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TimeShift Alternatives

TimeShift is described as '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' and is an app in the backup & sync category. There are more than 10 alternatives to TimeShift for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Android and BSD. The best alternative is Restic, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like TimeShift are Déjà Dup, Time Machine, Back In Time and Duplicacy.

TimeShift alternatives are mainly Backup Clients but may also be System Restore Tools or System Backup Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of TimeShift.
This page was last updated May 21, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

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  1. Restic

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Arch Linux
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD

    restic is a program that does backups right. The design goals are: Easy, Fast, Verifiable, Secure, Efficient, Free.

  2. Déjà Dup

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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.



  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. Back In Time

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux, inspired by "FlyBack project".

  5. Duplicacy

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.



  6. 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/

  7. Nero BackItUp

    • Windows
    • Android

    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.

  8. Systemback

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Simple system backup and restore application with extra features.

    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed and supported. Last version, 1.8, released in May 2016, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Systemback vs TimeShift opinions
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    It does its job and works flawlessly. I am new to Linux and it is my number-one go-to program. I tried to find a way to contact the developer via email because it was too good for it to be temporarily out of development. It is a favorite for those who use Linux Lite, that is for sure!

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  9. GS RichCopy 360 is the ONLY file copy utility that utilizes its own proprietary Multi-Threading technology that uses all available logical cores in the system.

  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.

    Discontinued

    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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