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Software to create or restore data backups.

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Backup software that backs up on file modification

I'm looking for (ideally free) software that can perform the same functions as Google's previous Backup & Sync software (now called Google Drive for desktop), except that instead of backing up to ...
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Linux/Ubuntu backup with incremental and smart retention

I've been looking for a backup solution for Linux/Ubuntu. I want to use incremental backup and smart retention/rotation to minimize disk usage. And I'd like a GUI. I've tried out or looked at many ...
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Free of cost backup software

I am using HP's data protector to keep backups of my servers and I am using LTO media to store the backups, both the full and the incremental. I would like to test another free (not freemium, not ...
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Is there any software for selectively restoring apps from an iOS backup?

I'm in need of a solution that would allow me to choose individual iOS apps from a full iPhone backup made with iTunes, and to restore only those. Ideally, nothing else than the selected apps would be ...
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How can I copy the recent copy of my database backup from the website to the development machine?

I finally have daily mysql backups working on my 3 shared servers hosting 6 websites. They are organized in folders such as backup\2022-08-20\ backup\2022-08-21\ where each folder has that days ...
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Looking for a linux backup tool multithreaded with encryption and good compression algorithm

In the company I am working for, we are working on our backup strategy. Today we do full backups everyday on Linux server (Ubuntu 20.04). We prefer to backup data directly inside our VMs and send to ...
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Free encrypted cloud backup which can transfer only changed files

I'm looking for a way to back up my data on someone else's computer for free. I'm using Arch Linux. I currently have a 40+GB directory I want to backup somewhere. I've been using rclone with an ...
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FOSS system image backup software for Windows?

Is there a FOSS backup software for Windows (10) that does system/disk images? There are non-FOSS options such as AOMEI, Paragon, etc. There are also many FOSS backup software, but most seem to focus ...
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Backup then restore PC 1:1

I want a program or a method to fully backup PC (registry, all C-drive files), then restore to that point without any new files created or software installed. Now I know windows backup does similar ...
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Backup utility that does incremental backups and perfectly mirrors primary and hardlinks

Currently use this utility for performing large backups on Windows NTFS. The backups are perfect mirrors of the primary. It also preserves hardlinks, which can be used to save a lot of disk space: ...
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Modern alternative to gmvault for downloading .eml messages from Gmail account

I am looking for software that will allow me to download all my mail from Gmail account, preferably in .eml format, that allows for periodical updates/syncing without re-downloading everything. The ...
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One-way folder sync between 2 computers with online comparison but offline transfer via external HDD

in short: I am looking for a file sync software for Windows that enables me to sync multiple drives of a local Windows computer to another one at a remote location via internet and offline via an ...
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Linux open source backup showing and allowing to delete files as tree of backed up locations in file manager

Setup: Ubuntu Linux based workstation with two external harddrives (local). Workflow: new data accumulates on workstation, occasionally backup some data to one or another harddrive; occasionally ...
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Plan which files/directories to put on which drive (bin packing problem)

I want to plan which files/directories to put on which drive. (Not all fit on one drive.) This is similar to the bin packing problem. The difference is that I care about meaningful grouping, so I want ...
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App to backup and later restore all Android apps and data

Normally, my phone dies and I buy a new one and have lost the data from my apps. This time, I thought it had died and ordered a new one, only to discover that the old one still lives, but let's go ...
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Windows logical backup software?

With mobile phones logical extraction of backup data is big - contacts, call log, system settings, Web history, Messenger conversations, etc. But with windows, it will seem that physical and ...
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foolproof unpacking of .WARC archives

I am looking into options for extracting WARC archive files but the landscape seems very grim None of the following work: https://github.com/internetarchive/warctools - apparently does not have ...
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Ship a hard drive to be uploaded cloud storage [closed]

I live in a place with mediocre internet access and I'm trying to backup ~5 TB of data to the cloud. I would like to ship a hard drive with the data to some service where it would be uploaded to a ...
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Partition cloner/backupper that supports encrypted partitions

Most Partition backup software don't support encrypted HDD partitions, like for example PS3 or PS4 encrypted HDDs. I've tried Easeus, Aomei, Macrium, Paragon,... There was only one tool called HDD Raw ...
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Backup daily/weekly/monthly - but only the files that changed

If anyone can improve the title, then please edit it. Thanks. I am currently using Bvckup2. which I find to be well worth the price. Most of my data, I just mirror, but for some of it, I backup into ...
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free/paid app to properly backup my windows including all partitions from a bootable usb stick

at first i thought that this is a simple question.. but it's really not! i actually already purchased some apps and tried some free apps and nothing really makes me feel safe enough. I have some ...
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Failover switch Walk through

Our internet goes out frequently and I would like to failover to either dial up or cellular connection but only for a matter of minutes. Apparantly I am right out of the range for internet and have ...
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Linux backup and replication software

I'm looking for software that runs on Linux that can back up my important files. I'm not really talking about system-level backups, since I can always reinstall the operating system. I use Fedora, and ...
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Cellphone Backups to Computer and a Viewer

I am looking for software to backup Cellphones (texts photos videos contacts and call history) both IOS and Android to an external hard drive or something else but also to have a viewer to review ...
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What software to use for cloning my ubuntu 20 live server (VPS)

