“Make backups as easy as A-B-C.” That’s the slogan ABC Backup Software uses for their flagship product. But is it really that easy? And how does their software stack up against competitors?
- It’s a no-frills, straight to the point type of program
- Low cost ($30)
- Buggy, needs updating
- Lack of support
The Bottom Line
Unfortunately, ABC Backup suffers from numerous bugs in Microsoft’s latest operating systems and a lack of technical support.
The installer launches, you click next, and after a few seconds it’s done. That’s all there is to it.
ABC Backup handles your backup jobs as “tasks”. You click Add Task and the software walks you through the process of backing up your files. You can name your task, select which files to backup, and where to backup. Options like compression and scheduling are also available.
I liked how fast my files were compressed and backed up.
Unfortunately, I encountered some bugs which failed to backup my files correctly. Trying to backup my files “as is” (i.e. no compression) to an external hard drive failed for no reason. Not a single file was copied. I also encountered a .dll error when trying to add a new task.
It’s for this reason I can’t recommend this software. If the bugs were fixed, I could give it a fair review. It’s also possible it’s just my computer/settings, and other users will have better luck. Windows Vista is apparently not listed as a supported OS.
If you do give it a shot, definitely check and make sure your files were backed up!
Restoring is done via a new task.
When you run the task, your files will be restored. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
The ability to backup only new and modified files saves time and space.
Backup or Mirror Data
You can choose to keep multiple versions of your backed up data, or keep an exact copy (mirror).
Built in Task Scheduler
Scheduling your backups is vital to protecting your data.
Although not as reliable as cloud storage, FTP can add an extra layer of protection.
Support is given through a simple contact form on their website. I contacted them twice and unfortunately have yet to hear back from them over a week later.
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