The importance of backing up your files and systems cannot be over emphasized. In today’s world, it is extremely important to protect your data. Backing up your system allows you to restore your files in case of hard drive failure or any other system failure. Windows 7 is one of the most popular operating systems around. Apart from other features, the operating system also comes with its backup system. However, its in built backup system may not meet your requirements. Here, we will discuss various options available for you:
Windows 7 Backup and Restore Center: First, we will discuss Windows 7’ native utility for the backing up and restoration of data. You can approach this center by opening Control Panel followed by System and Security button. This will offer you the option of backing up your system. You can choose which files you want to back up. You can also choose the place you want your backup to be located at. You can choose to place your back up data on any external drive.
GFI Backup: GFI Backup is one of the most popular Windows 7 backup system. The software is compatible with both 32 and 64-bit Windows 7. This software lets you schedule automatic backups and also allows ZIP compression backups. ZIP compression considerably reduces the time required for backing up the data. The program supports multiple languages. It also allows you to overtake scheduled backup and opt for ad-hoc backing up of data instead.
Mozy: Mozy is an online backup system. This program lets you place your data on the company’s servers. The service is available in free and paid mode. However, if you are using free mode then you can back up only 2GB of your data. In fact, 2GB free space is a good solution for people who have to backup only data files which are generally not very big. This program lets you schedule your back up. It also offers various modes of restoration such as online restoration or restoration via mail-out DVDs.
Comodo Back Up: The best feature of this service is its intuitive interface. This service offers you various modes of encrypting and thus safeguarding your backed up data. If you want to restore your data to some other computer then you do not need to have this system installed on that computer. In this way, this program is a neat utility for synchronizing your data across the computers.
FBackup: FBackup is yet another free backup utility. This utility compresses your data for backing up, although you can opt for mirror backup which does not zip your files. It also lets you choose multiple locations for your backed up data. The interface is easy to follow and the program itself is easy as well as robust for both the personal and enterprise use. The program is also compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 7.
You can use the above information for making a decision about the backup utility that meets your requirement. However, we would again urge you to keep the backup of your data in order to avoid data loss.