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  • Version : 1.3.2
  • Update Date : 2014-03-12
  • Developer : Stéphane
  • OS : ThecusOS 5 64bit (non-Atom)


UrBackup is an easy to setup 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 continuously watches folders you want backed up in order to quickly find differences to previous backups. Because of that 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 here.


  • Full and incremental image and file backups: Whole partitions can be saved as well as single directories
  • Fast calculation of file tree differences leads to very fast incremental file backups - only new changed files will be retransmitted
  • Only used and changed hard disk sectors are transmitted during an incremental image backup
  • Image and file backups while the system is running
  • Backups of used files. For example Outlook .pst files
  • Same files on different computers are saved only once. Less server storage space is needed for your backups (file level deduplication).
  • Fast file and image transmission
  • Clients can change their settings like backup frequency or number of backups and can take a look at logfiles of their backups
  • Next to no configuration. Install, select the directories you want to backup and watch it backup
  • Client warns if there was no backup for some time
  • Webinterface that shows the status of the clients, current activities and statistics. It allows the administrator to change backup settings and override the settings for the clients. Existing file backups can be browsed and files from these backups can be extracted.
  • Reports about backups can be send to users or administrators
  • Secure and efficient backups to your own server via Internet, if the client is currently not in your local network


  • Windows or posix ACLs, alternate data streams or permissions are not backed up during a file backup. In most cases this is also not necessary. On Windows those permissions are backed up via the image backup.
  • Image backups only work with NTFS formated volumes and with the Windows client. The drives must be MBR partitioned, the partition must be a primary one. Dynamic volumes are not supported. Mirrored dynamic volumes work, but are not officially supported. Currently most drives with less then 3TB capacity are MBR partitioned and you have to explicitly create dynamic volumes.



Frequently asked questions: FAQ


Administration Manual (PDF Version)

Compatible Models

N12000, N12000PRO, N12000V, N16000, N16000PRO, N16000V, N5810, N5810PRO, N7700PRO v2, N7710, N7710-G, N7770-10G, N8800PRO v2, N8810U, N8810U-G, N8880U-10G, N8900, N8900PRO, N8900V, TopTower N10850, TopTower N6850, TopTower N8850,