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    Time Machine Alternatives

    Time Machine is described as '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' and is a very popular System Backup tool in the backup & sync category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Time Machine for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Rollback Rx, which is free. Other great apps like Time Machine are Reboot Restore Rx, Macrium Reflect, Restic and TimeShift.

    Time Machine is mainly a System Restore Tool but alternatives to it may also be Disk Cloning Tools or Disk Imaging Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Time Machine.
    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021
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    1. RollBack Rx client is a system restore utility that enables home users and IT professionals to easily restore a PC to a time before certain events occurred.
      Rollback Rx vs Time Machine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Rollback Rx is a great alternative to Time Machine.
      cyrusdavidson Offers multiple snapshots, and you are able to restore to them at any point. Not just some files but all files in the hard drive are included in the restore. It can also revert you back even if you are hit by ransomware which is at large during the time of this post.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      m8r-5b599u Same functionality. both have quick restore one for Mac and PCs
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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    2. Reboot Restore Rx makes it easy to maintain PC’s in small public access computing environments (classrooms, computer labs, kiosks, internet cafes, libraries, etc.). Every time you restart the PCs they will automatically reset to your predefined baseline setting.
      Reboot Restore Rx vs Time Machine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Reboot Restore Rx is a great alternative to Time Machine.
      andyroddick0797 Time machine functionality. Restore to previous baseline automatically
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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    3. Protect your data, upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file. Macrium Reflect supports backup to local, network and USB drives.
    4. restic is a program that does backups right. The design goals are: Easy, Fast, Verifiable, Secure, Efficient, Free.
    5. 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.


    6. 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.
      Some users think Déjà Dup is a great alternative to Time Machine, some don't.
    7. Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) features an interface designed to make the cloning and backup procedure very intuitive. In addition to general backup, CCC can also clone one hard drive to another, copying every single block or file to create an exact replica of your source hard drive.
    8. UrBackup is a open source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups accomplishes both data safety and a fast restoration time.
    9. Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux, inspired by "FlyBack project".
      Some users think Back In Time is a great alternative to Time Machine, some don't.
    10. 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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