Ocster Backup actually comes in 4 different versions. This is a review of the free version, which is a handy little program that can backup your files on Windows.
- Backs up files and folders
- Easily restores all your files
- No versioning; only backs up 1 version of a file
- Can’t restore individual files and folders
The Bottom Line
Although it’s light on features, Ocster Backup is amazingly simple. It had no trouble backing up my entire user folder.
What About the Other Versions?
This is obviously the free version, which doesn’t have as many features as the others.
The other versions:
- Ocster Backup Pro
- Ocster 1-Click Backup
- Ocster Backup Business
add features such as full disk imaging, file versioning, and compression. Of course, you have to pay for them though.
Backing Up with Ocster Freeware
With Ocster Freeware, you can store your data on either a local disk or USB flash drive. You can also store it on Ocster Secure Storage, but that requires a monthly fee.
To create a backup, you need to:
- Choose a drive to store the backup on.
- Select files and folders to back up.
- Optionally encrypt and password protect your backup.
- Schedule your backup (either daily or weekly) or run it manually.
- Run the backup.
Restoring with Ocster Freeware
Restoring files is also easy.
To restore files, do the following:
- Click the Restore button.
- Provide your password, if you chose to encrypt your backup.
- Choose a folder to restore all your files to.
Other than that, there’s not a whole lot to the free version of Ocster – it’s just a simple backup program.
|Ocster Backup Freeware
|Files and Folders
|Full Disk Image