Genie Timeline Home 2012

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    "Good concept, but the software misses it's target goals"

    April 27, 2012  |   By svenvandevelde


    It DOES perform a timeline backup.
    Backup DOES work without much disturbance.
    It's concept allows for simplicity and user friendliness.
    Genie provides good end-user support.
    Nice user interface.


    It is a very dangerous tool. It does not a good job, due to the following reasons:
    - When you have multiple users on the same PC, it will only perform a backup of the files of the user the backup is installed for.
    - Intelligent backup is dangerous. It will only backup the files with the extensions you request. The list of extensions is not complete.
    - As a result, it consumes your backup drive space with files you don't want. Intelligent backup works for ALL your connected drives, even the xTB drives which you don't want to have included.
    - There is an 'exclude from backup' function in the tool, but it is hidden, not user friendly.
    - Recover sometimes fails for a number of files without reason. The tool crashes when recovering, and you have to restart.
    - The "system recovery" option does not do a good job, and it is VERY SLOW.
    - Files are spread out over the backup library between the "intelligent backup", and the "selective backup". Confusing


    I am a registered user for 2 years, and have purchased 3 licenses. I would advise to consider very well the cons when doing a backup.

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