Can you suggest me some good backup software?

Lisa Santika Onggrid March 11, 2013

The software that came with my external hard drive doesn’t exactly fit my needs. Can anyone give me suggestion what backup software will be able to fulfill these criteria:

  • Scheduled and Incremental backup feature.
  • Free
  • Backups can be explored and old files can be deleted


  1. EL
    March 18, 2013 at 6:23 am

    I like Crashplan (unlimited data!!). Saved me many times.
    Of course, if you only have a little bit of data, you can use Dropbox, Cubby, Box, Google Drive, SkyDrive, etc.

  2. Yashodhan Bhatt
    March 15, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Have you ever tried FBackup ?? If not then do give it a try sometime..

  3. ha14
    March 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      March 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      Areca sounds interesting. Open source is a plus too.

  4. Oron Joffe
    March 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Paragon Backup & Recovery is very good, but another excellent backup program is Cobian Backup. It does everything you have asked for and is free.

  5. justinpot
    March 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I don't understand why Microsoft hasn't built in something like Apple's Time Machine at this point. That software is so easy to use, and backs everything up so well.

    Anyway, I recommend you check out Tina's excellent Backup guide. It outlines a number of different programs and teaches you to set them up. It's a couple of years old, but well worth the read: [broken link removed]

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      March 11, 2013 at 4:17 pm

      I will. Thanks. By the way, where is the 'mark as resolved button'? It's usually under the question, but I don't see it right now.

    • justinpot
      March 11, 2013 at 7:48 pm

      I believe it's just above or below the thumbs up and thumbs down. A circle or something. I can't see it now because this isn't my question...

    • Rajaa Chowdhury
      March 12, 2013 at 3:36 am


      The system has changed a bit. I also posed the same question, so Tina answered the way. I am pasting the url for your reference. //

  6. prashanth singh rathore
    March 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Areca Backup
    Box Backup

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      March 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm

      I've never heard of them, but I'll check the sites and consider. Thank you for taking your time.

  7. Rajaa Chowdhury
    March 11, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    You can check this article which list 7 free best backup solutions :

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      March 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you Rajaa. It's a good article.

  8. babu vhora
    March 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Try GFI Backup software.

  9. Alan Wade
    March 11, 2013 at 7:58 am

    You could try Backup Maker from here:
    The write-ups are good and it is recommended on a couple of sites.

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      March 11, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Never heard of it but worth checking. Thank you.

    • Prashant Mirjankar
      March 12, 2013 at 5:44 am

      something new on the market... will give a try for sure

  10. Bruce Epper
    March 11, 2013 at 5:41 am

    The Paragon Backup & Recovery Free mentioned above is a good product. I use their Hard Disk Suite on my Windows machines. Depending on the frequency of the backups and the amount of data changed between the backups, you may find it more efficient to use differential backups rather than incrementals.

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      March 11, 2013 at 4:20 pm

      Thank you Bruce. Have you tried it before? Is it heavy on resource?

  11. Prashant Mirjankar
    March 11, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Give Paragon Backup & Recovery Free a try. It can handle most backup tasks for the majority of home users without needing to buy anything and it offers flexible backup options.

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      March 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you Prahsant. I've heard of Paragon before so I'll take a second look on it. How does it fare against EaSEUS in your opinion?

    • Prashant Mirjankar
      March 12, 2013 at 5:46 am

      If aint for the free version go with Acronis True Image simply the BEST

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