Backup and Restore for PC

Backup and restore on PC !

  • Windows Backup and Restore

    Free Windows Website

    • Incremental, Scheduled backup supported, has Good UI, has Live CDm Preinstalled on Windows 7 or later
    • but Backup are not resumable, has Slow Performance, only works on windows platform !


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  • Redo Rescue

    Free Self-Hosted Website

    • only runs on Live CD Only
    • This apps is discontinued on November 2012


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  • Paragon Backup & Recovery

    Commercial Windows Website

    • User Friendly
    • Disadvantages of Free edition: no scheduling or automatical cleanup of backups, with 343 MB one of the highest space-demands on the hard-disk


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  • FreeFileSync

    Free Mac Windows Linux openSUSE Linux Mint ... CentOS Ubuntu Debian Website

    • Most Popular Open Source with Portableapps Support and has Backup, Incremental, Cloud, Scheduled Backup
    • but has Bad UI


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  • EaseUS ToDo BackUp

    Freemium Windows Website

    • Supports Incremental, Cloud, Scheduled backup, has Good UI, has Live CD
    • System backup available
    • but Live CD tested on virtualbox and not working


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  • Duplicati

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    • Supports Incremental, Scheduled, Cloud backup, has Good UI
    • but Require Web Browser to open its GUI


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  • CrashPlan

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Web Website

    • Supports Incremental, Cloud, Scheduled, Live CD
    • has Bad UI, Sluggish and high resource Usage
    • Crashplan has been bought out by Carbonite and will be effectively gone by October 23rd, 2018.


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  • Acronis True Image

    Commercial Mac Windows Web Android iPhone Website

    It is Commercial tool that supports Incremental, Cloud, Scheduled backup, has Good UI, and supports Live CD


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Comments on Backup and Restore for PC

· Oct 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 3 Helpful Report as spam

How about this one ?
Small Macrium Reflect iconMacrium Reflect


i havent tried that one, will try it if got some time

· Jun 2020 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Redo Rescue is actively being developed as of 2020. This article says it was "discontinued on November 2012", but it was recently updated with a new release!


· Feb 2021 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I threw a lot of these into the trash can in disgust.

Paragon Backup & Recovery was a particularly painful one. Every time Windows 10 upgraded itself (e.g. 1607 to 1703,) this backup app required a license reactivation. Long story short, one day, I needed to restore my system and I discovered it hadn't been backing anything up for a month!

Acronis True Image is the second painful one. It has everything one desires, but since it kept corrupting my backups, I had to let it go. It's been six years since then, so maybe I should give it another try.

My favorite backup apps right now are Veeam Agent and Macrium Reflect.


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