Second Backup Free Edition

Second Backup Free Edition

Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 45 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.9.03
  • Total Downloads:
    532,993
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 26, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    331
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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4 stars

"Good backup software. Free is Manual backup only"

February 10, 2013  |  By Lloyd_Hayes

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.9.03

Pros

This software does an outstanding job of backing up to any drive.

It's will also backup one external drive to another external drive. (Nice feature.)

You can stipulate how you want the backup to work. (Only backup from one drive to another, or backup the newest file on any drive.)
And how many generations do you want it to save. (Last 3 changes in files, last 2, or whatever.)
It also asks if you want the files compressed, and if so, to what level. (The default is No Compression.)

Cons

Free version does not support automated backup. (You need the paid version for this.)
Will not do a system backup.
Limited backup options.

Summary

I installed this software yesterday. I then started it when I went to sleep, and saw a report on the backup when I woke up this morning. From what I can tell, it worked almost exactly as I needed it to. Though I wasn't excited about it backing up my Recycle Bin or anti-virus software.

All in all, I am satisfied this program.

Updated on Feb 10, 2013

I am not aware of any time limit on the software.

Updated on Feb 10, 2013

In going to the website, they don't call it "Free" software. They refer to it as "Trial" software. I may want to reduce my rating of this software if that is the case.

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1 stars

"This Sucks! Free shouldn't have a time limit on backups"

January 23, 2013  |  By Senior_Moment

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.9.03

Pros

None that I can see.

Cons

When a program advertises itself as free, then it should not have a time limit, especially if it is backup software when there is the realistic probablilty that it will be shelved until needed. Then, when you need it, you find out that your time limit expired and the backup is useless unless you purchase the program. This should be illegal in the sense that it is "bait and switch," so someone with a legal background should challenge these shysters. Do not use this "free" program to back up your computer unless you intend to pay full price when you need to actaully restore your system. That is holding your system hostage for a ransom!

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1 stars

"it's not free at all"

January 13, 2013  |  By setki

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.9.03

Pros

good soft
easy to use

Cons

too expensive

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4 stars

"It does what I need."

November 23, 2012  |  By dmh777

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.9.03

Pros

Does a good job of backing my files. I can choose which files I want to backup which is a plus for me, unlike other programs that only allow you to choose just the more common places like Documents, Pictures, etc.

Cons

When choose to Archive (zip) while backing up it zip's each file independently. I think it would be better if it could zip all files by the folder they are in.

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1 stars

"They're Lying! It's not Free!"

October 21, 2012  |  By d-c-b

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.9.03

Pros

It worked great for more than 6 months.

Cons

But it is now reporting that my once "free" edition has expired. My latest backup attempt will run and all seems fine during execution, but then a popup window appears stating that the unlimited-timeframe free edition has expired, that I need to purchase the program, and that my backup was cancelled. When I go and check the actual backup data, it has not been updated.

Summary

Second Backup developers are ******** and CNet is allowing them to get away with advertising their software as free when it definitely is not. Forget about using Second Backup and maybe even forget about using CNet all together since both organizations are untrustworthy.

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5 stars

"Tried many backup and sync programs, this is the best."

September 20, 2012  |  By ptjack

 |  Version: Second Backup Free Edition 9.9.03

Pros

Good backup performance.
Nice selection of pre-assigned folders.
One way or two way sync. Nice feature.

Cons

A bit pricey.

Summary

Still a good investment. Does the job and works well with other program's like Dropbox and on remote drives.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.9.03
Version 9.9.03 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher AutoBAUP
Publisher web site http://www.backupsoftware.cc
Release Date January 26, 2012
Date Added January 26, 2012
Version 9.9.03
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.07MB
File Name SecondBackupSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 532,993
Downloads Last Week 331
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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