Your computer has begun to "play tantrums" and would you like to create a nice backup copy of your data in order to prevent it from being inexorably lost if and when the PC hard disk says goodbye for good? It seems fair to me, even more so. However, if you are here now and are reading this tutorial it seems clear to me that you do not have the slightest idea how to do it, or rather which software to use.
How do you say? Things are exactly like this and would you like to know if I can actually provide you with some useful tips on what to do or not? Of course yes, God forbid! That was exactly what I intended to do today with this guide of mine. If you dedicate a few minutes of your precious time as well as your attention, they can in fact show you (and explain) those that I believe to be the best. backup programs currently present on the square.
There are both for Windows and for Mac, both free and paid. All you have to do is identify what you think will do the most for you and download it to your computer. Then? Are you ready? Yes? Great. Let's ban the chatter and proceed. I wish you, as usual, good reading and I wish you a great, indeed a great good luck for everything.
EaseUS All Backup (Windows / Mac)
The first three backup programs I want to tell you about is EaseUS Todo Backup. It is one of the most famous software used for this purpose ever. It offers in a single convenient solution all the tools necessary to create backup copies of files / folders, partitions and entire hard disks.
It supports the creation of incremental or differential backups, hard disk cloning and the ability to restore the system to dissimilar hardware. It is available for both Windows (free) and Mac (paid but usable as a trial version, the one I used to write this step).
To download it on your PC, connected to the program's website, click on the button free Download and then on the button Download that you find in correspondence of the column Free, in the new page displayed. Then type your e-mail address in the appropriate field, click on the button Try Todo Backup Free and then on the link Download.
Then, open the resulting .exe file and click on Si. Cheap with forward three times, come on Decline to avoid installing Avast or other extra programs and complete the setup by pressing end and Close.
If instead what you are using is a Mac, connected to the dedicated web page and click on the button Free Trial, in order to start downloading the software to your computer.
Once the download is complete, open the .dmg package obtained and drag the program icon to the folder Applications, via the Finder that appeared on screen. Then call EaseUS Todo Backup from Launchpadby clicking on its icon.
Now that you see the program window on the screen, express your will to use the free version program on Windows and to activate the trial on Mac and then if you are using a PC choose whether to make a backup of the entire system, of a disk or a partition, individual files or whether to make a quick backup by clicking on the reference buttons in the left sidebar.
Then proceed to configure all the various settings as needed, through the additional window you see appear, and, finally, click on the button Proceed.
I also point out that always in the left alter bar you will find ad hoc options to clone a disk or partition or, again, to clone the entire system.
As for the restore, you have to click on the item Browse for restore found in the center of the window, on the main program screen.
If you are using a Mac, click on the button instead [+] found at the bottom left, assign a name to the new project you are about to create and configure the options for performing the backup according to your needs and preferences. Press on OK to confirm everything.
If you then want to create encrypted backups, select the tab Archive which is high up. To create clones of your files instead you have to press on the card Clone, while to synchronize files and folders with each other click on the tab Synchronize. Then proceed in a similar way to what we saw together earlier.
To perform a restore, select the reference project from the left sidebar of the program window and click on the item Restore which is located at the bottom.
Uranium Backup (Windows)
Uranium Backup is a very powerful and versatile, but at the same time extremely simple to use, backup program for the
backup of personal (photos, videos, documents) and business data. It is available in both one version Free than in some paid versions.
The Free version allows the execution of full backups, both incremental and differential, of files and folders present locally or on the network. The number of backups that can be made is without limits, with the ability to copy data to numerous destinations. Furthermore, it allows the compression of files and folders with the technology Zip64, of encrypt your data of schedule backups at any time, without the risk of forgetting to manually start the operation. All through a user-friendly interface (translated completamente in italiano) which allows you to perform full, incremental and differential backups in seconds.
The paid versions of Uranium Backup (with prices starting from 80 euros, with a lifetime license without expiration) also allow the backup of disk images (Drive Image), mailboxes, virtual machines e database on many data storage devices, including cloud services, ., hard drive e FTP server.
For example, there is the edition Uranium Backup Base which includes all the features of the Free edition and also offers the possibility to create drive images (system images), perform FTP backups, synchronize two or more folders and can also be installed as a service. It also includes an FTP client, a complete scheduler, a powerful reporting system and email notifications.
In all, Uranium Backup plans are 6 available, which vary according to specific backup needs. A single license (provided for life, with no expiration) is required for each installation which includes free updates and technical support. More info here.
To download the Free version of Uranium Backup, go to the program's ufficiale site and click on the button Scarica free. Then start the file .exe obtained and, in the window that opens, click the button first Yes and then OK. Then place the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the license agreement and complete the setup by first clicking on forward for four consecutive times and then on Install e end.
At this point, you can start creating a new backup by simply pressing the button New present at the top left, in the main Uranium Backup window, and entering name e Description of the backup in the proposed fields.
Premium, though, your pulse Apply, select the voice Elements and destinations from the left sidebar and adjust all your backup settings using the options on the right: you can choose to add a incremental or differential backup of files and folders; add i files and / or folders to backup; add a Download FTP; add a backup / restore di SQL Server; add a backup di MySQL/MariaDB; add a Drive Image Backup; add a backup of ESX (i) / ySphere virtual machines; add a replication of ESX (i) / ySphere virtual machines; add a Hyper-V virtual machine backup or add a Exchange mailbox backups.
To set the backup destinations, instead, select the options under the heading Common destinations: you can choose between new destinations (locals); destinations FTP; backup on Tape; burning on CD / DVD / Blu-Ray and back up on Cloud.
