Areca Backup

Areca Backup

Areca Backup is a file backup tool written in java. It supports data compression & encryption, incremental backup, file history explorer and many other features. Areca Backup also includes a transaction mechanism which guarantees your backups´ integrity. As an additional security mesure areca also features a backup simulation module.
Backup Engine 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 operators)
  • Incremental, differential and 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)
  • Support for delta backup (store only the modified parts of the files – not the whole files)

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).

OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

License: Open Source (GPL) v2



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