[CC] Freeware Yadis! Backup

I just found a little gem, Yadis! Backup. The program provides real time backup to just about any destination.

I’ve been looking for a real time/continuous backup program for a while, to make backup to my WD MyBook World Edition (NAS). The Memeo backup software that came with WD is very buggy. Recently Memeo has started to ask me to upgrade to a paid version. I’ve tried Genie Timeline free edition, it’s simple, has a nice clean interface, and it does a good job monitoring files, but it is not real time, it backs up new and changed files every 60 minutes).

I was wondering “why isn’t there a backup program like the Dropbox app, but without Dropbox?” simple and instant.

Enter Yadis! Backup. Here is what the developer says about the program:

Yadis! is a free and easy backup application that protects your private information within minutes. It’s intuitive design will guide you through a few steps, and before you know it, your personal data is brought in safety.

When you use a backup-tool, it’s often a hard job to learn to know all of the features. And when you’ve finally managed to understand every possibility of that tool, you realize it’s not just that what you wanted.
That’s why we’ve created Yadis! Backup. Take a look around and discover all of it’s advantages…

  • It’s FREE
  • It’s small
  • It’s easy to use
  • You can fully decide what to backup
  • It copies one on one your files to allmost any destination you want
  • You don’t need Yadis! Backup to access the backed-up files
  • The marked folders are backed-up real-time (no scheduling needed!). You make a change? Yadis! Backup makes a backup
  • When your backup destination isn’t available, Yadis! remembers the changes you have made. Whenever the location becomes available Yadis! starts backing up the changes.

This I what I like most about Yadis!:

  • It’s real time.
  • It’s configurable but still easy to use.
  • It keeps track of changes made when you’re on the go, and backs them up the destination is available again.
  • It offers versioning to keep different versions of the same file.
  • It offers “target validation” to ensure that the backup is made to the correct device. So if you destination is a external hard drive, it won’t start backup to a thumb drive if that is plugged in and gets the hard drive’s normal drive letter assigned.
  • It preserves full path structure

A major con is that restore function doesn’t seem to work in version 1.10.3. Maybe it’s because my backup destination is on a network drive. I can live with that because restoring files isn’t something I do frequently, and I can still access the backup’ed files explorer way. I’m also still able search within the backup. But that is defiantly something that the developer needs to work on.

Here is how to get Yadis! Backup:

Product site: http://www.codessentials.com/products/yadisbackup.html

Direct download: http://www.codessentials.com/products/yadis/setup.exe

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