System Backup

Backup Now
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-03-09
Version: – Released: 2010-04-09 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 285 MB Requires: Detailed Registration for trial
“NTI Backup Now Advanced Edition is a complete and easy-to-use backup and restore solution for your Windows PC. The EasyStep user interface simply guides you to back up your complete PC system or specific files and folders. This includes your data, applications, photos, videos, music, financial documents, settings, and everything in your system. The backup can either be set manually or scheduled on a specific time interval. You can also set your backup to run continuously (Continuous Data Protection) which immediately backs up your files as changes are saved. Price: $69.99
“NTI Backup Now Standard Edition a lite version that backs up and restores files and folders on your Windows PC with the same easy-to-use and powerful features. Price: $29.99”
Anchor Link Backup to Gmail
License: Shareware – $19.95 lifetime Last Reviewed: 2012-05-02
Version: 9.06.29 – Released: 2012-05-01 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 1.1 MB
“Synchronize and back up automatically your important files to Gmail. Backup to Gmail is an automated backup tool to synchronize files on your computer to your gmail online storage. By using this, you can theoretically use almost unlimited amount of free space available on your gmail account. Right-click and backup any file or folder to your Gmail account, no limit on file size, files larger than 10MB are being split. Backup to Gmail features:
• Right-click any file, then choose Backup to Gmail
• Right-click any folder, then choose Backup to Gmail
• Splits files larger than 10 MB automatically
• Path Include filter
• Path Exclude filter
• Multi-source directories
• Support for sub-directories
• Bult-in standard Zip compress
• Built-in Restore (unzip) tool
• Supports full backup and differential backup
• Do scheduled backup every N minutes
• Backup Log
“$19.95 for one life-time license, 30-Day Money Back Guarantee. When the payment is done, you will receive a registration license code via e-mail, and will be able to download the product immediately! Trial period is ten days or less.”
Anchor Link Backup2009 Pro
License: Shareware – from $55.00 Last Reviewed: 2011-01-22
Version: 7.1.264 – Released: 2009-03-01 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 7.9 MB
“To achieve your backup strategy, Backup2009 includes 3 tools : classic backup, synchronizer and agenda.
“Classic backup : Backup2009 Pro supports unlimited zip file size (Pkware Deflate64). You can backup any folder to any destination (network lan, any removable media including CD and DVD). Backup2009 Pro comes with its own burner driver. It can span archive files over multiple media. It supports also direct write to CD/DVD. You can schedule any job, upload to one or two FTP servers. For security purpose Backup2009 Pro allows you to define a second copy and an alternate destination folder.
“Copy and Synchronizer : Backup2009 Pro offers the same copy and synchronization options than you can find in Backup&Synchronize Pro. You can synchronize or copy files to a FTP server, or to a zip file. Both modes (Classic and Synchronizer) can process files open and locked by another program (Microsoft Outlook, SQl Server…), through the Microsoft’s Virtual Shadow Copy technology.
“Agenda : the agendar is an unique tool giving you a full control over your backup strategy. From the agenda you can schedule any jobs (classic backup, synchronizer or metascirpt), and check for jobs done or next running task. You can also schedule a backup of the Backup2009 Pro configuration.”
Anchor Link Clonezilla
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2013-04-30
Version: 2.1.1-25 – Released: 2013-04-30
File Size: 130 MB Portable version available on-site
“Clonezilla is an OpenSource clone system (OCS) solution with unicasting and multicasting! Clonezilla, based on DRBL, Partition Image, ntfsclone, partclone, and udpcast, allows you to do bare metal backup and recovery. Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (server edition). Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore. While Clonezilla SE is for massive deployment, it can clone many (40 plus!) computers simultaneously. Clonezilla saves and restores only used blocks in the harddisk. This increases the clone efficiency. At the NCHC’s Classroom C, Clonezilla SE was used to clone 41 computers simultaneously. It took only about 10 minutes to clone a 5.6 GBytes system image to all 41 computers via multicasting!
