Snap Backup® is The one-click backup utility that makes it simple to protect your important work. Snap Backup is for individual computer users who need a quick and convenient way to backup their valuable files, and it's open source and free for all to use.
Protecting your data should be easy
How much work would you lose if your hard drive crashed right now or you lost your laptop?
- One click to perform a backup
- Configurable settings
- Runs on macOS, Linux, Solaris, and Windows
- Supports multiple languages
The first time you run Snap Backup, you configure where your data files reside and where to create backup files. Snap Backup will also copy your backup to an archive location, such as a USB flash drive (memory stick), external hard drive, or cloud backup. Snap Backup automatically puts the current date in the backup file name, alleviating you from the tedious task of renaming your backup file every time you backup. The backup file is a single compressed file that can be read by zip programs such as gzip, 7-Zip, The Unarchiver, and Mac's built-in Archive Utility.
Snap Backup release 6.2.0 improves the show largest files option.
Snap Backup 6.0.0 is released with support for larger backup files.
Snap Backup is on Google+.
The new code repository has been created on GitHub.
Domain registration for snapbackup.org is now with Namecheap.
Snap Backup + Dropbox = Free Cloud Backup
Albanian is now included in version 5.6 thanks to Vahidin Qerimi.
Romanian is now included in version 5.5 thanks to Dany.
Version 5.4 has a performance improvement to launch quicker.
Indonesian is now included in version 5.3 thanks to Andy Saksono.
Version 5.2 adds a feature to report on the largest files in the backup.
Snap Backup now has a mailing list for announcing new releases.
Version 5.1 adds a feature to check for updates.
Version 5.0 adds export and import for user settings.
Slovene (Slovenian) is now included in version 4.5 thanks to Sašo Topolovec.
Snap Backup is now open source under the GNU General Public License. The project is hosted on Google Code.
Korean is now included in version 4.4.
Portuguese is now included in version 4.3 thanks to Antonio de Rezende, Jr.
Spanish is now included in version 4.2 thanks to Angel Herráez.
Dutch is now included in version 4.1 thanks to Oscar Laurens Schrover.
Version 3.8 adds support for selectable user interface skins.
Version 3.6 adds a command-line option and support for Esperanto by Suzanne Bolduc.
With version 3.4, the filter feature now supports folder names in addition to file names.
Italian is now included in version 3.2 thanks to Giorgio Ponza.
Version 3.1 adds filters for increased control over exactly which files to backup.
Version 3.0 adds multiple profile support for saving different backup settings.
System administrators have backup procedures for their company servers, databases, and network files. Individual computer users, on the other hand, are usually left to fend for themselves. Snap Backup is the simple answer for individual users, in the corporation or at home, who want to protect their valuable data.
Snap Backup is written in Java and designed to run on any computer with Java. Snap Backup is an open source software project and is internationalized (meaning we just need to translate the words to support new languages). Check out the translation page if you want to help translate Snap Backup into your favorite language.
"truly amazing product! thanks a million for making my backup routines so incredibly easy :)"
"Excelent Software!!! it make backups easy and fast..."
"very good ,excellent utility i have everseen for backup"
"nice software. simple and java based"
"very nice backup tool, thanks a lot."
"thank you for the very good backup tool."
"I just used snap for the first time last week. I had been using winzip for backups for years. I'm totaly hooked and like your product! I hope you are well and thank you!"
"Have found the program very useful. I suspect may other people have / will too. Do you guys have a Pay Pal Account where we mortals can make donations."
"snapbackup is a wonderful utility"
"that is a greate app for backup"
"Just wanted to comment that Snap Backup works well under OS/2, which is an old operating system however still in use and has JAVA v 1.42."
"what a good app, well done!"
"bigthx 4 d great app"
"Great product, and so easy to use. I have tried numerous backup utilities (paying ones), and have abandoned using them due to complexity. Hard to believe it's free, so thanks again. Will certainly recommend to others."
"Thanks for this great utility!"
"I recently downloaded Snap Backup and began using it. I like it... a nice simple, 'user freindly' application. Thanks."
"Thanx for this cool platform independent backup solution that is very easy to handle on both Linux and Windows boxes! Exactly what I've been looking for."
"Love it! Clean and easy. Thanks!"
"Very clear interface!"
"Excellent utility - thanks."
"I love your backup program, thanks for building it..."
"Thanks for a nice program..."
If you have a question, check out the FAQ or file an issue.