Simple Data Backup is free, easy, and efficient backup software that creates non-proprietary backups. It can back up folders/files from one drive to another anytime you want on-demand (including with an optional direct shortcut on your desktop to run the backup), on a schedule, or at logon. Back up to another hard drive, flash drive, network drive, the 'cloud' (Internet server) via FTP/SSH/WebDav, and more. It can create identical folder/file structures on the backup drive, or can compress the data as .ZIP or LZMA2-compressed .7z files. It can back up "in use" files (including Outlook data), monitor and alert you to any errors including potentially by email/SMS or reporting status to the web, and it automatically handles the whole full/incremental backup thing that other programs make you deal with. Simple Data Backup is powerful and stable software, but also simple - just pick the folders you want to be backed up and a few settings and you're done!

With over 15 years of development behind it, Simple Data Backup is trusted and stable.
Contains NO spyware, adware, viruses, or malware of any kind.

Download Simple Data Backup v11.3 (Free Edition, 9 MB)
Supports: Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, and corresponding Server OS's.
The Free edition is usable and contains no ads and will not nag you. However, some functionality is disabled.

Purchase Pro Edition - The reasonably-priced Pro edition enables functionality such as backing up to the 'Cloud'/remote servers via FTP/SSH/WebDav, email alerts, web reporting (backups can report status to a web server you control so you can view status anywhere), and the ability to create multiple backups.

Testimonials (real & unsolicited):

"This is the backup program I was looking for. I like the user interface, which is easy to understand, and it has all the options that I need." - Frits Westra, Netherlands

"Thank you so much for the SDB program. All the other whiz-bang, expensive backup systems make you jump through hoops to do simple backups. Yours is legendary. I'm 73 years old and found it exactly as you described - Simple, Smart, Easy." - Lorraine Larment, Australia

"Thank you so much for the program. I have used it several years now and really like the simplicity and utility of it." - Todd Dufrene

"Thank you for your software (Simple Data Backup). I have used it for many years and always found it very good software." - Henry Welman

"[Simple Data Backup] is great, and just worked [as opposed to] the problems I was having getting the WD bundled backup that wouldn't fire properly from the scheduler." - Nick Broome

"I picked your programm after a week of testing of 3 'top-rated' free backup apps I found...And [yours] was the absolute leader for me because of it's REAL simplicity and reliability...Thanks A LOT for it's development and my very best wishes to you...Thank YOU...It has already saved and continues saving lots of efforts, time and nerves for me :)" - Vladimir Fofanov

"I googled "simple data backup" because I was fed up with software that was so configurable it felt like you were programming it yourself. Simple Data about as good as it gets (in simplicity terms)...I love [it] and use it every day...I regularly recommend [your] software and will continue to do so." - Chris Finn

"I've been using your simple data backup for a couple of weeks and it's great." - Lindz

"I am using your program to back up our Church data. It was easy to set up and has performed manual backups perfectly." - Kent Wilson

"I have installed your backup program...and I like it very much." - Ben Laridon

"I downloaded your Simple Data Backup utility, and it's just what I was looking for...Thanks, and best wishes." - Al

"I love your simply elegant backup program." - Ken Russell

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