IdleBackup Alternatives

    IdleBackup is described as 'Easy to use backup program that can make an automatic backup during idle time of the computer. Built in restore function' and is an app in the Backup & Sync category. There are more than 25 alternatives to IdleBackup for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Google Drive. The best alternative is Duplicati, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like IdleBackup are rsync (Free, Open Source), Create Synchronicity (Free, Open Source), Back4Sure (Free) and Areca Backup (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 19, 2021

    1. Duplicati is a backup client that securely stores encrypted, incremental, compressed backups on local storage, cloud storage services and remote file servers. The Duplicati project was inspired by Duplicity and had similar functionality until 2008.
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    2. 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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    3. Create Synchronicity is a nice, lightweight backup program with a very user-friendly - yet powerful - interface, that synchronizes files and folders extremely quickly (it can even recognize paths such as "MyUSB"\MyFolder, and locate the USB drive called...

      Discontinued

      The project is on a long hiatus. Last version, 6.0, released in March 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    4. Back4Sure is a feature-rich backup solution for typical backup use. No VSS Volume Shadow Copy function for open files.
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    5. Areca Backup is a file backup software which can be run on Windows or Linux. It creates backup copies (which can be encrypted and compressed) of your files and stores them on external drives, USB keys, FTP servers, supporting incremental, differential and full backups.

      Discontinued

      Last Update: 2015-08-26. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/areca/

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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. Syncrify is an ideal remote backup solution for individuals as well as corporate users, offering a cost-effective way to quickly and easily backup files of any type and size to any machine running a variety of operating systems.
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    8. Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karens Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another. Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network.
    9. A macOS GUI for rsync.
    10. Z-DBackup is a modular backup system which can copy complex data sets quickly, easily and reliably to any kind of target drive and optionally even to CD-R/W, DVD+/-R/W, DVD-RAM, Blu-Ray, tape, USB flash drives and many more.
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