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Adrian (Softland)
Apr 27, 2022
Backup4all 9.x
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Professional

Portable

Backup Destinations

UPDATED: Cloud backups to Google Drive NO NO YES NO
UPDATED: Cloud backups to Microsoft OneDrive NO NO YES NO
UPDATED: Cloud backups to Box Cloud NO NO YES NO
UPDATED: Cloud backups to Dropbox NO NO YES NO
UPDATED: Cloud backups to Amazon S3 NO NO YES YES
UPDATED: Cloud backups to Azure NO NO YES YES
UPDATED: Cloud backups to Hidrive NO NO YES NO
UPDATED: Cloud backups to Hubic NO NO YES NO
UPDATED: 37+ Amazon S3 Compatible cloud destinations NO NO YES NO
Backup to FTP (active/passive transfer modes) NO NO YES YES
UPDATED: Backup to FTPS (FTPES, FTP-SSL or FTP Secure) NO NO YES YES
UPDATED: Backup to SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) NO NO YES YES
Backup to CD/DVD (single/dual layer) YES YES YES YES
Backup to Blu-ray/HD-DVD YES YES YES YES
Backup to external hdd (USB/Firewire) YES YES YES YES
Backup to network drives YES YES YES YES
Backup to removable media (USB flash drive, floppy) YES YES YES YES
Backup to local hard drives YES YES YES YES
Backup to ZIP drives YES YES YES YES
Can be installed only on portable USB flash drives NO NO NO YES

Backup Sources

NEW: Backup sources from FTP/SFTP NO NO YES YES
NEW: Backup sources from Google Cloud Storage NO NO YES NO
NEW: Backup sources from Microsoft OneDrive NO NO YES NO
NEW: Backup sources from Dropbox NO NO YES NO
NEW: Backup sources from Google Drive NO NO YES NO
NEW: Backup sources from Amazon S3 NO NO YES YES
NEW: Backup sources from Azure NO NO YES YES
NEW: Backup sources from BOX NO NO YES NO
NEW: Backup sources from Hidrive NO NO YES NO
NEW: Backup sources from Hubic NO NO YES NO
NEW: Backup sources from Amazon S3 Compatible locations NO NO YES NO
NEW: Define predefined network connections NO NO YES NO
NEW: Multiple different backup source types in one job NO NO YES NO
Backup from local hard drives NO NO YES NO
Backup from CD/DVD/Blu-ray YES YES YES YES
Backup from external hdd drives YES YES YES YES
Backup from removable media YES YES YES YES
Backup from network drives   YES YES YES
Backup from ZIP drives YES YES YES YES

Interface

Customizable ribbon interface YES YES YES YES
Show job details in card/list mode YES YES YES YES
Navigation pane YES YES YES YES
Notification messages YES YES YES YES
Windows Explorer contextual right-click menu YES YES YES YES
Explore View YES YES YES YES
Backup View YES YES YES YES
Progress View YES YES YES YES
View backup statistics YES YES YES YES
Group backup configurations using tags YES YES YES YES
Access application according to system privileges YES YES YES YES
Lock program interface with a password NO YES YES YES
Show "Getting Started" window YES YES YES YES
Show versions in Explore View YES YES YES YES
Start application at Windows startup YES YES YES NO
Minimize application to system tray YES YES YES YES
Add sources with drag-drop YES YES YES YES
Search as-you-type for backup jobs/tags in backup list YES YES YES YES
History window with backup, restore, test, cleanup logs NO YES YES YES
Show available space in destination on Statistics View YES YES YES YES
Create desktop shortcuts to backup jobs and backup tags NO YES YES NO
Default predefined backups YES YES YES YES
Microsoft Outlook backup plugin YES YES YES YES
Quick access toolbar YES YES YES YES
Advanced backup properties configurations YES YES YES YES
Customizable backup options YES YES YES YES
Visualization modes for application startup YES YES YES YES
Automatic updates YES YES YES YES
Multi-language support YES YES YES YES
MSI setup for automatic deployment YES YES YES NO

Backup Sources

Backup from local hard drives YES YES YES YES
Backup from CD/DVD/Blu-ray YES YES YES YES
Backup from external hdd drives YES YES YES YES
Backup from removable media YES YES YES YES
Backup from network drives NO YES YES YES
Backup from ZIP drives YES YES YES YES

