KLS Backup 2011 is a powerful backup and synchronization program that allows you to back up or synchronize your data to local and network drives, cloud storage (Windows Azure, Amazon S3, OpenStack, Eucalyptus Walrus), CD/DVD media, FTP or WebDAV server. The backup files can be stored uncompressed or compressed and encrypted in standard Zip or 7-Zip format. KLS Backup 2011 can back up files and folders from local drives, network locations, cloud storage, FTP, WebDAV servers and databases (MySQL, SQL Server). Advanced version management, makes possible to find and restore any backup version within seconds. The synchronization feature allows you to easily synchronize the contents of two different folders. Running as a windows service the built-in scheduler provides a powerful automated backup solution.
Professional version features: backup from FTP and WebDAV server, encrypted archives, synchronization wizard (folder-folder, folder-ZIP file, folder-FTP server), differential backup, database backup (MySQL, SQL Server).
Yes - 14 day timeout
- Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support
- Cloud: OpenStack Object Storage support
- Synchronization with cloud storage
- IMAP/POP3 and Gmail backup plugins
- Minor fixes and improvements
Reviewing 5.2 (May 3, 2010)
This software has a nice interface and (for the most part) a nice feature set. The fatal flaw, for me, is that if you backup to FTP, it is totally incapable of comparing the contents of the backup source to that of the FTP server.
I asked the author to consider adding this feature, and the response I got was (literally) "If the backup was successful, the files are on the FTP server." But, uhh... No, that's not necessarily true. FTP servers are computers too, and things happen. Things go wrong. Transfers fail. Computers freeze or crash. People screw up. And when you're backing up to FTP, KLS Backup does not update its local database (to keep track of which files have been uploaded to the FTP server) until the entire process is complete. This means that if your system or the application crashes, or something else goes wrong, that database won't ever get updated, and KLS Backup will have no idea that any files at all were uploaded. And remember, KLS Backup cannot compare the source and the FTP, so you'll have fun dealing with that little mess!
I give KLS Backup a charitable 3.
Reviewing 22.214.171.124 (Oct 28, 2009)
V126.96.36.199 is great. Some nice features added such as secondary backup destination, animated tray icon, Windows 7 support, command line option, etc.. I really like the flexible backup options and plugins to backup data and custom settings for many popular apps including Outlook, Firefox, IE, etc... Even has a sync tool thats good for basic to mid sync requirements but its not as powerful as Syncback. visit www.kls-soft.com for more details.
Best part is that its relatively small footprint, reliable and runs as a service. I haven't experienced a crash with this app since I began using V4.5 several months back. Worth a look!
Reviewing 188.8.131.52 (Dec 2, 2008)
Worth taking a look at. Comparable to Genie Backup in that it backs up profile data from applications such as Outlook, Firefox, etc. Makes it real easy to restore in the event of a system rebuild or upgrade to new computer. Backup and sync tools are very strong and work well. Lots of flexibility. Its not perfect, as it could use a bit of GUI tweaking to make it easier to navigate. Haven't experienced a single issue/crash with V184.108.40.206. Highly recommended.
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