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 5.0.370 (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.
Reviewing 5.0.309 (Dec 21, 2013)
There have been several minor releases since my critical review below. Softland is NOT telling us what has been fixed/addressed in these upgrades. So I guess I will maintain my low rating and "Don't use" recommendation.
Actually, I have recently upgraded my PC to Windows 8 (as a result of earlier problems with FBackup) and am backing up my Windows Libraries by just copying the directories from my hard drive to my USB connected backup drive. Who actually needs backup software. I have used Xplorer2 (a two paned file manager) instead of Windows Explorer (a single pane file manager) for years. I am simply copying libraries (directories) from one pane to the other. I'm doing this without the pain of using specific backup software (the pun was deliberately intended :-) ).
PS: Merry holiday season to fileForum users all around the world
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.