Brad Pedersen, System Administrator
I find that most backup providers out there like to overload their programs
with stuff I will never use. Yours is simple, keep it that way. Argentum Backup
is a very well designed program and works flawlessly. I never even looked for a
competitive product because I was so impressed with the user interface. Fits
anyone, a must have for everyone!
Lars Mortensen, Technical Manager
The main feature of Argentum Backup that made me hot for it, is
that it's easy to use! And the idea of using ZIP format is brilliant.
The ease of use is important as the end-user who now uses this program
and whom I support is not a geek :) I was in a hurry and it was a
small file that was downloaded in short time. It was also easy to
install and from my point of view kinda self-explanatory. Nice
guide... In fact I registered within 5 minutes after trying it
Stephen Baldwin, Marketing Engineer
I found your backup software on the Internet. I was just looking
for a real simple utility that I could schedule to dump files (Outlook
database, My Documents, etc) to a small file server I use as backup.
Seems to work just great.
It's very rare that I take the time to write a compliment in regard
to software, but in this case, I think it's appropriate. Argentum
Backup is a program that too many of us have been waiting for. Most
backup programs on the market today use proprietary code, which limits
you to having the backup program loaded to restore your data. With
Argentum Backup, the only thing you need loaded is WinZip (or any
other Zip compatible program) to restore your data. The interface in
Argentum Backup isn't cluttered, and is very simple to understand. The
program appears to be very fast as well. Although I have some
suggestions in mind for future releases, Argentum Backup appears to be
a very fine product!
We have a production environment that consists of multiple servers.
We need to backup files, sources and other stuff every now and then,
but doing this manually has proven to be something we tend to forget.
We need some way of going back to earlier backup states in case
something went wrong. Your program is able to do that all. It is
relatively cheap and looks fine. If only all Windows programs were
This is one of the simplest usable backup programs created in
years. Keep up the good work.
Basically, I wanted to be able to specify folders and files to be
backed up, the backup destination, and that compression be used. I did
not need something that watches for modified files etc. I tried the
demo and it was exactly what I was looking for, the price was right
and the rest is history.
Argentum Backup was found on Download.com when searching for a
personal backup facility. I have tried five others before deciding on
Argentum Backup, because it is: 1) as fast and as simple to use as
possible, 2) yet still has advanced features available if required, 3)
retains catalogue of jobs in easily accessible format, 4) the biggest
plus of all - uses standard Zip files which means easy recovery even
if backup tool not available. Regards.
The main thing is ease of use. I could do the same thing by writing
batch files using PowerArchiver or WinZip, but your program is very
easy to use and handles the Zip compression very easily. I don't have
to bother with changing the batch files whenever I want to add or
delete files. Your product has one purpose and it does it extremely
Bruce Wilkinson, Systems Provider
Ultra simple user interface for clients that have no capacity to
understand the need for backup. If it is this simple they can do it.
This combined with an easy to use setup makes it very usable for me as
a systems provider. A very tasteful design (and this is not a small
feature to me). Ugly software and bad design has driven me from many
products. I do not find it comforting or stimulating to work in front
of a rotting compost and I find it even less so faced with bad art and
tasteless design in software. Life has too little art. Thank you for
I did many Internet searches, downloading several different backup
software. So far yours seems to be the best in ease of use and applies
exactly to what I need. The interface is simple and is fast in setup
time and execution time.
Thank you for your prompt attention. I look forward to the next
release. I am very impressed and pleased with your backup software
package. It was by accident I ran across it in ZdNet downloads. I read
the review and thought "This is just what I want, and presently do
manually. This I will buy." I installed it, and it ran just perfect,
and without a whole lot for setup. Thanks again for developing this
Tibor Kornyei, Translator
I have tried six or seven other backup programs before choosing
yours. Argentum Backup contains all the features I need, not more, and
it is very user-friendly. The interface is well thought out, one of
the best I have ever seen. Thanks for developing this nice
Ever since my wife and kids started using my computer I needed a
backup program that is reliable, automatic and easy to use. I
downloaded many many of backup programs and tried them all. All in all
Argentum Backup is a perfect program for me and in my opinion an
overall outstanding program. I have told all my friends about
it and gave a lot of them the demo to evaluate on their own.
