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, network drive, flash drive, the 'cloud' (Internet server) via FTP (FTPS/FTPES) or SSH (SFTP), CD/DVD (if packet-writing software is installed) and more. It can create identical folder/file structures on the backup drive, or can compress the data as .ZIP or LZMA-compressed .7z files. It can back up "in use" files, monitor and alert you to any errors, and it automatically handles the whole full/incremental backup thing that other programs make you deal with. Simple Data Backup is powerful, stable, and secure, but also simple - just pick the folders you want to be backed up and a few settings and you're done!

With over a decade 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 v8.1 (Free Edition, 5 MB)
Supports: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista (SP1+), XP (SP3), Server OS's

Purchase Pro Edition - The inexpensive Pro edition adds advanced functionality such as backing up to the 'Cloud'/remote servers via FTP/SFTP/SSH, backing up even if not logged in, 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. I also like the small size of the program, much smaller than any of the other backup programs that I've tried. Thank you for providing the program." - 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 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

"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

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

"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 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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