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Areca Backup 7.5

Oliver Petrucci in System Utilities / Backup & Restore

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User Rating: 3.0 (29 votes)

Areca Backup is an Open Source personal backup solution which is released under the General Public License 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). Safeguarding the information stored onto a PC is a job that requires some specialized utilities an if you are interested in creating backup copies of the files onto your computer, a program like Areca Backup could do the trick for you. The in-depth configurations give access to several storage modes, multiple choices in terms of target repositories, as well as two types of compression and the possibility to ad filters for file types.

After one or more backups are created, you will be able to quickly find a particular item using the powerful built-in search functionality. Able to query using regular expressions, the engine is able to look inside the backup archives and the results are shown in just a couple of instants.

Areca Backup also includes a transaction mechanism which guarantees your backups' integrity. As an additional security mesure areca also features a backup simulation module.

FEATURES:

Backup Engine Features:
· Archives compression (Zip & Zip64 format)
· Archives encryption (Triple DES & AES encryption algorithm)
· Storage on local hard drive, network drive, USB key, FTP / FTPs server (with implicit and explicit SSL / TLS)
· Source file filters (by extension, subdirectory, regular expression, size, date, status, usage)
· Incremental / Full backup support
· Archives merges / deletion : You can merge contiguous archives in one single archive or safely delete your latest archives.
· As of date recovery : Areca allows you to recover your archives (or single files) as of a specific date.
· Transaction mechanism : All critical processes (such as backups or merges) support a transaction mechanism (with commit / rollback management) which guarantees your backups' integrity.
· Backup reports : Areca generates backup reports that can be stored on your disk or sent by email.
· Post backup scripts : Areca can launch shell scripts after backup.
· Files permissions and symbolic links backup. (Linux only)
Graphical User Interface:
· Archives content explorer. (including a 'find file in archives' feature)
· Archive description : A manifest is associated to each archive, which contains various informations such as author, title, date, description, and some technical data.
· File history explorer : Areca keeps track of your file's history (creation / modifications / deletion) over your archives.
· Backup simulation : useful to check wether a backup is necessary
· User's actions history : Areca keeps an history of all user's actions (archives deletion, merges, backups, recoveries).
· Archive's indicators : Areca computes a lot of indicators for you, which will help you in the everyday management of your archives.
Command-Line Interface:
· Areca comes with a command-line interface which can be used for backup automation.

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File Size: 5.00 MB License: Open Source Price: FREE
Platform: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Downloads: Total: 233 | This Month: 0 Released: 2015-08-27
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