One of the best things I liked about Argentum Backup was that it
simply creates a Zip file. It doesn't use a file format that may not
be compatible with other machines or that requires software from the
Iomega, etc. For example, if my home computer crashed and I was using
Microsoft Backup for Windows 98, I couldn't open the files at work
while my home computer was being repaired, since my PC at work uses
Windows NT, which isn't compatible with Microsoft Backup for Windows
98. In short, I like the fact that it uses a format I can quickly open
on any machine without trying to find and load software. Great,
simple, intuitive product. Thanks.
Argentum Backup uses Zip files rather than proprietary file
formats, like Veritas Backup does. I have Veritas Backup, but if your
hard disk fries you need to install it first in order to restore
files. Veritas Backup is fine if you just lose some files and want to
install them... So your program is an extra security for me.
David Lindenberg, DV Cape Consulting
I found your software after searching the Internet for backup
software. I downloaded a number of demo's and after evaluating most of
them decided on Argentum Backup. The main reason for deciding on your
software was the ease of use and being able to schedule backups to
write onto CD at a later stage. With our exchange rate at 11 in local
currency to $1 USD, price was also a consideration and your software
was found to be the best value for money.
I tried it and loved it at once. I liked the pared-down nature of
the concept and the obviously tight coding which one so seldom sees
now. It felt like old assembler coding used to feel and the slim use
of resources meant that I could leave it running to schedule without
concern about slowing other things down. I have suggested it to
several other people and I shall continue to praise your program of
Jim Publow, High School Instructor
I recently had my personal computer at my work place crash. The HDD
started to get hot and I think that it just burned out. Anyway, to
make a long story short, it took me over 40 hours of manipulating
files through DOS to recover my data. Boy was I wishing that I had a
backup of this valuable data. Like all things normal, I found the
reference to your backup software after I had spent all this time
getting my files back the roundabout way.
So when I tried your software at home on a trial basis and saw how
easy it was to back up my data files and any others I thought that
this is an inexpensive way to keep my sanity. I am very glad that I
purchased the license. My only hope is that I will be able to install
and use the software on my school computer that has to be
repartitioned, reformatted, and re-OS'ed to make it functional again.
Thanks for a fine product that for me comes a little too late but will
save me in the future, I am quite sure.
It was so simple, so small, and so very basic that even the user I
want to be in charge of it at my former work site can do it!
After trying loads of backup software on the Internet, yours was
the only software that fulfilled our requirements and didn't keep
I really like your product, it works reliably in the background,
the Zip file format is very easy to handle, and it does not eat up a
lot of resources.
I recently purchased a new computer with Windows XP Home Edition
installed. Microsoft chose not to include a backup program with that
Home Edition. I went on the Internet to look for a backup program that
suited my needs. Your short description of the program got my
attention so I clicked the link to a more detailed description and was
still interested after reading that description.
The small size of your program made it easy to download on a
dial-up connection so I gave it a try and it was easy to use and gave
me what I was looking for plus some additional features. All I wanted
was a way to backup the files that I have created or added to my
computer. I don't backup programs that I can reinstall if something
goes wrong. Windows XP Home Edition users will be looking for a way to
backup. If you can find them or they can find you most users would
find your program perfect for them.
Thanks for your help. I have recommended your program to several
other people in the past. They are quite pleased and so am I. Now when
I contact them I will tell them that you provide support also.
Customer service is easy when everything with the product is
performing as expected. It's how you perform when there are issues
Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for producing a fine
product. I had been using a backup utility called Safetynet Pro for
many years. I had selected it specifically for its ability to do "File
Copy" format backups. I use a removable hard drive for my backups, and
I want the files to be useable without having to go through a
"Restore" process. I upgraded my computer to Windows 2000 Pro, and
found that Safetynet Pro no longer functioned properly.
I searched Simtel.net and found your program. It was the first one
I tried from their list of backup utilities, and was delighted with
the results. Although the program was able to meet my particular needs
without benefit of registration, as a small business owner I felt
compelled to register it out of respect for your efforts.
As you know, the backup utility in Windows XP Pro is clumsy, prone
to unpredictable errors, and not usable across different platforms. I
spent almost half a day on the Internet yesterday testing different
backup programs and comparing prices and features. I became aware of
Argentum Backup 1.8 from the ZDNet Downloads site. Even though I was
pissed that the best features were blocked from the trial version, I
knew I had to have it because of its simplicity, speed, and elegant
interface. Compared to the trash offered by others, $25 is a bargain
for this application! Best regards.
