Alternatives to Time Machine for all platforms with Open Source License

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • 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    • Discontinued The product seems to be no longer updated.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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    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
  • 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

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    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

  • FSArchiver

    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

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    FlyBack

    FlyBack is an open source backup utility based on Git and modeled loosely after Apple's Time Machine. FlyBack creates incremental backups of files which can be restored at a later date. FlyBack...

    Open Source Linux

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    LBackup

    An rsync based backup solution for *NIX based system(s), with a flexible scripting subsystem which provides a range of advanced features, customization and flexibility. LBackup is aimed at system administrators. A couple of...

    Open Source Mac Linux

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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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    Time Drive

    With Time Drive it’s easy to keep all of your files files, photos, music and documents backed up. Just set it up, and then let Time Drive do the rest of the work. Should you ever delete a file that you needed, you can either...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • 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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    Rsnapshot

    rsnapshot is a rsync based backup utillity, providing filesystem snapshot functionality. It can take incremental snapshots of local and remote filesystems for any number of machines.

    Open Source Linux