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I'm looking for data backup software (one license for use on my home machine running Windows 7) with the following features specifically:

  • ability to select individual files and directories for backup (and to save such sets to individual profiles)
  • ideally, ability to include/exclude files based on filename or even content filters
  • incremental only-as-needed updates to backed-up data (i.e. progressive backups)
  • ability to store multiple timestamped versions of some or all directories (similar to Mac's "Time Machine")
  • ability to back up data to multiple locations concurrently
  • either
    • ability to encrypt data and store on a server I control via FTP (I am not interested in cloud services at the moment)
    • ability to store data on a server I control via SFTP
  • preferably $150 USD or less

The amount of data I'm looking to back up is very modest (< 1 GB) and the amount of data that changes from update to update would be small (< 1 MB). My ideal setup would be to configure the software once to specify exactly what I do and don't want backed up, and then have a one-click solution that performs an incremental, timestamped update to the backup on demand. The data would be concurrently backed up on two external HDs and on a server I control.

Any help or recommendations would be much appreciated.

  • OT: Can you develop software and would you be interested in developing such a program? – Thomas Weller Sep 22 '15 at 12:06
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    @Thomas - I can develop software, but unfortunately my plate is too full right now to take on any new projects. – COTO Sep 22 '15 at 20:38
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