The importance of regular backups should not be underestimated. It is necessary to have a regular backup of your important work documents and precious personal data in order to protect against data loss or corruption. Cobian Backup is a great tool that gives you a lot of options to customize your backup as you need.
Cobian Backup is a free backup software and yet it is filled with a surprising number of features and customizability. With that said, it is missing a thing or two that may be a deal breaker for some people. Though officially supported only from Windows 7 to XP, it runs without any problems on Windows 8 and 10 as well. Cobian Backup supports backing up a selected number of folders. It does not support full system backup, which may be a bummer for some. Though it has plenty of customisation options for backing up the selected folders. The interface for the software is pretty simple. It has pop up tips to show what each option does when you hover the mouse cursor over them. This should help novice users a lot.
Adding files is as simple as dragging and dropping the files in the appropriate dialogue box. Once the backup task is running, you can even pause it and control it remotely from another computer. It has a scheduler to automate regular backups. It supports differential and incremental backup options for regular backup. You can store the backup in ZIP or 7Z files with custom compression setting. You also have the option to encrypt the backup files with 256 bit AES encryption. Encrypting file names is also supported. You can customize the compression such that certain files, categorised by type, size, folder or date of creation remain uncompressed. You can also bread down the backup into chunks so that it can easily fit onto a CD or DVD disk. If there is an issue with running a backup, you can run it using Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) so that it can run without interference even when the files being backed up are in use. You can also increase or decrease the priority of the backup task. It supports command line interface to be used with batch files. You can also set it to automatically get rid of older backups after a certain number of newer ones are created. You can lock down the entire software with a password.
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