by November 4, 2006 0 comments



Regular users do not become conscientious about backups, until some data is
lost. If you are looking for a tool that does not hinder user productivity, is
simple to use and works on its own then DFincBackup is a good choice. It
incrementally backs up your files directly to ZIP file archives. Whenever the
tool detects that changes have been made to files (within folders), you have
configured it to monitor, they are picked up and copied into the backup archive
file. DFincBackup also saves each version of a file separately so that you can
retrieve a point-in-time copy easily. You can backup to a CD as well. In this
article, we show you how to configure and use this solution on a Win XP system.

Install this software on your desktop and reboot, after which you will find
DFincBackup in your system tray. Double-click this icon to start working with
the software. Backups in DFincBackup are termed ‘projects’ and you can
create as many of them as you like, with each one monitoring a different set of
folders. 

Applies To: Desktop users
Price:
Free 
USP:
Easy to use backup tool for end users
Primary Link:
www.dfincbackup.com/freeware.htm?AfID=v1.30
Google Keywords:
personal backup tools
On PCQ Professional CD: \utilities\dfincbackup_ home

To help you create these projects, you have wizards that walk you through.
Start by clicking on the first icon from the toolbar. Enter a name and then
select one of the displayed templates to continue. A template is a set of
preconfigured instructions that lets DFincBackup pull data from a variety of
sources (like documents, email, pictures and so on) and treats them
differently. 

Let’s select the ‘E-mail messages’ template and select the mail client
(MS Outlook or Outlook Express) to continue. Now verify that the mail location
displayed is correct and proceed to select the drive to backup the mails to-at
this point you can select a local, network or CD-writer as your target drive.

Select either ‘incremental’ or ‘differential’ option and choose a
compression rule (the higher the compression, the lesser the space used by the
backup). Finally, select when and for how long you want the backup to run for
each time. DFincBackup also lets you lock the ZIP file with a password before
you finish the wizard. Once the backup project is created, it will be shown in
the main interface. On double-clicking the project you can see the details of
how it was configured, which include the files that are being backed up. 

DFincBackup gives you an extensive set of configuration options from a single window

To take a backup manually, select the project and right click on it, then
from the context menu select ‘Start backup,’ which will start the backup
process. By default, the backup is saved in C:\Program Files\DFIncBackup_
Home\Backup location. To restore data, from the
same context menu, select ‘Restore from the disk’ and data will be restored.

Sanjay Majumder

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