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Free automatic backup tool for Windows?

I have tried many (many, many) over the years and the best choice for you (for almost anyone) is FreeFileSync file and folder backup (although it's even better if the same tool supports system ...
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Forward all emails into a Gmail account

"Forwarding" is not what you want to do. Neither you need a program to migrate all your messages. Instead, simply set up a new account in your existing Thunderbird installation with your new email ...
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Download my Tumblr likes

I found that this little Ruby script works really well: https://github.com/javierarce/tumblr-photo-export It's easy enough to use in Windows, even if you don't know anything about Ruby. Download and ...
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Real-time local backup with versioning on Windows 7/8

For anyone who needs reliable one-way data duplication on Windows, I can highly recommend: Bvckup 2 Positive: Meets (nearly) all the requirements It uses delta copying, it's extremely fast, and very ...
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Android application to backup list of installed applications

App List Backup does this. From the app's description: Saves the list of installed apps so you can re-download them from Google Play Store later (on the same or another device). App lists can be ...
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Real-time local backup with versioning on Windows 7/8

It sounds like what you really need is to modify your storage to use a RAID system - if it is configured above RAID 0 then a failed drive is not a problem and results in no data lost. It also ...
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Which backup/sync software for me?

If anyone has similar requirements, I can highly recommend FreeFileSync. Here is a short description of the program: FreeFileSync is a free Open Source software that helps you synchronize files ...
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Free backup software that synchronizes folders

From my experience, Crash Plan works like this, and is free for anyone backing up to their own own computers. Unfortunately, it only does continuous in the free version, but automatically makes daily ...
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Linux alternatives to time Machine

I use rsync and btrfs. rsync will mirror my data, and can even store extended file attributes without needing superuser access on the NAS (see --fake-super command line option) and btrfs allows me to ...
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Is there software to automatically backup photos from Android device without going through a web service?

I use FolderSync (Pro/Full version) to back to my NAS nightly. You can add many different 'accounts' (free version is limited to 2) including FTP, WebDAV or windows share (Samba/CIFS) but it also ...
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Free Hard disk image tool (backup/restore)

Clonezilla will do this Need to be free for non commercial use: Its FOSS Can create a disk image into a single file: Yes, even with multitple partitions Can restore the single file to the hd: ...
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Snapshots (backups) accessible as subdirectory of each directory

This sounds remarkably like rsnapshot It creates hourly, daily and weekly snapshots if set up correctly (You basically create cronjobs) it uses hardlinks to save on space You can use this for both ...
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Online backup utility

Yandex Disk is a competing service to Google Drive, and has twice the amount of space you specified in the free offering (10 GB). I use it on a semi-regular basis (more of an archive since the space ...
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Automatic Backup taking .Net Projects

Since you are developing code I would strongly recommend using a Version Control System rather than a simple back-up so as to manage your source code. This would give you: A back up of the source ...
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Free backup software that synchronizes folders

Try BitTorrent Sync. Not to be confused with the BitTorrent client. BitTorrent Sync can transfer your files through the net, encrypts their contents by default, and supports Win/Linux/OSX/ios/...
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Software to create identical copy of system hard drive with all partitions

I use Clonezilla for that, and it never failed me. http://clonezilla.org/ Very complete and robust piece of software. From their website: Features Many File systems are supported: (1) ext2, ext3, ...
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Open source backup software

Have a look at Duplicati, it's free and open source (LGPL), Source Code on Github. It supports a lot of backup endpoints including of course local external hard drives. It has a user interface, works ...
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File Backup keep latest only

I've been really happy with Allway Sync. It can do a unidirectional or bidirectional sync. It can be initiated on a timer, on an event (like plugging in the external drive), or simply always-on. It ...
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Automatically Backup MySQL Database and PHP Files on localserver

MySQL / MariaDB includes a nice utility called mysqldump which does the job quite handily when coupled with cron. Everybody and their brother has written a howto on scripting mysqldump from cron. Make ...
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Bootable full disk backup software

Try Clonezilla Live: Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image® or Norton Ghost®. It helps you to do system deployment, bare metal backup and recovery. ...
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Backup software internal HDD to external hard disk

You can use Acronis True Image: Windows XP to 8, including Windows 7 x64 SP1 (not sure if it works without SP1). incremental and differential backups recover the complete system or individual files ...
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Any software to provision a laptop? (Linux)

This can be done with software already shipping with the system (so in short, I'm recommending you a software called "Linux" ;). As you didn't specify the flavor of Linux used, I'll outline it for ...
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Online backup utility

Dropbox matches that fairly well (though tbh I think that may be slightly too broad as I can think of quite a few things that I know to theoretically match - dropbox I know from experience).; ...
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Software to take a snapshot (image) of a hard drive

Acronis True Image 2015 is a simple and reliable backup/recovery solution to create a full drive backup, image or clone the drive. Here you will find some step-by-step instructions and solutions to ...
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Online storage service with 15GB that works well on Linux

May I recommend OneDrive? It meets your requirements of, Comes with 15 GB free Cheap rates with upgrade plans starting at 50 GB for just $1.99 a month. Works with Linux using this software, onedrive-...
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Free Hard disk image tool (backup/restore)

DriveImage XML should meet your requirements. Citations from the website matched to your criteria: Private edition free Backup logical drives and partitions to image files Restore images to the same ...
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Free Hard disk image tool (backup/restore)

Any live Linux CD can do this. They are both free, and open source. Ubuntu and Knoppix are probably the two most popular. The dd command can create a copy of a hard drive and save it to a file: dd ...
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Mac software for examining a Time Capsule backup of a defunct computer

I used a tool called BackupLoupe (screenshots) to find out why my hourly backups took so long but you can read/index different Capsules and also restore files. The feature list is very long and the ...
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Real-time local backup with versioning on Windows 7/8

Free File Sync is a great Open Source application that really does this well http://www.freefilesync.org/faq.php. The features are really rock solid. Warning: you must be careful to not install the ...
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