I have done too many configurations and installations on my Ubuntu server 20 on a VPS. I only have access to ubuntu (nothing else like BIOS). Now I want to do a backup for the full VPS (80 GB) to copy ...
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Tracking filesystem changes / keeping a history of file meta info (Windows)

I am looking for a software which can keep track of the history of files (filenames, file sizes, optionally hashes; I don't care about actual content changes itself) on local (NTFS) drives. Monitoring ...
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"Cloud sync" but to local drives

Picture Dropbox or Onedrive or some such, with their ability to keep files in the master storage online and only download them on demand, and later when I delete some files I have the option to either ...
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Data sync solution

Dear SoftwareRecs community, I'm currently looking for a data transfer solution in an internal network for large amounts of data (thousands of files, as well as 100s of GBs of camera data). The ...
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How can I back up my iCloud Drive?

I have a Mac and an external hard drive that I want to use to automatically and periodically back up my entire iCloud Drive. I don't know if it's possible to change the iCloud default location to ...
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Gratis, secure, end to end encrypted alternative to Google backup for an Android 'phone

I just got yet another new Android 'phone, after yet another died. Because I do not want Google having access to my data or using me as the prduct, I have lost all of my settings, etc. Is there ...
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Extremely fast Windows file copy/move for large directory trees?

I have a disk of several tB and once a month I back it up to an external drive. I have just done this by copying source -> backup with Total Commander and choosing "overwrite all older". ...
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Gratis USB drive app to save/restore a partition

I am looking for an app that runs from a bootable USB stick and will let me save and restore a partition (to/from an external hard-drive). That's it. If you want additional info, I want to have a ...
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Linux zero config file sync or share?

One or two months ago I read an article about an (perhaps) old Linux utility which did backup/sync/folder sharing completely different compared to normal rsync and similar utils. All I remember were ...
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Rsnapshot like tool for windows file backups

I use a Win10 laptop and right now take full copies of my docs folder to an external Hard Drive. This takes a long time (for about 50 GB docs) and is wasteful of storage space. I do know of other ...
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Looking for a simple free windows file backup software

I'm looking for a freeware Windows application that will incrementally back up a folder that contains software projects I'm currently working on. My idea of a good app would be one that creates a ...
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Change-tracking searchable backup server with user accounts

Requirements: I'm looking for software (and cloud platform) for an R&D startup company to perform periodic backups to a secure cloud. The backups should track changes (like Borg) to avoid data ...
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Looking for full disk incremental backup for Linux (command line)

I am looking for Linux disk backup software that can make scheduled incremental backups of a live running disk, including boot and other partitions, where the backup disk can replace the source disk ...
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Software recommendation for creating a secure backup server resilient against crypto trojans - configure user to only have permission to add new files

I'm really afraid of crypto trojans stealing saved credentials for my NAS and encrypting all my backups. I know I could turn off the NAS while not backing up but I want some convenience. The backups ...
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Good backup/archive software that's also free software (the rights variety)

I am currently running Ubuntu 18.04 (with one Windows 10 machine for work) as an operating system. Ideally I'd like a solution which exists in the package manager (not the Snap Store, but I'll allow ...
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Open source backup software

Can anyone recommend a software for windows 10 with a graphical user itnerface to create backups of my laptop hard drive to an external hard drive. Ideally, the software would be free and open source. ...
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Differential backup on the cloud for a list of files and folders on Linux?

Is there a tool that I can use on Linux to make a backup on the cloud for a list of files and folders so that only changes made to each individual file is uploaded to the cloud, without having to ...
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Need free backup software that stays within my country

I need to backup my computer files to another computer or device that is in the same country as I am. Would prefer an open-source or free option for the backups. This would need to work for multiple ...
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High volume cloud storage or backup solution

I am looking for a personal cloud storage or backup solution that supports a high volume of storage for a reasonable price and the fewest possible restrictions. Something that caters to my desired ...
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How to recover video from scratched DVDs

Rewatching one of my favourite shows I had to discover, that some of the DVDs have deep scratches and my PCs had difficulties playing them. The degree of problems differed for different software (e.g. ...
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How to backup the PC?

Is there a software to use to backup our computer? I mean with all files and installed components, basically the exact state of my computer right now. How can I make the backup? Or windows have such a ...
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Back up software that detects removable devices

Is there a software on Windows that detects removable devices and starts the backup of the connected device?
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How to store unlimited pictures and videos for free without losing original quality?

My goal is to have unlimited Photo and Video storage with priority being Ease of management $Free$ (excluding local hardware if necessary). Resiliency of "high quality" photo and video Resiliency of ...
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Tool to backup my old Windows XP laptop hard disk before updating Windows

When I use the Help and Support resource on my Toshiba laptop to run the backup utility for the entire hard disk, with about 30 GB of files, it copies only about 4 GB to my Memorex USB flash drive, ...
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A backup tool which can upload to FTP

I'm now using Cobian Backup Gravity for this purpose but it has some issues: - It doesn't support Cyrillic / Unicode file names in archives (it says in the FAQ it does though) Now I don't have enough ...
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backing up specific files not all the sub-folders and directory

I have all my jupyter code saved in / which is the highest directory in my windows 10 machine. I have a lot of code files saves here and i would like to back up only those code files. My problem with ...

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