Free Static Backup8! [Less than 15 hours left]

Software Description

The following is a description of Static Backup8, as per the developer:

All personal data will be backed up

It is very difficult to find all those messages, contacts, plugins, settings, favorites from your computer and backup them before you erase your system from your computer. Backup8 will help you to do this job. Just only need few clicks Backup8 will find and backup all necessary personal data from your computer, such as messages, contacts, plugins (from Firefox, Thunderbird), settings (from registry) and favorites to one archive file with high ratio compression. Upgrade system, transfer personal data to another computer or reinstall system now is easy.

Backup8 supports most popular software

This powerful backup tool supports most popular software and will find, backup all personal data and settings. It also will backup ‘My Documents’ folder or any folder or registry item you have added to custom list. Backup8 can backup data from Windows Live Mail, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, Windows Mail, Outlook Express, Firefox, Thunderbird, Incredimail.

Scheduler has built-in

Scheduler is a service program, after you install backup8, the scheduler service will start with your computer starts up. You can setup scheduler and adjust backup options from the main-window of Backup8. After you enable the scheduler, your backup archive will be created in time. You can setup scheduler program by hourly, daily, weekly and monthly.

Easy to backup

With ribbon layout, you don’t need to learn how to use it, just few clicks will get all your data backed up.

Above 4GB

Backup8 allows you store more data above 4GB. Also the output archive will be compressed with high ratio algorithm.

Easy to restore

Archive Explorer has built in. Easy to browse your archive file and easy to restore your data.

dotTech Advice

Static Backup8 is a file-level backup program (not system-level). It allows to easily backup files/program data/registry entries of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Outlook, My Documents, Incredimail, Thunderbird, Foxmail, The Bat!, and Becky. In addition to those programs/folders, there is a Custom List users can add custom registry entries, files, or folders to backup.

All backups are automatically compressed and stored in a proprietary .BK format. Backups can be restored in full or individual registry entries, files, or folders can be restored from backups using the Archive Explorer. There is a scheduler for those that want to automate backups daily, weekly, or monthly.

If you know some scripting, Static Backup8 has an LUA Debugger that allows you to write your own backup scripts.

For compression Static Backup8 uses LZMA so it does a good decent amount of compression. For example, I was able to compress 196 MB of data to 179 MB. Jeanjean was able to compress 1.86 GB of data to 1.24 GB.

Overall I’d term Static Backup8 as a niche software. I call it a niche software simply because it isn’t very conducive to custom backups. When running a backup you have the ability to select/deselect any of the programs I mentioned above; you also have the ability to select/deselect all the registry entries/files/folders on the custom list. The issue is you can either backup everything on the custom list or nothing at all — you can’t individually select files/folders. In addition, Static Backup8 doesn’t offer the ability to encrypt or password protect backups; and it uses proprietary format to store backups. So the people that will find Static Backup8 useful are the ones who regularly use the programs mentioned above, don’t want to encrypt or password protect their backups, and don’t care if backups are in proprietary format. Honestly, if it were me, I’d rather be using MailStore for e-mail backups and GFI Backup for anything else.

Freebie Details

Static Backup8 is being given away by Daily Software Giveaway. The giveaway ends Friday March 9, 2012 0600 Eastern Standard Time. There is no information if you can install or reinstall at a later date.

To get Static Backup8 for free, do the following:

Version being given out for free: v1.248

Free updates: Unknown

Free technical support: Unknown

Download size: Total of 6.6 MB

Supported OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8

  • Download this ZIP file. Extract the files after the download has finished.
  • When you extract the files you will notice there is a backup8-dsg.exe file and a Readme.txt file. Backup8-dsg.exe is the custom installer from Daily Software Giveaway but it is buggy and has never worked for me — so ignore that, we don’t need it. What we need is to open Readme.txt and copy the registration information:

Keep the Name and Serial Number safe — you will need it soon to register Static Backup8.

  • Download and install Static Backup8.
  • After installation, run Static Backup8 and register it with the registration information you grabbed from the Readme.txt file discussed earlier:

  • Enjoy!

