Backup4all

Backup4all is an award-winning backup software for Windows. It was designed to protect your valuable data from partial or total loss by automating tasks, password protecting and compressing it to save storage space. The application is feature rich and offers an intuitive interface making all features easily accessible for both beginners and professionals. Backup4all comes in three editions: Professional, Standard and Lite. You do not have to buy functionality that you do not need. To choose between editions, please see the feature matrix.

Here are just some of the features of Backup4all:

  • Intuitive Interface – With the help of the file tree, you can see all files that are in the backup and the new files that will be stored at the next backup execution. You can sort and search this file tree. You can start this backup application at windows startup or minimize it to the system tray.
  • Backup locked or open files (XP/2003) – Backup4all can backup files that are locked or in use by Windows or other programs. Now you can backup your emails and settings without closing Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or other email clients.
  • Flexibility – This backup software is very flexible, allowing you to run almost any backup operation or style you might require.
  • Standard Zip Compression and zip64 support – If the zip file size is less than 2 Gbytes, Backup4all creates standard zip files. This format is compatible with any zip utility available on the market. Unlike other backup software, for zip files greater than 2 Gbytes, Backup4all uses zip64 technology (which allows unlimited zip file size).
  • Manage multiple backup jobs – This backup software allows defining multiple backups and saving them for future use. On the main form, you have an overview of all defined backups organized in groups. You can create shortcuts to any backup job and execute them with a double click from your desktop. This backup program comes with several predefined backup jobs: "My Documents", "My Pictures" and "Outlook Express".
  • Email notifications – You can configure Backup4all to send custom emails after a finished backup with success, error, warning notifications. Additional options allow you to attach the backup log file and send the email to several addresses.
  • Backup catalog file – Backup4all stores a summary snapshot of the file information into a backup catalog file (".bkc") each time a backup is executed. This catalog is stored in a different file than the backup itself and it allows Backup4all to keep track of the backed up files. The advantage of a catalog is faster backup execution. Another advantage is that you can run Backup4all together with other backup applications because they will not interfere with each other.
  • Backup directly to CD/DVD – This backup software comes with its own built-in CD/DVD burning support. Just set the destination on CD/DVD and execute the backup job. However, if you prefer, you can use UDF format (using products such as DirectCD or InCD).
    Backup4all also has the possibility to erase CD-RW/DVD-RW media.
  • FTP Backup – You can backup your files to remote locations using the FTP service (with SSL support, active/passive transfer modes, firewall support). You just have to select FTP as destination, enter the FTP configurations and you are ready to backup to FTP.
  • Backup Destination – You can store the backup in a local folder, on another computer in the same LAN, on media such as: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, on USB drives or other removable media, or on FTP.

The requirements of Backup4all are:

  • Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, 2003 Server
  • At least 64MB of RAM and a 500Mhz CPU
Review by Jared Moya

Backup4all has an average rating 4.0 out of 5 based on 4 user ratings.