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August 18, 2004 1:05:06 AM

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Backup4all seems to be getting good reviews. Has anyone here actually used
it? Would appreciate your comments.

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Anonymous
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August 20, 2004 5:53:01 PM

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Martin,
There are plenty of good reviews for Backup4all and customers always send
positive feedback about it. Now I don't tell you to rely on those, the best
thing to do it's to try it yourself. If you already have tried it and still
you are not sure send an email to the support team from our site and you'll
receive an extra trial version so you could test it further and see if you
like it or not.



--
Regards,
Claudiu Spulber
http://www.backup4all.com//
"Martin" <marty123@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> Backup4all seems to be getting good reviews. Has anyone here actually
used
> it? Would appreciate your comments.
>
>
Anonymous
a b G Storage
August 22, 2004 7:58:25 PM

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Martin wrote:
> Backup4all seems to be getting good reviews. Has anyone here actually used
> it? Would appreciate your comments.
>
>
I've tested several B/U programs and consider it the best one of all.

However, it has one major bug. It won't handle large backups in the
regular mode [not mirror mode]; don't know what the limit is; but it is
somewhere above about 100mb. [DVD size]

The mirror mode works great. I have a regular backup profile that
creates a 3gb image on DVD.

I'm sure they will fix the bug soon.
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Anonymous
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August 22, 2004 8:08:17 PM

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Is this limitation true?? Have others had this problem ??


--James--


--------------------------

>
>
I've tested several B/U programs and consider it the best one of all.

However, it has one major bug. It won't handle large backups in the
regular mode [not mirror mode]; don't know what the limit is; but it is
somewhere above about 100mb. [DVD size]

The mirror mode works great. I have a regular backup profile that
creates a 3gb image on DVD.

I'm sure they will fix the bug soon.
Anonymous
a b G Storage
August 23, 2004 2:56:40 PM

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Hi "news" :) ,

First of all I want to thank you for considering Backup4all "the best one of
all". Backup4all doesn't limit the backup size when the output source it's
the DVD so I'm curious to find out what happened with your backup, that's
why I want you to report this problem to our support team (either directly
from the application either writing to support at backup4all dot com-
replace the " at " and " dot ") and we'll try to do our best to solve it. It
is very possible that it is not a bug in our program, the curios thing is
that you manage to do mirror backups. As I said, in order for us to clarify
this problem you have to send a bug report and we'll try to solve it.

P.S. There is always the possibility to write your DVDs using the UDF file
system (with DirectCD or InCD). You can select this burning option in the
"CD/DVD Advanced Settings" dialog.

--
Regards,
Claudiu Spulber
http://www.backup4all.com//
"news" <news@rideste.org> wrote in message
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> Martin wrote:
> > Backup4all seems to be getting good reviews. Has anyone here actually
used
> > it? Would appreciate your comments.
> >
> >
> I've tested several B/U programs and consider it the best one of all.
>
> However, it has one major bug. It won't handle large backups in the
> regular mode [not mirror mode]; don't know what the limit is; but it is
> somewhere above about 100mb. [DVD size]
>
> The mirror mode works great. I have a regular backup profile that
> creates a 3gb image on DVD.
>
> I'm sure they will fix the bug soon.
>
>
Anonymous
a b G Storage
August 24, 2004 2:26:03 PM

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Here is copy of two emails I sent to your tech support on the subject.

Have you investigated item 2 yet?

Mirror works fine for 2gb+ DVD images; but Full and Incrementals do not.

I have too much trouble with packet writing [DirectCD, InCD, etc.].
But, more important, they only work with DVD+/-RW which are not good for
backups because they are not as long-term stable as DVD+Rs.

Al.......


----- Original Message -----
From: Backup4all Support
To: Al Rider
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 11:55 AM
Subject: Re: Backup4all support request



1. Your DVD writer device works fine and that's why Nero can burn the
backup, the problem is that the DVD does not work with Backup4all :( 
2. Good suggestion, We will investigate it.

Best Regards
Cristian Teglas
Softland

----- Original Message -----
From: Al Rider
To: Backup4all Support
Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2004 6:02 PM
Subject: Re: Backup4all support request


I doubt the problem is the burner, there are 2 good reasons why I don't
believe it is the burner:

1] I can make a large backup [e.g., 2gb] and write it to my HD. Then use
Nero to burn it without any problem. And, the zip file on the DVD+R
works just fine.

2] I can use Back4all set for MIRROR [instead of FULL] and do a backup,
of exactly the same folders directly to my burner using Backup4all.
Everything works perfect. All I changed in the backup settings was the
type from Full to Mirror.

In all due respect Cristian, Backup4all is by far the best backup
utility I tested. But, you do have some bugs handling large backup jobs
that use compression. It appears that maybe the code is starting the
burn operation before it has fully created the burn image and the two
operations are conflicting.

Al...........






Claudiu Spulber wrote:
> Hi "news" :) ,
>
> First of all I want to thank you for considering Backup4all "the best one of
> all". Backup4all doesn't limit the backup size when the output source it's
> the DVD so I'm curious to find out what happened with your backup, that's
> why I want you to report this problem to our support team (either directly
> from the application either writing to support at backup4all dot com-
> replace the " at " and " dot ") and we'll try to do our best to solve it. It
> is very possible that it is not a bug in our program, the curios thing is
> that you manage to do mirror backups. As I said, in order for us to clarify
> this problem you have to send a bug report and we'll try to solve it.
>
> P.S. There is always the possibility to write your DVDs using the UDF file
> system (with DirectCD or InCD). You can select this burning option in the
> "CD/DVD Advanced Settings" dialog.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Claudiu Spulber
> http://www.backup4all.com//
> "news" <news@rideste.org> wrote in message
> news:2osc24Fe6emlU1@uni-berlin.de...
>
>>Martin wrote:
>>
>>>Backup4all seems to be getting good reviews. Has anyone here actually
>
> used
>
>>>it? Would appreciate your comments.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>I've tested several B/U programs and consider it the best one of all.
>>
>>However, it has one major bug. It won't handle large backups in the
>>regular mode [not mirror mode]; don't know what the limit is; but it is
>>somewhere above about 100mb. [DVD size]
>>
>>The mirror mode works great. I have a regular backup profile that
>>creates a 3gb image on DVD.
>>
>>I'm sure they will fix the bug soon.
>>
>>
>
>
>
September 9, 2004 1:27:21 PM

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Martin wrote:
> Backup4all seems to be getting good reviews. Has anyone here actually used
> it? Would appreciate your comments.
>
>
A follow-up on my previous postings.

Regarding my post on the 22 Aug, I reported a bug having to do with very
large backup sizes when in the ZIP mode. I also said "I'm sure they
will fix the bug soon."

And they have!

I am impressed with their response in fixing bugs. All SW has bugs, but
few companies are as responsive. If this was MS, it would be at least a
year to get a patch.

Features I consider absolutely mandatory for a good document backup
utility are:

* Writes CDs, and even better DVDs
* Non-proprietary file format ["mirror" and standard zip files]
* Job [backup] profiles
* Filters [select what to include/exclude by file extension, etc]
* Scheduler
* Automatic verification
* Fast
* Full, incremental and differential modes
* Clean interface so you can be certain what be included, excluded
and the actions that will be taken.

Backup4all is the only product I know of that meets all of the items on
my mandatory list.
!