Backing up our Windows PC is one of the most important thing we have to do on a regular basis. I was searching for a good backup program that is a freeware and stumbled up on Cobian Backup. I was surprised to find so many options included in a freeware. It has a lot of options which we mostly find in commercial backup software.
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Backing up our Windows PC is one of the most important thing we have to do on a regular basis. I was searching for a good backup program that is a freeware and stumbled up on Cobian Backup. I was surprised to find so many options included in a freeware. It has a lot of options which we mostly find in commercial backup software. The interface is simple and I find it quiet easy to set up the backup. This part of the setup is little important. Just click Yes to proceed. This is where you can add the files, folders and drive in the Source section.
In the Destination space, you can add a different drive or a FTP resource. Here you can Schedule the frequency of the backup with different intervals.
Choose it depending up on the updates you make. For instance if you backup daily, you can keep last 3 backups — but again it depends upon your need.
Under the Archive tab, you can select the compression type i. I prefer 7zip since it provides better compression. The best part is you can encrypt the files up to AES bits which most of the freeware lacks. Next, set up pre-backup Events like launch an application, close programs etc. In such cases, you can stop that service until the backup is complete. If you are looking for some Advanced options, you can find them here. Once you done setting it click OK and start the Task. I found this backup freeware quite nice.
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Q: Does Cobian Backup work in Windows 8 and 10? Yes, it works just fine in Windows 8 and NET 3. Do this before installing the program and everything will be working fine.
Manual backup with Cobian Backup
This is a step-by-step guide on how to install the Cobian Backup software. Ask an IT representative for a copy of Cobian Double click the cbSetup. Look to see if Cobian is running automatically. The Full option will make Cobian backup every single file you specified even if it has not changed since the last backup.