Genie-Soft Backup Manager
Program That We Use
Data backup is
important to Mango Computer Tuition. Conservatively, we estimate, the time
we spent on creating or acquiring data to be in excess of 6,000 hours.
Not wanting to spend another 6,000 hours to recover from a system
failure we needed a backup program that we could depend on. Genie-Soft met
What we were
Ease of use
After extensive testing we found Genie Backup Manager, by Genie-Soft met or
exceeded all our requirements. As an added bonus the program is reasonably
priced and available as a quick online download. A recent backup is an
important part of Disaster Recovery. This program makes the back up
procedure a simple process.
Tuitions Review of Genie Backup Manager
Ease of Use
The interface is easy to navigate, even for the computer novice. Tips and
Hints are readily available. Setting up and running the backup is easy.
Restoring is easy, but not as intuitive as backing up. It is
suggested that you read the documentation that comes with the program.
In our testing we created over 50 backups. When checking the data we found
it to be intact and ready to restore.
In further testing we restored one backup, consisting of Outlook Express
and a folder containing over 1,400 docs and PDF files. The restoration
restored perfectly, including all emails and account settings. We were up
and running in less than 10 minutes.
backup job takes less than 10 minutes. Once created the job is saved, and
you can automatically add a Icon to your desktop. To perform the backup you merely
double click the Desktop Icon. The backup is done for you. Activating
the backup is truly done with a double click.
You can create as many different styles of backups as you want. At Mango
we have set up a daily backup (for data that changes daily) and a Weekly
backup (for data that changes less often). A Double Click of either of the
Icons starts the job
When backing up without a good backup program it is difficult to backup
your emails, desktop and window settings. With Genie-Soft it is easy and
thorough. We especially like that once the job is created any new files or
folders added to a backed up folder are automatically added to the backup.
we didn't like
The program easily backs up your Internet Explorer setting but not Firefox.
There is a downloadable plugin available for Firefox backup, but we would prefer
to see it on the Main User Interface.
We Especially Like
Once a backup job is created any new files or folders added to a backed up
folder are automatically added to the backup job.
Genie-Soft offers free, downloadable plugins to help backup some of the
more common programs that you might use.
Thoughts On Genie Soft Backup Manager
The program is available in a home version and a pro version. We think the
home version would suit most people, even small to medium size businesses.
A backup program is only useful if you use it and use it often
Genie Backup Up Manager Home ver 8.0 System
|Intel Pentium III processor or greater
||Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7
|512 MB RAM - 1 GB RAM recommended
||Microsoft Internet Explorer ver 6 or above
|50 MB free hard drive space
"The first thought we
give to our backup is after disaster strikes"
The prepared ones think, "Sure am glad I backed up yesterday"
The others think, "Man, am I in trouble"
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Here for more information on Backing Up your data
Here for a PDF tutorial on using Genie-Soft Backup Manager