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Last post Author Topic: Cobian Backup  (Read 10068 times)

tomos

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Re: Cobian Backup
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2014, 10:56:56 AM »
Of course sometimes the program writes directly the configuration in the system registry. In those cases i take a command to remember me I must have a security copy of a branch or key in the windows registry. .....

just curious:
how do you know if an install has changed the registry? Is there a software that does that? (I'm sure there is...)
Tom

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Re: Cobian Backup
« Reply #26 on: January 11, 2014, 12:18:58 PM »
Of course sometimes the program writes directly the configuration in the system registry. In those cases i take a command to remember me I must have a security copy of a branch or key in the windows registry. .....

just curious:
how do you know if an install has changed the registry? Is there a software that does that? (I'm sure there is...)

Wonderful question.
I usually search in the registry the common registry keys for that program.
I try to observ during the installation if the program writes something in other place than desktop or the portable installation directory.
Then i post is not perfect portable.
Or even if need additional software like framework.

I have no memory, but I think i have an utility to detect changes in the registry

That's the point.
I think your observation is very interesting and i would like to know the answer.
So i will post anothec thread about this

Best Regards

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Re: Cobian Backup
« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2014, 09:24:23 PM »
I use PA Backup every day and it's never let me down so I've no need to try any other back up program. Did install cobian on a friends computer once but I wasn't overly impressed (it looked horrible too in my opinion) and installed something else instead.

it's cloud backup service, no ?
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Re: Cobian Backup
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2015, 03:26:35 AM »
I have being using Cobian Backup  for a long while. It may be clunky but it does what I want
File and Folder backup
full, incremental and differential backups.
Plain file backup- no compression
Volume Snapshot Service VSS to backup open files

While still working, the program has been sold supposedly but no feedback, updates or support for a long while.

In case there are problems I am now looking for a replacement.

Any suggestions? Preferably free but would consider commerical if suitable.

Chris

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Re: Cobian Backup
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2015, 04:52:22 AM »
^ have you seen/tried FreeFileSync (mini-review link).

I havent used it in a while & dont remember if it will meet all your needs -
  • does do 'versioning'
  • I think it does plain file
  • dont know about using VSS

Not sure if you mean something different by 'file and folder backup' - do you want to be able to back up just selected files as opposed to all the folder contents? (FreeFileSync cant do that AFAIK)
Tom