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"Good backup software, with some quirks to keep in mind."
Version: FBackup 4.8.289
The "full" backup automatically makes a neat archive in a single, non-proprietary zip file.
The "mirror" backup automatically copies folders and files, and offers the option of whether or not to delete files from the backup if they've been deleted from the source.
Both types of backup provide the same, convenient filtering options (e.g. backup only certain types of files) for backups to the same four backup locations (i.e. local hard drive, external hard drive, removable media, or network drive).
Much better than the old Seagate Manager software I've been using!
Although each archive file in a series of "full" backups is named with a serial number, only the most recent one is kept. There's no option to keep one or more previous archive files.
A filtered "mirror" backup includes a lot of junk: empty subfolders that never included any backup files.
Two backup types to choose from:
A "full" backup archives a complete, new snapshot in a
standard, non-proprietary, zip file; and deletes the previous
snapshot. The new archive is built from the ground up--with
a new copy of every file in the backup. For example, this is
a good choice for backing up a large number of document files
that regularly grows and shrinks (when you don't want to keep
any temporary documents in the backup archive).
A "mirror" backup copies folders, subfolders and files
uncompressed to the destination drive. If only one file has
changed, it only copies that one file. If a file has been
deleted, you have the option of whether or not to keep it in
the backup. For example, this is a good choice for backing up
a growing collection of compressed video files.
"Best backup I've used and it's truly free!"
Version: FBackup 4.8.289
After years of frustration using Windows' various versions of task schedulers and Xcopy batch files, I'm extremely pleased to find fBackup. I encountered no problems with any network or target drive access. The option for mirror backup eliminates any issues with proprietary compressed files and makes the backup copies readily available on the target drive. The scheduler has worked as intended which I certainly can't say about the Windows' scheduler. I'm very grateful to the developers.
After a week using fBackup, I have found no "cons".
The best thing I can say is, this just works!
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