Non-proprietary backup software

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by Semilucid, Dec 2, 2013.

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  1. Semilucid

    Semilucid Registered Member

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    Can you guys recommend backup software, to deal with files and folders, that uses a non proprietary format such as Zip and can do file verification?
     
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    I'm not sure with your non-proprietary format requirement, and my memory is kinda rusty about this one. But I think Macrium Reflect can be a good recommendation if I'm not being mistaken.
     
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    Areca Backup can backup to .zip. It also has a Check Archive feature. However, for file verification I restore a backup to a different location and then compare with the original files with FreeFileSync.
     
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    Hi guys thanks for your responses. I emailed Macrium and they say while they like open formats, they use their own format to achieve better compression and allow for delta backups such as incrementals.

    MrBrian I was initially excited to learn about Areca from one of your posts in another thread. After doing some research I discovered Areca needs the java runtime which is too big a security risk. See here , here and here
     
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    There is a checkbox in Java settings that shuts off Java in all browsers - see http://java.com/en/download/help/disable_browser.xml.

    Here is an older thread about Areca Backup. If Areca's native inability to back up locked files is a concern, you could try http://vscsc.sourceforge.net/ or the non-free ArecaVSS plugin.
     
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    7-zip with backup scripts.
    http://www.logaans-site.co.uk/2009/10/17/simpler-version-of-the-7-zip-backup/
    https://gist.github.com/adamcaudill/2322221
    http://www.riksoft.it/wikiriks/software/7zip_backup_using_synchronization
    http://www.jroller.com/syncas/
    http://superuser.com/questions/528232/synchronizing-files-using-7zip-and-the-cli

    Panagiotis
     
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