Complete with most extensive sets of options for customizing backups.
Pros & Cons:
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 Gizmos Freeware on based on version 6.507.