Areca Backup      
Open Source, easy to use and reliable backup solution for Linux and Windows.

Areca Backup is an Open Source personal backup solution which is released under the General Public License (GPL) v2.

It basically allows you to select a set of files / directories to back-up, choose where and how (as a simple file copy, as a zip archive, ...) they will be stored, and configure post-backup actions (like sending backup reports by email or launching custom shell scripts)

It has been designed to ...

... Be as simple as possible to set up : No complex configuration files to edit - Your backup configuration (stored as an XML file) can be edited with Areca's graphical user interface.

... Be as versatile as possible : Areca can use advanced backup modes (like "delta backup") or simply produce a basic copy of your source files as a standard directory or zip archive (readable by WinZip or other archivers).

... Allow you to interact with your archives : Browse your archives, track and recover a specific version of a file, merge a set of archives into a single one, etc.
 
 


 

How do I get started with Areca Backup ?

Check out what the user interface looks like
Have a quick look at Areca's feature list and plugin list
Read some of the tutorials
... and if you feel up to it, read the user's manual