GFI Backup is a complex application which allows you to back up all your important documents ...
GFI Backup is a complex application which allows you to back up all your important documents. Suitable for beginners and experienced users alike, this tool allows you to back up all your documents, photos, music, emails and programs, via a simple but smart wizard-driven interface.
When was the last time you backed-up all the important files on your hard disk? Do you have a backup of those precious photos taken on your last holiday, of your resume and other important documents? What about your music and movies? While everyone admits that backing up data is important, few actually do so - until it is too late and the damage is done.
Backing up your files is a must to minimize the risk of loss. With GFI BackUpâ„¢ 2011 Freeware Edition, you need not worry if your hard disk fails or a virus wipes out your data.
Data backup and synchronization
GFI BackUp provides:
Traditional file backup and restore of data
Backup of files which meet a specific group set (e.g., financial files, productivity files, images and designs).
Backup storage options
GFI BackUp enables you to perform backups to multiple devices, among others, internal/external hard disks, NAS devices, CD/DVD/Blu-Ray media, memory sticks and removable flash memory devices (USB drive, memory sticks, etc).
Full or item-level restore options
GFI BackUp allows you to make a full restore of backup data or to select a set of individual folders and/or files. GFI BackUp allows you to perform a restore to a location of your choice, rather than forcing you to restore your data to its original location.
Include/exclude backup parameters
GFI BackUp provides a powerful mechanism that enables you to include or exclude specific files during a backup task.
The mechanism can filter files according to their file type (for example, back up all .doc files but exclude all .tmp files). This will help reduce your backup storage requirements. GFI BackUp comes pre-configured with a number of group category sets such as â€˜Productivity Filesâ€™ (grouping file types: .xls, .xlsx, .doc, .docx) making configuring backup tasks even easier. You can also create your own category groups.
Advanced task scheduler
GFI BackUp does not rely on the Windows Task Scheduler, but uses an advanced built-in and highly configurable scheduling mechanism.
It supports scheduling tasks to run:
On Windows start-up/shutdown
You can also configure a schedule to run every few days (e.g., every three days) and not run if, for instance, the day of the schedule happens to be a Wednesday.
Incremental, differential and other backup types
GFI BackUp can either be configured to back up only new and changed files (incremental), or to delete those files from the current backup that no longer exist in the source location (differential).
GFI BackUp also provides a version control mechanism (stack backup) that allows you to keep multiple versions of a file in the archives.
By default, GFI BackUp carries out cyclic redundancy checks (CRC) on each file to ensure data integrity and to protect against accidental changes due to communication errors
GFI BackUp uses military-strength 256-bit AES encryption to protect backed-up data privacy.
AES encryption has been adopted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology as an FIPS-approved (Federal Information Processing Standard) symmetric encryption algorithm that should be used by US Government organizations (and others) to protect sensitive information.
Backup of files that are open/in use
You can back up files even if they are still open, using the Windows Volume Shadow Copy Service (Microsoft VSS).
Out-of-the-box, GFI BackUp is enabled to make use of Microsoft VSS to back up files that are in use by other applications such as Microsoft Outlook .pst files.
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