Save files on network drives, FTP servers or locally, with Areca Backup

Areca Backup is a free and powerful backup software, that will let you save your files (compressed or not) locally, on a network drive or on ftp servers.

Features: 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/NOT logical operators) * Incremental, differential and full backup support * Support for delta backup (store only modified parts of your files) * Archives merges : You can merge contiguous archives into one single archive to save storage space. * 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) are transactional. This 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, symbolic links and named pipes can be stored and recovered. (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 title, date, description, and additional technical data. * File version tracking : Areca keeps track of your files’ history (creation / modifications / deletion). Each version can be selectively viewed and recovered. * Backup simulation (check whether a backup is necessary) * User’s actions history : Areca keeps history of all user’s actions (archives deletion, merges, backups, recoveries).

Areca comes also with a command-line interface which can be used for backup automation.