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Software to create or restore data backups.

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Backup program that support pre- and post-backup script hooks for Linux

I'm just getting into running some services on my home server, and I need to keep everything properly backed up. I currently use a handful of bash scripts I wrote to tar up my data and move it to my ...
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Job Archive Software

We are attempting to find a better way to archive job folders at our company. Currently we manually go in and simply cut and past from the Production folder to the archive folder any job folders that ...
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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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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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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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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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