Can't remember where I found Backup, was browsing for a backup
program and found yours. I like it because it's simple but does the
job, making backups without me having to go through all kinds of
stupid options I never use anyway. I like the user interface, nice and
simple. The only option I miss is a log-file so I can easily check
when I made which backup. Other than that it's a great program.
I especially like just answering a series of questions with the
"Next>" button. You can be working the software without even
reading the manual. Plus the interface is very neat and crisp.
We are a small law firm in Williston, North Dakota, with six
attorneys. I am the attorney responsible for managing our computer
system. We had been using a server with a tape backup for many years.
When our server broke down in May, we had a backup from the day
before, but had no way of using the information. Our computer people
had to rebuild the server enough to access the information off the
tape, which took over two weeks. In the meantime we were left with
only hard copies of our client files and the forms we use. It was a
After that disaster, I was searching for a reasonably priced
program which would back up our information in a usable manner, so
that it could be accessed quickly by any PC in the office. I was also
looking for something which would backup onto CD's. And a program
which was relatively easy to use. Your program was perfect. I have
been backing up all of our client information every day onto one of
the PC's. With the additional licenses, I will also be performing
daily backups onto CDs, which can be maintained off location in case
I did not have much time to test and check. Argentum Backup looked
relatively simple. I took a bit of a gamble. It seems the gamble paid
off. And thank you. I hope it continues as good as it looks so
I looked at other backup programs but I was specifically interested
in finding one that did everything I needed and was easy enough for
the rest of my family to use. Yours seemed the best of these! I also
liked the idea of the backups being saved as simple Zip files. It
certainly does everything that I needed it to do, quickly and easily.
I was looking for a backup utility that would, ideally, work across
platforms. Argentum was one of about 6 or 7 that I tried. There were
only two that I tried that backed up to a standard Zip file and the
other one wasn't really as user friendly as Argentum. The other
product just wasn't so cute. Argentum has a simplicity and elegance
which is hard to beat. Once configured, it is so easy to use. And I
like the nice touch with the graphics - now he's writing, now he's
not! It's just a great buy!
My only wish is that there was an equally easy to use restore
facility. I know it really doesn't need one but it would save having
to fire up another program, i.e. PowerArchiver or WinZip, to do the
extracting thing. Thanks for writing a utility that does exactly what
it is designed to do and one that works every time you use it.
I recently purchased a new 80 GB USB 2.0 external hard drive
explicitly for the purpose of backing up my extensive collection of
digital images, MP3 files and digital videos. I spent an entire
afternoon trying out the various offerings of similar backup software
solutions. Actually your product was one of the first I checked out
and it very quickly made my 'short list'. Ultimately my purchase
decision was based on several factors: simplicity and ease of use;
sleek Outlook-like design; not bloated with useless features.
I am going to use Argentum Backup in preference to NTI Backup Now!
CD-RW because the latter has a proprietary file format which means you
need the NTI Backup Now! program to do the restoring and I found the
restoring process to be a little inflexible. I much prefer the
Argentum's Zip format which means I can use one of several programs to
do the restore. I like the ease of defining a task.
Finally, I am 61 years old and have been ripped off several times
in this long life (and probably even more times that I don't know
about) and hence I firmly believe in and support the shareware
principle. Thank you for letting me try before I buy. I wish you all a
happy and successful New Year.
I first read about Argentum Backup on the Internet when I was
searching for a suitable backup software. I tried various programs
most of which were not working properly on my computer. I wanted to be
able to back up to CD-RW disks on my Cyber Drive CW058D. I was also
attracted to the utter simplicity of Argentum Backup and the fact that
it creates Zip files which are easy to handle. So far I have not found
any limitations which would bother me. It seems to do all that is
required to safely back up and restore all my important files.
I am evaluating backup products for some clients, but liked your
trial enough to buy my own personal copy. Other products were too
complicated for clients - who are not large organizations and don't
care about incremental and differential backups. They want to know
their files are safe and easily restorable and so do I. The fact that
you do not use proprietary compression software is a real boon.
