Tag Archives | Backup

The main purpose of backups is to have continued access to data if the primary data source gets deleted or corrupted. Some operating systems, like Microsoft Windows, ship with basic backup options in form of System Restore, a feature that can restore the system to a previously recorded state, and file history, which gives access to previous versions of files. All in all though it is recommended to run third party backup software as it provides better backup and recovery options.

Backup software often offers to store the data in various locations. Some support backups on local hard drives, network shares or removable storage, while others may provide you with cloud backup options. It largely depends on the infrastructure and policies what is selected. While it may make sense to backup online as you retain access to the data in the case of total destruction of the computer or it being stolen, it may take longer to complete due to lower transfer speeds when compared to local backup options.

Below is our selection of backup reviews, tips and news.

macrium reflect 7 free edition

Macrium Reflect 7 Free Edition is the latest version of the data backup program for Microsoft Windows devices. The new version of the application can be downloaded from the developer website. It is offered as a web installer that requires Internet access to download all program components to the local system. Note that the download […]


Minitool ShadowMaker Free is a backup software program for Microsoft Windows that you may use to create automated system and disk backups. The main feature of the program is to create backups of any physical disk that is connected to the computer it is run on without sacrificing important features such as compression, encryption or […]


backblaze personal backup interface windows

Backblaze Personal Backup is a $5 per month online backup plan that promises unlimited storage, no file size and unrestricted bandwidth. The California based company Backblaze has been in business since 2007. It offers three core plans that cater to different audiences: Personal Backup -- intended for home users. Offers unlimited storage, unrestricted bandwidth for […]


crashplan for home shutdown

CrashPlan CEO Joe Payne announced today plans to shut down the company's consumer backup service CrashPlan for Home entirely. According to the announcement, CrashPlan for Home subscriptions are not offered anymore already, and renewals have been disabled as well. Existing customer subscriptions are honored by the company, and an additional 60 days of service is […]


active protection acronis backup 2018

Acronis True Image 2018 is the newest version of the company's personal backup software for devices running Windows and Mac operating systems. The commercial backup software comes with a range of new features, among them a security feature called Active Protection Technology that protects Windows devices against ransomware attacks. The anti-ransomware technology protects Acronis True […]


google backup and sync

Google Backup and Sync is a new program by Google that combines Google Photos and Google Drive functionality in a single client application. The new client replaces the old clients that Google provided for these tasks. Downloads are available on Google Drive and Google Photos; I could not get the download to start on Google […]


eject backup storage on completion

Veeam Endpoint Backup Free 1.5 is a new version of the backup program for the Windows operating system that we reviewed back in 2014 for the first time. The program has come far since the release of the first beta version, and version 1.5 of it introduces a batch of new features that make it […]


renee becca backup software

Renee Becca is the world's most advanced data backup software according to Reneelab, lets see if that holds after our review of the program. Renee Becca is available as a free and commercial version. You need to register using an email address to unlock the free version using a product key sent to the email […]


disk management schemes

A new version of the popular AOMEI Backupper backup software for Windows was released yesterday introducing new features such as support for backup schemes and improved command line support. The program, available as a limited free and Pro version, is listed on our best free drive backup programs listing for Windows, and updated frequently with […]


differential images

Macrium Reflect made the best free drive backup programs for Windows listing here on Ghacks. Not only is it in active development, it is quite powerful when compared to other free disk backup solutions for the operating system. The developers of the program have released a new version of Macrium Reflect that introduces new features […]


aomei backupper file sync

AOMEI Backupper made our top drive backup programs list and the most recent update of the application to version 2.8 confirms that we have made the right choice in this regard. The free standard version of the application supports a wide variety of features and the integration of a file synchronization feature adds another interesting […]


dayu disk master free

DAYU Disk Master Free is an all-in-one hard drive backup and management software for Windows that offers backup tools, disk health information and options to create and manage virtual disks including RAM disks. The programs core feature is backup, and when you start it up for the first time you see the options that it […]


veeam endpoint backup free

Veeam is best known for its enterprise and business offerings in the cloud. The company released a free backup application recently called Veeam Endpoint Backup Free which is currently available as a beta version. The product should not be confused with Veeam Backup Free Edition which is also available. The main difference between the two […]


easeus todo pctrans free

Most users who buy, build or get a new PC want to move data from the old one to the new. This includes personal files such as photos, videos or music but also applications, application data and customizations. While it is possible to transfer plain files easily to the new PC, for instance directly over […]


hekasoft backup restore web browser

It is relatively easy to backup a web browser profile. Most browsers either use the program directory to store information such as bookmarks, passwords, the browsing history or form data, or special profile folders on the system instead. All you need to do to back up browser data is to backup the profile folder. The […]


create encrypted volume

Hard drives do not last forever. While you may be able to run some five or more years without any issues, largely depending on use in that time but also manufacturing related factors, it is fair to say that drives will fail eventually. Being prepared for that eventuality is important, especially so if you value […]