Folder Snapshot Utility Alternatives

    Folder Snapshot Utility is described as 'will make a copy of anything you throw at it. Any subsequent snapshot will happen much faster than a copy (up to thousands of times faster) and using much less disk space (perhaps even zero disk space, if nothing has changed)' and is an app in the Backup & Sync category. There are nine alternatives to Folder Snapshot Utility for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is rsync, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Folder Snapshot Utility are BackBlaze (Paid), Time Machine (Free), ChronoSync (Paid) and Nero BackItUp (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 30, 2020

    1. 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.
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    2. Online backup for $7 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 it.
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    3. 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 can easily go back in time to recover anything.
    4. ChronoSync can synchronize, backup, and create bootable backups to almost anything you can connect to your Mac: select cloud services, other Macs, NAS drives, external drives, PC's or anything you can mount as a volume.
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    5. Nero BackItUp protects your files and memories on your PC or laptop. Have your filed automatically backed up on up to 3 locations, such as USB hard disks. All you need to do is click one button to set up your backup.
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    6. A graphical user interface for rsync, which looks-and-feels like a standard FTP client, but uses the rsync protocol ‘under the hood’ to boost transfer speeds. In technical terms, it’s an SSH browser with an rsync transfer engine.
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    7. A macOS GUI for rsync.
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    8. Time machine alternative. Also creates incremental snapshots, but is different because the backups are bootable, gives you control so you can use the backup disk for other things too.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Lsyncd watches a local directory trees event monitor interface (inotify or fsevents). It aggregates and combines events for a few seconds and then spawns one (or more) process(es) to synchronize the changes. By default this is rsync.
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