FBackup is freeware backup program for Windows. FBackup protects your important files and folders from partial or total loss by automating backup tasks, password protecting and compressing it to save storage space. Using FBackup you can easily backup to any local or network drive or to external drives (such as USB drives).
FBackup can backup open/locked files and it can perform full and mirror backups (backup type that does not compress the files). When defining a backup you can also set file filters and schedule the backup for automatic execution.
Reviewing 5.0.460 (May 28, 2014)
Have been using this for quiet awhile, recently the puter took a surge [and let lots of blue smoke out the back of the power supply]. One new PS later and a new Hard Drive that had died, I turned to my back ups on a removable hard drive.. installed windows 7 from cd and got the system stable with all updates and drivers ect. I don't use FB for disk imaging as its not meant for that and i knew that going in , its meant to backup data/pics/music files ect.. well got the stuff installed then got out the FB backups. they went right in to the data folders where i had back them up out of originally. all my pics, music, and most importantly my banking was restored perfectly.
This prog is for just that. backup of your data files.. it does this perfectly and reliably as the media you put it on. I has never let me down . I use its big brother Backup4All for full disk images and it to has done its job.. ,, why 2 Backup programs. well for short i don't NEED a huge program to backup just data files. FBackup is a simple way to keep your personal files backed up and that just in case happens, and it WILL happen .So for me its a great program. It works as ment to , Its fast and simple. it just does its job.. They one thing i Wish they would add is a incremental back up mode.IE just backup what has changed in the folders you tell it to.
Reviewing 5.0.370 (Feb 23, 2014)
Useless childish software. Not worth even when free. Does not offer even basic needs. Support is unreachable. Registering into support is like climbing on himalayas.
Reviewing 5.0.325 (Jan 18, 2014)
I simply DO NOT have to mirror 4 tb of data. If you do then I believe that there are MUCH BETTER ALTERNATIVES than this rubbish software. Try Bvckup (http://www.bvckup.com/).
These ratings are based on the way the software being rated meets the needs, requirements and experience of the individual who is undertaking the rating. So if my rating is one star and yours is five stars it DOES NOT mean my rating is not valid. You need to think about these issues a little before committing to print.
Reviewing 5.0.325 (Jan 17, 2014)
pjafrombbay good ...you do not need it ... try and mirror 4 tb of data and you will see a new need
Reviewing 5.0.314 (Jan 7, 2014)
MY LAST RANT ON THIS SOFTWARE
I used the link to the FBackup home page. I was able to find a link to the "Change Log" buried at the bottom of the home page. The Change Log's last entry is dated Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:25 pm and that was for the "Final Release" for FBackup version 5. There have been many releases since; the current version being 5.0.314. What has been fixed in these upgrades? Who knows!
I intend to stick with NOT USING ANY back-up software; its simply system bloat. Use a good two-pane file manager and simply copy your files from your computer to your back-up drive. Its easy and one less software product to monitor/maintain.
Version 4.4 of FBackup (will be released very soon) will have the possibility to minimize to tray.
Have you considered an option to start FBackup minimized to the tray?
I ask that because a backup program should start with Windows. Every time I start or re-start Windows, I have to minimize FBackup. It does get tedious!
Now it lists changes in build 143 too. The changelog on the website is modified only after the build propagates on the main mirror site(s), that's why the delay. However, the "Check for updates" option in FBackup itself always show the latest changelog until you update it, so before updating you can see if you need to do so or not.
From the forum on their website, though it doesn't list .143
FBackup 4.2 build 140 was released. This new version contains several important changes, update is recommended.
What's changed in FBackup 4.2.140:
* New: Added Unicode filename support (files with non-standard characters can be easily backed up now)
* New: FBackup is now compatible with 64-bit operating systems too
* Update: Added "Select columns" option in the right-click menu of the Scheduler window (and 2 additional columns)
* Update: Added a new button for "Ignore all" during restore
* Update: Sources can be modified now even after selecting a Predefined Backup job (this way a backup job can be used as a "template" for future backup jobs)
You can download the new version here: FBackup 4.2.140 (the download page still shows version 4.1 because download.com takes a while to update, so use the above mentioned direct link to download the newest version).
Posted 2 weeks ago #
In FBackup 4.2.141 and 4.2.142 several access violation errors were fixed.