Backup Maker


Backup Maker

Complete with most extensive sets of options for customizing backups.


Our rating: 


Pros & Cons:

Has many features for basic and advanced selection. Nice scheduling options. Clean console, helpful wizard.
No Shadow Copy

Our Review:

Backup Maker opens with a clean console inviting the user to start with a backup or restore. Click backup to start the restore wizard. Choose presets or specific files and folders, scheduling, full or partial backups, a target location and a backup name; those are the basic wizard features.

The advanced features include the ability to catch up missed backups, creating settings for not overwriting older backups, security options, back up condition options, actions to occur before/after backup, and splitting the backup.

The wizard did a good job of walking me through the options. The developer has fixed the system slowing or freezing when drilling down directory trees that one of our user's pointed out. I've tested this feature again and cannot recreate the issue.

The software has one of the most extensive sets of options for customizing backups. Unfortunately imaging, cloning or system boot backups are not supported.

Backup Maker does not limit any of the functionality versus the paid version. The omissions from the paid version are commercial use and technical support.

For restoration, assuming your operating system is installed and functional, Backup Maker will restore data in a few short steps. Click the restore button, select the files to restore and where to restore them. Keeping with the program's trait of selection detail, the options to select specific files to restore from a group, and being able to select an alternative destination or restore the original path are nice options.

Backup Maker was reviewed by on based on version 6.507.


BackUp Maker has been updated on 29 APR 2020 to version

"Free" for non-commercial usage, yet obtrusive nag popups obscure the screen and whatever you are doing every time a scheduled backup occurs, reminding you that business useage is prohibited and offering to stop the popups by paying their fee for business usage.
That, plus when saving versions of files, the only option is to archive them into an individually named timestamped zip file folder, with the hierarchy of the files saved, also in individualized zip folders, making it very tedious if you have to locate one of the prior file versions.
The wizard interface is also very non-intuitive.