Backup4all Review

Backup4all is a reliable backup solution for Windows that will help you to avoid total or partial loss of data. This tool created by Softland is flexible, easy to use and offers support for all your storage devices. Backup4all can be configured to match your requirements and it will allow you to perform multiple backup jobs at the same time. There are four editions available to suit different needs: Lite ($19.99 USD), Standard ($39.99), Portable ($59.99) and Professional, which is available for $49.99.

Backup and Performance

The Professional edition is a comprehensive solution that supports incremental backups, as well as high grade 256-bit encryption to protect the data. It also offers the option to save archived to Azure, FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3 and Azure destinations. Thanks to the email notifications, you will always stay updated with the status of your backup. The software stands out for being easy to use and the installation process is also rather simple. The menu options are well organized so you can easily access the features available.

It is possible to see upcoming backup jobs, running jobs, as well as those who were not completed. There is a way to see the job history and the backup schedule. If your hardware can support the option, it is possible to run jobs concurrently and you can also access statistics, run tests or repair backup files. When you run the software for the first time, the Getting Started screen appears and you will be able to access many helpful resources including video tutorials and how-to guides.

There are plugins that allow you to backup specific areas of your computer such as your browser favorites and settings or your email. This allows you to restore certain items without having to restore your whole system. You can select between full, differential, incremental backup or mirror. Incremental backups are selected by default and they would be enough for most users. You can password-protect backup jobs and keep them secure with the high encryption that Backup4all encrypts.

Restore

Backup4all features practical restoration wizards and tools that allow you to customize the restoration. Restoring a backup is simple as all you need to do is to click the Restore button and then select the files that you want to restore and your preferred options. It is possible to schedule restorations and to select specific backup increments to be restored.

The tool makes things simple by allowing you to filter by file type or restore by date. You can restore files to another device, another folder or to its original location. There is also an option to preview restoration logs and a disk imager, which allows you to use disk image files to restore everything that was located on a drive. The image can also be used to migrate a drive to a new one.

Features

As previously mentioned, Backup4all allows you to define multiple backup jobs and keep them for future use. You can find an overview of all these jobs in the main menu and can also narrow down by category. SFTP and other additional secure options are available. You can see the number of files that will be processed during the next backup and browse backups directly from the software interface. The exploring functionality allows you to easily locate the files that you need to restore.

The software also allows you to track file versions and you can selectively restore any previous version of a file directly from the main window. The built-in DVD/CD/Blu-ray disc burning engine is a practical option that ensures that you don’t have to get separate software to burn your backups to these formats. Another great advantage of using Backup4all is that you can backup your files in the cloud to services like Dropbox, Amazon S3, Google Drive and more.

Conclusion

Backup4all offers a simple, practical interface and flexible performance, it is easy to use and allows you to restore data quickly. The tool can handle all types of backups and there are four options available to suit different needs. We recommend the Professional edition as it offers encryption and support for Azure, Amazon S3 and other options.

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  1. Don August 18, 2017

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