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Software to create or restore data backups.

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Cloud backup / synch software that will follow symlinks (so that I don't have to put my data in its directory)

It seems that most Cloud Synch services require you to store your data in their folder. E.g C:\DropBox C:\Box or maybe C:\Users\<name\<app> That does not gel with my way of working. Is there ...
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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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Scheduled compression and delete

I am looking for a software that can do the following: scan a folder (including sub-folder) for large files (e.g. > 30 MB) for positive results, compress at original location and then delete the ...
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Backup of Windows workstations on FreeNAS/ZFS: which backup software?

I have 1+ workstations on Windows 10 enterprise, and shared disks accessible to a FreeNAS base server (on metal or VM), and a ZFS volume to receive the backups. Do you recommend a certain software ? ...
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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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Software to validate large file backups, optimized for speed (Windows)

Please recommend Windows software to validate file backups. The backups are not compressed, and are supposed to be byte-for-byte copies. I'm looking for something optimized for speed. Whatever is ...
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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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File synchronisation from External Hardrive with webserver over WebDav

What software tools are there available on the market to resolve the following situation; I am looking for a piece of software which "watches" for files changes on my external Harddrive. And ...
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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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Reliable network backup software

We're currently using Retrospect, which I've found to be slow, fragile, and temperamental, none of which is a good thing for backup software. I want a replacement. Must have: Server-based: data is ...
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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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Something like Mackup for Windows (backing up application settings)

Mackup is a great tool for backing up and restoring application settings but it only supports OSX and Linux. Is there something like it for Windows?
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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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Cache the contents of external drive

I would like to treat an external drive (on Windows) similarly to cloud storage with offline access. Let me explain: Clients like Google Docs Offline, Google Drive Backup and Sync, Dropbox, Autosync ...
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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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Backup software with support for WOL

I am searching a backup software that is free or low cost (no subscription) and is capable of sending a WOL signal to my NAS before starting a scheduled backup. I want to have this ability, because I ...
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Automatically Export Gmail (or IMAP) to text or EML on Mac desktop?

There's a few tools out there like HandyBackup that exports Gmail emails to desktop on Windows. But I need one for MacOS. Ideally it exports all gmails, kept with folder structure, into an easy-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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imageing solution

I am looking for an imaging/backup solution that has the following features: SMB(for image destination) ability to image windows(XP-10), Linux, and external drives(including sd cards, usb drives)(...
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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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I'm seeking a type of virtual disk, one with a base-image-layer, show-modified-layer, and work-layer

We deploy software which frequently has updates. It's a truckload of files. We always make changes to files in that structure all over the place(scripts, config files etc). So when a new update ...
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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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Copy directory tree, mimic deletions, options like overwrite older/smaller

Just as the tile says, I would like an app that will let me copy a directory tree to a backup directory. There are plenty of two pane file managers which will offer me options like overwrite older/...
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Point in Time Backup for Office365

We are trying to source a good backup system for Office365, but I am having troubles finding a solution that meets more specific requirements we have. I need to source a solution that specifically ...
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Best software schedule snapshot or volume shadow backup of Hardidisk

I want to create SYNC BACKUP in a hidden partition and on cloud drives keep a backup of my 2 TB hard disk for date wise and time wise I tried acronis true image Norton ghost and other but they create ...
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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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Backup software for Windows supporting near-realtime directly to the cloud

I am looking for backup software, for which I am very happy to pay for, but only if it meets the following constraints: Must run on Windows Must be near-real-time. Ideally real-time. Must able to ...
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suggestions to allow trials for multiple recovery methods against corrupted media

looking to be sure I can recover data from a corrupted sd card. I don't want any one recovery method to stop me from being able to recover the data. Due to this, I am looking to bit level backup the ...
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File backup with write verification

There is a lot of free backup software, but I'm interested in one specific feature: software should verify the file is written correctly to the storage. That is, the file should be re-read and checked ...
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NAS / Firewall, odd hardware config const. of Lenovo TD350 and HPE Microserver G10

I am at odd here with my storage and backup solution. Currently I have two systems; an Lenovo TD350 with 4 / 2TB HDDs (RAID 10 2STRIPES)(2 NICS) and an HPE Microserver Gen 10 (2 NICS) with 4 / 2TB ...
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How to do incremental/sync image backup of full machine in linux using dd command?

Using dd I am able to do an image backup. But I wish to do an incremental/sync backup. With dd, I am able to create a new image file only. It is a time consuming process. I have 2TB of data in my ...
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Linux block-based bare-metal backup/restore

I am looking for a Linux solution which will get me back up and running in a few hours in the event of my laptop being stolen. I already use restic for file-based cloud backups, but in this instance ...
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What's the best open source solution to have a complete hourly-based backup system for a small-medium cluster in a datacenter?

I'm looking for an open source solution for my small cluster of Linux servers (~20 Ubuntu-based nodes) that can provide an hourly-based (or even daily-based) backup and restore solution. I want it to ...
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Is there a tool to backup files as soon as they are changed in or under specified folders on Windows?

Windows has a feature called change notifications which can inform a particular program when files in a particular directory tree are changed, such as by editing. I believe that Dropbox uses this ...
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Backup software for Ubuntu with GUI

I am looking for backup software for ubuntu desktop with below ability: Should have GUI Having ability to restore single file from Backup Password Encryption Ability to backup on G-drive dropbox ...
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open ost backup and search

I backed up my Outlook mail to an ost file. I'm looking for a freeware tool that will allow me to open the .ost file and search the emails. I tried already "Free Outlook OST File viewer" and "Free ost ...
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Online Backup services for Mac that work well in Australia

I am looking for a Online Backup service like Backblaze or Crashplan that works well in Australia. I have used Crashplan for two years and it worked well, because they have servers close to Australia....
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OneDrive client equivalent but with external drive or network drive for cloud

The facts: I have 1.2TB of data (work 0.8TB, personal 0.4TB) I like to have all my files in on place, one folder with subfolders. It's more convenient to backup one folder stored on a single HDD, ...

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