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DobrySoft Backuper ReviewProtect your files from hard drive crashes and failures
DobrySoft Backuper is the latest backup software for Macintosh users. You might not realize how important a backup of your drive data is at this moment but you will find out the hard way when you boot up your Mac to that question mark. Making a backup of your data used to be a difficult thing back in the day when extra hard drives and storage media were very costly but things have become more reasonable in recent times.
Setting up your Mac do a back up is very easy. Just select New Backup from the Finder to create a new back up. Then select the files or folders that you want backed up then choose the location where you want the files saved. Now you can choose the save your data to either another hard drive or to disc media such as DVDs.
You can set up your back ups to be a full process, incremental and versioned. You can create multiple backups to function in different ways. For example, you can back up your images to a DVD, your video files to a second hard drive. The full backup is covers all of the files and folders that you specify. Incremental backup is the backing up of only the files that have been changed since the last backup. A versioned backup is a separate backup from each other so you can keep a backup based on a particular version that you want to go back to.
Once you have chosen the type of backup you want, then you can select whether you want compression used in the backup and you can set the archive size limitation. The next step in the setup process is determining what you want filtered from the backup such as those invisible files, applications, shortcuts and any Finder information.
The last selection you need to set up is the backup schedule. You can schedule the time for the backups as well as the timeframe of daily, weekly or monthly. Once you have made your selections, youre now ready to make a backup of your files. Just select Build from the Backup menu item and the program will begin to create the backup file. If you decided to do a backup to a disc, the program will begin to create a data backup file. Once your data is prepared for burning, the program will then prompt you to insert a blank disc so it can write the data. You can burn your backed up data onto CDs as well as DVDs but you can also save your data to FireWire, USB, ATA, SCSI and networked drives.
Once you have specified all of settings, just select Backup then Build or you can press command and the B key combo. Unlike other programs, Backuper makes a data file of your backup instead of mirroring your specified files and folders. Dont worry about having to restore specific files either as you can select the specific backup from within Backuper, then choose the files or folders that you want restored. You can restore your data to its original location or a new location. You can also remove files from specific backups in case you no longer wanted the data.
Dobry Backuper is a good backup program for Macs that can help protect all of your important files. You can restore an entire backup or you can select specific data that you want restored. I really liked the programs ability to back up data to either disc media or to storage devices. I thought the programs display of each backups contents is also a nice feature. It helps you figure out what you really want to keep and what you dont.
Overall, the program works well and consistently monitors your drives contents for changes. Dont risk your data to hard drive failures and other maladies that can wipe out your files. The program is available as a Universal Binary for Mac Intel compatibility. DobrySoft Backuper earns 4 out of 5 stars.
If youre not convinced yet, you can download a demo of Dobry Backuper from the DobrySoft website. http://dobrysoft.com/download/
DobrySoft specializes in creating professional quality software designed to be friendly for both novice and expert users. DobrySoft makes powerful yet and easy to use software products. We support other companies that are creating useful and friendly software. The company was founded at the beginning of 2005 in Odessa, Ukraine. You can visit them online at http://www.dobrysoft.com
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