Alternatives to Time Machine for all platforms with any license

  • Duplicati icon

    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

  • 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 snapshots of a specified set of directories.

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

  • Comodo Time Machine icon

    Comodo Time Machine

    Comodo Time Machine (CTM) allows non-commercial users to quickly restore their entire system to an earlier point in time (including the registry, critical operating system files and user created documents). This free tool is...

    Free Personal Windows

    • Discontinued According to the Comodo Team, CTM is still in development, but the old version was removed from the official website. Latest version, 2.8.155286.178, released in July 2010, can be still downloaded from the official forum.
    • Time machine functionality. Quick restore options
      andyroddick0797Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • BackBlaze icon

    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

  • Reboot Restore Rx icon

    Reboot Restore Rx

    Reboot Restore Rx makes it easy to maintain PC’s in small public access computing environments (classrooms, computer labs, kiosks, internet cafes, libraries, etc.). Every time you restart the PCs they will automatically reset to your...

    Freemium Windows

    • Time machine functionality. Restore to previous baseline automatically
      andyroddick0797Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

  • 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

  • Genie Timeline icon

    Genie Timeline

    Genie Timeline is a time machine backup software for Windows that automatically, wirelessly and continuously backs up music files, videos, photos, documents, files and folders on your machine with little or no user intervention...

    Freemium Windows iPhone iPad

  • Rollback Rx icon

    Rollback Rx

    RollBack Rx client is a robust system restore utility that enables home users and IT professionals to easily restore a PC to a time before certain events occurred. RollBack Rx makes it easy for users of all skill levels to quickly...

    Freemium Windows

    • Same functionality. both have quick restore one for Mac and PCs
      m8r-5b599uMar 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

  • Veeam Endpoint Backup icon

    Veeam Endpoint Backup

    Performs full system imaging, incremental backups, local and network backup locations, and bare metal recovery.

    Free Windows

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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

  • Mozy icon

    Mozy

    Mozy is an online backup service that offers a set-it-and-forget-it solution for backing up all of the important files on your computer. With MozyPro, there is no extra hardware to buy, no setup fees, and with our automatic backups...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone iPad

  • 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

  • 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

  • Arq icon

    Arq

    Arq is super-easy online backup Back up your files automatically, to your own cloud account, with Arq. Just connect Arq to your own Google Drive account, Amazon Web Services account, SFTP server, Greenqloud account, DreamObjects...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Duplicity

    Duplicity is a software suite that provides encrypted, digitally signed, versioned, remote backup of files requiring little of the remote server. Duplicity devises a scheme where the first archive is a complete backup and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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    BackupVault

    BackupVault is a UK based provider of secure, automated and offsite backup solutions aimed at the small/medium sized business. BackupVault can be installed in 5 minutes and runs completely automatically in the background. Data is...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Lethe

    Lethe is a Deep Freeze -like partition freezing software for Debian GNU/Linux and Lihuen GNU/Linux (May work on other Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions). Lethe makes the partitions behave like a...

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.34, released in January 2011, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
  • FarStone RestoreIT icon

    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

  • 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

    • It's basically Time Machine made for Windows
      jontillerJul 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Clean Slate icon

    Clean Slate

    Restores your computer to its original configuration discarding unwanted computer changes. Just log off or reboot. Clean Slate is easy yet powerful. Discards unwanted user changes at log off or reboot, No Partitioning Ever...

    Commercial Windows

  • Back4Sure icon

    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

  • 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

  • Ferro Backup System icon

    Ferro Backup System

    Ferro Backup System™ (FBS) is a professional, network backup system intended for small offices and large corporations and institutions alike. It allows you to protect data stored at desktops, laptops and network file servers operating...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Norton Online Backup icon

    Norton Online Backup

    Norton Online Backup from Symantec protects your documents, music, videos and digital photos with automated online data backup and restore and file storage services that’s so easy you’ll actually use it. Gives you 25GB of space.

    Commercial Windows

  • BuddyBackup icon

    BuddyBackup

    BuddyBackup lets you back up your files to your friends, family and colleagues' computers for free. This means you get safe and secure online and "off-site" backups of your data without having to pay a third party...

    Free Personal 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 Technologies. Oops!Backup is the latest in backup technology for desktop computers and workstations.

    Commercial Windows

  • Steadier State

    Steadier State is the fastest and easiest way to restore Windows 7 to an earlier snapshot. Each user creates files and installs programs on C:\, the PC's only hard drive. Everything that each user does affects all future users....

    Free Windows

  • SnapRunner

    snaprunner is a wrapper script in Python which adds some functionality to Drive SnapShot. It's an open source command line script and can be used and extended by anyone. It adds following features: Alternately creates full...

    Open Source Windows Drive SnapShot

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cronopete icon

    Cronopete

    Cronopete is a Linux clone of Time Machine , the backup utility for Mac from Apple. It aims to mimic it as closely as possible.

    Open Source Linux

Time Machine Comments

The most eye candy I have ever seen

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Time Machine Jul 2011

Time Machine's interface is incredibly, unnecessarily flashy. I like it. It's way better than boring old system restore on Windows.

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Genie Timeline is a time machine for Windows it's an altern ...

Comment by Candy12
about Time Machine Jun 2011

Genie Timeline is a time machine for Windows it's an alternative to Time Machine for Mac
I've been using it for a couple of months now and it works good.

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I don't know if i'm really happy with the alternatives to T ...

Comment by Ola
about Time Machine Jun 2011

I don't know if i'm really happy with the alternatives to Time Machine here. What do you guys think? Shouldn't we only list apps that do what Time Machine does? Not backup software in genereal? Any input?

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