“Features of Clonezilla:
♦ Free (GPL) Software.
♦ Filesystem supported: ext2, ext3, reiserfs, xfs, jfs of GNU/Linux, FAT, NTFS of MS Windows, and HFS+ of Mac OS (testing feature provided by partclone). Therefore you can clone GNU/Linux, MS windows and Intel-based Mac OS. For these file systems, only used blocks in partition are saved and restored. For unsupported file system, sector-to-sector copy is done by dd in Clonezilla.
♦ LVM2 (LVM version 1 is not) under GNU/Linux is supported.
♦ Multicast is supported in Clonezilla SE, which is suitable for massively clone. You can also remotely use it to save or restore a bunch of computers if PXE and Wake-on-LAN are supported in your clients.
♦ Based on Partimage, ntfsclone, partclone, and dd to clone partition. However, clonezilla, containing some other programs, can save and restore not only partitions, but also a whole disk.
♦ By using another free software drbl-winroll, which is also developed by us, the hostname, group, and SID of cloned MS windows machine can be automatically changed.”
Anchor Link Cobian Backup
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2012-12-06
Version: – Released: 2012-12-06 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 18.7 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Cobian Backup is a multi-threaded program that can be used to schedule and backup your files and directories from their original location to other directories/drives in the same computer or other computer in your network. FTP backup is also supported in both directions (download and upload).
“Cobian Backup exists in two different versions: application and service. The program uses very few resources and can be running on the background on your system, checking your backup schedule and executing your backups when necessary. Cobian Backup is not an usual backup application: it only copies your files and folders in original or compressed mode to other destination, creating a security copy as a result. So Cobian Backup can be better described as a Scheduler for security copies. Cobian Backup supports several methods of compression and strong encryption.”
Anchor Link Drive Snapshot
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-04
Version: – Released: 2013-04-03 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 3.5 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Features include:
¤ Create Disk Image Backups, while running Windows: The Backup process will backup all your data into a single file, containing all data, including system data, registry for total security, should your computer ever crash.
¤ There is no restart (to DOS) necessary. Never.
¤ Continue your work, while the Backup is in progress: The new Snapshot technology ensures, that all data are consistent, and reflect the PC’s data at the start of backup. There are no difficulties with opened files. Never. This enables a very fast and easy way to backup servers and other computers, that must run 24 hours a day.
¤ Easy Use and Restore of single Files or directories: Drive Snapshot creates a virtual drive, containing all your drives data. You may use, compare, or restore these files directly from the Disk Image file. This works with any program of your choice, including (of course) the Windows Explorer.
¤ Complete Restore of a disk in case of Disaster: If a disk is restored to it’s original state, it will be exactly the same as at the time of Backup – byte for byte. Restoring a system partition will require DOS; other drives can be restored using Windows.
¤ Compatible to all Windows file systems (FAT16, FAT32, NTFS).
¤ Compatible to all Windows RAID Methods.
¤ Very easy and comprehensive command line interface: This makes automation of regular tasks a breeze.
“Snapshot/Setup will NOT copy anything into your Windows or system directory or change anything in your systems configuration.”
Anchor Link DriveImage XML
License: Free for home use Last Reviewed: 2012-10-13
Version: 2.44 – Released: 2012-10-13 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 1.91 MB
“DriveImage XML is an easy to use and reliable program for imaging and backing up partitions and logical drives. The program allows you to:
• Backup logical drives and partitions to image files
• Browse these images, view and extract files
• Restore these images to the same or a different drive
• Copy directly from drive to drive
• Copy directly from drive to drive
“Image creation uses Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe ‘hot images’ even from drives currently in use. Images are stored in XML files, allowing you to process them with 3rd party tools. Never again be stuck with a useless backup!”