Once you have adjusted the settings, through the very simple instructions on the screen, you just have to click on the button starts (top left), to start the backup. Impossible to be wrong!
In conclusion, I would like to point out that, if you are interested in using Uranium Backup in a professional way, you can also benefit from 21 days of trial Version Gold of the software. More info here.
Ainvo Copy (Windows)
Ainvo Copy is an excellent free program for creating backup copies of documents, videos, music, photos, programs and any other type of file. It makes simplicity its main strength by guiding the user step by step in creating his backups.
Once the various backups have been scheduled, it works completely automatically and compresses the security copies of the files in ZIP archives so as not to take up too much disk space. Its only flaw is that it is not in Italian, but even so it is really very simple to use. It is for Windows operating systems only.
To download it to your PC, connect to the download page on the website of Softpedia and his bottone award Download which is at the top left. Then presses on the link Softpedia Secure Download (US).
When the download is complete, open the .exe file obtained and click on Si. Then press on Next, select the voice I accept the agreement, click again on Next for four years ago and premiums Finish.
Now that you see the program window on the desktop, press the button Add which is on the toolbar and double-click on the type of backup you want to make by choosing from the options that are proposed to you. For example, selecting the option Schedule you can schedule backups to run.
Then use the buttons at the top to adjust all the appropriate settings. If, on the other hand, you want to intervene on the program settings, press the menu Options and then Preferences ....
Comodo Backup (Windows)
Convenient Backup is one of the most famous and popular free backup solutions. Its user interface is completely in Italian and allows you to easily make backup copies of the most important folders of the system or of certain types of files by doing a quick scan of the disk.
Note also the ability to save even their own online backup file. It is only for Windows operating systems and it is paid (but you can try the free version, the one I used to write this step).
To download it to your computer, connect to the program download page on the website of Softpedia and click on the button Download which is at the top left. Then select the link External Mirror 1.
Now, start the program by double clicking on the related shortcut that has been added on the desktop and click on the button System backup (to make a backup of the entire system) or on Create backup now (to create a custom backup).
If you want to back up to the cloud, click on the item online Storage on the left, log into your account and take advantage of the options available on the screen.
Later, you can restore your data by clicking on the entry Restoration found in the left bar, selecting the relevant option from those at the top and choosing the backup to recover.
Macrium Reflect (Windows)
Macrium Reflect is a very popular backup software that allows you to clone hard drives and create complete images of hard drives and partitions.
The created images can be explored in the Windows File Explorer as if they were real drives or restored in the event of a computer disaster thanks to self-starting Linux-based CDs / DVDs. Basically it is free but it is also available in various paid versions that allow you to create backup copies of individual files and folders.
To use it, connect to the software website and click on the button Home Use, in order to start the software download on the PC. When the download is complete, open the .exe file obtained and click on Run. In the window you see appear on the screen, first press the button Download and then Yes.
If a warning appears regarding the registration of your data, please choose whether to provide them at the moment or decline the invitation and start the backup procedure by selecting the reference disk or partition and the appropriate option at the bottom.
If you want to make a backup of some specific files, click on the tab Backup Definition Files which is at the top right, then on the button [+] and indicates the files on which to intervene.
To restore a backup made, select the tab Restore which is at the top left, click on the wording Browse for an image or backup file to restore placed sideways and select the image you want to restore. Then choose the item Restore Image and follow the on-screen instructions.
SyncBack Free (Windows)
SyncBack Free is another among the backup programs that in my opinion deserves to be taken into consideration. It is free and allows you to create backups and synchronize files between multiple folders quickly and easily.
It is completely in Italian and among its functions it also includes the creation of compressed archives, the saving of files on an FTP server and the restoration of data. A wizard allows even less experienced users to set up automatic file backups and synchronizations based on schedules with customizable hours and days. It is for Windows only.
To download it to your computer, connected to the program's website, press the button Download SyncBack Free which is on the right and click on the link SyncBackFree nella nuova page visualizzata.
When the download is complete, open the .exe file obtained and click on Si. Select the voice I accept the terms of the license agreement and click on forward for three times. Conclude the setup by pressing on end.
Now that you see the program window on your desktop, click on the button New which is at the bottom left, assign a name to the profile to create and press on forward. Then make sure that it appears select the option Backup and press again forward. Indicate the backup source and destination location and press the button end.
Therefore, adjust all the appropriate settings through the additional window that appeared on the desktop and press on Apply to apply the settings.
When you want, you can restore your backups by clicking on the button Restore below and selecting the reference files.
You have a Mac and the resource I mentioned at the beginning of the guide for making backups did not convince you in a particular way because you are looking for an alternative solution? Then put it to the test now iBackup and you will see that you will not regret it.
It is a 100% free tool with which you can define backup profiles, choose to save individual application preferences, schedule automatic saves and much more. It also allows you to make backups on any network resource and is quite simple to use.
To use it, connect to the program's website and click on the button Download iBackup now which is within, in order to start the download of the application.
Once the download is complete, open the .dmg package obtained and drag the iBackup icon to the folder Applications, via the Finder appeared on the desk. Then go to the folder Applications of macOS, right-click the app icon and choose apri for two consecutive times, in order to start iBackup, however, going around the limitations of Apple towards unauthorized developers.
If you want to change the application settings, click on the item iBackup in the menu bar, select Preference ... and use the window you see that appears to adjust the backup frequency, to adjust the settings for the folder for saving the backup and much more.
Article created in collaboration with Nanosystems.