Parachute Alternatives

    Parachute is described as 'With Parachute you can backup your data to both local and remote locations, including your hard disk, external disks, FTP/SFTP servers, USB memory sticks, network volumes, your iDisk and pretty much anything your Mac can connect to' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Parachute for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and BSD. The best alternative is rsync, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Parachute are Déjà Dup (Free, Open Source), Time Machine (Free), Duplicacy (Freemium, Open Source) and rdiff-backup (Free, Open Source).

    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. 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.
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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. Duplicacy is a new generation local and cloud backup tool that supports cross-computer deduplication. It is free for personal use and source code is available to commercial users.
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    5. 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 still recover files lost some time ago.
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    6. Back4Sure is a feature-rich backup solution for typical backup use. No VSS Volume Shadow Copy function for open files.
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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. A macOS GUI for rsync.
    10. 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.

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      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.1.16, released in December 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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