Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Reliable Backup Software

There are dozens of free backup software that you can find out there but I guess Cobian Backup stands out from the rest. It is not because it is free but in terms of reliability and functionality. As of this writing the latest version is Version 11 (a.k.a. Gravity). This version is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Servers 2003 and 2008. Whether 32 or 64 bit there is no issue about that.

Usually for the free edition you will find only the basic functionality of a backup software. However, on the case of Cobian Backup you will find almost all the features available only on the full version of commercial backup softwares. Unattended backup through its scheduler, encryption, compression, accessibility to backup from local or network drive and different types of backup (i.e. full, differential, incremental and dummy) to name a few of its features.

I have tried before the version 9 (a.k.a as Amanita) and currently I am using the latest version which is called Gravity. Since then and until now Cobian Backup never disappointed me and always meet my expectations. You can have a sound sleep and you can leave the backing up all by itself through the scheduler feature. Moreover, user interface is neat and simple. As a matter of fact you can set it up in no time because you can easily get familiar with the setting.

Two thumbs up for Cobian Backup.

I wish everyone a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.