The main purpose of backups is to have continued access to data if the primary data source gets deleted or corrupted. Some operating systems, like Microsoft Windows, ship with basic backup options; all in all though it is recommended to run third-party backup software as it provides better backup and recovery options.
Backup software often offers to store the data in various locations. Some support backups on local hard drives, network shares or removable storage, while others may provide you with cloud backup options. Below is our selection of backup reviews, tips and news.

Luckybackup: Linux backup made easy

There are a lot of backup tools out there. From the overly simple to the overly complex. Many of those backup tools go unnoticed and unused. Some of them get recognized as […]

Kleo Bare Metal Back for Linux

I am always looking for an outstanding backup solution. Up until this point I have relied on good old tar/gzip for file/folder backup and Clonezilla for disk cloning. But recently I stumbled […]

Offsite Backup Solution MySQL Backup Tool

MySQL Backup Tool is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices that enables you to backup MySQL tables, create SQL dump files, and more. Backups are an important part not only when […]

Opera Backup

Opera Backup is a free program for Windows devices that you may use to back up or restore Opera browser data. Backups should be an important part of every computer user's disaster […]

Ocster Backup Pro 3 Review

Ocster Backup Pro 3 is a easy to use backup software for the Windows operating system that you can run to create backups, and to restore them. Note: Ocster Backup was acquired […]

USB dumper

Backup USB Device During Connections

USB Dumper is a small portable software program for the Windows operating system that can be used to create automatic backups of data on USB devices that are connected to the computer […]

Create rsync backups easily with the help of Gadmin-rsync

Recently I covered one of the Gadmintools, Gadmin-Samba (see my article "Configure Samba with Gadmin-samba"). The Gadmintools set of tools is a set of GUI administration tools (hence the name "Gadmin") for […]

Paragon Drive Backup – Download Paragon Backup Software

Data backups should play an important part in a computer user's schedule. Backups ensure that data is not lost if it gets deleted, overwritten or edited. This can be accidental or because […]


Backup your Linux box with rsync

In this Linux backup series we have taken a look at Flyback ("Quick and easy backups with Flyback"), Backerupper ("Simple gui backup tool Backerupper"), and Back In Time ("Linux Back In Time: […]

Linux Back In Time: Backup made easy

In my recent trend of covering Linux backup tools I have, so far, covered Flyback ("Quick and easy backups with Flyback") and Backerupper ("Simple GUI backup tool Backerupper"). Both tools are GUI […]

Web Browser Backup Software FavBackup Updated

FavBackup is a specialized backup software that has been designed for web browser's specifically. Our previous review came to the conclusion that FavBackup is best suited for backing up one or multiple […]

Simple gui backup tool backerupper

In my last article I covered the backup GUI Flyback ("Quick and easy backups with Flyback".) Although it seems development has stopped for that tool, it is still a viable solution. Does that mean […]

Quick and easy backups with Flyback

If you're looking for a tool for really simple and quick backups Flyback might just be the tool for you. Compared to Apples Time Machine (on the web site at least), Flyback […]

Yadis! Backup Software

If you are looking for an easy to use reliable backup solution for Windows you may want to take a closer look at Yadis! Backup. The Windows backup software divides backup jobs […]

Lifestream Backup: Free 1 Year Accounts For Ghacks Readers

Most computer users know that regular data backups are important to be prepared when data on a computer system becomes corrupted. This can be due to hardware failures, human error or computer […]

Comodo Backup

We have mentioned Comodo Backup before in our backup software overview for the Windows operating system. The backup software has taken a step forward since then with version 2 available for public […]

Remastersys: Outstanding solution for backup and custom Live CDs

Recently a Ghacks reader mentioned (in my "Create your own mobile Ubuntu repository with APTonCD" article) the tool remastersys. This particular tool is a must-have for serious Ubuntu/Debian administrators, because it allows […]

Create your own mobile Ubuntu repository with APTonCD

How many times have you installed Linux, tweaked it to perfection with various applications, only to have something happen and you have to re-install. Or you get that machine up and running […]

