Regular backups are often the only way that can save your valuable data from being lost. Ideally you have at least two backup one kept at external hard drive and second on cloud. There are many reasons due to which you lost your data like viruses and bugs, hardware failure or simple human error. If this happens, you lost not only your personal or official data, but your personal photos, music etc.
Of course losing data is not a fun, but with the right software it will be easier to recover data and that’s why today we’re going to focus on some great free (for personal use) tools to backup data. I am sure after reading this post you may not have to spend time on trial of free backup softwares.
These free backup software can be used to manually or automatically back up the important data on your computer hard drive to somewhere safe like a external hard disc, flash drive, network drive, etc. But commercial backup software provides more features like advanced scheduling, disk and partition cloning, incremental backup and more.
But still these free backup tools will allow you to secure data by taking backup what you want for free.
1) COMODO Backup:
In free version of COMODO Backup, you will find full functional many great features. You can categorize all your music, videos, photos, documents and mail so you can immediately start copying what's important to you. Also you can select specific folder or drive to backup. You can take backup anywhere you want like Network drive, external drive, FTP, DVD/CD, ISO, zip or on online storage.
It has modern interface with clean design and you can find options easily. You can schedule to run at desired intervals and save files to different locations. The scheduling options are very specific, enabling a backup to run manually, at logon, once, daily, weekly, monthly or when idle.
FBackup is a efficient backup software free for both commercial and personal use. It has very simple user interface and even common user can easily work with this without looking the help file. You define a backup job, set it to run automatically at the scheduled date and time. Backup can be saved on your hard drives or on your local network.
FBackup allows you to create a full copy or only create a mirror for your files. When using "full backup", the sources will be archived using standard zip compression. FBackup uses ZIP64 compression, which means that it can create zip files over 2GB in size. Also, you can password protect your backup zip files.
FBackup runs on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and 2008/2003/2000 Server.
3) AOMEI Backupper Standard 3.2:
It is the simplest free PC backup software and it provides basic and advanced features to ensure the safety of your important data. It has ability to backup back up individual files and folders, hard disk drives or one or more specified partitions or dynamic volumes.
In additional to the data backup, AOMEI Backupper Standard can backup system drive with all contents, including Windows operating system and system settings without interrupting your work.
You can schedule to automatically backup your system and data on daily, weekly, monthly basis. Based on a full backup, the software enables only backup changed or new data with incremental and differential backup in order to save time and disk space for you.
AOMEI Backupper supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista
4) EaseUS Todo Backup Free:
EaseUS Todo Backup Free is capable of backing up everything from selected files and file types to entire partitions or drives through its streamlined interface. It is easy to install and simple to use with intuitive interface.
You can take backups of specific files, folders or file types, including network shared files or the entire disk or volumes. You can store backups to multiple destinations.
Also with data you can easily back up and recover your entire operating system when disaster happens. It’s free version also support incremental backup and differential backup. You can schedule backup to run based on daily, monthly or later.
EaseUS Todo Backup Free supports Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.
CrashPlan can backup data to an internal or external hard drive. Also you can create additional backup sets so that different groups of files can back up to different locations and with different settings.
The free version of CrashPlan include one feature that will made it different than other backup software and this feature allows you to alternatively backup files to a friend's computer that's not even on your same network.
It supports incremental and differential backups, as well as multiple file versions, compression, and encryption. You're also able to password protect the CrashPlan program interface for heightened security and define the maximum speed at which files can be transferred when backing up to and from a friend's computer.
But Backups with the free version of CrashPlan can only run once per day and you can’t setup multiple backup sets to be used simultaneously.
6) BackUp Maker:
In BackUp Maker, select your data, optionally set automatization for scheduled backups, select its destination and within an instant, your valuable documents are transferred in zip format to a hard drive, USB flash drive or directly to CD/DVD as scheduled or according to circumstances.
BackUp Maker can backup individual files and/or folders directly to a disc, on a local or external hard drive, FTP server, or network folder. You can set conditional settings like only running a backup if a particular file or folder is found anywhere on a local, external, or network location.
BackUp Maker provides a highly secured encryption of up to 256 bits (AES). It also enables you to transfer protected backups to a webserver through an FTP/FTPS upload.