Review of Backup4All Professional by Rob Boirun
What is Backup4All?
What does this mean to you?
If you are looking for a PC backup solution that is easy to use and easy to configure they Backup4All will live up to it's name for you. By default there are many preconfigured setting already in place for you to start with, like My Documents, My Pictures, IE Favorites, etc... If this is all you need to backup then a one click motion is all you need to perform. You can backup to a CD/DVD/Blu Ray or to an FTP account, SFTP or any USB thumb drive.
Basically anything you want to backup can be scheduled to do so automatically when you want it to. With built in file protection, if the disc should ever fall into the wrong hands you will be safe.
Backup locked or open files
(XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7) Backup4all uses the Volume Shadow Copy service that allows you to back up local open files from NTFS partitions in Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008 Server/Windows 7. Now you can backup your emails and settings without closing Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or other email clients.
Manage multiple backup jobs
This backup software allows defining multiple backup jobs and saving them for future use. On the main form, you have an overview of all defined backups organized in groups. Backup4all comes with several predefined backup jobs: "My Documents", "My Pictures", "Outlook Express", "Mozilla Firefox", "Mozilla Thunderbird", "IE Favorites", "Backup4all configurations" and allows importing backup plugins for dozens of other applications.