Duplicati is a free, open source alternative to commercial backup software and offerings. It can securely store encrypted, compressed backups onto your school or school district’s file servers (think FTP), or to cloud storage services like Amazon S3, Google Drive, and Rackspace Cloud Files. Runs under Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

Duplicati is great for use by individuals with just a few GB of data to back up, or to back up large file sets if backing up over a high speed connection (upload speed of 10 Mbps or greater). Duplicati does not offer any file sharing capabilities.

This option requires someone with a technical background to set up. Day-to-day operations can be automated with no user interaction needed.

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