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Back-up your data in the cloud to Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, BOX, Hidrive, Google Cloud Storage and over 36 Amazon S3 Compatible cloud destinations (i.e. Backblaze, Cisco, Tiscali, Verizon).
Starting with version 9 you can use files and folders from cloud locations or FTP/SFTP servers as backup sources.
You can load plugins for backing up or restoring specific programs' settings or other custom data (like game saves, email data, etc.). A plugin is actually an XML file that once imported in Backup4all adds a predefined backup.
239 free backup plugins are currently available. You can load these in Backup4all to back-up specific apps and data sets easier.
Backup4all can back-up using an incremental backup type. Incremental backup provides a faster method of backing up data than running full backups.
During an incremental backup, only files changed since the most recent backup are included. Its advantage is that it takes the least time to complete.
Backup4all shows messages when certain actions occur (i.e. when finishing a backup). These notifications can be shown in a pop-up window or be silently saved in the Messages panel.
Powerful file and folder filtering engine with lots of options to filter by attribute, size, date, name and type). You can create filters using a combination of restrictions and you can define separate filters for inclusion and exclusion.
Backup4all can now check for updates either manually or automatically at a scheduled date. This allows you to better stay in touch with the latest development of Backup4all.
You can protect your ZIP files by setting a password for each backup job. Besides normal password protection, Backup4all also supports 128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit AES encryption.
These numbers reflect the encryption key size used to encrypt the data - a higher key strength provides stronger encryption. Currently the 256-bit AES encryption is considered military-grade.
Backup4all includes a step-by-step wizard with instructions to create a new backup job by selecting Where, What, How and When to backup.
It also includes a wizard for restoring files. You can quickly restore the latest version of a file/folder as well as restoring versions of files backed up at a specific date.
Backup4all stores a summary snapshot of the file and folder information into a backup catalog file (".bkc") each time a backup runs.
This catalog is stored in a different file than the backup itself and is used to keep track of backed up data. The advantage of using a catalog is faster backup execution and no 3rd party interference.
Backup4all uses the Volume Shadow Copy service that allows you to back up local open files from NTFS partitions. Now you can back up your emails and settings without closing Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express or other email clients.
Backup4all offers an option to lock its interface so that when it starts you will need to provide a password in order to unlock it and be able to make changes to its settings. This way sensitive information is protected (i.e. server/email passwords).
A command line version of this backup application is available too and it will allow you run different operations using parameters. This is meant for power users that want to reduce the configuration and load time.
The operations performed by Backup4all are logged. This allows you to see the status of performed operations (backup/test/cleanup/restore). A backup job/group History view is available too (which also lets you export the information as .csv).
The application tests the backups (using CRC32). This ensures that the files have been backed up properly and the backup is safe. You can also test the backup integrity at a later time from Backup4all's main menu.
You can add backup sources from different source types in the same backup job. For example you can have in the same backup job sources from the cloud, sources from the local computer or plugin sources.