March 31 is World Backup Day. Now, I know most people roll their eyes as soon as someone mentions backing up a computer, but once you get into the habit of backing up your computer or essential files, even if it’s just documents and photos, it soon becomes a routine part of the working day and you’ll be glad you did when your hard drive fails. Like death and taxes, a failing hard drive is an unpleasant fact of life.
If you’re an Apple Mac user, I’d like to recommend an affordable piece of software that’s incredibly versatile and easy to use. Get Backup Pro 3 takes the hassle out of backing up and comes from Ukrainian developer Belight Software. I think it’s an essential piece of software for all Mac users.
Get Backup Pro 3 can create Incremental and compressed backups which will save space on your Mac. Compressed backups made with Get Backup Pro 3 can reduce the size needed to store a backup archive by as much as 60%.
Bootable Backups can also be created with Get Backup Pro 3, enabling a bootable clone of your hard drive to be made that’s an identical mirror of your Mac’s boot drive and that can be used in case the main hard drive or SSD fails.
Security is essential for some people who are handling and storing sensitive data without it being readable by anyone else. Encrypted archives made using Get Backup Pro can be set for AES-128, AES-256, Blowfish, or Triple DES.
One feature that I use every day is the software’s Folder Synchronization function. This keeps files in two different locations synced with both unidirectional and bidirectional sync. I currently have three different drives set up to sync my monthly reviews folder too that I always have a copy of the latest main document folder.
For those people who find it hard to schedule a backup into their working day, Get Backup Pro 3 offers scheduled backups, archives and cloning, as well as sync projects that can be executed automatically on a given date and time, removing any excuse for not backing up. Get Backup Pro can also launch in stealth mode for making scheduled backups and will quit automatically once all the processes are completed.
Additionally, there are backup templates included for specific Apps like iTunes, Photos, Mail, Contacts and Documentsfolder. All backups can be made to external or network volumes which can be auto mounted. For longer-term storage, the software can also be used to burn multi-volume backups on a CD or DVD without the need for third-party burning software.
Finally, backups made with Get Backup Pro 3 can be restored to any computer, enabling users to easily restore their backups to any Mac without even needing a copy of Get Backup Pro 3 installed on the target Mac.
You can download a free 30-day trial of Get Back Up Pro 3 from the Belight Software website or you can buy a copy via the App Store.
More info: www.belightsoft.com