Best Freeware Backup Program

Discussion in 'polls' started by acr1965, Dec 20, 2009.

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Best Freeware Backup Program

  1. AceBackup

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  2. Areca Backup

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  3. AutoVer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. BackPack

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Bonkey

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Cobian Backup

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  7. Comodo Backup

    4 vote(s)
    5.7%
  8. Cucku Backup

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. DeltaCopy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. DFIncBackup

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. FBackup

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  12. GFI Backup

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  13. GoodSync

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Handy Backup

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Hinx Backup

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. JaBack

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  17. Karen's Replicator

    11 vote(s)
    15.7%
  18. Paragon Backup and Recovery

    5 vote(s)
    7.1%
  19. Personal Backup

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Second Backup

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. SyncBack

    10 vote(s)
    14.3%
  22. SyncToy

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  23. Todo Backup

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. Toucan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  25. Vembu (program only, not online)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Other (please list)

    9 vote(s)
    12.9%
  27. Built in program (ie Vista Backup and Restore)

    6 vote(s)
    8.6%
  28. Don't use a backup program

    11 vote(s)
    15.7%
  29. Use online backup only (please state which)

    1 vote(s)
    1.4%
  30. Use an Image program for backups (please state which)

    16 vote(s)
    22.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    This poll is about freeware programs used to backup user data- pictures, mp3's, documents, etc to an external source minus online. Some listed could also be considered sync programs but since they have backup features I decided to include them. I have not included individual entries for disk imaging programs like Macrium Reflect but there is an option in the poll if that is your preferred way of backing up your computer. If you use online backup and also backup to cd/ external hard drive etc please vote for the freeware program you use or select "other" and state which one. You should also state that you use both in your post. Same goes for those who use an imaging program as well as a backup program. This poll allows for multiple vote choices.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009
  2. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

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  3. Judge Dee

    Judge Dee Guest

    Windows: Karen's Replicator
    Ubuntu: luckyBackup
     
  4. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    No Backup:D
    Just Drive Imaging:D
     
  5. starfish_001

    starfish_001 Registered Member

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  6. icr

    icr Registered Member

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    No backups here too.
    Use rollback RX.
     
  7. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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  8. guest

    guest Guest

    I use a combination:

    - Mainly, my Win7's Windows Backup (Backup and Restore Center) on all its possible capabilities.

    - GoodSync Pro to anything related to my RoboForm Pro.

    - And finally, I maintain updated backup copies of some few very important files on two pendrives and several free online storage/mail services.
     
  9. Hiker

    Hiker Registered Member

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    Seagate Diskwizard
     
  10. Saint Satin Stain

    Saint Satin Stain Registered Member

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    Huntsville, AL and Greenwich Village, NYC
    DriveImage XML
    MozyHome
    ERUNT
     
  11. ameyap

    ameyap Registered Member

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    i voted paragon though not sure if it can be called freeware
     
  12. zfactor

    zfactor Registered Member

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    macrium imo
     
  13. Montecristo

    Montecristo Registered Member

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    Macrium Reflect
     
  14. 0peratorX

    0peratorX Registered Member

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    One good freeware program not listed:

    IdleBackup
     
  15. MrBrian

    MrBrian Registered Member

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    File-based: Areca Backup - great freebie - has full, differential, and incremental backups, restore contents as of any backup date, ability to restore any saved version of a file
    Synchronization and folder comparision: FreeFileSync - does realtime sync also
    Online: probably will use SpiderOak - keeps all file versions and deleted files
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2010
  16. sded

    sded Registered Member

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    Macrium Reflect. Why backup files when I can just browse the image?
     
  17. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    Karen & SyncBack.
     
  18. rdsu

    rdsu Registered Member

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    Image: Macrium Reflect
    Online: Dropbox
    Sync: PureSync

    Everything free...
     
  19. tar -xzvpf.
     
  20. ratwing

    ratwing Guest

    Well,Yeah!!

    But where is it on the poll?

    Kinda of like asking best freeware Anti-Virus,and leaving Avira personnel out of the list!

    rat

    "I have not included individual entries for disk imaging programs like Macrium Reflect but there is an option in the poll if that is your preferred way of backing up your computer. If you use online backup and also backup to cd/ external hard drive etc please vote for the freeware program you use or select "other" and state which one. You should also state that you use both in your post. Same goes for those who use an imaging program as well as a backup program. This poll allows for multiple vote choices."


    Oops!! Sorry shot my mouth off without reading the OPs post fully!!
    Sorry,acr1965!!
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 11, 2010
  21. Acadia

    Acadia Registered Member

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    I use three different (soon to be four) mirror imaging programs: Paragon free, ShadowProtect, and Acronis True Image version 9; one of them, Paragon, is free. Each is contained in a different FirstDefense Snapshot so they don't interfere or fight with each other. I can use any of the three's recovery CD should any of the two others fail. I am planning on also adding Macrium (also free), also on another FD-ISR Snapshot of course.

    Also, using free Acronis True Image branded Seagate (or is it Seagate branded Acronis True Image?) on another pc.

    Acadia
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
  22. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    :blink: paragon back up and clonezilla