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LaCie Software: Genie Backup

LaCie’s Genie Backup is a comprehensive solution that not only secures your files but also data for some installed programs. This means that saved games, database files, settings, and similar items can be included into your backup. Compression, encryption, and scheduling are also supported, and it's possible to save data to locations besides the Starck drive, including tape drives, removable media, an FTP server, or a network location.

Plugins allow users to secure program settings, database files, and similar user-specific data.

Multiple plugins can be added to enhance the operating capabilities of Genie Backup.

It’s easy to assemble a backup set according to the file types you consider important.

In addition to file types, you can also add more folders to your backup.

The options reflect current consumer-class features.