Welcome to the new version: Cobian Backup 11, Gravity; AES encryption (, to” error; A brand new, improved help file and tutorial; And MUCH more. You can run Cobian Backup as either an application or a Windows service. In this tutorial we will examine installing the program as a service. The following tutorial is provided as just one of many possible methods, using just one possible Cobian Backup is a versatile freeware backup program, and is.

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I write the address ftp: By default this type of backup will create backup folders containing the time stamp of when the backup ran. Opens the interface maximized. Notify me of new posts via email. Now, if the “Engine is not found” error is the only one you get and the mushroom in the tray has a light red background, the you have a problem. What’s new in Cobian Backup?

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This part of the setup is little important. To restore your backups, reverse the routine, i. Your email address will not be published. Let’s face it, the Internet is not a very safe place.

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I did hope this might be solved easily tutorail un-checking the “Use file attribute logic” box in the General Tuorial, when creating a backup task in Cobian. But there is a warning to you anyway. I think the setting is called ‘mirror’ or something. The installation takes you through a basic setup routine, such as TOS agreement and shortcuts creation, but it also includes more advanced steps. Now you can close programs using also their class names. I don’t have ANY plans to make a Recovery function.


My problem is the logs that were backjp by Cobian are getting bigger. In version 10, you can add a parameter to force the server to send you the listing with all hidden files. Note that the original developer is turning it over to another person but it remains open source and the next version 9.

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Cobian Backup was a free, donation-supported backup software for Microsoft Windows. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted.

I can change the archive attribute manually, yet, the program cannot do the same. If the engine is present, you may be experimenting problems with your bsckup. If you are looking for some Advanced options, you can find them here.

How to backup and restore your data using Cobian Backup

Will be done in the future. It is written in Delphi and used to be open source under the Mozilla Public License.

Explanations for each option are given in the mouse-over tool tip. For example, I have one subdirectory called Versions in every folder. The second task should plain copy the results of backp first task to the second destination.

In order to access a network resource, the service cannot be running as the local system account. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. There are eight different categories on the left-hand menu bar and options can be selected in the main window on the right. I don’t see any other error in the log file. No separate command line program is needed. When tasks were executing at the same time, compressing and encrypting, you could hear the hard drive scream in pain.


If you wish to receive a broader overview of the different forms of backing up data, you can browse this excellent Wikipedia article on backups or another one on images. I use a “Before backup” event to stop a program before the backup starts. Yes, it is a lovely app, with many features, and very well-written as far as it goes, and I complement the designer for what he did, but I am very sorry to say that it’s clear that this program is useless for any but the most trivial tasks.

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What is the “Window Caption” that I need to enter? Your email address will not be published. If I have 2 tasks scheduled to start at the same time, in which order will they start? I prefer 7zip since it provides better compression. The backups are very fast indeed, too. If you have all your documents in the one big My Documents directory, you may just want to mark them all and drag them to the Sources box.

Most backup programs store the backed up data in proprietary file formats that require you to use the same backup program to restore your data.