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Backup Now! is a powerful backup program for use with your CD-Recordable (CD-R) or CD-Rewritable (CD-RW) drives. Backup Now! handles the backup of your important files. Backup Now!'s user interface allows you to instantly navigate your way around your computer to locate files easily. The familiar Windows interface makes backing up your valuable data easy. The Backup Now! Scheduler handles the scheduling and execution of your backup jobs. Schedule a job to run daily, weekly or monthly as your environment demands. Backup Now! 3 adds DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, local and network hard drives, Jaz and Zip drives to the list of supported output devices providing even more flexibility and power to meet your backup needs.
Backup Scheduler is a backup monitoring program, which Backup Now! requires to run its scheduled backups. Using the Backup Now! Scheduler, you may remove, suspend or terminate already scheduled backup jobs. Backup schedule icon will show up on the system tray, which resides in the Windows taskbar. To bring up Backup Scheduler, point your mouse to the Backup Scheduler icon on the system tray, and then right-click. The Scheduler must be running for the scheduled backups to take place.
Drive image backups create an exact copy of the drive/partition being backed up. DriveBackup! bypasses the file system and copies all data directly from the hard drive. You can back up any drive that is installed on your computer system using drive image backups. A backup set can be saved on any CD or DVD recorder on your computer or any device that provides drive letter access installed or connected to your system, including network hard disk. At the click of a button, DriveBackup! creates an image of the selected source drive.
Restoring a drive using the Restore Wizard is just as easy. It is important to remember however, that a drive image backup is a snapshot of the source drive at a particular moment in time. Restoring from this type of backup image is an all or nothing event. The destination drive will be restored exactly as it was when the backup image was created. All changes to that drive, made after the time that the backup image was created, will not be restored.
Since drive image backups are copies of the actual disk partition or hard drive and work directly with the physical device, it is not possible to selectively restore specific files or folders to your system. You must use file level backups, found in a product like Backup Now! when you need to replace specific files or folders. Because DriveBackup! communicates directly with the hardware layer, you must have Administrator rights to install or run DriveBackup! on machines running Windows NT/2000/XP.
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