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Areca Backup

Areca Backup

Areca Backup is a file backup software developed in Java. It includes a transaction mechanism which guarantees the integrity of a backup.

The software allows users to select files or directories to backup, filter, encrypt and compress their content, and store them on a backup location.

Areca supports incremental backups and generates backup reports, which can be stored on disk or sent by email.

This application is intended for personal documents backup.

Areca supports incremental, differential and full backups.

Areca allows you to define a set of target. Each target defines :
- Which file or directory will be saved
- A set of file filters to apply during backup
- How to store your archives (with or without compression and encryption)
- Whether your backups are incremental or not.
- What must be done after backup (send report by email, launch shell script, merge archives, store report on disk).

These targets can be run with a graphical user interface or a command-line interface (the latter is useful for backup automation).

 Areca Backup 7.4.2

Price
Free to download

Size
4.6MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Olivier Petrucci

Website
areca.sourceforge.net

System Requirements
JRE 1.4 or higher

Support Sites:
User Manual, FAQ, Forums, Wiki, Back Up Your Files With Areca On Fedora 9

Selected Reviews:
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Features include:

  • Archives compression (Zip & Zip64 format)
  • Archives encryption (AES128 & AES256 encryption algorithms)
  • 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, with AND/OR operators)
  • Incremental, differential and full backup support
  • Archives merges / deletion : Merge contiguous archives in one single archive or safely delete the latest archives
  • As of date recovery : Recover 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 backups' integrity
  • Backup reports : Generate backup reports that can be stored on disk or sent by email.
  • Post backup scripts : Launch shell scripts after backup
  • Files permissions and symbolic links backup
  • Support for delta backup (store only the modified parts of the files - not the whole files)
  • 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 : Keeps track of file's history (creation / modifications / deletion) over archives
  • Backup simulation : useful to check whether a backup is necessary
  • User's actions history : Areca keeps an history of all user's actions (archives deletion, merges, backups, recoveries)
  • Command-line interface which can be used for backup automation

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