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Online backup to Google Drive, Amazon Glacier, SFTP.

Arq 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 version 7.19.1

Updated on May 14 2022

New features:
  • Added support for new Wasabi Sydney region.
  • Added support for GovCloud as an S3-compatible storage location.
  • Sort the list of backup plans by computer name and backup name.
  • Sort the list of backup folders within a backup set by name.
  • Prevent sleep during restore operations.
Fixed issues:
  • Fixed an issue that could Arq's license information to get corrupted, resulting in Arq prompting for a license code.
  • Fixed an issue in the select-network-interface dialog (in the backup plan settings) where the wrong interface could be added to the list (not the one selected by the user).
  • Fixed an issue where Arq Agent might not start a scheduled backup on time.
  • Added support for using a symlink to a directory as the path when adding an SFTP storage location.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Uninstall" menu item would fail if there were issues initializing Arq Agent.
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Information

License

Shareware

Size

19.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.arqbackup.com/

Downloads

49250

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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What customer like

Performance
Value
Design

What needs improvements

Bug fixing

Arq qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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dbona475
dbona475
Jun 2 2021
7.5.10
3.0
Jun 2 2021
3.0
Version: 7.5.10
I'm glad that I can back up everything with no limits, Everything is in safe. Thanks((((((((((
Mcr
Mcr
Apr 21 2021
7.5.1
5.0
Apr 21 2021
5.0
Version: 7.5.1
Was formerly using CloudBerry Backup (aka MSP360), having found it adequate on the Windows platform, gave the Mac version a try. Decided to try Arq last month during their 25% off sale for the Premium service ($39.99 for FIVE computers [Mac or Windows] for a year). $8 per computer for a year including cloud storage, hard to beat. I've been very pleased. The UI is better than Cloudberry, support is better (Cloudberry stand alone has NO support, only available if you opt for the expensive 'backup service'). Web access to files with Arq is far easier than Cloudberry. I'm still using Cloudberry for Windows, backing up to B2. With Arq I can also use B2 or the included storage that comes with Arq Premium. It would seem Cloudberry started out on Windows, then got into the Mac market. Arq appears to have started with the Mac, then branched out to Windows. Cloudberry's Windows client is so superior to their Mac client, it will be interesting to see if Arq's Windows client is on par with the Mac client.
tony.scicchitano@me.com
tony.scicchitano@me.com
Mar 22 2021
7.2.3
5.0
Mar 22 2021
5.0
Version: 7.2.3
Arq 7 is running perfectly on my M1 MacBook Air. Backup it up to Backblaze B2 and to a local network share. Also backing up a network share to B2. All works without any issues!
Dominikhoffmann
Dominikhoffmann
Nov 21 2020
5.19.2
4.0
Nov 21 2020
4.0
Version: 5.19.2
I am beta testing Version 7. No problems so far. I’d award the fifth star, once an update were to provide functionality sought by reviewer Ionos below. I had never considered those points. But I migrated from Wasabi to Microsoft OneDrive (because it was included in my Office subscription for free), but I would have appreciated being able to migrate from Wasabi.
Bupkis
Bupkis
May 9 2020
5.18
0.0
May 9 2020
0.0
Version: 5.18
This app is now up to version 6.2.11. Arq 6 is much improved over Arq 5. Why does the new version not appear here?
Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
Apr 21 2020
5.18
1.0
Apr 21 2020
1.0
Version: 5.18
This failed right out of the gate. I couldn't backup anything because the SMTP host wasn't set. I didn't configure email. Tossed in the trash.
Ionos
Ionos
Nov 24 2019
5.17.2
2.0
Nov 24 2019
2.0
Version: 5.17.2
I used the app for many years, but stopped doing so due to 3 short-comings a while ago: (1) It is not possible to migrate backup data from one cloud provider to another, which I might want to be able to do in the case of pricing or service changes (B2/Amazon Drive), new providers (Wasabi), lack of reliability, etc. If I want to retain my historical backups/archives, I am locked into the originally chosen cloud space vendor forever. This for me was the main show-stopper; the company behind Arq has stated multiple times over the last years (both on Twitter and via eMail) that this lock-in is a known fact and provider-migration is not supported. (2) Arq is very destination centric, rather than source centric. One cannot create one file selection for backups and then back this selection up to multiple destinations, rather one needs to manually recreate the selection for every destination, and keep it in sync manually. (3) The Arq Backup agent requires a significant amount of CPU cycles. A well-equipped 2015 MBP became unusable every time Arq was performing a backup, which made Arq unsuitable for continuous backups.
stoltenberg
stoltenberg
Jun 22 2019
5.16
5.0
Jun 22 2019
5.0
Version: 5.16
Using (and loving) it for years. Easy to set up, stable and just working :-)
Stevie24
Stevie24
Apr 25 2019
5.16
5.0
Apr 25 2019
5.0
Version: 5.16
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.
Aeschylus
Aeschylus
Feb 12 2019
5.15.3
5.0
Feb 12 2019
5.0
Version: 5.15.3
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.
Mac Downgrade
Mac Downgrade
Jul 23 2018
5.12.2
5.0
Jul 23 2018
5.0
Version: 5.12.2
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.
Bfulop
Bfulop
Jul 23 2018
5.12.2
5.0
Jul 23 2018
5.0
Version: 5.12.2
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)
Stainless-Steel
Stainless-Steel
Jul 2 2018
5.11.3
4.0
Jul 2 2018
4.0
Version: 5.11.3
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.
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
Rasputinsrevengereloadet
May 21 2018
5.11.3
5.0
May 21 2018
5.0
Version: 5.11.3
Has worked for me for years without no hassle. Has proven very very helpful for me several times already.
bdikkat
bdikkat
May 1 2018
5.11.3
0.0
May 1 2018
0.0
Version: 5.11.3
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.
anonymous-hummingbird-1635
anonymous-hummingbird-1635
Sep 3 2017
5.9.1
1.0
Sep 3 2017
1.0
Version: 5.9.1
Corrupted backups
Jef4
Jef4
Jul 29 2017
5.9
5.0
Jul 29 2017
5.0
Version: 5.9
Very nice they add Backblaze B2!
Sergesouszero
Sergesouszero
May 23 2017
5.8.4
0.0
May 23 2017
0.0
Version: 5.8.4
The most recent update is 5.8.5 and it fixes the issues with budget enforcement.
robfol
robfol
Apr 24 2017
5.7.9
5.0
Apr 24 2017
5.0
Version: 5.7.9
One of the very best backup solutions for Mac and importantly a very responsive developer. All my data is in Amazon S3 and all my Music and Photos in Amazon Glacier. Works perfectly on OSX 10.12.5 b3 too. When I sort my Google Business account, will probably add Google Drive as a second destination for key data, Highly recommended.
TCalhau
TCalhau
Dec 14 2016
5.6.1
5.0
Dec 14 2016
5.0
Version: 5.6.1
Perfect! I Love ❤️
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