Arq
Arq
5.17.2

4.7

Arq free download for Mac

Arq

5.17.2
22 November 2019

Online backup to Google Drive, Amazon Glacier, SFTP.

Overview

Arq is super-easy online backup for Mac and Windows computers. Back up to your own cloud account (Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Cloud Storage, any S3-compatible server), your SFTP server, or your NAS. On OS X, Arq backs up and faithfully restores all the special metadata of Mac files that other products don't, including resource forks, ACLs, and creator codes.

  • Following the initial backup, Arq automatically makes incremental backups every hour, every day, uploading just the files that have changed since your last backup. Arq keeps hourly backups for the past 24 hours, daily backups for the past month, and weekly backups for everything older than a month.
  • Arq lets you set a budget for storage, and it automatically drops the oldest backups to keep within the budget.
  • Arq backs up everything with no limits. It backs up files of any size, external drives, and network drives.
  • Arq compresses and "de-duplicates" your backups, never storing the same file twice in the cloud. Arq encrypts all your backups with a password that never leaves your computer, so no one can read your cloud backups.
  • You can back up to multiple accounts. Back up some files to Glacier, some to S3, some to an SFTP server, etc.

What's new in Arq

Version 5.17.2:
  • Added support for Wasabi's new eu-east-2 region.
  • Added a workaround for bogus responses from Dropbox's get_space_usage API.
  • Fixed an issue that could potentially cause "The authorization header is malformed" when backing up to AWS.

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stoltenberg
22 June 2019

Most helpful

Using (and loving) it for years. Easy to set up, stable and just working :-)
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Version 5.16
stoltenberg
22 June 2019
Using (and loving) it for years. Easy to set up, stable and just working :-)
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Version 5.16
Stevie24
25 April 2019
I run QR on all of my Macs plus recommended it to all of my customers. It's fast and the deltas are very small. I use it instead of time machine since these backups run seemingly forever and copy huge amounts of data. In addition to QR I run CCC for bootable alternative device and managing local filesystem snapshots as they are possible in APFS. The most important data is saved additionally to the cloud via Arq. Never had any problem. The dev responds very fast and complete on questions. This triumvirate is my favourite combination to save my data.
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Version 5.16
Aeschylus
12 February 2019
I've been using Arq for several years on my Mac. It has worked flawlessly. I'm very pleased with it. Also, I've switched from using Google storage to Backblaze - now my entire disk is backed up for around $1.50/month. It makes the cost of the software very worthwhile. It never uses a lot of CPU and doesn't slow down my internet or disk access. I'm a very satisfied customer.
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Version 5.15.3
Mac Downgrade
23 July 2018
This app is fantastic and deserves 5 stars, it's rock-solid, no doubt about it. Anyway, there should be an option to password protect the application itself when you don't want users, children, wives ? to mess around with settings and backup selections. Last, on my five Windows 8 and 10 machines (this doesn't happen on macOS), Arq loses email settings, the email pane reverts to blank after two or three days, so I get no alerts o messages about backup completion.
Like (2)
Version 5.12.2
2 answer(s)
Lounge-Deluxe
Lounge-Deluxe
01 February 2019
I use iLock for password protecting apps, works for me.
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Mac Downgrade
01 February 2019
Thank you Lounge-Deluxe, but iLock is macOS only, right? My Windows machines are not involved… in any case, this is to be considered as a workaround, there should be a way within the app itself, without installing (or paying for) a second app.
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Bfulop
23 July 2018
It's the backup solution I've been using for the last 5 years. It's fast, easy on resources (CPU, memory), can customise and filter what's uploaded. I'm backing up to S3 and Backblaze and paying about $1 per month. (Photos are handled by iCloud)
Like (1)
Version 5.12.2
Stainless-Steel
02 July 2018
Love this app, it encrypts our data before uploading, downloads and being we backup hourly it even intelligently names the files accordingly. Minus one star because we have to use BackupList+ for local Clone/Mirror of HD locally because Arq doesn't perform HD Cloning.
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Version 5.11.3
Has worked for me for years without no hassle. Has proven very very helpful for me several times already.
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Version 5.11.3
bdikkat
01 May 2018
It's good, but it doesn't have the ability to wake my Mac up from sleep to do backups at night, which seems a bit silly.
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Version 5.11.3
Corrupted backups
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Version 5.9.1
3 answer(s)
WetNet
WetNet
31 October 2017
An already corrupted computer? hmmmm?
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anonymous-hummingbird-1635
anonymous-hummingbird-1635
01 November 2017
Computer(s) are just fine. No problems with other backup software similar to arq.
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TCalhau
TCalhau
04 February 2018
This really needs to be investigated further! I have been using the Arq for some time now and have retrieved data from it several times and never had any problems.

I find it interesting that you contact the Arq developer and send them the logs. Something very strange happened there ...

In normal the Arq is an excellent application.
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Jef4
29 July 2017
Very nice they add Backblaze B2!
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Version 5.9
$49.99

4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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