Windows Back up
Backup Software / Features / Windows
Native Windows backup tool is a strong, capable instrument of safekeeping for almost all sorts of data. From version to version, Windows backup service becomes more and more advanced.
What is Windows backup and how it works compared with typical third-party solutions is a matter of comparison, not of quality. Let see how to backup Windows using native capabilities, and compare the might of it with typical third-party solutions.
Vista edition was equipped with Backup and Restore service capable to backup files, directories and entire disk images at scheduled basis.
Windows Vista Backup and Restore backup service has an advanced GUI and possibilities to schedule backup activity.
But these tools are lacking the proper integration to Windows environment, such as context menu item for restoring previous versions of file instead of stand-alone GUI. As a result, backup Windows 7 using native utility is like using an external solution.
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The main function of Backup and Restore service was keeping copies of system files and user folders in some safe place. That was a mainstay of daily fast backup processes, but cannot cover an entire area of safekeeping valued data.
Windows 8 File History Backup
Nowadays, the Windows backup File History service included in Windows 8 provides a user the following basic functionality:
According to Microsoft, with some advanced Windows backup settings applied, File History can also take a snapshot of an entire system image. These functions are simple, stable and durable for everyday common work. But, sadly, this list is too short for a serious activity or commercial-based workflow.
So, capabilities of File History cannot satisfy an advanced user or company. The best solution is to use third-party software for safekeeping. Which functions that are missing in the Windows standard backup tool are needed by the most of users?
It is a reasonable consideration that the program must be reliable (including a strong encryption of data) and demonstrate a not-too-heavy price tag. Here is a list of these functions allowing keeping data with comfort and safety:
Handy Backup is a commercial third-party Windows backup utility which has a full set of functions. The power of Handy Backup allows you to keep in safety not only your local computer data, but also any information needed from network computers, websites and network-attached storages.
The wide list of backup destinations possible, availability of encryption and compression algorithms for data stored, comfortable classical user interface (GUI) and all-time technical support makes Handy Backup one of the top-functional Windows backup solutions on the market of backup tools.
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