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Personal Backup v6.3.16.0

A program for saving personal data to any destination folder.

This folder may be located on a local fixed or removable drive, on a Windows network server or on an FTP server.

Supported Windows versions:

The 32-bit version of Personal Backup runs under:
Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit), Windows 11, Windows Vista, Windows XP* and Windows Server 2003* / 2008 / 2012 / 2016 / 2019

* with limitations (more details)

The 64-bit version runs only under:
Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11 (64 bit) and Windows Server 2008R2 / 2012 / 2016 / 2019

You can configure and store as many backup tasks as you wish. The selection of the files to be backed up is made on a by-folder basis. All subfolders are included automatically, but the user can exclude or include any subdirectories from or in the backup by selection or by filter. Additional criteria are the selection by file type, file age and/or file name filter.
At the destination folder the original drives (C:, D:, etc.) appear as subdirectories named LwC, LwD, etc. The original directory structure remains unchanged beneath these folders. All files may be compressed in gzip, either in toto or separated by subfolders as zip files. Optionally all data can be AES algorythm-encrypted.
Performing the backup can be done manually or automatically. During the backup the program checks whether the file to be saved is newer than one already backed up. Only new files and files with newer timestamps are saved. An alternate criteria is the archive bit of the files.
Automatic backups can be started on logon, at a selectable time of day, on logoff or on shutdown. You can make scheduled backups with destination paths changing daily or weekly.
For individual schedules it is easy to start a backup using the Windows Task Scheduler and the command line options of the program.

Note: Personal Backup cannot be used to save and restore system files.

The features in detail:
  • Wizard for the creation of new backup tasks
  • Unlimited number of configurable backup tasks
  • Backup of complete directory structures
  • Function to backup selected single files
  • Start backup on demand or run automatically
  • Backup of a single directory by one click using the context menu of the Windows Explorer
  • Backup via FTP (optionally with proxy and FTPS (FTP over SSL))
  • Many backup options:
    Into single files: as direct copy or compressed using the gz (gzip) or the zip format
    into a directory with drive identifier cloning the original directory structure (default)
    do. without drive identifier directory
    do. separated by root directory
    do. into one directory without root directory
    Into zip archives (optional split into files of a user defined size):
    One zip file (supports files > 4GB)
    One zip file per subdirectory
    One zip file per root directory
    One zip file per directory without drive identifier
  • User definable list of file types not be compressed (e.g. for files that are themselves compressed pdf, jpg, docx, odt)
  • Integrated function to use Volume Shadow Copies (VSS) on backup
  • Placeholders for date and other in target directory and zip filename
  • Many choices for files and directories:
    Include or exclude selected subdirectories
    Filter settings for filenames (optionally regular expressions), file attributes, file age and file size
    Selection of file types: manually or using a filter mask, display for file types with sorting by name, count or size
  • File preview to check filter settings
  • Optional encryption using AES on backup (using the zip format will be compatible to WinZip)
  • Adjustable time gap for timestamp comparison in consideration of changes between winter and summer time
  • Running of external programs or scripts before and after backup
  • Optional synchronization of backup directories with source directories (alternatively before or after backup) using one of three modes
  • Optional creation of security copies: retain an adjustable number of previous versions of the backed-up files with selectable maximum age
  • Optional copy of files details (only NTFS) and permissions (only NTFS and network)
  • Optional backup and restore of junctions (only NTFS)
  • Optional restore of file permissions (only NTFS and network) and file details (only NTFS)
  • Optional password protection to prevent from overwriting of task file
  • Optional log file of all actions (e.g. backup and restore) with printout
  • Optional log of FTP and SMTP communication to debug connection issues
  • Function to delete old log files
  • Creation of desktop shortcuts to simply start selected backups, optional with subsequent shutdown, log off or hibernation
  • Internal backup schedules:
    Up to 16 individually-configurable automatic tasks are supported at different times, on logon or logoff or once per week on logon
    Different types of alternating backups: One full backup using the mode Copy or Full (new) in combination with several differential or incrmental backups
    Wizard for using Windows Task Scheduler for backups
    Comprehensive command line options to automate actions e.g. using the Windows Task Scheduler or batch files
    Automatic check for updates on starting the program (to reduce the traffic on the download server, checking is made biweekly) or manually update
  • Internal restore function of saved files:
    From backup into single files
    From backup in zip files (single or separated by folders)
    Dialog for selecting files for restore
    Restore using FTP connection
    Automatic decryption
  • Additional functions for verifying and cleaning up the backup
  • Many user definable program preferences
  • Languages: German, English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian and Russian

Notes on installation:
An already installed version should be removed prior to installing this version. All backup tasks and the ini file with the program settings and adjustments for automatic tasks can be used unchanged.

Changes: (2024-05-22)
- Changes:
- Improved display of scheduled tasks
- Task scheduler: New advanced settings for start in battery mode
and when network is available
- PbRestore: preview of zip archives
- Bug fixes:
- Occasional access violation when opening a backup task

This download is for the 64bit version. If you need the 32bit version, download here.

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