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TurboBackup

CNET Editors' review

Horror stories about failed systems and lost files are far too common. TurboBackup by FileStream is a full-scale backup solution that lets users schedule periodic backup processes to protect their critical files.

FileStream TurboBackup is incredibly flexible in handling various backup formats. The Backup Wizard will guide you through a series of long steps to configure their operation. users can choose to backup files to hard drives, CD/DVDs, or even online via FTP or FileStream's own backup server. After selecting the files and directories, you'll then be given an option to save as a zip file and add encryption codes. The entire process takes more steps than we'd have liked to schedule a backup, but then again, being thorough for a system operation is to be expected. But regardless, some users might find themselves getting a bit lost through the lengthy setup process at the first try.

Once the backup operations are scheduled, TurboBackup does a snappy job of keeping your assigned directories checked. A notice will prompt you with any immediate backup operations scheduled. You can also view the backup history of any previous operations, including backup types and destination directories.

Users can also enable custom operations for specific types of backups, such as documents, photos, music, and more.

There's a lot of bells and whistles to take advantage of in TurboBackup, but it's a powerful system tool in the most capable hands. We definitely recommend giving the trial version for a spin.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not fully Windows 7 compatible?"

    March 5, 2010  |   By barbalt1

    Version: TurboBackup 7.3

    Pros

    I have used TurboBackup 4 and 6 with Windows XP for years. The scheduler was a little wonky, but I set up the Windows Task Scheduler to run the backup scripts, so for a long time I was very happy with the program.

    Cons

    My new Windows 7 machine just doesn't have the necessary permissions to run unattended backups of a network drive. I can run manually triggered backups, but some kind of security settings prevent unattended backups.

    Summary

    Joe on the help desk worked with me for a while, via e-mail, but would never consent to talk to me by telephone. I think he believes the problem is with security settings in my server and in the Win 7 workstation; not his job to help me with Windows configuration. I'm planning to continue running TurboBackup on a Windows XP machine, just can't make it work in Windows 7.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not suitable for large amounts of data"

    January 23, 2010  |   By chomsnl1

    Version: TurboBackup 7.3

    Pros

    good user interface. In theory you are supposed to license a copy for every PC in your house, but you can actually buy one license and install it as many times as you want, provided you keep the download file.

    Cons

    not suitable for large amounts of data, like 50GB or more. It runs out of space (even if you have 30GB free), or if you backup to another PC in your home network there's a good chance that it aborts half way. Making smaller backups is a lot of work.

    Summary

    Not worth it. This product that has been put together by amateurs. You'll get strange error messages and even the uninstall is problematic. The helpdesk is good, but with a lousy product there's only so much they can do. On the bright side, the money-back guarantee is quick and uneventful.

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