Anchor Link Image for DOS
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-21
Version: 2.81 – Released: 2013-04-19
File Size: 2.96 MB
“As its name implies, Image for DOS runs under a DOS environment, but it can backup or restore any partition, including those of Windows or Linux. Image for DOS can also image to or restore from just about any drive letter, including network drives. The program can also directly access FAT, FAT32, and NTFS partitions, as well as most writable USB 2, IEEE-1394, ATAPI- or ASPI-accessible CD or DVD drives, without the need for any special drivers. By default, backups made to CD/DVD are bootable, which provides you with a convenient recovery CD/DVD.
“Image for DOS works seamlessly with on-board hardware- and firmware-based RAID.
“Bonus: Every purchase of Image for DOS includes a copy of Image for Linux. It also includes a licensed copy of the TeraByte OS Deployment Tool Suite (TBOSDTS) Pro. TBOSDT Pro contains a set of powerful utilities that, among other things, will help you deploy Windows to completely different hardware.”
Anchor Link Image for Windows
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-21
Version: 2.81 – Released: 2013-04-19 Windows: All
File Size: 12.5 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Image for Windows is an affordable and reliable drive image backup and restore utility. Drive imaging from Windows is an easy and convenient way to backup all your hard drive’s data and operating system partitions. Your backups can be saved to a set of files on local or network drives, or directly to most CD or DVD drives. Backups saved directly to CD/DVD are bootable by default, making a convenient recovery disc. Simply restore the the partition(s) you need to recover, and they will be completely restored back to the way they were when the backup was created.
“Every purchase of Image for Windows includes a copy of Image for DOS and Image for Linux. Image for DOS and Image for Linux support the same powerful drive image functionality without requiring a working Windows installation. It also includes a licensed copy of the TeraByte OS Deployment Tool Suite (TBOSDTS). TBOSDT contains a set of powerful utilities that, among other things, will help you deploy Windows to completely different hardware.”
Anchor Link Macrium Reflect
License: Free and Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-17
Version: 5.1.5870 – Released: 2013-04-17 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 37.3 MB D/L Installs correct 32- or 64-bit version
“Using Macrium Reflect you can backup individual files and folders into a single compressed mountable archive file or create an exact image of partitions on your hard disk for easy hard disk upgrade or complete/partial system recovery. Using this image you can restore the entire disk, partition or individual files and folders in the event of a partial or complete system loss.
“Simply select the folders that you want to backup, apply any filtering criteria to include and exclude files, and Reflect will create a compressed backup file that can be restored directly or browsed using Windows Explorer. You can create full, differential and incremental backups to optimize backup speed and disk space requirements. Images can be stored on local or network drives, CD or DVD media, and removable drives connected using USB or Firewire (IEEE1394).
“In the event of a total loss of the Windows operating system your PC can be started using the Reflect recovery CD. This CD starts either a compact version of the Linux operating system with a familiar mouse and graphical interface OR a Windows PE (Vista) based CD with additional functionality. You can then recover partitions, entire disk images or individual files with just a few clicks of your mouse.
“Note: The Windows Vista based recovery CD is not available with the trial version of Reflect.
“Note: This installation file contains the 32 and 64 bit versions of Macrium Reflect. The correct version will be automatically installed.”
Anchor Link Paragon Backup and Recovery
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 11-03-24
Version: 2011 – Released: 2011-02-10 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 95.8 MB Single install pkg for 32/64-bit
Requires: Registration for download
“Paragon Backup & Recovery 2011 (Advanced) Free — a disaster recovery tool for stand-alone Windows-based PCs. Combining all the existing backup techniques and exclusive recovery environments, this latest edition satisfies the needs of even the most demanding user and is simply the most powerful free backup tool available today. Paragon Backup & Recovery 2011 (Advanced) Free allows you to take complete control of your PC’s safety. Based on solid commercial backup and recovery software from Paragon, it has a rich set of features that you can trust. Simple to install and easy to use.
• Backup to FTP servers – provide a new level of system and data protection.