If you have trouble getting Static Backup8 for free, post below and other dotTechies or I will try to help.

[Thanks Jeanjean!]

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11 comments

  1. ricohlfex

    dotTech is the only website that I found on this particular giveaway that explains the full process properly and includes the url link to download the ZIP file that contains the username and serial number.
    Many others did not.

    In addition, dotTech gives the useful warning to users/members that it is best not to use the buggy backup8-dsg.exe contained in the Zip file. That’s useful advice.

  2. Giovanni

    How about the backup of OPERA settings??

    Opera is in my view the FASTEST and hassle-free browser on the market right now and in the last version lots of new great extensions have been implented!!

    It works much better than Firefox in my machine running Windows 7 Ultimate edition.

    I’ve just found this nice FREE tool for such kind of backup but the last version realesed by its developer is almost 2 years old now: so I’m not sure if it’s compatible with the last amazing version of Opera (v 11).

    http://my.opera.com/Disco%20Stu/blog/opera-settings-import-export-tool

    Does anybody know a better free app for that?

    And finally….

    If I were you, Ashraf, to backup emails and anything else stored in your PC I would use a pretty unknown but extremely powerful FREE FILES & FOLDER SYNC SOFTWARE called “VOSI.biz Client Suite “.

    This is an awesome software package bundling 3 great client applications into one:

    – VOSI.biz File Explorer
    – VOSI.biz Online Backup
    – VOSI.biz Email Backup

    With this stunning program, whenever you want to backup your system, you can once & for all throw any removable device (USB DRIVE, EXTERNAL HD, DVD/CD etc…) away, since it’s able to do the following things in 2 mouse clicks:

    – drag & drop large files and folders (max 8 GB per file) in order to download & upload them at fast speed using an extremely powerful compression data technology

    – remotely access files & folders from anywhere through automatic one-way or even two-way real-time and scheduled folder synchronization (==> simply AMAZING FEATURE dudes!!)

    – share files & encrypted folders with friends, colleagues or clients in remote locations

    – automatically backup and restore your Business Data and an unlimited number of PCs online and offline via SSL data transfer and secure data encryption (scheduled and incremental backup options are also supported)

    – drag & drop or automatically backup your Outlook Express & Windows Mail in real-time or scheduled times, as if your email messages were files

    – backup & restore your emails ONE BY ONE, instead of the large and cumbersome “Outlook .pst files” as any other email backup software usually does, thus allowing you to automatically resume interrupted uploads & downloads as well as migrate your favourite emails from one PC to another (that’s COOL, isn’t it ??)

    Why this startling SUITE is FREE of charges is something going far beyond human understanding….LOL!

    Download:
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    For more information, please watch the following amazing DEMO VIDEOS showing you what each tool of this awesome suite can do for you absolutely FREE of charge:

    http://www.vosi.biz/Downloads/DownloadFileExplorer.aspx
    http://www.vosi.biz/Downloads/DownloadOnlineBackup.aspx
    http://www.vosi.biz/Downloads/DownloadEmailBackup.aspx

    Enjoy & Prosper (for FREE of course!)

  3. Merlin

    But if you are a paranoid like me, you image 4 times a week with two different soft (Macrium and Acronis), you back up your data (after learning the hard way that restoring a C drive could delete your File drive), selectively a different time of the days (Synctoy and Allway sync) and then you add up Genie timeline that I discovered here two days ago and that seems pretty good.

    All of that on a NAS with 2 x 2T for safety.

    Saved my skin many times.

    This is one of my favorite tech site, thank you Ashraf.

  4. Rob (Down Under)

    (Mild hat on)
    I gently recommend that one gets into the habit of regularly imaging your whole drive/partition, rather than messing around with backups of portions of your data.
    If you search Ashraf’s site for ‘Seagate DiskWizard’ you will see many discussions on imaging (even if you don’t use the free Seagate DiskWizard).
    Not only are you backing up your data, you are getting protection from all sorts of other disasters.

    Confucius once said –
    “He who does not image, will surely have a lot to reflect on later.”