Backup and Restore must be a integral part of everyone who keeps some amount of critical data on his system. The reason, the data can be lost due to different factors likeÂ VirusÂ infection, system crash, hardware failure or theft.Even if you don’t have some critical data on your system, still you need to have a proper back and restore strategy so that you can get your system back and running again in minimal time without losing any thing including installed applications on your system.Today we will be talking about Backup4all Pro which is a excellent backup and restore tool.
Backup4all is a backup program for Windows that protects your data from partial or total loss. It automates the backup process saving you time, compresses the data to save storage space (using standard zip format) and encrypts your backup to protect from unauthorized usage.
Simple Wizard Interface
First thing that you will notice after installing it on your system is that it has a simple Wizard type Interface or GUI. It will give you two simple choices i.e Backup or Restore. You can just choose what you want to do andÂ proceed. You will be guided with simple Wizard interfaces along the process which are quite easy to understand even for novice users. You can change the view of the main GUI to show either backups, Explore view, statistics about your backups and restore, or the summary just by using theÂ drop-downÂ or shortcut keys.
Even if you click on the advance mode , the interface is quite simple with each optionÂ beingÂ categorizedÂ well to help you understand them better. You can easily choose the different options and configure them as per your needs. But my advice to everyone including average users, stick to the Wizard interface.
Backup to Local, Network, FTP or SFTP
You can backup your system data to either your existing local hard disk or USB drive or back them up on any other location on your Network or use a FTP or SFTP location depending on your requirement.
Four Backup Types
It provides you option of Â full backup, differential backup, incremental backup and mirror backup which provides you backup solution for everything you need for different situations.
Full backupÂ is the starting point for all other backups and contains all the data in the folders and files that are selected to be backed up (source data). Since it will store all files and folders, frequent full backups result in faster and simpler restore operations in comparison with other backup types.
Differential backupÂ contains all files that have changed since the last FULL backup. The advantage of a differential backup is that it shortens restore time compared to a full backup or an incremental backup. However, if you perform the differential backup too many times, the size of the differential backup might grow to be larger than the baseline full backup.
Incremental backupÂ stores all files changed since the last FULL, DIFFERENTIAL OR INCREMENTAL backup. The advantage of an incremental backup is that it takes the least time to finish. The disadvantage is that during a restore operation, each increment is processed and this could result in a lengthy restore job
Mirror backupÂ is identical to a full backup, with the exception that the files are not compressed in zip files and they can not be protected with a password. A mirror backup is most frequently used to create an exact copy of the backup data. It has the benefit that the backup files can also be readily accessed using tools like Windows Explorer.
Plugin for almost Every Application
It has backup plugins available for almost every application forÂ Â backing up or restoring specific programs’ settings or other custom data (like game saves, email data, etc.). It includes plugins for even Antivirus applications like ESET and AVG apart from loads of other applications. Just use any of these plugins if you want to backup just the individual application settings and custom data.
Compression with AES Encryption
All the backups can be compressed and encrypted withÂ up toÂ 256 bit AES encryption. ItÂ uses ZIP64 technology which lets you unlimited zip file size and encrypt your data (even greater than 2 GB file size) using AES encryption (256-bits).
Backup Even Open Files and Applications
It can even backup the open files and application without the need to close them. It is made possible using theÂ Â Volume Shadow Copy service. The feature is good in situations when you are working on some of the applications while the backup is done.
Track File Versions during Restore
During the restore process using its step by step wizard, you canÂ choose the version of files which will be restored and filter them to restore only the needed versions. Keep in mind that file version feature applies to full, differential and incremental backups only & Mirror backup. You can quickly restore the latest version of a file/folder as well as restoring versions of files backed up at a specific date.
Scheduler and Auto Backup
You can schedule the backups so that it starts at a particular time or day of the week so that backups are done automatically.
In addition to the encryption of the backup we talked about earlier, you can even lock the interface of the application using a password so that no one else can access it.
Split Backups to small files
If your backups are large, you can split them into small files so that they fit easily into your backup media.
I was unable to find any option to backup your boot partition using the boot option so that you can even backup your whole operating system along with all the applications installed on it. Â It cant be used to restore your whole operating system. Someone can correct me if I am wrong here.
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Thank for this giveaway please count me in! Need it to help me backup my system easier. I think its feature for a backup application is quite impressive. I tried it lite version just last week and hopefully able to got its pro version.
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BackUp4AllPro is one piece of software I would really like to own rather than one I am just interested in playing around with! I have used many Backup Software applications and have been unsatisfied their features. BackUp4AllPro is the best Backup Software application on the market. I would love to own a license to make automated backups of all my important files.Â
Avi, I believe you are right.Â Their webpage talks about it being a “backup program for Windows that protects your data from partial or total loss.”Â
There’s nothing there about this having disk or partition imaging capabilities.
But then most people are up to disk & partitioning imaging and just backing up their data is an enormous & important step in a most needful direction.Â I think the winners of this giveaway might well end being highly thankful they won this.Â
Please don’t count me in the giveaway.Â Good app, but I already have Acronis.
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System data lost can happen all the times due to various reasons and therefore backup and restore facility is necessary to retrieve your data back. So Backup4all Pro is a must software that you have to install into your system to cater for emergency.
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I would like Backup program to compare to other backup programs like Symantec
been looking for this kind of giveaway longtime….always had a problem on restoring my applications and softwares after computer crash.FYI—im using windows 7 chinese version OS.would love to have it to lessen my annoying situation.Thx in advance.Cheers
A very good review. This backup software is fast and easy to use so I like it. Please count me in. I also love the fact that it has plethora of plugins to backup settings and databases of various antiviruses. This fact came to light today morning as I was searching how to backup Avg virus database. Thanks.Â
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products such as dopdf, i used its standard version but it not provide features
like auto backups/ schedule backups and backup facility for locked files.
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