A fast and secure open-source backup/restore software solution that helps you take filesystem snapshots and save them to a remote storage

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It is always a wise move to keep backups of your most valuable data, especially since ransomware attacks are becoming more and more popular each year.

It is best not to keep the backups on the same computer as the source data – using either an external device or a cloud storage account could work.

If you go for the latter, you can try Kopia, as it can help you create backups with increased security.

Supports multiple online storage accounts

Before getting to access the main window of Kopia, you need to specify the location for the data you want to backup.

You have the liberty to choose between filesystem, Google Cloud Storage, Amazon S3, Minio, Wasabi, Backblaze B2, Azure Blob Storage, SFTP server or WebDAV server.

If you prefer to backup your documents to a location on the filesystem, you need to specify its exact path and assign it a password, as well as select the encryption, hash and splitter algorithms. It goes without saying that you will need to enter your credentials if you want to use an online platform.

Automate folder backups

Once the repository is up and running, you can move on to the next step, that of selecting the data to be backed up.

You can easily browse to the location you prefer, then specify how often do you want to backup the documents: once, every hour or every day.

You can define policies for each snapshot you take – these policies deal with retention (how many snapshots to keep), file to be included or excluded, error behavior, compression type and scheduling.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, Kopia is a reliable application for creating backups of your data to the location you desire, while also configuring advanced parameters along the way.

We at AppsForMyPC have tested and used Kopia and it worked pretty smoothly 🙂 🙂