Cobian Backup uses a simplified approach to backing up and restoring your . Manually, This will allow you to type out the path to the files or. Cobian Backup is an excellant free backup software for Windows. Read this review and tutorial to learn how to use Cobian Backup. This is a step-by-step guide on how to install the Cobian Backup software. Cobian is a simple file replication software that allows users to restore lost/ damaged.

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Do it at your own risk. Please click on the Archive option in the left hand menu of the New Task dialog as shown in the image below. I have enough free space on the destination drive. I don’t see any other error in the log file.

If you add a directory as your source then all files and subdirectories underneath that directory will be backed up. Yes, it works just fine in Windows 8 and The program impersonates the user first, then it runs the before-backup events and then it reverts back clbian thread to start VSS. Anyway, if you want to torture your system, you can download version 3 or 4 from my site.

There are several things that could cause the VSS to fail when creating a snapshot. Unfortunately, staying on top of these updates can be a time consuming and frustrating task when you have hundreds of programs installed on your computer.

Please, read also the document Backup theory to learn about backups, permissions, etc.

Cobian Backup – An Excellent Free Backup Software for Windows

June 8, at 3: In order to do this, the program requests a list of files. Do I need compression? But there is no mention of restoring based on a date…Does this software has restore feature? Before we create a backup we need to specify how we want these files backed up.


The program uses very few resources and manhal be running on the background on your system, checking your backup schedule and executing your backups when necessary. You would then create a second task called Nightly Backup that is schedule to run on the other days of the week at a certain.

Do I need to backup all my systems files or only my data?

Change the logon settings in Tool-Options. If two tasks are scheduled to start at the same time, then the first one on the list will be executed, and when it ends, then the second one will start. The program seems to copy every file. Cobian Backup uses a simplified approach to backing up and restoring your data consisting of backup mxnual, optionally compressed archives, and restoring your files through standard Windows file manipulation methods.

How to backup and restore your data using Cobian Backup

The system can be re-installed from the original media. Do I need to use Volume Shadow Copies? It is highly recommended that home users utilize a similar strategy when setting up their backup tasks.

Just re-enter the user name and the correct password coboan restart the service. OR it could be that the server is down.

This was posible up to version 4. Then the volume that you are trying to snapshot must be supported by the system: Please do NOT contact me every timme the server is down. What is a backup and why do I need to backup my files? My favorite unpacker cannot open zip files created by the program. This can be done from the control panel or from the user interface Options-General-Service and Application control. Plug-in for Cobian Backup 6: I want my tasks to run simultaniously.


Be aware that Cobian Backup uses many features in the zip files like zip64 or Unicode file names that many unpackers don’t support. Compression is a good thing in theory. However, the program will create the directory for you and the backup will go on. It will be nothing like Cobian Backup, but it will have many of CB features. What do I do to make the FTP feature to work? Though this will increase the amount of time that a backup takes to finish, it will also save you a great deal of hard drive space.

The log file says that the program was no found but the program IS running. Your backul will now start, and when completed, the backup will be saved in your chosen backup location. I’ll update this site soon with more information. Decrypter for version 10 and older, stand alone A t ool to decrypt the files encrypted with Cobian Backup.

If you wish to use this option, please select Backip under the Encryption method drop down menu and then enter your decryption password. Cobian Backup is not an usual backup application: