Okay, so because this forum can be used for personal opinion, I want your opinion. Recently I have been using EaseUS ToDo Backup to perform the following:
Copy Disk1\Filepath\* to Disk2\Filepath\* as a full backup every second night at 08.00pm Copy Disk1\Filepath\* to Disk2\Filepath\* as a differential backup at 08.30pm Copy Disk2\* to Disk3\* every Monday and Friday at 08.00pm
Recently I have had an issue with my PC and has prompted me to recover some OS files on the PC. To ensure no data was lost I recovered from a backup. I am not too sure if this is a limitation of the free version, but it appears to "skip compressed files", so therefore it skips everything in the backup.
Thankfully I have not lost any data, so this is of no concern. I have now currently performed another backup and have removed the compression; this appears to have worked fine. (I am in the process of doing a full drive backup). Thankfully I have noticed this now as I can only imagine months down the track I'll need to restore only to have no data!
This tool, even whilst free, has the potential to cover everything I need. However, I'd much prefer to pay $30-100.00AU and have multiple PC's covered to a localised location.
Here is the scenario I am planning on configuring:
Copy PC1\C$\Backup\ \\Network\Path\User1 Copy PC2\C$\Backup\ \\Network\Path\User2 Copy PC3\C$\Backup\ \\Network\Path\User3
Now on these local PC's I want the user to be able to select what they want to backup, and then to also password protect their own items - I respect people's privacy and do not want to be able to access my families files. The requirements of the software are to complete the following:
- Must be able to have password protection on the files to prevent access;
- Must be able to configure a time schedule for tasks to complete;
- Must be able to store [x] amount of backups and verify data;
- Must be able to backup to a network path as well as local.
Please feel free to list your advise and why you believe it a valid option. I will keep looking into this.