List of backup software

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This is a list of notable backup software that performs data backups. Archivers, transfer protocols, and version control systems are often used for backups but only software focused on backup is listed here. See Comparison of backup software for features.

Free and open-source software[edit]

Name License Written with Runs on Windows Runs on macOS Runs on Linux Has a GUI? Has a CLI? Last updated
Amanda BSD C, Perl Yes Yes Yes Only with Amanda Enterprise Yes December 1, 2017
Areca Backup GPLv2.0 Java 1.4.x Yes No Yes Yes Yes August 26, 2015
Attic BSD Python No Yes Yes No Yes May 16, 2015
BackupPC GPLv2.0 Perl Yes (with Cygwin) Yes Yes Yes ? June 20, 2020 (Stable)
Back In Time GPL Python No No Yes Yes Yes November 7, 2017
Bacula AGPLv3.0 C, C++ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes September 23, 2020
BorgBackup BSD-3 Python, Cython, C Yes (with Cygwin) Yes Yes Optional (BorgBase, BorgWeb, Vorta) Yes February 11, 2019
Box Backup BSD/GPLv2.0 C++ Yes Yes Yes Yes ? August 19, 2018[1]
Bup LGPLv2.0 Python, Bash, C Yes (with Cygwin) Yes Yes No Yes October 20, 2018
DAR GPLv2 C++ Yes Yes Yes Optional (DarGUI, Kdar, gdar) Yes December 8, 2018
DirSync Pro GPLv3 Java Yes Yes Yes Yes ? March 17, 2018
Duplicati LGPL C# Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes February 2, 2013 (v1.3.4, deprecated)

January 18, 2020 (v2.0.5.1, beta)

duplicity GPL Python Yes (with Cygwin) Yes Yes Optional (Déjà Dup) Yes Jan 9, 2021[2]
FlyBack GPL Python No No Yes Yes ? May 5, 2010
FreeFileSync GPLv3 C++ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes June 11, 2021
git-annex GPL3+ Haskell No Yes Yes Partial Yes Feb 19, 2019
luckyBackup GPLv3 C++ No No Yes Yes Yes Nov 18, 2018
Proxmox Backup Server AGPLv3.0 Rust No No Yes Yes Yes April 15, 2021[3]
rdiff-backup GPL Python Yes Yes Yes Optional (JBackpack, Rdiffweb, Minarca) Yes July 25, 2020
tar BSD/CDDL, GNU Yes (with GnuWin32) Yes Yes Optional (GUI Tar and Tar GUI) Yes Depends on implementation

Commercial and closed-source software[edit]

Name Publisher Runs on Windows? Runs on macOS? Runs on Linux? Has a GUI? Continuous data protection[a]
@MAX SyncUp @MAX software Yes No No Yes Yes
Acronis True Image Acronis Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Argentum Backup Argentum Software Yes No No Yes No
Backup4all Softland Yes No No Yes No
BackupAssist Cortex IT Labs Yes No No Yes No
Backup Exec Veritas Software Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bvckup 2 Pipemetrics SA Yes No No Yes No
Catalogic DPX Catalogic Software Yes No Yes Yes Yes
ChronoSync Econ Technologies No Yes No Yes No
CloudBerry Backup[4] CloudBerry Lab Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Cobian Backup Luis Cobian Yes No No Yes No
Commvault Commvault Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comodo Backup Comodo Group Yes No No Yes Yes
Crashplan Code42 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dmailer Backup Dmailer Yes Yes No Yes No
EMC NetWorker EMC Corporation Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Genie Backup Manager Genie-Soft Yes No Yes Yes Yes
HP Data Protector HP Software & Solutions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
IBM Spectrum Protect (Tivoli Storage Manager) IBM Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image for Windows TeraByte Unlimited Yes No Yes Yes No
Infinite Disk Chili Pepper Software Yes No No Yes Exclusively
InMage DR-Scout InMage Yes No Yes Yes Yes
KeepVault KeepVault Yes Partial No Yes Yes
Mac Backup aka MobileMe Apple Inc. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Macrium Reflect Paramount Software UK Ltd Yes No No Yes Yes
NetVault Backup QuestSoftware Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Norton 360 Symantec Yes No Yes Yes No
Norton Ghost Symantec Yes No Yes Yes No
Novabackup NovaStor Yes No Partial Yes No
NTBackup Microsoft Yes No No Yes No
Retrospect Retrospect Inc Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Rubrik Rubrik Inc Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SpiderOak SpiderOak Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyncToy Microsoft Yes No No Yes No
System Center Data Protection Manager Microsoft Yes No No Yes Yes
Time Machine Apple Inc. No Yes No Yes No
Tonido Backup CodeLathe Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Windows Backup and Restore Microsoft Yes No No Yes No

Defunct software[edit]

Name Type Ran on Windows? Ran on macOS? Ran on Linux? Dates active
Mozy Commercial and closed-source Yes Yes No Until 2018
Yosemite Server Backup Commercial and closed-source Yes No Yes Until Sept. 30, 2017

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This criterion includes near-continuous data protection as well

References[edit]

  1. ^ "boxbackup/boxbackup". GitHub.
  2. ^ "Duplicity CHANGELOG". gitlab.com.
  3. ^ "Roadmap Proxmox Backup Server". pbs.proxmox.com. Retrieved 20 April 2021.
  4. ^ CloudBerry Backup product page (comparison chart and features)

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