Network Backup Software Products Review - Part 2

Network backup software provides a convenient way of backing up your essential documents (professional as well as personal) and is largely being adopted by companies of all sizes across industries. In our last article we reviewed the top three backup software products available in the market. In this edition we evaluate few more network backup solutions.

Acronis True Image Home 2012

The new 2012 version of Acronis True Image has been designed to simply data backup and restoration with several new functionalities like file synchronization capabilities and host of new options for the schedule module. Whether you want to backup your entire hard drive or create backup of individual files and programs like email, music, videos and photo file types, Acronis can perform both.

Essentially a disk imaging software Acronis has several backup and copy settings including disk cloning, smart scheduling, online backup ability, incremental and differential backups, live backup and several privacy tools. The USP of this solution is the Try & Decide feature that allows you to test any new software at no risk to your computer. If the new software you download or open poses any potential threat you can simply discard the changes you have made and close Try & Decide.

Flanked by an uncomplicated and yet professional interface and an imaging control panel that help wizards guide you through each step of disk imaging, Acronis network backup software provide remarkable ease of use.

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation

Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Workstation, another product from the Acronis family of backup solutions, is little complicated to use. Nonetheless it can backup Windows workstations within minutes using disk imaging. Acronis Universal Restore allows you to restore the full system to a completely dissimilar hardware, thereby eliminating any compatibility issue. It provides data compression features to optimize storage space and provides option for planning backups for new events, such as the installation of a new program or the addition of new data, etc.

Acronis Startup Recovery Manager can be used to recover data when your system fails to startup properly by simply pressing F11 as your system is starting up and it will open the program. It's a versatile backup and recovery solution with centralized management and is suitable to meet the needs of small businesses.

Easeus Todo Backup Workstation 2.0

Equipped with the Universal Restore feature Easeus Todo Backup Workstation 2.0 provides complete system backup and impeccable disaster recovery. It provides a full system restore, backing up files and folders as well as the operating system and the installed applications, programs, partitions and system files. The solution provides a lot of options when to comes to choosing the backup destination with provision to backup to a local hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, NAS, remote, CD/DVD or remote FTP. However, the network backup software doesn't support backup to tapes that are still used by companies for data archiving and disaster recovery purposes.

Its advanced security features help guard the backup files that are password protected. You can also choose from an array of password encryption methods. With Easeus Todo Backup Workstation 2.0, you can schedule plans for your backups by hour/day/week/month and automate regular backups. It facilitates comprehensive backup management, automatically erasing old images on the basis of versions or days, thereby saving disk space in accordance with your own settings. Its data compression features also help optimize storage space. It is a trust worthy is backup software fit for Laptops, PCs and Workstations.

NTI Backup Now 5.5

NTI Corporation has come up with the new NTI Backup Now 5.5- a comprehensive backup and restore solution for SMB MIS, LAN, SOHO, PC, Notebook and Netbook. You can backup and restore data in easy steps by choosing what you want to backup, where you want it to be backed up and when and how do you want your filed to be backed up. It can be easily installed and its intuitive interface efficiently walks you through the entire backup and restoration process. The NTI Backup Now help files are also well-drafted and comprehensible covering relevant topics that you can find them quickly with the search tool. It enables data comparing for greater accuracy and has the capacity to backup Outlook and Outlook Express emails.

Undoubtedly the new NTI Backup Now 5.5 simplifies the data backup and restoration process, but the application lacks features beyond its backup and recovery options.

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