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Second Backup for Graphics File

CNET Editors' review

Second Backup is a simple but effective tool for storing information externally. While we initially were a bit confused by its interface, Second Backup proved to be a valuable tool for preserving data.

We needed to make a brief stop at the program's instructional Help file to fully understand the interface. Fortunately, a little reading unlocked the program's secrets. We were quickly able to take complete control, thanks to its simple Wizard-like layout. We immediately set up a Profile, which told the program specifically which files to back up, ranging from a single folder to an entire desktop, and on what device to save them. A mass storage device like a USB stick or external hard drive is the best choice for backups, but Second Backup will handle a range of devices. A pleasing surprise was its ability to schedule automatic backups by day, week, or month. It also lets you choose how many backup copies to keep, which helps conserve storage space. Second Backup quickly and accurately saved all of our data to the selected destination. It also has a neat feature that compares files, which could come in handy if you've made a lot of backup copies and need to determine which copies have specific information. Overall, we were able to overcome some interface issues to fully embrace this helpful program.

Second Backup is free to try for 30 days. It installs desktop shortcuts without permission. While it had a rocky start, its excellent backup ability earns it our recommendation.

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All User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A good backup Utility that does what it says"

    August 21, 2010  |   By HubertGara

    Version: Second Backup for Graphics File 9.8.16

    Pros

    SecondBackup can keep multi-version backed up files, this feature is just what I need.

    Cons

    Nothing, so far.

    Summary

    SecondBackup has user friendly interface, it only take a little system
    resource, you can forget the program after you set it up, then it will backup
    your files Reliably.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "External hard disk backup solution"

    August 19, 2010  |   By JRTangNL

    Version: Second Backup for Graphics File 9.8.16

    Pros

    This program is suitable to do external hard disk backup, it is ease to use, all skill levels user can use it, no need to train.

    Cons

    None that I have found yet.

    Summary

    This program not compressed the source files to a single file, the backed up files are readable, and it has a comparison function lets you easy to check if the backup is succeed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Recommand this backup solution"

    May 13, 2010  |   By heikospoler

    Version: Second Backup for Graphics File 9.8.16

    Pros

    Ease to use automatic backup tool.

    Cons

    Only have English version.

    Summary

    If you have critical data in your computer, it is strongly recommended to make Multiple backups on different media, stored in different locations. If you already have a tape backup system, I suggest you do an additional backup to the external hard disk, Second Backup is a good tool for backup data to external hard disk.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Low cost backup solution"

    April 15, 2010  |   By WiltonERomano

    Version: Second Backup for Graphics File 9.8.16

    Pros

    Ease of setup and use.

    Cons

    It is better to add a FAQ on the help documents.

    Summary

    If you already have a tape backup system, it may be necessary to do an additional backup to the external hard disk with this program, you will have the double data security, and it is easy to check the backed up files in the external hard disk.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "This backup software is worth a try"

    January 29, 2010  |   By MichaelEHanline

    Version: Second Backup for Graphics File 9.8.16

    Pros

    You can chose what you want in your backup, either the whole drive, or just specific folders, or even everything of a particular filetype like all your photos, and it can archive multiple backup copied, zip each file t backup separately.

    Cons

    It is better if it has free edition.

    Summary

    It is a good tool for backup your important data.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "registration issues - do NOT give credit card info"

    January 28, 2010  |   By justinkaise

    Version: Second Backup for Graphics File 9.8.16

    Pros

    Works great for 30 days.

    Cons

    It locks up and says you must register. You click the link - register and pay for it with credit card, it sends you a receipt - but NO key or registration code. - no place to enter a reg. code even if they did send a code! seems like a Scam to me

    Summary

    Too much aggrevation for simple software - spent 2 hours trying to figure out how to get reg codes and unlock computer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It is a useful backup utility"

    January 18, 2010  |   By TomYu975

    Version: Second Backup for Graphics File 9.8.16

    Pros

    The interface is clear, ease to set up the backup job, it can keep multiple backup archives.

    Cons

    Cannot backup to FTP.

    Summary

    Particularly suitable for backup files to external hard disk.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "couldn't get it to work"

    January 14, 2010  |   By tumsuden

    Version: Second Backup for Graphics File 9.8.16

    Pros

    apart from being free, nonw

    Cons

    couldn't get it to work

    Summary

    couldn't get it to work

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