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Updated by Bob Lee on Jun 19, 2014
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Free tools to backup and restore files

Most tools to protect your valuable data can be costly to implement. Here's a list of tools to assist you to backup and restore important files.



A free backup tool design for Linux, Mac OS and Windows. Data are stored remotely and securely via AES-256 encryption. Supports cloud backup to Google Drive, Rackspace Cloud, Windows Live, Amazon S3 and more.

cwRsync - Rsync for Windows | ITeF!x

This tool creates a package of Cygwin and Rsync for Windows where only differences in files are being sent across to the remote server


DSynchronize is a stand-alone utility that let you periodically synchronize two or more folders on Hard Disk, Floppy Disk, LAN, USB Key, CD-DVD (with packet writing software) and FTP server.

OPByte: Grsync rsync GUI

Grsync is a rsync gui, a graphical user interface for the rsync file synchronization and backup tool. It works on linux, solaris, windows, mac os x and maemo. It uses the gtk libraries and can work under the gnome desktop.

QtdTools - QtdSync

Supports differential backup where only the changes are backup. However, thanks to NTFS and hardlinks with every backup you have a complete file tree of your data.Older backups can be deleted without loosing your data integrity.


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DeltaCopy - Rsync for Windows

AboutMyX provides services for network administrators and web masters including backup and restore tool using rsync and syslog viewer for PIX firewall.

Windows Rsync: Yintersync Backup

Yintersync is an internet optimised centrally controlled backup tool for multiple computers featuring encryption, email reports, shedule, permissions, snapshots and multiple destinations.


Fast incremental remote backup using rsync over http

Unison File Synchronizer

Synchronize files the simple way.