Areca Backup

Areca Backup

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    Jan. 08, 2008
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4 stars

"Does a certain part of the backup process well"

March 03, 2010  |  By giessen

 |  Version: Areca Backup 5.5.4


This can make a backup and keep it up-to-date by just changing the parts that need to be updated. It can cut large files into pieces and encrypt the backup (including the filenames) so it is completely safe. The backup process is reasonably fast.


It's not very effective for making a backup to a (mapped) network drive, because the backup process involves many write and read operations (more than just creating the backup files and saving them). No WebDAV compatibility.


I use this to make a local backup, which I then transfer to a web drive with a WebDAV synchronizer (in this case, Gladinet). Areca offers to save the backup to an FTP server, but they are not easily available anymore and have been superseded by WebDAV, whcih Areca can't handle.

The backup process is fast and seems to be accurate. With a strong password (or a pass-key -- but you need to make a backup of that somewhere else) the files are probably very safe.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.5.4
Version 5.5.4 includes unspecified updates.
Publisher Olivier PETRUCCI
Publisher web site
Release Date January 08, 2008
Date Added January 08, 2008
Version 5.5.4
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, Java v1.4.2 or later
Download Information
File Size 4.72MB
File Name areca-7.3.6-windows-jre32-setup.exe
Total Downloads 2,209
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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