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Software to create or restore data backups.

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UGreen NAS operating system recommendation

I just received my Ugreen NAS. It has an Intel CPU. I'm looking for an alternative operating system for it. I've seen thing with FreeNAS and others. Here's what I'm looking for: Complete hardware ...
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How to store diffs of huge zip files instead of full updated zip files

Every 12 months, I use Google Takeout (and similar services for other platforms) to do exports of my data. Google unfortunately does not let me export a "diff" from what I downloaded last ...
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Means for verifying files copied from PC to Android

I want to verify that the files copied from PC to Android device were copied properly. Between Windows machines, I could use Multipar program to create a par file which I can use to verify the files ...
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GUI for periodic backups (Linux)

I know there are plenty of backup applications out there, but unless I'm wrong I can't find one with the following simple features: run in Ubuntu possibly open-source (but not mandatory!) it should ...
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Android application backup software that covers as much data/settings as possible

I'm looking for Android backup software that tries to backup and then restore as much application data/settings as possible, and nothing else: any sort of app data notification settings permissions ...
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Tools for reversible file splitting in a directory?

Is there a tool that does this: tool --inplace --split . --larger-than 50M # [1] # recursively find files larger than 50 MB and split them into <= 50 MB chunks, # removes original file # store the ...
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What is a good solution for maintaining a cloud-to-cloud backup?

I have a large set of files on Cloud1 (which does not provide snapshots or its own backup/rollback features). My local desktop syncs files on an as-needed basis (and the quantum of files on Cloud1 ...
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Open Source/Free disk imaging software

I want to create an alternate restore option for my windows servers. We do nightly backups, but I like to have alternate sources of backup data. I'd like to install software on our servers that can ...
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Open source backup software for Windows

I am looking for an open source program (preferably available on GitHub) for Windows, with graphical interface. I only need to backup files and folders by copying them to a local backup folder, on one ...
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Immutable backups in the cloud for individuals (not companies)

I am looking for a backup solution for my Google Drive, Google Keep, and Android Contacts, that will allow me to create a backup in the cloud that cannot be deleted, even when someone accesses my ...
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Backup software replacement for Acronis

I have used Acronis for more than a decade. However in the last years their approach to marketing makes it a very unattractive option. I would be interested in a replacement software with one-off ...
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macOS backup app taking advantage of client (APFS) and server (ZFS) features: snapshots, deduplication, etc

I use Carbon Copy Cloner for my primary backup to an external SSD, and I am very happy with that. A particularly interesting feature is the use of APFS snapshots on the target hard drive for ...
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tool for copying files from OneDrive to Google drive directly

I need a tool to directly migrate all our files from OneDrive to Googledrive. Sharegate, Veeam and Gs Richcopy360 are my final list (all are paid tools) from your experience with that kind of copy, ...
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A new tool for structure recovaribility of disks in linux - what is missing?

I have disks that after power breaks may structurally fail. Any back up tools fail to "save" or "restore" the previous good structure. I think the reason for that is that some ...
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Android app to make encrypted backups of my data to a usb flash drive

I need a Android app to make encrypted backups of my phone data (Images, Documents) to a external usb flash drive. I tested SanDisk Memory Zone, but it can't encrypt the backups. And I don't like that ...
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Good way to backup Android data OFFLINE?

What's a good way to back up an Android phone? So far I've just been copying files over manually, but this seems like a dumb way to do it. Here are the requirements I want; not all of them have to be ...
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Clone Linux OS disk safely (not dd or Clonezilla)

I would like to clone my Linux OS drive, to a same/larger disk. And I will do this periodically. On Windows I use AOEMI Partition Assistant to clone disks. The GUI is very good and idiot-proof. ...
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Sneakernet backup software

I am looking for some Linux software to help me do 3-2-1 backups. Right now, on my home network, my live data lives on my NAS and I do nightly backups to my home backup server. The backup server runs ...
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Programs for easing (tape) backups?

I already asked on the unix stack exchange but was unaware of this specific stack exchange. So I'll ask here instead. I was thinking about making a simple suite of scripts that would all be used in ...
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Free backup software for Windows that can back up Google Drive

I have around 10Gb of data on my Google Drive on Windows 10, which I want backed up just in case something goes off in the Google Cloud. Google Drive by default nowadays presents the drive as a device ...
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Git repository backup (mirror) solution for Open Source Software projects

I'm looking for a service which is similar to GitHub to store my Open Source projects. Ideally, the following functionality should be supported: Automatic cloning of the whole repository from GitHub (...
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Best cloud-based back-up/storage software (desktop & mobile)

I’m interested in an application that automatically syncs any kind of files on phones, tablets, and laptops (mine and my wife’s). Basically something like Google Photos, but not only for pictures. The ...
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Looking for a unified framework for cloud backups

There are lots of solutions for e.g. backing up a database or a server. I don't want to manage physical servers, I want something that is basically stateless and can back up some set of data sources ...
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Looking for specific incremental backup software for Windows

Most Windows proprietary applications use proprietary databases which are impossible to study, modify or anything unless you're using the application which created them which limits your options in ...
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Firefox profile export/backup tool

I want to be able to backup, or export, my Firefox profile, then later be able to apply this backup - import into an existing (new) profile, or import/restore as a separate profile. I do not want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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