The way it works
You specify the directories Daily Backup should backup into zip archives. You can set filters to handle only certain file types, or to confine the backup to certain filetypes only. Then it watches the operating system, and marks a directory as "ready for backup" on each file creation or modification.
You specify when to start an incremental backup on a marked directory:
- as soon as a change occurs
- when the screensaver is running (not available on win95 or winNT)
- every timespan
- on shutdown
- at a fixed time
You schedule a complete backup when:
You can also start a complete backup manually.
Daily Backup creates the zip archives in archive directories. You can setup as many archive directories as you need.
These archive directories should reside on a 2nd hard drive, on a network drive, or a USB micro hard drive.
You can use it as a date based version system
With time you get dated versions of your important files. In case you need to step back in time you can do so:
The restore dialog shows you all the saved files in a single table, and you can restore:
- all directories with just a click.
- the version of a single directory up to a single day only.
- a single version of single file only.
Of course it asks your permission to overwrite any file before restoring, and you can select a different directory to store the retrieved file(s).
In case of a disaster, when you only have the archive directories, you can restore the files with any Daily Backup installation. Just select the archive directory in the restoration dialog.