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Comment by em4020
about Cobian Backup · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

No backups every 2nd Monday, no pause when busy, Duplicati is best
It is not good, that missed backups always run, when the computer next time starts up.
Cobian Backup should have an option:
"Run missed backups, only when the system is not busy for 5 minutes and pause missed backups, when the system will be busy again"
Cobian Backup is not able to run Backups only every 2nd Monday. If you need a free solution to backup every 2nd Monday or to start only a backup when system is not busy for x minutes, you must use SyncBack free (1) (only english) or Acronis True Image Home (2) (not free and many languages) or Duplicati (Open Source). SyncBack Free and Areca Backup (Open Source) use the windows Task Manager for the Schedule, Windows Admin rights are necessary for it. SyncBack and Areca cannot cleanup more/older than 4 backups, this only Cobian and Duplicati can do. So Duplicati seems to be the best free backup service.
(1) Small SyncBack iconSyncBack
(2) Small Acronis True Image iconAcronis True Image
(3) Small Areca Backup iconAreca Backup
(4) Small Duplicati iconDuplicati


No longer Open Source?

Comment by openstar41
about Cobian Backup · Jan 2014 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Looks good, but I noted the source code is for sale - so am not sure of the future for it?

It is an older version (four versions old) which is Open Source.


Thanks for posting about this, I'll definitely have to keep an eye out to see what happens. I wonder if someone will purchase it and immediately make it open source?

Comment by em4020
about Cobian Backup · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

I like, use and recommend Cobian Backup Amanita version
It has multilanguage support, is very flexible and it is able to limit the number of backups e.g. to a chooseable maximum of 3 backups. You do not need to delete backups later, because the hard disk is full.
Little disadvantage:
the update function works only with SOCKS proxy or no proxy. I have a problem, because I have an internet-connection using only a HTTP-Proxy, but this is not supported by Cobian Backup until now.
I hope, that the next new Cobian Backup Version has an update function which CAN connect to internet with only a HTTP-Proxy.