Cobian Backup uses a simplified approach to backing up and restoring your . Manually, This will allow you to type out the path to the files or. Cobian Backup is an excellant free backup software for Windows. Read this review and tutorial to learn how to use Cobian Backup. This is a step-by-step guide on how to install the Cobian Backup software. Cobian is a simple file replication software that allows users to restore lost/ damaged.

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Cobian Backup supports several methods of compression and strong encryption.

Cobian Backup – An Excellent Free Backup Software for Windows

Do I need to backup all my systems files or only my data? Note that this is a very simple tool. That’s why you cannot backup directly onto a CD-RW. Q- How do I know which backups are full, which are incremental, etc?

Installing the program as a service, I get an error in the mqnual file. In this case you need to enter the class name in the form: Choose it depending up on the updates you make.

How do I fix that? April 27, at The old items will be added to your current list.

Backup onto your hard drive and then you can manually burn the backup onto the CD using your favorite burning software. In order to access a network resource, the service cannot be running as the local system account.


This will open the main screen for Cobian Backup as shown below. For example, Proftpd can be configured to send hidden files in a listing: You will now be back at the main screen for the Cobian Backup program and your new task will be listed in the All Tasks section.

Once you done setting it click OK and start the Task.

How to backup and restore your data using Cobian Backup

Sign in with Twitter Not a member yet? And sure it seems logical that the coblan Administrator should have access to all files, but… that is not necessarily true. That cannot be re-created as easy.

When I delete the original file, I want the program to delete the backup copy. This information applies to version 7. In the computer world, a backup is a copy of some data.

Next, set up pre-backup Events like launch an application, close programs etc. With this in mind, I In this version, only lists that have been created by versions 6,7 and 8 can be imported.

Check if with your FTP server allows to send hidden files when a list command is received. If possible, check also NAT fast track. Compressing directly to a remote location can eat a lot of bandwidth as well. This is great when you are installing the program in many computers.


There are different methods of creating a backup of your data, but this tutorial will only focus on one ckbian, using a freeware baclup called Cobian Backup.

Unlike the standard backup and restore feature that comes with all the versions of Windows Vista, Windows On older versions, if you are auto-starting the program, you need to edit the registry. Cobian Backup uses a simplified approach to backing up and restoring your data consisting of backup folders, optionally compressed archives, and restoring your files through standard Windows file manipulation methods. Some people prefer to back up the whole system OS plus data files.

Use the Options dialog to change the password of the service. Imaging that you have Tas1, with source c: Task 2 will have source c: Especially important are all the INI files in the subdirectory “Db”. The easiest one is to make IE your default browser temporarily then switch back to Firefox. But I’ll tell you a secret.