Backup is a handy, small backup program that
lets you easily backup your documents and folders. It safely protects
you from accidental deletes, overwrites, and viruses. Backups are
stored in Zip files and can be created both manually and automatically
using the schedule.
The product includes a number of templates to backup Windows
registry, Windows shell settings, E-mail messages and address book,
database of your favorite messenger: ICQ, MSN, Yahoo!, AIM. Argentum
Backup is ideal for unattended, automated backups - set it up once
and forget about it. Once you have its scheduling agent activated
you always have a backup copy of your data.
Argentum Backup is designed to be suitable for both beginners and
advanced users. Advanced features include powerful stacking, file
masks, adjustable backup store, different backup strategies and more.
Ergonomical and easy to use. Small and fast. Takes just a little
of system resources. Fits anyone, a must have for everyone! Rating:
Argentum Backup maintains a list of tasks to control which
files and folders to back up and when to back up. Backup copies are
stored as Zip files for faster access and better disk space utilization.
A separate Zip file is created for each task.
To use Argentum Backup, simply create a number of tasks with files
in your computer you want to copy to the backup store. Each task has
its own name and icon, and defines source location for files and folders,
and how often these files should be copied.
Once tasks are created, you can use Argentum Backup either manually
or automatically. If you want to back up files manually, simply
click on "Backup Now!" button. Practise this to prepare
an instant Zip file for future transmitting to laptop, uploading to
Internet, or sending through e-mail.
If you want automated backups, then you should enable scheduling under
the Options page. Once the scheduling is enabled, Argentum
Backup then monitors the source files and keeps the backup store updated
with the source files. It runs in the background with no user interaction.
So, once the scheduling is enabled, you always have a backup copy
of your data. To add a new task click now on "New".
Argentum Backup has found the most important data in your computer
and offers you a list of templates to choose from. Choose what
you want to back up, and click on "Next >". Or choose "Other..."
if you want to back up specific files and folders in your computer.
In that case you will have to name your task.
- Files and folders
This page only appears if you're creating a custom task, and it
shows you a list of files and folders to back up. Use buttons
to quickly add folders and files to the list, as well as, remove
previously added items. You can also type in the field at the
center to correct a specific file or folder. To proceed to the
next step click on "Next >".
Here you can choose whether your files are updated daily, weekly,
hourly or whatever. If you have chosen a daily or day-granular
schedule, you can then specify an exact time of the day when it
runs. You can also make updates run every time you start/log in
your computer. Choose "Manually" if you don't want scheduling
for this task. Finally, mark up active week days for the task,
and click on "Next >".
Finally, mark up active week days for the task, and click on "Next
>".You may pick icons from a variety of files. Actually many Windows
files on your computer contain icons within. Click now on "Finish!"
to see some final notes.