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Backup Plus

By Avantrix Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
For backing up important documents, Backup Plus hits all the right points, though it suffers from a few quirks. It includes a wizard to get you started, along with a nice help file, but more experienced users can just hit the New button to create a backup job. The interface looks good and shows all the details of backup jobs, but you only can view one backup job at a time. Selecting files for backup jobs is easy, and we especially like the Add Special feature, which lets you select standard folders, such as Favorites and Cookies. Backup Plus includes important features, such as incremental backups, compression, password protection, and FTP capabilities, but it can't natively write to CD-RW. It's nice the application now encrypts archives, though it doesn't let you choose from a list of algortighms. You can schedule jobs to run every hour, day, or month, but this feature lacks some flexibility, not letting you exclude particular days. Our final criticism concerns the Restore Manager and its separation of folders and files: it's great for selectively restoring documents, but it needs a quick-restore function that will make sure every file in an archive gets restored. Backup Plus works fine for anyone needing a daily or weekly archive utility, but some quirks of the program may prove limiting.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.7.1

General

Release November 9, 2008
Date Added September 6, 2005
Version 7.7.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 197,523
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

Backup Plus allows you to easily and quickly back up all your important data. Its features include the ability to back up to just about any device, including a disk, a Zip drive, a Jaz drive, and even formatted CD-RW/DVD-RW discs. FTP backup also is supported. Backup Plus comes with the Timed Backups Manager for scheduling hands-free backups, and the Explorer-like Restore Manager for easy restoration from a single file to a complete backup.