Enter DarGUI (http://dargui.sourceforge.net/), a Windows compatible frontend to DAR, which can integrate itself with the Windows Scheduler Service to run periodically.
DarGUI is a graphical frontend for the Disk ARchiving utility (DAR) that aims to make it easier and quicker to perform common backup tasks using DAR. [...] DarGUI is simply a means of compiling a DAR command which is executed in a console. It does as little as possible to hide the DAR command line from the user, because for more complex operations knowledge of the DAR commandline is essential.
DarGUI isn't natively portable, so I'll be using it with a yaP launcher. Instructions follow.
Also, please remember that although DarGUI is a 32-bit program, the underlying DAR executables are all 64-bit, so this will only work in Windows x64, alas.
To make it work you'll need to download the last DarGUI installer package from its homepage. It can be easily (Uni)extracted and you can discard the 'Additional files' folder. Then you have to get the latest DAR windows ZIP package (currently from https://sourceforge.net/projects/dar/files/dar/2.6.4/) and extract it to a sub-folder of DarGUI -- let's make it 'dar64'.
In the end, you should have a folder structure similar to this:
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DarGUI Portable folder | +---App | +---dar64 | | +--- ... | +---doc | +--- ... | +---Data +--- ...
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; configuration file for yaP v0.7.1.5 (http://yap.rolandtoth.hu/) ; application name: DarGUI ; version: 1.0 ; website: http://dargui.sourceforge.net/ [GENERAL] application = App\dargui.exe ; commandline = ; workdir = [BEFORE] dir = %LOCALAPPDATA%\DarGUI :: Data\APPDATA ...
After that, DarGUI will tell you that your version of DAR is newer than the one it originally worked with. Click OK, but remember to educate yourself on relevant differences...
To wrap it up, though unlikely if you follow this procedure, remember to check if any traces have been left at 'HKCR\.dar' and 'HCKR\DarArchive'. Further user settings can be found in DarGUI's "Edit | Preferences" menu.
BTW, DAR was previously mentioned at viewtopic.php?t=4356 and viewtopic.php?t=5673.