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Insofta Document Backup review

£13 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Insofta Development

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Insofta Document Backup is basic in name as well as concept, simplifying the backup process.

Insofta Document Backup is basic in name as well as concept, making the backup process as simple as possible.

The program is professional in appearance, which will make neophytes and experienced users alike feel good about it. Insofta Document Backup steps you through the process of creating backup jobs, and will even stick an icon for the job you just created on the desktop.

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Insofta Document Backup uses the Windows Volume Shadow Service to back up locked files, and can store its zip files to Blu-ray Disc and DVD as well as local, network and FTP destinations. It doesn't keep revisions of individual files, but can store each new backup in a dated folder if you so desire. The program performs full backups to an existing archive, as well as incremental and differential backups to an existing archive.

Encryption and scheduling are also available. In fact, Insofta Document Backup is the only program we know that offers the option to skip compressing already-compressed file types such as jpegs to save time during the backup. To be fair, some other programs may be doing this automatically.

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One thing we'd like to see added to Insofta Document Backup are preconfigured filters and filter sets, such as *.doc or Word Processing Documents (*.doc, *.docx, *.wpd, *.txt, etc.). For now you must add these manually, which doesn't fit with the program's easy-to-use philosophy. The other thing we miss is plain-file backup - even if you select no compression, files are still zipped up.

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Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP/Vista
8MB hard-disk space
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

We were impressed with Insofta Document Backup, although the lack of plain-file backup may render it less than a perfect fit for some.

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