Genie Backup Manager Home 8.0

Genie Backup Manager Home 8.0

Reviewed by Chris Thomas

"GBM Home combines all data protection needs"

Overview

Genie Backup Manager Home edition is a robust automated backup solution that gives you the ability to create, manage, and restore backups of files, system settings, e-mails, and applications. With this software you can restore data to any type of storage device, whether it be your computer's hard drive or removable disk like a USB drive or external hard drive.

Installation

The installation and setup process for Genie Backup Manager Home is meant to be as simple and convenient as operating the program itself. Simply launch the setup file and follow the instructions in the on-screen wizard, and within a few minutes you'll be creating and managing backups like a professional.

Interface

The user interface is well-designed and neatly organized into three main modules – Backup, Restore, and Disaster Recovery. Along the left side of the main window you can access several additional features, including Run Backup, Global Preferences, Test Data Integrity, and Genie Update.

Pros

  • Lets you create three different types of backups – Full, Mirror, and Incremental

  • Gives you the ability to back up data to any type of storage device, including a local hard drive, external hard drive, network drive, CD/DVD/Blu-ray disk, USB disk, and SD card. You can even set your backups to be uploaded to a Web server via FTP/FTPS

  • Backup Scheduler feature makes it possible to automate the process of keeping all of your data redundant

  • Disaster Recovery feature makes it easy to restore your system after a system crash or virus attack

  • File Filtering feature gives you the ability to exclude specific files from backups based on various criteria such as creation/modified date or file type

  • Automatically encrypts backups with 128-bit AES industry-standard encryption algorithms

  • Swift Restore feature allows you to restore backups on a computer without having to install software

  • E-mail notifications/alerts can be used to notify you of backup operations on an automated basis

  • Gives you the ability to adjust resource usage to minimize system workload during operation. Offers several modes, including battery saving mode (ideal for laptops)

  • Lets you run scheduled backups that are uploaded to your online backup network when you connect to the Internet, so your files are queued and ready to be backed up even when you're off-line

  • File compression capabilities and the ability to purge/delete outdated backups help you save disk space

  • Lets you control system startup options

  • Backs up and restores system files, user data, and program files. The recovery process is facilitated by a convenient step-by-step restore wizard

Cons

  • Some users have complained that backing up large files/folders over the Internet can be an unnecessarily time-consuming process

Alternatives

Popular alternatives to Genie Backup Manager Home include Time Machine, Cobian Backup, GoodSync, Duplicati, and Chronosync. Of these, Time Machine is the most popular solution, however it is only compatible with the Mac operating system. In terms of Windows alternatives, Cobian Backup would be the most formidable competitor.

Conclusion

Genie Backup Manager Home provides all of the features needed to keep your computer's files backed up and synchronized with any type of network or local storage device.

Requirements: Intel Pentium III processor or above, 512 MB RAM (1 GB RAM recommended), 50 MB free hard drive space

What's new in this version: Disaster Recovery,Free Open File Backup Option,Improved Scheduling Capabilities,REV Support

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Genie Backup Manager Home on 29 May 2012 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Genie Backup Manager Home Antivirus Report
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