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Backup Plus

CNET Editors' review

For backing up important documents, Backup Plus hits all the right points, though it suffers from a few quirks. It includes a wizard to get you started, along with a nice help file, but more experienced users can just hit the New button to create a backup job. The interface looks good and shows all the details of backup jobs, but you only can view one backup job at a time. Selecting files for backup jobs is easy, and we especially like the Add Special feature, which lets you select standard folders, such as Favorites and Cookies. Backup Plus includes important features, such as incremental backups, compression, password protection, and FTP capabilities, but it can't natively write to CD-RW. It's nice the application now encrypts archives, though it doesn't let you choose from a list of algortighms. You can schedule jobs to run every hour, day, or month, but this feature lacks some flexibility, not letting you exclude particular days. Our final criticism concerns the Restore Manager and its separation of folders and files: it's great for selectively restoring documents, but it needs a quick-restore function that will make sure every file in an archive gets restored. Backup Plus works fine for anyone needing a daily or weekly archive utility, but some quirks of the program may prove limiting.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good except for one weakness"

    April 10, 2007  |   By wburychka

    Version: Backup Plus 7.7.1

    Pros

    Works with most disk-type media--HDs, REV Drives, DVDRW; easy to configure, reasonably priced

    Cons

    Multi-piece backup--essential to large backup jobs--can only be configured by (1) creating a new backup job, then (2) selecting the multi-piece "backup style" during an initial manual backup. If you edit the job, it goes back to single piece backup and then crashes (if larger than 4GB) when the scheduler calls it up. This was a big drawback to 7.0x, and I had hoped it would be fixed in 7.7x. It wasn't. Multiple Piece needs to be a regular option in the backup settings.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy to use, complete backup/restore program"

    September 5, 2006  |   By smartalecktexan

    Version: Backup Plus 7.7.1

    Pros

    Simple, easy to use. Good support via e-mail.

    Cons

    Maximum 4-Gig backup! Won't get it in these days of 200-300-500 gig HDS's with gigabytes of media files/directories. Hate to switch but need a lot more capacity.

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