Windows Backup Software
AllSync Backup is definitely not the most comfortable Windows backup software but it does have a few aces up its sleeve that might make it interesting enough for users who are looking for specialized backup software. The software comes in an English and German version and is compatible to Microsoft Windows operating systems from Windows 2000 to Windows 7.
The interface has a clean and ordered look if there would not be so many buttons and menus available. It takes a while to get used to the interface but once that has been achieved users will reap the benefits of the backup software.
AllSync Backup supports the creation of backups on local and network hard drives as well as ftp servers using third party software like NetDrive or WebDrive. The first ace that is actually a pretty handy feature is the creation of several so called backup profiles which can be configured independently of each other. That comes in handy with the excellent filtering options of AllSync Backup.
The filtering options of this Windows backup software are immense. Filters can be set to match filenames, file attributes, file sizes, time and regular expressions. The preview button can be used to check on the files that would be backed up by Personal Backup which can be used for verification.
The options that define the output are as extensive as the filtering options. Some of the backup options include:
- Automatic scheduling of backup jobs
- Creation of a backup log
- Preserve, ignore the directory structure and create separate directories for drives
- Synchronise backup directories
- To add notes, send emails and run external programs before and after backup
- To adjust the time gap for timestamp comparison
- To backup single files or one zip
- To chose a backup mode from Copy, Full, Differential and Incremental
- To compress the files and add file type exceptions
- To encrypt the backup using AES
- To synchronize files
- To verify files
The Windows backup software contains so many options that it will really take a while before everything has been discovered. Most of the options are not needed to perform a simple backup but AllSync Backup is more a software for users who want to make exact backups on their system, who want to point at the exact data and backup that data.
Backups can be scheduled multiple ways which range from daily to weekly backups. It is also possible to combine backup methods during the scheduled backups, for instance to create multiple backups for data safety purposes.