CNET Editors' review
KLS Backup 2008 Professional works well, but, like this publisher's standard edition, doesn't feature the most intuitive user interface. Though it successfully backed up our designated files, novices might find all its features a bit overwhelming.
The user interface has commands at the top of the window, and four panels that display created profiles, profile tests, archives, and archive content. It wasn't immediately clear what to do first, but a backup wizard is offered that helps guide you through the process. Using the wizard, we easily added the files, selected the compression level, and applied encryption and a password to protect the ZIP file. The program immediately backed up our files. On a second run, we opted to back up our Registry keys. We were able to save the output file on a DVD. It took a visit to the Help menu to figure out how to schedule a backup without having to go through the wizard each time, but we were able to successfully schedule task backups. The one major difference between the professional and standard programs is that the professional edition has the ability to back up files to an ISO image, and this worked perfectly.
Novice users might find the user interface a little cluttered, and the 14-day trial period too short to get acquainted with the program. More-experienced users will appreciate the program's comprehensive backup features.
From KLS Soft:
KLS Backup 2013 Professional is a backup, synchronization and disk cleaner program that allows you to back up or synchronize your data to local and network drives, CD/DVD media or FTP (SSL\TLS) server. The cleanup feature is a complete solution to backup and clean private data and free up disk space. The backup files can be stored uncompressed or compressed in standard Zip, 7-Zip or SQX format. KLS Backup 2008 can back up files and folders (from local drives, network locations, FTP servers) and registry keys.
Advanced version management, makes possible to find and restore any backup version within seconds. The synchronization feature allows you to easily synchronize the contents of two different folders. Running as a windows service the built-in scheduler provides a powerful automated backup solution.
What's new in this version: Version 184.108.40.206 fixed issues on compression may fail when using AES encryption, restoring from password protected incremental archives, and better compatibility with major service providers.
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"Good features, no support"
Version: KLS Backup 2013 Professional 6.5.1
Features. The best feature set I could find in the price range.
No support whatsoever. The response time varies between 2 weeks and infinity providing that you send them reminders. Probably will not return back to you at all if you do not remind about yourself. Feels like an abandoned product.
Probably better to stay away as the product does have issues and does not have support, even though the features/price are very tempting.
Version: KLS Backup 2013 Professional 220.127.116.11
Easy to use. Can open the backup with any file zipping program
Updates to software provided. Tech support responds to you very quickly and helps you troubleshoot the problem
none that I have found
This Utility makes it very easy to do backups/restores. Saves the backups as simple ZIP files, and can be opened with any win zippg utility. Easily backup local as well as remote PCs. Can password protect the file, have it sent email job history to u
"My TOP choice after evaluating many - Intuitive & Dependable"
Version: KLS Backup 2013 Professional 2
After adding a second hard drive I needed dependable software to keep folders synchronized daily. I also needed to archive GBytes of data to DVD on a set schedule with compression and encryption. After evaluating numerous backup utility trial versions, KLS Backup 2006 was my final choice. Purchasing and receiveing the product key was accomplished in less than an hour (during a weekday). I've now scheduled all of my synchronization and backup sets to run in the background. This product met all of my expectations and was intuitive to set up and manage. The program has other features I do not need at the moment, but nice to know they are there when the time comes.
Maybe I missed seeing it, but a family license for the other PCs I manage in my household would be nice if the cost was just a byte more.
Version: KLS Backup 2013 Professional 1.9.5
easy to use.fast backup & restore.highly recommend!
"BEST BACKUP UTILITY I HAVE SEEN"
Version: KLS Backup 2013 Professional 1.9
For the Longest time, I have been looking for a utility that backup my home personal computers which are on a small Windows 2003 Domain. Two are XP Pro clients, the third is my FTP, and WEB Server.
I have lost some files in the past due to drive failure, and the backup I had on tape had some corrupted files.
This program allows you to choose what to backup, create different backup sets, will allow you to ZIP the files to the destination, or just leave them as they are. Creates seperate subfolders for each backup. Will backup new files or folders in the source folder or drive you choose. Is very easy and simple to use. You can configure it to send you an email alert after the scheduled backup job is complete. This is the bakup utility I have been looking for. And when doing a restore, no other prpgram is needed. If you choose to ZIP the files, just UNZIP them, if you left them as they were, just copy them back. And this utiltiy does not cost hundereds of dollars. Excelltent and highly recommended!!!
When creating a automatic schedule, after it is created, go back and confirm the time you choose is correct. IT may default back to the original. That is the only CON I have seen so far.