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Restic is described as 'restic is a program that does backups right. The design goals are: Easy, Fast, Verifiable, Secure, Efficient, Free' and is a Backup Client in the backup & sync category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Restic for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is FreeFileSync, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Restic are Duplicati, Rclone, rsync and TimeShift.

Restic alternatives are mainly File Sync Tools but may also be Backup Clients or Cloud Storage Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Restic.
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restic is a program that does backups right. The design goals are: Easy, Fast, Verifiable, Secure, Efficient, Free.

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  1. BackBlaze icon

    BackBlaze

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    • Mac
    • Windows
    127 alternatives to BackBlaze 

    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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    1.  Incremental BackupBackBlaze supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  Unlimited storageBackBlaze offers a solution with unlimited cloud storage.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationBackBlaze supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    4.  Encrypted BackupBackBlaze uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  Automatic BackupBackBlaze will automatically back up your data periodically.
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  2. FreeFileSync icon

    FreeFileSync

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    96 alternatives to FreeFileSync 

    FreeFileSync is a folder comparison and synchronization software that creates and manages backup copies of all your important files. Instead of copying every file every time, FreeFileSync determines the differences between a source and a target folder and transfers only the...

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    1.  File VersioningFreeFileSync has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    2.  PortableFreeFileSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Command line interfaceFreeFileSync either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    4.  Dark ModeFreeFileSync supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in FreeFileSync without registration.
    6.  DecentralizedFreeFileSync is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    7.  Works OfflineFreeFileSync can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    8.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    restic is a backup program with deduplication, not just sync and file versioning

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    REMC0

    restic is cli only, applies stream-deduplication on your data and is really a backup solution.

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    Duplicati

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    128 alternatives to Duplicati 

    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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    1.  Incremental BackupDuplicati supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  Schedule BackupDuplicati supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    3.  Encrypted BackupDuplicati uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    4.  Automatic BackupDuplicati will automatically back up your data periodically.
    5.  File VersioningDuplicati has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    7.  AES-256 EncryptionDuplicati has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
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    Stable, has a web interface, runs on all platforms (with desktop integration)

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    Rclone

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris
    • FreeBSD
    • NetBSD
    • OpenBSD
    74 alternatives to Rclone 

    Rclone ("rsync for cloud storage") is a command-line program to sync files and directories to and from different cloud storage providers.

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    1.  Command line interfaceRclone either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  LightweightRclone consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    rsync

    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Cygwin
    • Haiku
    125 alternatives to rsync 

    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. An important feature of rsync not found in most similar programs/protocols is that the mirroring...

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    1.  Command line interfacersync either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Schedule Backuprsync supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Encrypted Backuprsync uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
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    TimeShift

    • Linux
    23 alternatives to TimeShift 

    TimeShift for Linux is an application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and Time Machine tool in Mac OS. TimeShift protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of file system at regular intervals.

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    1.  Incremental BackupTimeShift supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
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    Déjà Dup

    87 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Encrypted BackupDéjà Dup uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    2.  Schedule BackupDéjà Dup supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    3.  Incremental BackupDéjà Dup supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
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  8. SyncBack icon

    SyncBack

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    86 alternatives to SyncBack 

    SyncBack is a tool to backup, synchronize, and restore data files.

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    1.  Schedule BackupSyncBack supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
    2.  AES-256 EncryptionSyncBack has AES-256 Encryption, i.e. very strong security.
    3.  File VersioningSyncBack has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
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    BackBlaze

    • Mac
    • Windows
    127 alternatives to BackBlaze 

    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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    1.  Incremental BackupBackBlaze supports incremental backups (only back up the changed or new-added data since the last backup).
    2.  Unlimited storageBackBlaze offers a solution with unlimited cloud storage.
    3.  Two-factor AuthenticationBackBlaze supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    4.  Encrypted BackupBackBlaze uses encryption algorithms to keep your files safe as well as prevent unauthorized access.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    6.  Automatic BackupBackBlaze will automatically back up your data periodically.
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    GoodSync

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    118 alternatives to GoodSync 

    GoodSync syncs files between your computer, mobile devices, FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, Google Drive, OneDrive, WebDAV, Azure.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionGoodSync has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    2.  PortableGoodSync can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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