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Software to create or restore data backups.

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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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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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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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Software to backup Android phone ROM

I would like to backup the ROM on my phone before I attempt to install Cyanogenmod on it. It is a Samsung Galaxy SIII on Sprint in the United States. My phone is not currently rooted and I'm running a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Network backup for startup small business

We have a small business running out of our home. This business, like so many others, has data as a critical component -- without which, the business would fail. Because of the importance of the ...
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Snapshots (backups) accessible as subdirectory of each directory

The corporation I worked at some time ago had an awesome system of snapshots allowing for very easy recovery from any mistakes in case you broke something. All software development was performed on a ...
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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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Software to take a snapshot of a hard drive

I am looking for some software to take a snapshot of my 64 bit Windows 7 machine and store it of on a USB hard drive. I want to be able to restore it to this exact point in time later. I don't think ...
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Software that will do an *online* clone of a Linux system

I've currently got a Fedora 21 system that's set up exactly the way I like it. I've had to mess with SELinux a fair bit, and its a pain to get all that redone, so my usual method of cp and reinstall ...
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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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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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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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What data backup software provides these specific features?

I'm looking for data backup software (one license for use on my home machine running Windows 7) with the following features specifically: ability to select individual files and directories for backup ...
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Real-time local backup with versioning on Windows 7/8

I'm looking for a reliable backup solution on Windows, something with a feature set similar to Yadis. I've been using CrashPlan for 2 months, but their software lost more than 1TB of my data, that's ...
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Android application to backup list of installed applications

I want to backup applications list in one device and then restore some of these applications on other device or on same device. E.g. it must to save links to Google Play or some other way, so that ...
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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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Tool to backup, verify & restore specified files on Linux

I want ability to specify multiple named groups of files/folders to archive & encrypt at local hard drive. Absolutely necessary is a built in ability to restore backup at specified location & ...
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Backup Android apps list (Home screen layout & apps layout)

I'm planning to do a 'factory-rest' to my Galaxy Note N700 due to slowness in performance after upgrading to Jellybean. Therefore, I'm looking for an app to save/backup my current apps arrangement ...
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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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Where I can find a desktop manager for Blackberries?

I'm scrapping an old BlackBerry but I need to dump all the information in the phone somewhere and upload it to a new one, so I need an application that: Must work in Linux Do full backups and restore ...
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Software to backup incrementally to cloud provider

I'm looking for software to implement backups from a NAS (which runs a vanilla Linux distribution) to a cloud storage/backup provider. The NAS stores 1-3TB of document & media files. In particular,...
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Backup tools with customizable path

I create my backup on an external hard drive disk which contains several partitions (because it's also a Media Center HDD). I'm looking for a light and gratis tool which allow me to save my data with ...
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Online backup for Windows and Linux

I've been a satisfied user of CrashPlan for cloud backups of my family's computers for many years, but now that Code42 is discontinuing CrashPlan Home in favor of their business-oriented offerings, I ...
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Google Cloud Storage (Nearline) - Incremental/differential backup tool

Looking for a backup tool that can do incremental/differential backups to Google Cloud Storage (nearline). Currently I'm using a command line tool (Gsutil) provided by Google. However, I find it's ...
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Is there any backup software that doesn't save to a proprietary file format?

I backup my data fairly reliably but three times I have been put into a situation where when the backup was needed the backup program failed and I was told the software was no longer being supported. ...
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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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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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Backup software with dedup, remote/cloud and BMR option

I am currently looking for backup software with special intended usuage and requirements. The backup scenario is that we want to backup several branchoffice/customer networks with about a dozen users ...
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Encrypted backup software for Windows

I'm looking for a software like Duplicity but for Windows - here is a basic list of features : After the initial backup, transfer only changed files (or even better, only transfer the changes, but ...
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Backup solution for laptops

I am looking for a solution that would help me backup data of users that often work outside of office. Our environment is consistent - everyone is using Windows 7 laptops. What I am expecting from my ...
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Fixing corrupted jpgs that still looks ok visually

So like many people lots of my jpg photos had not been properly backed up with parity bits and all my backup copies had become corrupted due to "silent data corruption". I scanned my drive using the ...
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A program to backup my Tumblr likes, including text posts

I'm looking to create an archive of my Tumblr likes. I'm aware of TumblThree and the various Ruby projects floating around on GitHub, but those only do images and videos. I need the text posts and the ...
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I need automated file transfer software for Windows

I am looking for a recommendation for software that automatically moves files from drive A to B. When Drive A is nearly full oldest files should be moved to drive B and when Drive B is nearly full ...
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Software for hardware enforced data backup?

The Problem (may be skipped) I'm thinking about transitioning to an improved backup solution in the long-term compared to what I did until now (which is documented in my other question). So in short,...
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Forward all emails into a Gmail account

I have 1600 mails (with attachments!) in the email account which will close in several weeks, therefore I need to save the mails locally. I know I can forward a single mail, but now I'd like to ...
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Looking for something similar to Time Machine for windows 10

I have been an apple user for several years. Recently I have purchuased a computer that runs Windows 10 and I can't find a program similar to what Time Machine does in mac. The features I look for are:...
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Remote Backup System needed

I work for a large organization that is not in the IT industry. As such, we have a lot of users that aren't very computer savvy. They know enough about computers to do their jobs, but not much more. ...
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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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Free (gratis) software to clone a Windows boot drive

What do you recommend for gratis (free of cost) software to clone a Windows boot drive? The same software must be able to restore the cloned partition as well as the boot record. I would strongly ...
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Bootable full disk backup software

I need OS-independent, bootable software that can create full disk backups of bootable drives. I'm going to use Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with Ubuntu: instead of dual-booting, I'll just erase Windows ...
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What's a good backup tool to optical disks?

I'm planning to take offsite and offline backups of photographs - 700GB of them - to blu-ray disks. Selecting and cataloging files manually is too time-consuming. I'm trying to find a solution that: ...
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Crashplan exit - what are the alternatives?

Crashplan stops with serving the consumer market. Current subscribers are supported for another 14 months. Up til now they had (in my view) the best offer with their Family Plan: unlimited backup for ...
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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 for Windows 7 laptops

I've been using Acronis True Image 2015 for backing up my Windows 7 home laptops. Here's what I like about it: I can encrypt my data using AES with a 256-bit key. This is extremely important for ...
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Software to make a list of all files & folders on a disk with file hashes

Lately one of my hard drives died. I managed to save some of the data before the event because of S.M.A.R.T. and CrystalDiskInfo which showed about 2k reallocated sectors. Now I have about 6 TB of ...