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Software to create or restore data backups.

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Home server NAS on ZFS + VirtualBox

I am in the process of planning a new server for home. It will be, most of the time a NAS server (for Time Machine backups and archiving of old, unused files). I decided to go with ZFS. But I would ...
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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 FTP to Google Drive

Can anyone suggest the best way to backup a website remotely and automatically (preferably through FTP) to Google Drive? I have looked at Mover but it is expensive for FTP - I am looking for a free ...
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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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Cloud backup software similar to version control?

Is there any backup software that Allows you to easily view the entire state of a folder at any time (ala GitHub when browsing through a specific commit -- Time Machine does this wonderfully) Lets ...
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Mac backup / sync software

I'm looking for a mac program that would allow me to work following way: Keep all my files on Windows/Samba Share (on Synology NAS device that can also act as rsync server). When I need to work on ...
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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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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 free tool to back up my SD card with my PC

So I have my Galaxy S4 with 64 GB SD card. Every once in a while I backup my SD card data simply by copy & paste it to a new directory in my PC. So I have my SD_BACKUP root directory that ...
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File undo history external to any text editor (similar to local history in an IDE)

I am after a tool that can provide me with incremental file history (for text-based source files). I use version control but would like more history. This history only needs to be temporary and span ...
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Partition backup solution

I am looking for a solution for partition backup and restore. Can be a combination of software (on different platforms - using compatible formats). Priorities in this order. Reliable restore - also ...
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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 clone images of a server to VM with one click

I've been using Clonezilla to take images of a CentOS server and restore it to identical hardware. However I've found it impossible to restore these images to a VM and actually make the VM boot. Is ...
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Take copies of virtual machines without shutting them down

What tool do you recommend for taking backup copies of my VMs when they run VMware Workstation on Windows 7? I have a couple of VMs which are now sort of "always-on" and I don't really want to have ...
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Google Chrome extension to save a web page as PDF on Dropbox

I am looking for a Google Chrome extension that can save a web page as PDF on Dropbox (e.g. by a simple click on the extension icon at the right of the address bar, or right clicking on the page). I ...
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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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Tool/macro to make backups of Excel files

I made incorrect changes to an Excel file and saved it, and MS Excel (2003) makes no backup files like MS Word does (only autorecovery files, but that is of no use after clicking 'save'). Is there a ...
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Windows real-time system volume backup with parity

After been "burned" many times with backup images that fail to restore due to data rot issues (among others), I am looking for a software that is able to backup an entire volume along with it's boot ...
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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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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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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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Any software to provision a laptop? (Linux)

I tend to think that many of us have faced this problem: You get a new laptop, install an OS on it and gradually install and configure new software according to your needs. Then after some time you ...
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Backup whole hard drive in another internal hard drive

I fear loosing all my data. So, I am searching for hard disk mirroring software with with following features: It should be smart enough to detect only the changed files in an hour or day and do ...
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File Backup keep latest only

I am looking some software for backup to an external HDD that will essentially mirror my computers documents in their current state, i.e. if I delete or modify a file that modification is applied to ...
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Archiving application

I am looking for an application that takes files which will not change over time (photos, scanned pdf documents like tax returns or work records) and archives them across multi storage media types: ...
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Automatically Backup MySQL Database and PHP Files on localserver

I have a web application that runs locally (in a local network). The application is PHP based and I am using WAMP server. The computer where WAMP is installed is always running. Is there any free ...
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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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Backup software internal HDD to external hard disk

I have a 1 TB external hard disk and a 512 GB internal hard disk. I am looking for a backup software that: Allows you to backup complete hard disk including boot records so that whole OS can be ...
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Android application to export data and settings of a given application

I am looking for an Android application that can export data and settings of a given application and if possible: can export several applications at once can export the .apk at the same time I don'...
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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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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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Full System Backup - Good Software [duplicate]

I have ordered an external hard-drive in order to perform a full system backup, but I'm not really sure which software I should use in order to do this. Are there any gratis and full software ...
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What are the best apps for backing up and restoring a Linux/Ubuntu machine? [closed]

They should be quick in restoring and backing up the computer. And you should be able to install an ISO on a CD or a USB flash drive and boot from that and restore the computer from backups on a ...
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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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Free Hard disk image tool (backup/restore)

I need a software to create an image of my hard disk and restore it when needed. Need to be free for non commercial use Can create a disk image into a single file Can restore the single file to the ...
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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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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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Mac software for examining a Time Capsule backup of a defunct computer

I have several Macs and have been using Macs for years. I have a .sparsebundle file copied from a defunct Time Capsule. The backup is of a defunct mac. A long time ago, I used the at-the-time active ...
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Online backup utility [duplicate]

I have been doing my reseach on the best FREE online backup solution. Its basically to backup my project works (around 5GB in HDD). I am not willing to pay for the service and would like to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...