Duplicati – A free file based backup solution

This is a snapshot of what the Duplicati Dashboard looks like.

Do you have a bunch of Data that is not being protected? Maybe you have hundreds or thousands of family pictures that are just sitting on your PC hard drive just waiting to be lost in your next Hard drive crash? How about your High School or College paper that you have been working on for months, could you afford to have to rewrite it the night before it is due?

Well have I got the answer for you, Duplicati 2.0. Duplicati is a free web based file backup software that works on Windows, Mac, and a few Linux distros. The team behind Duplicati are constantly working on updating it and making improvements.

Duplicati offers many backend (destinations) to backup to including local and cloud based storage and offers 256 bit AES encryption to keep your backups nice an secure. It is Web based (it runs out of your web browser) and is very light weight so it does not take up a lot of resources on your Computer. Most importantly is the price point…. FREE!!!

As touched on earlier, you are able to backup to almost anywhere, like an external HDD or SD (like these ones here you can find on Amazon), a NAS or Network Attached Storage, or cloud based storage like Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, AWS S3, Backblaze, or Microsoft Azure cloud Storage.

I have been running Duplicati on all my personal machines for a few months now and I have to admit it works great. The only downside that I have come across so far is the false positive messages that you get. Meaning if you have a file open that is supposed to be backed up, you will get a warning message that the file could not be backed up, but a recent update is supposed to fix a lot of those messages that we have been getting so I look forward to see what happens with that.

If you are interested in learning more about Duplicati, I suggest that you follow the link above. If you would like to setup Duplicati but are not sure where to start feel free to reach out to me via the Contact Us page. I would love to lend you a hand and I can offer a really great rate on a place to store your data.

Remember that the question is not IF your hard drive is going to die, it is a matter of WHEN your hard drive is going to die. It is just a matter of time, and data loss can be right around the corner.