- You sign up for an account with Amazon S3.
- You download Bonkey (or here).
- You set Bonkey up to automatically backup your files to your S3 account.
Things you gotta know:
- free for non-commercial use - for commercial use, contact thebackupmonkey at the mail owned by Google or leave a comment here;
- all care, no responsibility: if your computer ends up as a smouldering pile of plastic, or your files end up in the Never-Never (/dev/godhelpme), don't call me;
- no spyware, adware, ads, viruses, spam, trojans or STDs. Just the backup software;
- runs on Java;
- S3 is run by Amazon - I have nothing to do with it and no responsibility for it. I use it though, and it ain't bad; and
- thanks to Eclipse for the framework, Apache for libraries, Eclipse for icons, and superconnected604 for the chain-smoking briefcase bearing primate.
- can backup files to local disks, network locations, FTP, SFTP or S3 account, and from all of those places;
- can backup Microsoft SQL Server databases (designed for use with ABM);
- starts automatically and runs in the system tray;
- includes encryption and compression;
- can do full backups (with timestamp) or modified files only;
- can also execute command-line and database tasks at specified intervals;
- can be configured to send you emails when your backup fails; and
- has a built-in help manual.
If you want to talk Mac or Linux, let me know. This can easily run cross-platform, I just don't have a Mac and can't be arsed building it for Linux.