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ArkBackup Professional

Easy, Powerful, Flexible Backups

$39.95
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Platforms: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista (x32, x64), 7 (x32, x64)
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It's time to get serious about your backup strategy, before disaster strikes and you lose critical data! If you're relying on someone (maybe even yourself) to run backups of your most important files on a manual basis, it's time to take advantage of the power and flexibility of an automated system. In other words, it's time that you embraced ArkBackup Professional, today's discount software promotion!

ArkBackup Professional not only makes backing up data easy and painless, it also offers you a whole world of flexible options not found in competing software. With ArkBackup Professional, you'll enjoy a scheduler that lets you back up data automatically, strong file encryption, and compression that means you won't consume a lot of hard drive space. Best of all, ArkBackup Professional gives you the option of backing up a whole spectrum of items, from local files, to Windows Registry keys, remote files, web files, and key elements of your Windows environment, including your desktop icon positions. Translated, this means that when you recover from a crash, everything is exactly as you remembered it to be!

It gets even better. ArkBackup Professional lets you specify different actions for your backup jobs. While most other backup programs just stuff your files into a different location, ArkBackup Professional lets you run additional programs, perform copy/move/delete operations, burn optical discs, and upload files to an FTP server. This flexibility allows you to fashion complex backup strategies that accomplish everything that you want, without the need for manual intervention!

Review Written by Derek Lee
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Michael K Hi Folks, I've been using various Acronis ibackup programs for years and have ben happy with then, until now.

I've have to do a restore using their Backup & Restore Program and it won't let me restore one of the logical drives only. That never used to be a problem but now it seems to be so and therefore I'm looking for a good alternative program.

Any reviews and thoughts about Arkbackup Pro would be appreciated from those who have given it a whirl and even just put the trial through its paces, would be most apprecited.

And as a note to the developer, would I be able to easily restore just one one the logical drives on a single phyical drive from within a single full backup set that was made of the total physial hard drive. I hope that makes sense.


Thanks


Michael


Thanks


Michael
Feb 18 2012 at 4:12am Copy Link
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TJ806 @ Michael K

If you were using Acronis and backing up a logical partition, you were probably making an exact "image" of that partition. I have not used Acronis in the past, but many people I know have used it with great results. However, there does seem to be some issues with the most recent version of Acronis.

From what I gleen from Derek's write-up on this website, ArkBackup is basically a "data" backup program with a lot of bells and whistles. It will backup your data and registry and various system settings, but will NOT make a restorable image of an entire partition, including your OS system partition.

That being said, my alternative to Acronis at this point would be to try the "Macrium Reflect Free" version to do an image backup of your partitions. It has worked flawlessly for me for a number of years! Furthermore, you can mount those images easily from within the program and copy any data you might want in the case of an emergency like you described.

It's also important to backup your data files as a separate entity. That's where a program like ArkBackup comes in handy. It seems to give you the ability to archive just what data you need in a very handy interface. However, this can be done manually too with enough saavy and disicpline. Unfortunately, most of us don't have enough of either ... LOL. That's why a program like ArkBackup can really be a life-saver!

Hope this info helps, Michael.
Feb 19 2012 at 3:24am Copy Link
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Bjarne Dein Is it possible to build ones own plug-ins?
Feb 19 2012 at 3:59am Copy Link
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Eddie Tex Just to add to Thomas' note, a good back-up strategy should involve both disk imaging and data backup/archiving. Disk imaging is vital if you need to restore your entire system (if for example it has become unstable or infected). Data backup is something that should be done more frequently for the sake of important files that might get accidentally deleted or if a prior version is needed.

I too was once an Acronis user but was eventually turned off by their "upgrade every year" strategy. The recommendation for "Macrium Reflect Free" is a good one for imaging.
Feb 19 2012 at 4:05am Copy Link
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David McCartney Question: From what I can tell, this program will not allow back-up to a NAS server such as a TonidoPlug...correct?

http://www.tonidoplug.com/
Feb 19 2012 at 6:05am Copy Link
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Garry Camps what advantages does this offer over the backup program built into windows 7 ?. can you create a bootable cd or dvd or other media to restore windows back to a bootable state.

does this support differential or incremental backups and does it support backing up to removable media eg. cd,dvd, usb drives etc

does it use a hardware footprint or require online activation.

Garry.
Feb 19 2012 at 8:08am Copy Link
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TJ806 @ ET

You are too young to be wise Eddie. Your words should be echoed to the heavens. That was my TOTAL message to Michael K. If he'd had data backup on his UN-restorable partition image, he'd be pullin' out a lot less hair.

RE: MACRIUM

I've done three Macrium restores from the system (XP) partition and they've all restored e x a c t l y to the date they were burned. It's really amazing how something works and you stick with it. LOL
Feb 19 2012 at 8:33am Copy Link
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Bjarne Dein Can anyone answer the question wither or not it's possible or not to build custom plug-ins for other applications.
In other words - can I build my own plug-ins?
Feb 19 2012 at 11:54am Copy Link
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Matt Hello All,

I'm testing the 'Demo' version of ArkBackup Pro and have encountered a strange problem when checking for updates from within the program.

When I click on the 'Check for updates' button, ArkBackup doesn't check its own update information. Instead it opens my ASUS motherboard application and attempts to connect to the Internet to see if my BIOS is up-to-date, Really strange.

I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem when checking for updates from within ArkBackup. I've emailed the developer concerning this but haven't heard anything yet.

Thanks, Matt
Feb 19 2012 at 12:44pm Copy Link
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VLM Oh, I went to buy this product, but there is no way to pay via physical check/money order, or by cash locally (as at PayNearMe). I cannot buy using these other means, too bad!
Feb 19 2012 at 1:22pm Copy Link
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Matt Hello again,

The developer very quickly and kindly resolved my issue. It is now updating just fine.

Thank you Shen Min for your great support!
Feb 19 2012 at 6:54pm Copy Link
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Michael K Hi Thomas & Eddie,

Thank you both very much for your detailed thoughts and suggestions which are very much appreciated.

I do backups regularly and here is the scenario I faced that got me irritated with Acronis Backup and Restore 10.

My wife's laptop became unstable. It has one physical drive and 3 logical drives within it, all of which were backed up.

However, it was only the "C" partition I wanted to restore as the "D" partition with the data on it was ok. To find a stable "C" drive that I had backed up, I needed to go back to one I'd made around the middle of January which would have been fine except Acronis would not let me restore "C" alone. Their software forced me to restore the data drive :"D" as well which I did not want to do as I did not want data as of mid Jan. D is in reality just a bunch of folders and I did what Acronis forced me to do and consequently it restored all partitions as of mid Jan and then I had to go back and drag and drop the latest data folders I had backed up separately which I would not have had to do had Acronis allowed me to just restore the "C" drive alone.

I hope that makes sense and you can get the gist of my story and frustration with Acronis Back-up & Restore 10

Thanks again,

Michael
Feb 19 2012 at 7:07pm Copy Link
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Eddie Tex Michael K, that's terrible. It sounds like you did a "full disk backup" and Acronis would only allow a "full disk restore." I would definitely recommend replacing Acronis with Macrium Reflect Free. Far less headache in my opinion. When it comes to disk imaging... simple and reliable is always better.
Feb 19 2012 at 7:51pm Copy Link
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Michael K @ Eddie

Thanks, I intend to do exactly as you and Thomas suggested.

Thanks to you both, much appreciated

Michael
Feb 19 2012 at 8:45pm Copy Link
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