Free backup application?

Discussion in 'Backup Software' started by FooAtari, Feb 13, 2011.

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    FooAtari Guest

    I am looking for a free backup software for home use.

    I am running windows 7. The main features I am looking for is support for
    backup in a common archive format, like zip or 7z and incremental backup.

    I have found Cobian Backup (
    cobianbackup.htm)which looks like it fits the bill, but wondered if there
    were any better options?

    FooAtari, Feb 13, 2011
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    Linea Recta Guest

    Macrium Reflect.


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    Linea Recta, Feb 13, 2011
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    Mark Blain Guest

    I do my backups differently, but I've always found that
    <is a good place to look.
    Here's a list of related discussions you can read through:
    The first few items alone had links to Syncback Free and Back4Sure,
    both of which seem to have the features you mentioned.
    Mark Blain, Feb 13, 2011
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    FooAtari Guest

    Thanks. Back4Sure looks good.
    FooAtari, Feb 13, 2011
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    nobody Guest

    Try EASEUS free version. I found it to work fine, with the option to
    make a bootable CD.
    nobody, Mar 2, 2011
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    patrick013 Guest

    You're not going to get a full system backup in zip, maybe tar.

    Don't overlook Clonezilla, does Linux and Windows, basic backup, flexible.

    Don't overlook Paragon Advanced Free, just came out in February.
    Does Windows and Linux backups, need to know a little bit about
    Linux however. Great free product and effort and success with features.

    Don't overlook ActiveBootDisk, does Windows only, probably do
    Linux in raw disk mode, probably the best Windows product available.
    But, will cost $40 to $80 for a bootable usb backup product, depending
    on version and features req'd. Got mine to accept a boot image on a
    portable hard drive to make the first portable hard drive partition a
    bootable backup drive with full ActiveBootDisk capabilities.

    Don't overlook FSArchiver, flawless for Linux so far, but bad for
    Windows sometimes? with using the NTFS-3g stuff for some reason.
    Clonezilla here we come.

    Oh well,

    patrick013, Mar 2, 2011
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    patrick013 Guest

    I'm still looking for a system backup program, Windows or Linux,
    that will restore a partition system without fragmentation as part of
    the restore procedure.

    patrick013, Mar 2, 2011
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    FooAtari Guest

    Thanks, will take a look at those.
    FooAtari, Mar 3, 2011
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    Mar 7, 2011
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    i've been using easeus todo backup freeware for a long time. it offers full, incremental, and differential backup.
    we usually set up a daily backup schedule, and save three versions of the images, which means that the software automatically delete the old images.
    a specific file can also be restored in Windows explorer from a folder or partition backup image. quite easy to use.
    Karennn, Oct 18, 2011
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