Open source backup and synchronization

runs on Windows
screenshot of Synchronicity

Backups are—or certainly should be—an important part of the care and feeding of your computer. You never know when a system crash, or a poorly typed command, may take hours, days, or years worth of data and send them off to the big Bit Bucket in the Sky. If you're on top of things, you probably run your backups on some sort of regular schedule: daily, weekly, monthly, or something similar. That's all well and good, as long as your system is thoughtful enough to fail immediately after the last backup. But if you backup on Friday and you suffer a hard drive failure on Thursday, all of a sudden you've got six days worth of work that has all gone away. This, my friend, is no cause for celebration.

Synchronicity is a tool you can use to create backups. But in addition to the usual periodic process, it also supports synchronization, essentially a real-time mirroring of your hard drive so that you always have a current backup because it's constantly being updated. Now when your system decides to blow up on you, you're not going to lose anything, and that's a whole lot better than losing everything.

Synchronicity is a free download. It's a Windows application and runs under Windows 2000 and later. Version 2.0 of the .NET Framework is also required.

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