• Support for the latest hardware as well as hard disk partitioning schemes.
• Support of all present day techniques to store backup images.
• Disk backup to save not only all on-disk information but also the system service structures.
• Differential backup to a sector image to only archive changes since the last full sector-based image.
• Restore an entire disk, separate partitions image.
• Create bootable USB Flash drive, CD or DVD to recover your PC on demand.
• NEW — Backup Capsule — You can place a backup image to a special secured place on the hard disk called the Backup Capsule that has an independent system layout (e.g., a separate partition) and will stay operable should the active file system be damaged. To avoid an accidental removing or unauthorized access of the backup data, this partition is hidden and thus cannot be mounted in the operating system.”
Anchor Link R-Drive Image
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-16
Version: 5.1.5101 – Released: 2013-02-16 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8
File Size: 54.18 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“R-Drive Image is a potent utility providing disk image files creation for backup or duplication purposes. A disk image file contains the exact, byte-by-byte copy of a hard drive, partition or logical disk and can be created with various compression levels on the fly without stopping Windows OS and therefore without interrupting your business. These drive image files can then be stored in a variety of places, including various removable media such as CD-R(W)/DVD, Iomega Zip or Jazz disks, etc.
“R-Drive Image restores the images on the original disks, on any other partitions or even on a hard drive’s free space on the fly. To restore system and other locked partitions R-Drive Image is switched to the pseudo-graphic mode directly from Windows or bootable version created by the utility is launched from CD disc or diskettes.”
Anchor Link Replicator
License: Freeware – Donations welcome Last Reviewed: 2011-01-17
Version: 3.6.9 – Released: 2011-01-17 Windows: All
File Size: 2 MB
“Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karen’s Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another. Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network. Files larger than 2 GB are supported. Options include repeated copies at intervals as short as a few minutes, or as long as several months, copy only files that have changed, and the replication of file deletions. New features allow you to specify which files should not be copied, and also which days a file should be skipped!”
Anchor Link Second Copy
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-02
Version: – Released: 2013-04-02 Windows: All
File Size: 6.2 MB
“Second Copy makes a backup of your data files to another directory, disk or computer across the network. It then monitors the source files and keeps the backup updated with new or changed files. It runs in the background with no user interaction. So, once it is setup you always have a backup of your data some where else.”
Anchor Link SyncBackSE
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-26
Version: – Released: 2013-02-26 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8
File Size: 11.2 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“SyncBack is a powerful program that helps you backup and synchronise your files to: the same drive; a different drive or medium (CDRW, CompactFlash, etc); an FTP server; a Network; or a Zip archive. Some of SyncBack’s many features include integration with the Windows Task Scheduler, detailed and easy to read log files in HTML format (that can be automatically emailed), simulated backups, file filters, sub-directory selection, copy verification, background backups, auto-close of programs, and more. Other features include:
√ Copy locked or open files (XP/2003/Vista, 7)
√ Fast Backup and Smart Synchronization
√ Powerful FTP engine and AES encryption
√ Superb feature set and customization
√ Generous Licensing Policy
√ Extensive Help Documentation”
Anchor Link True Image Home
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-04
Version: – Released: 2013-04-04 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 260 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Acronis True Image Home creates the exact copy of your hard disk and allows you to instantly restore the entire machine including operating system, applications, and all the data in the event of a fatal system crash or virus attack — no reinstallations required! With the new version you also can easily back up your music, video, and digital photos, as well as Outlook e-mails, contacts, calendar, tasks, and user settings with just a few mouse clicks!
♦ Copy your entire PC, including the operating system, applications, user settings, and all data using our patented disk imaging technology.
♦ Backup your music, video, and digital photos!
♦ Backup your Outlook e-mails, contacts, calendar, tasks, notes, signatures, news folders, e-mail rules and user settings with just a few mouse clicks!
♦ Restore all the settings for Microsoft Office, iTunes, Windows Media Player and dozens of popular applications!”