Backup And Restore USB Flash Drives With USB Image Tool

USB Image Tool has been designed to create and restore backups of connected USB flash drives. These flash drives can be USB sticks, mp3 player, digital cameras, cell phones and basically anything […]

Automatically Send MySQL Database Backup To Gmail

Webmasters have to make sure that their websites and files are getting backed up regularly to be prepared when something unforeseen happens. This unforeseen event can be a hacker attack, a database […]

Web Browser Backup And Restore

The importance of web browsers has risen in past years especially with the shift from desktop applications to web based applications and services. Web browsers are not just tools anymore only that […]

Backup Messenger And SMS Online

Many users with more than one computer system face a problem if they use Instant Messengers: How can they make sure that the data of all messenger clients is synced. This might […]

Grab Your Free Copy of East-Tec Backup 2009

A banner on the homepage of the popular download portal Softpedia announces the giveaway of East-Tec Backup 2009 until July 31. The backup software, which retails for $40, can be downloaded and […]

Google Docs Backup Software

It is essential to have a solid backup strategy in place with cloud storage space becoming more popular. While many users run backup software on their local computer system to backup important […]

FBackup Plugin Based Windows Backup Software

FBackup is a Windows backup software that adds another interesting aspect to the backup process by offering plugins for backing up specific programs and data in Windows. At its core FBackup is […]

Transfer And Backup Files With File Transfer Software Fling

Fling is a file transfer software that can be used to transfer and backup files over a computer network and ftp. It's two main uses are to backup files that are stored […]

Free Backup Software – Best Windows Backup Software Programs

Backing up data regularly should be one of the most important tasks of any computer user; yet only a minority is doing it thoroughly and regularly. The rest is flirting with disaster […]

Windows Backup Software: Backup Maker

Backup Maker is a powerful Windows backup software that does not need to shy away from comparison with commercial backup programs. In fact, it is available as a free for personal use […]

Back up your files to a secure remote server with Carbonite

Everyone should back their data up in case their computer suddenly fails or is even lost or stolen. Many will back their data up on mediums like external hard drives, but it […]

Backup your Linux, Mac, or Windows machines with fwbackups

Are you looking for a simple backup solution that will work cross platform, with a user-friendly interface, that's open source, and free? If so, you've found it. The fwbackups backup solution is […]

Backup Email Clients and Web Browsers

MailBrowserBackup is a free program for Microsoft Windows devices to backup supported email clients and web browsers in one operation. Many webmasters and tech savvy Internet users do not only have one […]

Live Mesh Beta

Live Mesh Beta is a online file synchronization service based on Microsoft's Live platform. The service is comparable to other file synchronization services like Dropbox. In its current stage only computers running […]

Easy CD Burning in GNOME

The ability to burn CDs is one of those issues that often perplexes many new users (to any operating system). For Windows users it's about finding software to do the job. For […]

Back up your Apache web directory and database with this simple script

I administer a lot of web sites. And all of these web sites need backup solutions. Since most of those web sites use LAMP servers it only made sense to set up […]

Verify the File Integrity of Backups

While it is essential to create regular data backups to avoid data loss due to file corruption or theft, there are other precautions that administrators and users should take to ensure the […]

Backup MySQL Databases In Linux Regularly

The post Using Cron to Automate Linux Tasks by Jack got me thinking that some users might be interested in a practical example. The following tutorial will explain how to setup a […]

Backup Flickr Accounts

There might come a time where you want to download some of the photos that you have uploaded to Flickr. Maybe you got a new computer or a new hard drive because […]

Internet Explorer Backup

Microsoft Internet Explorer does not come with the options to backup its settings. This can be problematic for users who want to backup their Internet Explorer data for security reasons or before […]

Use Gmail As Email Backup Space

Gmail is currently providing each Gmail user with Gigabytes of free storage space for their mails and attachments. One way to utilize that space is to use Gmail as the email backup […]

Hard Drive Backup Software

Creating regular backups of important data is an important task that should not be skipped unless you are prepared to setup they computer system anew and still loose important data like emails, […]



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