Arctor Disk-To-Disk Backup

License: Free to try
Downloads: 4
Op. System: WinXP, WinVista, WinVista x64, Win7 x32, Win7 x64, Win2000, WinOther, Mac OS X, Windows2000, Windows2003, WinServer, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, WinNT 4.x, Windows Tablet PC Edition 2005, Windows Media Center Edition 2005, Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Home Basic x
Last updated: 04-28-2015
File size: 4.26 MB
Publisher: byteplant GmbH
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Publisher description for Arctor Disk-To-Disk Backup

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Arctor is an easy-to-use and powerful file backup solution, offering fast, reliable backup and version management. It can quickly and easily restore your files in the event of accidental loss or hardware failures. With Arctor, you are able to set up regular, on-the-fly, unattended, automatic backups to make sure your files are kept safe to protect yourself against data loss due to damaged equipment, software upgrades, viruses, user mistakes, hackers and theft. While any software package installed on your computer system can be re-installed easily from its installation media, your business data, your personal data and configuration files might be lost in the event of an operating system crash, a hard disk crash or (even more likely) by accidental modification or deletion of files. * Using Arctor's Smart Backup Technology, previous versions of your files or deleted files are always available at your fingertips. * Arctor does not use a proprietary archive file format. Archived files can be accessed with the same tools you usually use. * You can choose any backup path to any directly writable disk (USB, FireWire, LAN, WLAN). * The fast & easy-to-use restore wizard lets you restore files or directories to any previous date. * Powerful purge options give you control about how long previous versions are kept. * Arctor offers the advantages of both full and incremental backups. * Arctor backup solutions are scalable from small-sized single-user installations to enterprise-wide networked installations. In short, Arctor should form the cornerstone of your backup strategy.

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Visitor: T. Peterson
Great potential but as of Q2 2005, still not ready for serious use. The program provides for disk to disk backup by creating a mirrored direcrory/folder structure, where you specify, and places zipped copies of the files in the appropriate folder. A string is appended to the end of the filename for management purposes as multiple copies from incremental backups can be maintained. eg. You can specify a maximum of X copies be retained for Y amount of time. The program is straight forward and fairly easy to use. The program seems stable but will fail on backups if sufficient memory is not available. It's somewhat of a resource hog in it's memory requirements considering what it's doing. I thought I would dedicate an old and otherwise useless WinXP machine with 128MB RAM as a Server to Server backup machine but 128MB wasn't enough - 256 was OK. The user interface is simple - maybe too simple - a little more information such as percent completed and estimated time of completion would be useful. As backups go, it's not particularly speedy, but zipping never is. I'll gladly take the speed hit for the compression. So far, so good. Now for the bad news. It will not backup any files over 2 Gig and when it restores, the restored file's time stamp is destroyed and replaced with the current time. I sent them a note asking about this and promptly received a response. They seem to think that the maximum file size in windows is only 2G - this is nonsense. It was 2G in DOS under FAT 16, FAT 32 supports 4G files, and NTFS is currently limited only by the size of the volume. There technical support people are not very technical. In response to the time and date stamp problem, they said this was by design. If this is if fact true (I obviously doubted the respondents credibility) it needs to be redesigned. This is a backup program. When you restore, you generally want EXACTLY what you backed up to be restored. Imagine doing a full restore and having every file on your system dated today - system files, program files, data files - everything. Duh!
General rate: Negative