Backup Maker is a super-easy-to-use program that makes backups for Windows users. It offers a simple wizard-driven backup to a variety of local media and remote hosts. Whether you'd like to backup to another disk, burn the files to a CD, transfer them to a remote FTP site, or transfer them to a jump drive, Backup Maker has a variety of solutions to backup your data. It handles both the backup and the restoration of files and has an easy to use wizard for creation of scheduled backup routines. Best of all is the price: free.
Once the backup task has been configured you may forget backup creation confidently - BackUp Maker saves your files fully automated, depending on time and interval settings or on system events like Windows log-on or log-off.
You can create full backups or else backup only the files that have changed recently (incremental backups). You can specify whether files are to be completely overwritten each time or only incrementally with files being replaced and added as they are altered.
Of course, any backup process is only as good as the restoration process. Backup Maker will restore files with a point and click dumping of your data from any backup made earlier with the program.
An integrated CD/DVD driver enables you to write backups directly to CD or DVD disks. BackUp Maker also supports writing to internal and external hard drives (local and network area), any USB devices as well as zip drives. Alternatively you can use the software's FTP support to upload your backup to a web server, optionally with secure SSL connection (FTPS).
BackUp Maker provides strong encryption with the means of AES. Using AES with 256-bit encryption strength you are able to prevent foreign access to your backups.
BackUp Maker compresses your data using the well-known ZIP compression algorithm. The backed up files are compatible with most any current ZIP software so you can open your backup with BackUp Maker as well as any other ZIP compatible software.
BackUp Maker Standard Edition is free, although after batch backups a nag screen does pop up suggesting potential upgrades to other software offered for personal use only by the company. The company also offers a Professional Edition for commercial use with a few more features for $33.09 U.S. The program is available only for Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008, or Windows 7.
You can learn more or download Backup Maker at: http://www.ascomp.de/index.php?php=prog&prog=backupmaker.