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Software to create or restore data backups.

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Free automatic backup tool for Windows?

Unlike blackwind I'm not searching for a backup tool with various functions. I simply want to backup my files to an external hard disk. I'm using Windows 7 64-bit, if that really matters. My ...
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Syncronization software with smart update

I'm looking for a Windows software that synchronizes files between different drives but analysing for existing files so it doesn't need to copy the file again. Is there a software that analyses the ...
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Which backup/sync software for me?

Preferably free (preferably also for commercial use, but I guess I can live without that; home has priority over work; it's just that I like to use the same tools at both if I can). Backup to an ...
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Automatic File Mirroring

Is there any program where, if I have my computer connected to my external hard drive and download something to the computer's internal hard drive, it then mirrors this out to the external hard drive? ...
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Free/ AUD Backup Solution

Okay, so because this forum can be used for personal opinion, I want your opinion. Recently I have been using EaseUS ToDo Backup to perform the following: Copy Disk1\Filepath\* to Disk2\Filepath\* ...
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Online storage service with 15GB that works well on Linux

I mainly use Google Drive Desktop for backing up pictures, and files on Windows, but I have yet to find a good alternative to use on Linux/Ubuntu. I know about Dropbox, however they don't have a large ...
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Is there software to automatically backup photos from Android device without going through a web service?

Between my wife and I we have a multitude of smart phones and tablets, and all get used to varying degrees to take photos. I'm looking for a Android App that will automatically backup photos to a ...
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Back-up tool to restore Ubuntu system similar to Time Machine

I need a similar backup-tool for Ubuntu (preferably also for XUbuntu) like Time Machine for Mac. I especially need the functionality to restore the whole system like Time Machine does: When you get ...
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Windows 8 Synchronize two external hard drives (for backup)

Similar to the OSX request but for windows 8. I've got two NFTS formatted Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB drives. I'd like one to mirror the other, and for the software to recognise incremental changes. ...
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Download my Tumblr likes

I want to download all Tumblr posts I liked. What to backup? For text/quote/link/chat posts: it must download the main content (i.e., text resp. a link). For photo posts (including photosets): it ...
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Document manager for paperless office

In my effort to reduce my life's clutter, I've bought a scanner, and scanned the thousands of paper documents scattered around my house. To make this worthwhile I need a software which will enable me ...
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Encrypt then sync your files to ANY cloud storage as secured offsite backup?

On a Windows computer. But if you have a solution for Linux or Mac, I am happy to hear it. I will pay money for it, as long as it works. I need a solution to encrypt and then sync all my files to ...
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Android Contacts Backup (and Restore)

Can anyone recommend a reliable Android (KitKat-compatible) contacts backup/restore tool that is able to successfully backup and restore the following offline contact: First Name: Nikola Last Name: ...
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Backup to external hard drive using linux (recoverable without installation of additional software)

I am looking for a backup tool to use with Linux. It should backup to an external hard drive and I should be able to recover the data (only a selection of files) without having to install nonstandard ...
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Best backup apps for Windows? [closed]

Which apps are the best when it comes to backing up and restoring a machine running Microsoft Windows. Preferably they should have functionary like snapshot in Vmware or something else for backing up ...
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Backup and sync few important files to cloud

I have some important files that I would like to backup to the cloud. These files include work related things (such as resume and job contracts) and the password safe for Keepass. Sometimes I need ...
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Software for daily backups (Linux)

I am looking for a piece of software (preferably with GUI) that will automatically make daily backups of my entire system and allow to revert with relative ease. Is there something that can do ...
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WD My Passport Backup Software for Windows

I just recently got a portable hard drive for backups, and in starting to use the software that WD includes I have gotten annoyed by the lack of information that it gives. All it tells you is the ...
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CLI Based Backup Solution

I can make a simple script that performs most of what I require, but I'd like to see if there is a solution already created out to accomplish what I desire. Essentially, at present, there is a ...
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Free backup software that synchronizes folders

I need a free program that can backup computers with different Windows versions (XP, 2003, Vista, 7) to a network server or one computer on the network that will serve as backup. I want it to be able ...
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Backup software for Windows befitting my needs

I've done countless hours of research, tried tens of programs, and have yet to find a backup program that meets my specifications: It must: Support both file- and image-based backups. Save symlinks ...
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Synchronize two external hard drives (for backup)

I am looking for Mac software to synchronize two exFAT formatted external hard drives, for backup. Hard drive B should reflect all changes from hard drive A (including deletions) but hard drive A ...
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Simple self-hosted sync system for Android contacts and calendar events

I want to be able to backup and share Android contacts and calendar events without using Google. As such, I am seeking software recommendations for a simple self-hosted sync system for Android ...
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Linux alternatives to time Machine

I use ubuntu / deja-Dup, for its nautilus ans system integration but: I prefer the rdiff-backup storage: keeping the last files versions directly accessible the nothing is visible but compressed ...
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Looking for a free, usable alternative for remastersys

Remastersys was an old backup program that converted a running Ubuntu or Debian system into an installer disk with the same packages as the 'master' installed, or into a live backup of the environment ...
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Auto sync libraries on two machines without storing data with 3rd party

I have two laptops. I use them interchangeably and want a system where a "shared" library is synced between the two machines, such that if I create/change/delete a file on machine A, the same happens ...
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Best incremental backup solution for Windows 8.1?

What is the best incremental backup solution for Windows 8.1 that can create bootable backups? My main dilemma is having 3TB of data on my main desktop and would like to back up all these SSDs to one ...
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IMAP Email backup to .eml files named by date - time- subject - sender to local folders that match IMAP folders

I'm looking for a software that will backup email, to local disk, as .eml files and place them in local folders on the disk that correspond to their folders, hierarchically, in the IMAP account. I ...
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Android app to backup one or more offline calendars

Can anyone recommend an Android (KitKat compatible) app to backup one or more offline calendars? It needs to be able to restore them as well. I would prefer gratis, but am open to all options. I ...
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Backup and view text messages from Android

Basically, I want to make a backup of my text messages from my phone to my computer (so I can free up the phone space and keep a record of past conversations). The backup can be in any format (plain ...
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Program to make automatic backups

I am looking for a tool or program to make automatic backups from a directory to a server, both in the same IP range. It would be interesting if that program is capable of making differential backups ...