Data Backup

Data Backup 3.1.9

Effortlessly make backup copies

Data Backup is a powerful solution to make copies of your files. We liked how easy you can browse and select files to backup. At the top of the interface there's also a drop down bar to choose whether making a backup of all your files or just photos. You can split large files into even parts to save on different CDs and DVDs. Fast Start is an interesting addition to this new version and speeds up the process by only looking for those files that have been updated. View full description

PROS

  • Split large files
  • Set scripts to run
  • Easy file browsing

CONS

  • Event schedule is unclear
  • Rules limited to names

Good
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Data Backup is a powerful solution to make copies of your files. We liked how easy you can browse and select files to backup. At the top of the interface there's also a drop down bar to choose whether making a backup of all your files or just photos. You can split large files into even parts to save on different CDs and DVDs. Fast Start is an interesting addition to this new version and speeds up the process by only looking for those files that have been updated.

At times we found the interface a little bit confusing. The sidebar on the left of the interface would probably have been better in another area. Data Backup lets you set filters but we were disappointed to find out that they can only include or exclude names and not other criteria like size or file type. Similarly the Schedule feels a bit clunky to use and doesn't provide any real guide as to how you can create new events.

Despite these drawbacks, Data Backup is very useful if you need to make copies of files regularly.

Changes

  • Fast Start - Fast Start makes use of the file system events system available in Mac OS X 10.4 and above. After the first backup between a source and destination is performed, Data Backup will track the changes to the source. When a subsequent backup is performed Data Backup will backup those files that have changed without needing to scan the entire source for changes. This yields substantial speedups in backup processing for larger volumes. Please see the manual for more details.
  • Supports burning to CD/DVDs with spanning across multiple volumes
  • Large files can be split across multiple CD's or DVD's
  • Multiple copies of backups can be created
  • Backups to CD or DVD can be unattended as long as there are sufficient blank media mounted in drives attached to the computer. Data Backup will automatically "spill over" from one blank CD or DVD to the next if the "Use media in drive" option is selected. See the manual for more details.

Easy, Powerful and Flexible Backup Software

Data Backup 3 for Mac offers you just the right amount of power, flexibility and ease-of-use to help you backup your computer fast. Data Backup 3 let's you customize and create your own backup routines or use the preset backup schemes covering your photos, docs and entire hard drive to get your backups started. Fully automate and schedule your backups to occur when you decide.

Data Backup 3 is a powerful utility that allows you to backup, restore and synchronize your valuable data with minimal effort. Whether you are a new computer user or a seasoned professional, Data Backup 3 offers you just the right amount of power, flexibility and ease-of-use to help you protect your files fast.

Easy

No complicated setup – built-in backup sets to quickly backup your iTunes or iPhoto files, other important data or your entire system.

Custom create your own backup sets. Just drag and drop.

“Fast Start” feature preselects the files to be backed up, saving you time (requires OS X 10.4+).

Powerful

Go “back in time” and see your files and directories, as they were when your backups happened.

Schedule your backups to automatically run at a specific time, on a recurring basis or when a drive is connected.

Have your Mac automatically wake from sleep to execute scheduled backups.

Create a bootable clone of your hard drive.

Choose to compress and/or password protect your backups.

Flexible

Backup to any mounted drive including FireWire, USB, ATA, or networked drives.

Backup to CD/DVD disks automatically span on multiple disks.

Creates an exact copy of a folder or a drive, including bootable OS X backups.

Synchronize folders – perfect if you use more than one computer.

Basic Operations

Backup – simply drag your files and folders into Data Backup and select a destination drive and go!

Restore – select the files and folders you want to restore, just like backup, but reverse the to and from folders.

You can backup to or restore from any mounted drive including CD, DVD, ATA, SCSI, FireWire, USB, or networked volumes.

Advanced Operations

Bootable Backups – Clone your bootable drive to make a completely bootable backup. Be up and running quickly if your main drive crashes

Schedules – automatically run any Data Backup task on

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Data Backup 3.1.9