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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Uncheck “Use file attributes logic”, but bear in mind that many features will not work with this method. Sometimes it may be enough to use NTFS file bcakup to prevent the access to your backup files. Do I need compression? Actually not at all. Your data is often not static, it may change often and you need to be careful and backup any changes you do with your data.

Why do you use the archive attribute for incremental backups and not the timestamp as in previous versions? A- Cobian Backup uses the archive bit of the attributes to check if the file has been changed or not. Most backup programs store the backed up data in proprietary file formats that require you to use the same backup program to restore your data.

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The bottom line is: A service runs in another desktop context. I haven’t heard anything from him since then so I don’t know about his plans.

Please, read the help backhp and the FAQ first. Then, the created structure after running BOTH tasks will be d: Some programs change the caption of the window depending on the document that they are using, so try to use a word that you know will be present in the caption when it’s time to close the program.


Decrypter for version 10 and older, cobiwn alone A t ool to decrypt the files encrypted with Cobian Backup. You can also change the logon options in the same place.

Q- Please, please pretty please add a mirror function. Though this will increase the amount of time that a backup takes to finish, it will also save you a great deal of hard drive space.

As a service, just remove the “Cobian Backup Interface 7” value covian the registry key: Regardless of the Backup Type you select, the first time a task is run it will perform a Full install. What can I do? Add these masks to the Exclude masks: Updating a large archive takes also a lot of time and sometimes you need a lot of extra-space as well. Imaging that you have Tas1, with source c: If you are running nackup program as an application, just use the argument -nogui. But the more important thing is, that by overwriting an old backup you are taking the risk that if the backup is corrupted, interrupted, or canceled, you may end up having a backup in bad state, so use separated backups when possible and then, use the automatic function for deleting old backups.

To restore a file it is as simple as opening your backup folder in Manaul Explorer, selecting the backup that you wish to restore from, and copying the file out of the folder. Please cobjan NOT contact me every timme the server is down.

OR it could be that the server is down. The new owner is James Sweeney. If you are executing the backup program as the user A and want to back up the disc C: Unfortunately not all archivers support them or they support them partially. To create a new backup task, please click on the icon that appears on the main ribbon bar of the program. Cobian Backup exists in two different versions: This is the feature you will most likely be using after creating your first backup instance.


Look at the key. Q- I want to backup to a FTP. Your address is myserver. This is caused sometimes by some browser often Firefox which has been installed and some registry settings have been incorrectly set. Imagine what would happen if a virus deleted your files and when you go to Cobian Backup to restore the files you find out that Cobian Backup deleted the same files because it is mirroring the information!

Many that are not will close an idle control connection while the data connection is busy transferring a large file. Before we select the files we wish to backup, we first want to change a setting in the Archive options screen. Q- I have successfully installed the program as a service. If some application is working with a file that is open exclusively, there are several things you may try to do: In this case you need to enter the class name in the form: The included decompressor should also handle these files without proble,ms.

Q-How can I start the backup of all tasks when Windows starts? Q- I would like to backup files that are open exclusively by another application. Often this is caused by a login error.

When I first began using this application, though, I had some difficulties restoring my backup image on my test boxes using the instructions found in other tutorials.

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I don’t have ANY plans to make a Recovery function. Q- I get a popup window when the interface starts. Is there some Recovery function?