot the system from the clone volume when disaster strikes. Need not go to the DOS mode. ...

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Keriver 1-Click Restore Free icon

    Keriver 1-Click Restore Free

    Keriver 1-Click Restore is a very easy OS backup and restore software. It can backup the operating system while you are using it and restore to any of the snapshots. The system partition can be restored even it is fully formatted.

    Freemium Windows

  • KLS Backup icon

    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

  • R-Drive Image icon

    R-Drive Image

    R-Drive Image is a potent utility providing disk image files creation for backup or duplication purposes. A disk image file contains the exact, byte-by-byte copy of a hard drive, partition or logical disk and can be created with...

    Commercial Windows

  • Active@ Disk Image icon

    Active@ Disk Image

    Active@ Disk Image is a disk image software that can do a backup as well as clone the full hard drive. A backup image may be stored on a USB drive, network storage, burned directly to CD/DVD/BR discs, or kept on any other media.

    Freemium Windows

  • ShadowImage

    ShadowImage makes image files of your system. It can even make images of your system, while Windows is running. It uses the popular WIM (Windows Imaging) format.

    Free Personal Windows

  • ImageX icon

    ImageX

    ImageX is a command-line tool that enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and corporations to capture, to modify, and to apply file-based disk images for rapid deployment. ImageX works with Windows image (.wim) files for...

    Free Windows

  • Zinstall Backup icon

    Zinstall Backup

    Full PC backup, extremely fast and allows to restore to a completely different Windows and computer. For example, restore programs, settings and files from a backup of Windows 7 32bit Dell to a Windows 10 64bit HP (without wiping it)

    Commercial Windows

  • MKSBackup icon

    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

  • fwbackups

    fwbackups is a feature-rich user backup program that allows you to backup your documents anytime, anywhere. It is completely free to download and use without any sort of trial or restrictions. In fact, fwbackups is open-source, which...

    Open Source Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.43.4, released in December 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    PING

    PING (Partimage Is Not Ghost) is a free software Linux-based live CD ISO built upon the partimage and Linux from Scratch (LFS) projects for disk cloning or backup purposes. The software supports most hardware platforms using ATA...

    Free Windows Linux

  • Acronis Migrate Easy icon

    Acronis Migrate Easy

    So finally you got your hard disk drive the way you like it. Unfortunately, its now full and you have to upgrade to a new hard disk. You think you are facing a large re-installation project which is likely to take several days of...

    Commercial 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

  • Duplicacy icon

    Duplicacy

    Duplicacy is a new generation local and cloud backup tool that supports cross-computer deduplication. It is free for personal use and source code is available to commercial users.

    Free Personal Mac Windows

SnapRunner Comments

Snaprunner: Open Source Extension for Drive Snapshot

Positive Comment by nharrer
about SnapRunner and Acronis True Image, Drive SnapShot Aug 2014

I switched from Acronis True Image to Drive Snapshot because of some very annoying bugs in ATI. Drive Snapshot does what it does flawlessly. It however misses a couple features I needed. So I wrote SnapRunner , a wrapper script in Python which adds some functionality. It's open source and can be used and extended by anyone.

It adds following features:

  • Alternately creates full and differential backups in certain intervals.
  • Clean-up of either differential and or full backups which are older than a given amount of days.
  • Status mail upon successful/failed backup runs.
  • Automatically creates meaningful backup file names by including machine, drive, date/time and backup generation count.
  • Provides simulation of backup and clean-up.

[Edited by Venom88, August 25]

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