Four free backup tools for data protection

You don’t need any purchasing software for perfect data backup. With our four free tools you can create backups for a wide variety of media.


Clonezilla is a proven, platform-independent stand-alone solution for backing up entire partitions and entire systems. With Clonezilla you can copy a complete operating system installation including all data from one PC to another.

You download the ISO image from Clonezilla and burn it to a CD. Then start Clonezilla from this CD when you want to create the backup – Clonezilla is therefore a live system. Alternatively, you can start Clonezilla from a USB stick.

The copies made with Clonezilla take up less space than the original partition because Clonezilla only copies the parts of a partition that are actually used. Clonezilla supports the ext2, ext3, reiserfs, xfs, jfs, FAT and NTFS file systems.

The download from Clonezilla is around 100MB.

Download Clonezilla

Areca backup

With Areca Backup you can also create backups packed in ZIP or ZIP64 format and encrypted. Areca Backup also creates incremental backups. The data backups can be saved in the network, on an external drive or on an FTP server.

Download Areca Backup

Cobian backup

Cobian Backup creates backups via network if required, can compress the data backups and also creates incremental backups. Cobian Backup also creates backups fully automatically and time-controlled according to your specifications. The free tool can also back up files that are currently being used at the time of the backup.

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DriveImage XML

With DriveImage XML you can conveniently save partitions and write them back again. DriveImage XML saves partitions and logical drives in image files that can be searched and from which individual files can also be extracted.

Drive Image XML supports hard drives with FAT 12, 16, 32 and NTFS.

Download DriveImage XML

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