Backup

Block-backup NO YES YES YES
Scheduled Suspend NO NO YES NO
Backup open files YES YES YES YES
New Backup Wizard YES YES YES YES
Stop/cancel all backup jobs YES YES YES YES
Password store management YES YES YES YES
Select individual files and folders to be backed up YES YES YES YES
Inclusion and exclusion filters for files and folders YES YES YES YES
Create and use general predefined filters YES YES YES YES
Possibility to pause, resume or stop the backup YES YES YES YES
Override filters YES YES YES YES
Suspend application YES YES YES YES
Run missed schedules YES YES YES NO
AES encryption (128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit) NO NO YES YES
Email notifications on success, errors, warnings NO YES YES YES
Run program/action before and/or after backup NO YES YES YES
Run program/action only once NO YES YES YES
Run backup at system shutdown NO YES YES NO
"Clean backup" action with parameters NO YES YES YES
Clear backup before executing a scheduled job NO YES YES YES
Erase disc before backup YES YES YES YES
Use local catalogs YES YES YES YES
Play sound on success, warning, error NO YES YES YES
Assign volume labels for removable media YES YES YES YES
Assign label for each backup version YES YES YES YES
Set backup thread priority YES YES YES YES
One Touch Backup NO YES YES NO
Independent spanned backups YES YES YES YES
Back up empty folders YES YES YES YES
Delete Sources after successful backup YES YES YES YES
Create backup log YES YES YES YES
Create backup catalog file YES YES YES YES
Run backup at log-on or log-off NO YES YES NO
Free Backup Plugins YES YES YES YES
Plugin creator to generate your own plugins YES YES YES YES
Possibility to set memory usage for backing up YES YES YES YES
Browsable file and folder selection YES YES YES YES
Assign volume labels for removable media YES YES YES YES
Assign label for each backup version YES YES YES YES
Search file/folder in Backup view YES YES YES YES

Backup Types

Smart backup NO NO YES YES
Mirror backup - without compression YES YES YES YES
Mirror backup with individual file compression (zip) YES YES YES YES
Full backup NO YES YES YES
Store multiple versions for full backup type NO YES YES YES
Differential backup NO YES YES YES
Store multiple versions for differential backup type NO YES YES YES
True incremental backup NO NO YES YES
Store multiple versions for incremental backup type NO NO YES YES
Limit number of backup versions NO YES YES YES

Backup Format

Compress backup files (zip format) YES YES YES YES
Obfuscate file/folder name in zip archive NO YES YES YES
Support for zip64 technology YES YES YES YES
Choose zip compression level YES YES YES YES
Password protected zip files YES YES YES YES
Customize zip name prefix NO YES YES YES
Split zip files NO YES YES YES
One-to-one copy YES YES YES YES
Copy files with NTFS security permissions and alternate streams YES YES YES YES
Use NTFS change journal YES YES YES YES
Custom application data file locations YES YES YES YES

Backup Execution

Show backup progress YES YES YES YES
Compress catalog on destination YES YES YES YES
Smart file scanning mode NO YES YES NO
Execute all backup configurations in a tag YES YES YES YES
Perform unattended backups using Windows scheduler YES YES YES NO
Command line YES YES YES NO
Verify backup integrity before execution YES YES YES YES
Keep multiple catalog versions in destination YES YES YES YES

Test

Test backups YES YES YES YES
Test backup tags YES YES YES YES
Test & repair backups YES YES YES YES
Test FTP/FTPS/SFTP backups NO NO YES YES
Test after backup option YES YES YES YES
Set test thread priority YES YES YES YES
Backup test performed after writing each disc NO YES YES YES
Create test log YES YES YES YES

Restore

Restore wizard YES YES YES YES
Schedule a restore operation YES YES YES NO
Restore using command line YES YES YES NO
Restore specific backup increments NO YES YES YES
Filter files to restore YES YES YES YES
Restore all files as of specific date NO YES YES YES
Restore to different folder YES YES YES YES
Restore selected file YES YES YES YES
Restore selected version of a file NO YES YES YES
Restore selected folder YES YES YES YES
Restore preview YES YES YES YES
Set restore thread priority YES YES YES YES
Create restore log YES YES YES YES
Restore only specific files from cloud backups YES YES YES YES
New means the feature is new and is available only from Backup4all 9.
Updated means the feature was improved in Backup4all 9.