For a computer user loosing all the important files and folders can be the worst thing happening and its always essential to make sure that you have a backup of your data on a external drive. There are many different Online Backup services which can host your data for free or else at a very less monthly fees, but having a backup of this data on a offline drive is always better because you can have access to the same anytime anywhere.
In this article we are going to suggest you a software called as Double Safety which is not just another data backup software but one which can help you in taking incremental backup of all the selected files/folders automatically. Along with this you can easily burn these backups to CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD formats.
You can download a copy of this software for a 30days trial period or else purchase a licensed copy of this at application at $29.95. Once you have purchased and installed the software on your computer you will be shown with a ‘New Job Wizard’ as shown below.
Click on the Next to continue. You will be asked to ‘Specify the job name’ which is the name you would like to assign to this backup job.
Once the Job Name is assigned, you will be asked to Specify the backup set which would be the selection of your folders on your computer. You can select any of your folders on your computer by clicking on the check box and then clicking on the Next button.
You will be next asked to select the backup destination ie the location where you would like the backup all your important data. In our case we selected the option of Local / LAN where the files would be stored on the local HDD.
Once the destination folder is set, you need to click on the Next button and you will be asked to set the schedule settings. This means that you need to select whether you need a scheduler or not. If you ‘Use the scheduler’ option the data will be automatically backed up on scheduled internals or else you will have to backup manually. Its suggested to use the first option for the best advantage of this software.
Next you will have to specify the schedule for automatically backing up the job. This would be set on a daily, weekly, monthly or else on the windows startup. If you have very important data then its suggested to opt for Every day option along with ‘Back up missed jobs’ to ensure that everything is backed up regularly.
Next the completion window would be shown along with the information that you can specify the additional parameters for the created job next by editing the scheduled job. Click on finish to complete this process and you will be shown with a Properties page with all the information on this scheduled job.
You can click on any of the listed different options in the top navigation menu and adjust the scheduled job entry. Click on the ‘Backup Set’ option to add more folders or files to be backed up. You can also specify the method of saving the backup file which could be based on the compression quality ranging from No Compression, Super Fast, Fast, Normal to Extra. The files in *.jpg; *.gif; *.png; *.mp3; *.zip; *.rar; *.arc; *.cab; format would not be compressed as they cannot be expected to be more compressed. You can also split the backup file in case you are trying to burn the same into CD/DVD/Blu-Ray/HD-DVD.
In order to sabe your time you should select the ‘Incremental Backup’ option because this would just update the new and updated files only onto the backup drive or else the ‘Differential Backup’ option if you need a backup of just the new and modified files since the last backup.
You can also set Encryption algorithm in case you would like to password protect your data into ZIP files under AES 128-bit/256-bit encryption methods. Finally its also important to set the notifications option to ensure that you get notified whenever the operation is successfully completed or else if there is a failure for the same.
Once everything is set correctly, you can click on the ‘Backup Now’ option on the created job and the software is going to start compressing the files following by searching for files and then it would complete the process within a few minutes based on the amount of data.
Overall a very useful software if you would like to ensure that all your favorite music, movies, project, photo files are always backed up then go for DoubleSafety right away. This is not a paid review but a personal suggestion to everyone because its easy to setup and would allow you to easily restore all the files which you would have deleted by mistake or would have lost by a crashed hard disk drive.