News2013-05-14: UrBackup Server 1.2.1 fixes a bug with incremental image backups2013-04-30: UrBackup Client and UrBackup Server 1.2 released!
2013-03-02: UrBackup Server 1.1.1 fixes a bug on Windows.
2013-02-17: UrBackup Client 1.1.1 fixes critical bug.
2013-02-11: UrBackup Client and UrBackup Server 1.1 released!
2012-06-29: UrBackup Client 0.40.1 and UrBackup Server 0.26.1 released!
2012-03-29: UrBackup Client 0.40 and UrBackup Server 0.26 released!
2012-02-14: UrBackup Client 0.39.2 released!
2012-01-29: UrBackup Client 0.39.1 and UrBackup Server 0.25.1 released!
2012-01-13: UrBackup Client 0.39 and UrBackup Server 0.25 released!
2011-09-05: UrBackup Client 0.38 and UrBackup Server 0.24 released!
2011-04-25: Bugfix release Urbackup Server 0.23.1
2011-04-15: UrBackup Client 0.37 and UrBackup Server 0.23 released!
2011-03-13: UrBackup Client 0.36 and UrBackup Server 0.22 released!
2011-03-12: New Admin Manual in Documentation
2011-01-16: UrBackup Client 0.35 und UrBackup Server 0.21 released!
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What is UrBackup?
UrBackup is a open source client/server backup system, that through a combination of image and file backups accomplishes both data safety and a fast restoration time.
File and image backups are made while the system is running without interrupting current processes.
UrBackup also continously watches folders you want backed up, in oder to quickly find differences to previous backups. Thus incremental file backups are really fast.
Your files can be restored through the web interface or the Windows Explorer while the backups of drive volumes can be restored with a bootable CD or USB-Stick (bare metal restore).
A web interface makes setting up your own backup server really easy. For a quick impression please look at the Screenshots
Is my system supported?
UrBackup runs on Windows and Linux. The client currently runs best on Windows. A limited client version without image backups also runs on GNU/Linux. For Details please read this: System support
Do I really need a server? Why isn't my external USB drive enough?
Yes you do. Without a server your data cannot be secure. One example would be a virus that deletes your data while you are running a backup on your external hard drive. Because it is plugged in, the virus can delete both copies: The backups and the original data.
If you unplug the external drive after the backup is done you may forget to plug it in for the next backup again.
You should really consider investing in a backup server. Because it is both more comfortable and secure.