You have no idea of the headaches Argentum Backup has saved me. For
years I have been meaning to remember to back up my files (in case of
a disaster). I never have quite taken the time to learn how to do
that. Your backup system has made it sooo easy for me and I now
finally get it! I can't thank you enough. Thank you for answering my
questions in such a friendly and timely fashion. You have been most
helpful. Please keep me informed of any updates you may have for my
I have just purchased Argentum Backup. I read about Argentum Backup
in, I think Anchor Desk or a similar mailing some time ago, and I have
been using an unregistered version for some considerable time I'm
ashamed to say. I have come across it several times including in
Lockergnome. Conscience prompted me to buy, together with the promise
of extra speed. The things I like most are: simple and intuitive,
creates good old fashioned Zip files and restore using WinZip should
be easy, finds my e-mail's and address book automatically. It will be
future proof. Microsoft backup programs have rarely been compatible
between different operating systems. Please do not add too many new
features and thus make an elegant program into an unduly complex one.
John Shreeve, Writer
I went to register a copy of Coolbase and decided to get Backup
too. I really would rather buy products from one good firm - than have
endless chunks of software from diverse firms. I tested it and it was
easy to use. I liked the interface. I was using another backup
product, but it often gave me problems. Yours is genuinely useful and
I have installed the new version 2.1 of your backup software. I am
very pleased to confirm that my previous problem of updating existing
archives has now gone completely! I can now always successfully update
a large backup archive, even when my backup USB memory is almost full.
Relocating the temporary files from the destination media to the host
hard drive has clearly fixed my problem. As a result of this important
improvement to your software, I am pleased to announce that I have
since become a registered user of your Argentum Backup program. It is
a program which now has my complete confidence for reliably producing
100% accurate backups of my computer files, and I will have no
hesitation in recommending this product to my friends.
I first read about you in a Byte article. I clicked through and
when on your site, thought about what great tools you have! Downloaded
Backup and tried it for a few days and it satisfied a need I had,
namely, replicating important folders on to a backup drive, then
zipping them all. I had written various pieces of code to do this, but
now, with your software, I only need your one program! Very nice.
Great work! I also picked up MyFiles and intend to use it to put some
order to what is now a chaotic storage regime. Thanks.
I first read about Argentum Backup in an impressive tutorial
article in PC User, March 2003, and downloaded a free copy of your
program from the magazine CD, on to my computer. At the time, I had
recently bought another computer to update to Windows XP, and being a
bit scared of modern technology (I am 76 years of age!), decided to
wait until familiar with the new machine before trying the Argentum
Backup program. A week ago, I was able to trial it and was so
impressed by the ease of use, even for a beginner like me, that I
immediately sent off a request for 2 licenses - one for each machine,
and have since been delighted by your response. Unbelievable service,
thank you, and I look forward to future backing up with much
I had tried a backup program a couple of years ago. It had worked
fine until a new computer with Windows XP. Things got frustrating so I
went to manual backups. My search that found you, came out of thin
air. The neat thing is the first thing I clicked on was your ad.
Description was so simple, I tried for two weeks and finally decided
it was worth paying for.
Argentum Backup was listed by PC Magazine's shareware page. I
downloaded about twenty applications and only Argentum Backup
satisfied my needs. Several features were important. 1) I do not want
my backups in an archive that is only accessible by installing the
recovery software. 2) I do not want to zip my backup files either,
since I would need to install a Zip program first if my computer
crashed before I could get to my backups. In addition, I noticed that
with the applications that only used Zip to back up files, there were
certain files that these programs just could not back up for some
reason. 3) I also disliked going through a long process for each
folder I backed up. Your procedure is second only to those that use a
check-box system. Unfortunately, these applications only back up
folders, not files, on my system. I am not sure why this is. I did not
have this problem with Windows 98. 4) I also wanted to retain the tree
structure in my backup folders. Some other good applications only
backed up the chosen folder. 5) I also like the speed. Argentum Backup
seems to be one of the fastest at backing up data.
Many thanks for your prompt e-mail reply after the query. I found
your web site by searching with Google for backup programs and then
downloaded the programs. I liked your Argentum Backup program because
it seems to be less confusing than more or less all other programs. I
like the intelligent use of a mixture of incremental and full
When PC World (September '04) mentioned Argentum Backup it was
decided to try it out. Well the outcome was replacement of two backup
programs. The great thing about your backup program is the ability to
back up whatever to wherever. Now it does require some work setting
things up, making directories, pointing the program to them, but that
is how it was in the "old" days and IMHO it is much better to let one
do it "by hand" rather than incorporating such "newbie hand holding"
items into the program.
As an old shareware savant, it was always felt that if one needed
more than a passing glance at the help file it was not a well made
program. It only needed a glance for figuring out to make a backup to
certain folders, but that was all. By the way, dealing with shareware
for so long means that my stamp of approval is just as high as any
given by a reviewer, or perhaps higher. Using a program for awhile can
show more faults than a fast look.
