(Qt)-Backstep.py is commandline and graphical (Qt) backup software written in pure Python. It can back up any directory to CD-R(W), DVD-R(W), USB key, or another directory. It is a continuous backup solution. It works like a time machine. It contains a backup network server. It can send backups over the Internet or your network.
No-install Unix Tools for Windows is a collection of 18 of the most useful Cygwin tools packaged into a single 1.1MB (floppy sized) EXE file that runs without any installation process. Simply running the executable instantly creates a Unix environment for Windows, without making any persistent changes to the underlying system. It includes bash, less, gzip, grep, find, df, du, ls, cat, cp, mv, ps, rmdir, mkdir, rm, pwd, and tar.
The poor man's daily snapshot, glastree builds live backup trees with branches for each day. Users directly browse the past to recover older documents or retrieve lost files. Hard links serve to compress unchanged files, while modified ones are copied verbatim. A prune utility effects a constant, sliding window. It is implemented as a set of Perl scripts.