Backup software is what you'll want to install on your computer as soon as you realize
that you can't afford to lose some of your files.
Backup Software: you need one
There is a number of approaches how to protect computer files from different accidents:
an antiviral tool, a mirror drive, etc. They are surely good, however, such approaches
serve to protect ALL files in the system, so that your valuable data is considered as just
one of thousands. Nothing can replace a backup software that takes care of the files you
point it to explicitly. With a backup software you can have more copies of your valuable
files, in more places, more often. As a result, you have more safety for your files.
Backup Software: choose the right one
When choosing which backup software will fit best for you, please consider the
following aspects that are often overlooked:
- Stability. If a backup software fails to work flawlessly, you'll hardly
trust your files to it.
- Backup Format. A good backup software will store your files in a format
that allows you to access the stored files with other common applications.
- Incremental/Differential backups.
If you have a lot of files to backup, you'll need this feature to reduce the backup time
- Support for different types of output devices. You'll probably want
your backups to be placed to different locations: another hard disk, CD/DVD, network drive, etc.
(the more - the safer), or even sent online to an FTP
server , or by e-mail (put farther to take closer).
- Security. A good backup software will offer you an option to encrypt
your backups, so that others won't be able to see your private files.
- Technical Support responsiveness. While setting up a new backup
software you may need some assistance. It's great when you can easily reach the software
supplier and get some help.
Another matter to consider is the cost-effectiveness of a backup software. Looking at a
multi-thousand-dollar backup package from a large software company, just ask yourself,
will you pay that much for those extremely clever features which you won't ever try?
Active Backup Expert: our view on backup software
Being backup software users ourselves, we in OrionSoftLab
tried to create a backup tool that we'd like to use with our own files. We tried to find a
proper balance between "full-featured", "easy-to
learn", "easy-to-set up" and "easy-to-use".
We believe you'll have some good experience with our Active
Just give it a try
Please download your free trial of Active Backup
Expert Pro at
If you've found our backup software not good enough for your needs, please drop a
message to firstname.lastname@example.org. We're
very receptive to any suggestions and criticism. We're thankful to all the people who sent
us their feedback. More than a half of the features of the Active Backup Expert are a direct result of people's
suggestions. If you share your dreams with us, we'll try to make them real.