Personal Backup

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Personal Backup

#1 Post by Emka » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:44 am

[Mod note: the present is the official forum topic for Personal Backup;
https://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=3014]

Personal Backup 5.0.6.1
Personal-Backup is a program to save personal data to any destination folder. This folder may be located on a local fixed or removable drive, on a windows network server or on a FTP server. [...]
  • Restore of single files and from Zip files (single or folder separated) [...]
    Wizard to create new backup tasks
    Unlimited number of configurable backups tasks
    Backup of complete directory structures
    Start backup on demand or run automatically
    Backup via FTP (opt. with proxy and FTPS (FTP over SSL))
    Backup options:
    Into single files [...]
    Into Zip files [...]
    Include or exclude selected sub directories
    Filter settings for filenames (opt. regular expressions), file attributes file age and file size
    Selection of file types
    Opt- encryption using AES (Zip-kompatible)
    Adjustable time gap for timestamp comparison
    Running of external programs or scripts before and after backup [...]
    Wizard on using Windows scheduled Tasks for backups
    Extra tool PbPlaner to create and configure alternating backups using Windows Scheduled Tasks
    Comprehensive command line options to automate actions e.g. using the Windows task scheduler [...]
    Internal restore function of saved files [...]
    Synchronise backup directories
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Homepage: http://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de/index-e.html
Download Update as Zip file. Navigation on the site is a little awkward, but you'll find it.

The FAQs claim it's portable:
It is possible to configure Personal Backup in a way that it can be started from an USB stick without leaving marks on the host PC (Vers. 4.1.3.2 and newer). Copy all files from the program directory (usually C:\Programme\Personal Backup 4) or the downloadable Zip file to a directory on the USB stick (e.g. K:\PersBack). Use the command line options /ini:[IniFile] and /taskdir:[Directory]. The options set the program to use an ini file and a task directory on the USB stick.

Then create a batch file in the root directory of the USB stick using a texteditor (e.g. startpb.cmd) with the following lines:
@echo off
echo Start Personal Backup from USB-Stick
start PersBack\PersBackup.exe /i:%%progpath%%\pb.ini /t:%%progpath%%\

Start the program from USB stick using this batch command and configure your backup task.
There is a comprehensive online help section.
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Re: Personal Backup

#2 Post by Emka » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:43 am

v5.1.2.3 is available
New in Version 5.1
New clearer desktop design for task settings
Extensive revision of German and English texts
Several bug-fixes (eg. synchronizing files, FTP transfer)
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Re: Personal Backup

#3 Post by Emka » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:23 am

v5.2.0.2 is available
New in Version 5.2
Program function for verification of backed-up files
Junctions (hard links for directories) can optionally be evaluated during backup to save disk space
Reduction in Windows resources usage (this allows a backup to be initiated using a shutdown script)
Note: The file extension for encrypted gzip files has been changed to gze, because the used file format used is not compatible with the standard
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Re: Personal Backup

#4 Post by I am Baas » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:29 am

Settings are written to Persbackup.ini in the application folder but it still creates Persbackup.cfg in AppData\Roaming\PersBackup5 for the check for update feature.

Please update the screenshot in your first post. Thanks.
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Re: Personal Backup

#5 Post by I am Baas » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:41 am

Oops, forgot to mention that it also writes the IniPath to the registry @ HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PersonalBackup5 :(
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Re: Personal Backup

#6 Post by Emka » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:54 am

Thanks for checking.
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Re: Personal Backup

#7 Post by Midas » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Personal Backup v5.5.9.0 released (changelog at http://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de/ ... elog-e.txt).

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Re: Personal Backup

#8 Post by Wolfghost » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:28 pm

Personal Backup v5.6.3.1 released, changelog at http://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de/ ... elog-e.txt.
Download Update as zip file http://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de/ ... #download5

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Re: Personal Backup

#9 Post by I am Baas » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:41 am

I still get Persbackup.ini and Persbackup.cfg in \user\current\AppData\Roaming\PersBackup5
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Re: Personal Backup

#10 Post by Midas » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:30 am

Quick note and warm applause for a statement from the author of Personal Backup:
author of http://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de/index-e.html wrote:Of late, ever more download sites make freeware programs available not in their original version but with modified installers or using download managers. The latter can be recognized by their relatively small file size (mostly about 500 kB) and in either case the user may run the risk that additional, unwanted programs, such as browser toolbars and adware or spyware, will be installed without warning. Subsequent removal of this software often turns out to be very difficult. To avoid any tacit support of such unfair practices, I have removed all links to download sites offering anything other than my original setup files.
I'll take this opportunity to re-post a screenshot...

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Re: Personal Backup

#11 Post by fullbug » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:59 am

Anyone have any personal reviews of this program? Been looking for something like this for awhile....

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Re: Personal Backup

#12 Post by joby_toss » Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:00 am

How do I make this portable? Any .ini trick or...?

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Re: Personal Backup

#13 Post by tproli » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:36 pm

... or yaP:
http://yap.rolandtoth.hu/#examples/Pers ... Backup.ini

I haven't check it thoroughly but settings seem to be saved to the "Settings" subfolder.

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Re: Personal Backup

#14 Post by Wolfghost » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:12 pm

Midas wrote:
http://personal-backup.rathlev-home.de/index-e.html wrote:Of late, ever more download sites make freeware programs available not in their original version but with modified installers or using download managers. The latter can be recognized by their relatively small file size (mostly about 500 kB) and in either case the user may run the risk that additional, unwanted programs, such as browser toolbars and adware or spyware, will be installed without warning. Subsequent removal of this software often turns out to be very difficult. To avoid any tacit support of such unfair practices, I have removed all links to download sites offering anything other than my original setup files.
A honor for that statement :!:

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Re: Personal Backup

#15 Post by joby_toss » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:34 pm

Thank you, tproli!

So, this app is not natively portable. Would be nice to see it removed from this subforum.

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