I do like the Argentum's backup program and it works just as
promised. Easy to use and I decided CMS's Bounce Back was overkill and
too much trouble for my needs.
I heard about your product reading PC World magazine. They
recommended you as a Best Buy. I downloaded it from their site. I
chose this product over StorageSync, also featured in PC World,
because it used standard Zip compression, and was faster than
StorageSync. The free Zip utility worked, and thanks for the extra
tips. I appreciate all of the help you have given me. I would not
hesitate to recommend you to friends, and when I need more software
you will definitely be on my shopping list.
Having seen details of Argentum Backup in an article in the UK
magazine Computer Active, I tried the free trial download and was
immediately impressed with it. I am not a very technical enthusiast (I
am retired and use my computer a lot, but mainly for hobby purposes)
and I particularly liked the simple and hassle-free operation of the
software which even I could understand. I was especially interested at
this time as I am about to change my computer for a more modern one
(within the next week) and wanted to simplify the process of changing
over many files to the new setup.
I find that most backup programs out there like to overload their
programs with stuff I will never use. Yours is simple, keep it that
way. Just work on the user friendliness issues and if you want to add
a ton of features for those obsessed with it - create a new "Pro
version" and let the guys like myself keep things "simple".
It is really nice to deal with a company that is personal and
caring of the customer. Your backup software is simple enough for my
wife to use, a complete newbie. It will teach her good habits about
backing up her important work.
First, I am very pleased with your product. I originally tried a
far more expensive product without realizing its full costs during the
trial period. It simply was not affordable. Further research got me to
your site. Suffice to say, I find - even ignoring price - your product
to be much better. At $25 it is a steal. Thanks for a great product at
an affordable price.
I have been using Argentum Backup 2.50 for several days now and
after a few initial hiccups caused by confusing the slightly different
formats of version 1.50 and 2.50, am now making full use of the
features in the program and have managed to customize different backup
options for the various folders on my computer. This is an excellent
program which makes backing up data very simple. Also this version is
superior to version 1.50 and well worth the small amount it cost to
buy for the peace of mind it provides. I no longer have to check my
folders to see if I have remembered to copy data manually to my backup
drive, confident that in the event of a disaster, I will always have
access to my files.
I am writing to tell you how pleased I am with your product. I
tried the demo version and within 5 minutes of loading it I was sure
that I would purchase. I did! It is so simple and easy to use I can't
imagine what you could do to improve on it! My thanks go to you for
the development of such a wonderful and easy to use product.
This backup utility seems to be a good balance between function,
ease of use and price. Over many months I tested several backup
utilities and was disappointed before I tried Argentum Backup. I read
as many reviews (especially user reviews) as I could locate. I found
users were about 90% satisfied and when it comes to software that is
hard to beat. An actual person replied to my e-mail very quickly, that
was very nice. I use file copying mode. I like to check my external
hard drive and see for myself that my essential files are there. The
log report is an important feature as well, and better then the others
I read about Backup in PC Pro and as I was fed up with the Iomega
Backup supplied with my 160 GB external drive - the damn thing ceased
to work after about five or six days and had to be reinstalled. I
decided to try your backup program. Thank goodness I did, it's a
smashing program, it's simple and it works a treat. Lets hope that I
don't have to contact your support team. I wish for your continued
success in the future and I would like to thank you for Argentum
This is to respond to your query about how I learned of Argentum
Backup. A while back my brother, a computer science engineer, was
looking for a good backup system for his desktop and laptop. He
searched and searched in stores and on the Internet and finally
stumbled onto Argentum Backup. He downloaded it and was so pleased
with the simplicity and efficacy of the program that he recommended it
to our mother who is not computer literate. She has been using it and
absolutely loves it.
My birthday is coming up and I've been needing to back up my files.
My family's experience with Argentum was unbeknownst to me until Mom
asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I said some backup
software. She told me about Argentum Backup and how she came to use
it. It sounded like exactly what I was looking for, and I'm very
optimistic that I'll love it as much as my mom and brother do.
I don't know what features I like because I've only backed up once
and haven't really delved into the program beyond a simple backup.
Also, I don't have any suggestions for improvement, but if I think of
any, I'll be sure to let you know. I appreciate your willingness to
listen to consumer comments.
We are a small accounting and consulting firm in Westchester
County, NY. During tax season, one of my staff members accidentally
deleted our entire tax program, including all client tax files. This
could have been devastating. However, your backup software, which I
purchased and installed a few weeks earlier, saved my business.
Although I had to reinstall the entire software program, all data,
which was backed up each evening, was installed effortlessly due to
your software. I would recommend your product to anyone interested in
establishing a "disaster" recovery plan. Thanks for a wonderful
I first heard about Argentum Backup by reading the PC Magazine article
a month ago about backup software. I had previously used Retrospect
that came with my Maxtor hard drive, but thought the software to be
confusing and didn't like having to convert the catalogs to ensure
that the data was really backed up. I like to store in the native
format and just use a redundant hard drive to store my music,
pictures, and other data files. One feature that might be nice would
be to allow a person to customize the directories that get backed up,
rather than hoping that they store them under "My Documents". Maybe it
already does this, since I haven't used it enough to know everything
Jeremy Reynolds, Yippee Software Library
Argentum Backup is a good little backup program that makes it easy
to save your important files. I must say this is the first time that
I've seen a program that can quickly back up your e-mail folders and
address book. It also has support for backing up ICQ contacts and
heaps more. The interface is easy to use and it comes with several
useful pre-made backup templates. It has a scheduling agent so you can
choose whether your files are saved daily, weekly, hourly or whatever.
Paul Rowlingson, Future Publishing
Backing up our PC data is something few of us do, but it is a
sensible and hassle-free task, particularly with Argentum Backup.
Argentum Backup is a tiny program that uses little in the way of
system resources, but makes the whole backup process effortless.
Various templates are included so that you can begin backing up a
PC's most important data immediately. These include email contacts and
messages, registry settings, My Documents and Windows Shell settings.
Backing up other files and folders simply involves creating a new task
and defining exactly which data to backup. There is no limit to the
number of tasks you can create, and each can be given a unique icon
for easy recognition.
Backups can be straight copies of files, or to save space they can
be saved as Zip files (these can be password-protected if desired).
Backups can be carried out manually, or scheduled on an hourly, daily
or weekly basis. Users who require more control over their backups can
make use of the many advanced settings to be found throughout the
software. Most, however, will be happy with the basic settings. The
verdict is - when backing-up of data is this easy there's no excuse
for not doing it.
Francisco Cheng, PC Magazine, Ziff Davis Media Inc.
Argentum Backup 2.00 ($25) is a good choice if you're looking for a
very basic, hassle-free way to back up while using only a minimum of
system resources. This very tiny utility saves backups in ZIP format
to minimize file size. Argentum Backup includes templates that help
you back up your e-mail messages and contacts database. The program
also backs up important system information, such as the Registry and
shell settings. To back up data, you define data sets and schedule
each set to be backed up on a monthly, weekly, or daily basis. You can
also opt to back up these sets manually. Unlike the traditional backup
programs, Argentum Backup can't back up directly to CD and DVD
Bill Wilkinson, The Keyword
The second computer program ever written must have been a backup
program to protect the first. Nevertheless, the quest for the perfect
backup seems to be never ending. Argentum probably hasn't finished
this search, but they have come up with a pretty good contender.
Argentum's approach offers a simple, intuitive interface, use of
conventional Zip files for storage, and the intro of 'Tasks' to
identify discrete backup needs. Each task is identified with its own
icon, so click an icon and your backup is running. Can't get much
simpler than that!
Well, actually it can. Argentum provides templates for common
backup needs, some of which might not occur to you, or that you might
be uncertain how to do. For instance, the Registry, or the Windows
settings including favorites, desktop and start menu; or your Outlook
Express messages and address book; or your Messenger contacts and
messages. Of course, you can automate your backups if you wish. While
setting up a task simply click on the option and select the days and
hours for automatic operation.
Another advanced option which could be handy in certain
circumstances is 'stacking'. Sounds intimidating, doesn't it? It just
means that instead of each backup overwriting the previous one, you
can save several versions of the document(s). That way, if you decide
version A really was better than version C, you can revert. Saving
files in Zip is mostly convenient, but does have some drawbacks. It is
possible to avoid this problem by saving without compression providing
you have unlimited storage space. Oh yes, Argentum doesn't provide an
'unzip' utility so you must have PKZIP or some such already installed
in order to retrieve your backups.
If you are unhappy with your current backup system, or don't really
have any, this one is worth a look. Argentum is offering a 15%
discount to user groups on the regular price of only $25 through the
end of March.