Zback v2.87.0.c

billon on 3 Nov 2017
  • 590KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Nov 2017
  • Suggested by grannyGeek

Zback is a backup and synchronization tool with a small footprint. Copy modes include update files, refresh existing files, or mirror source to target and can be run manually, from batch/script, or from the command line. Users can filter files based on extension, size, date, subdirectories and preview their backup/sync before running.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware for personal use
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch zback.exe.
What's new?
  • Better Exception handling (Application.OnException).
  • No prompt for overwrite R/O files if quietmode.
  • Fixes in Help panel text.
  • New version of EXE compressor.
  • Small fixes and additions in program and guide.

22 comments on Zback  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

FileHandler 2018-05-01 03:28

The interface is a bit of a challenge, not very intuitive. But you're rewarded by outstanding features that are hard to find elsewhere, such as:
- Existing Files only = to refresh a target
- one-click creation of batch-files for commandline
- a kind of fallback-mechanism - it can check for the existence of more than volume label + path, so you don't have to create multiple profiles for different targets that will hold the same backups

v2.87.0.c

domestique 2016-11-21 16:34

Zback copies Folder Properties, which most backup software does not, according to numerous tools I've tested. For that reason alone I can forgive the rather clunky UI. Love it :)

v2.85.0.b

shnbwmn 2016-08-03 12:49

Thanks.

v2.85.0.a

joby_toss 2016-08-03 07:00

Download the manual (zmanual, not zguide) and checkout Example 25 from Appendices section.

v2.85.0.a

shnbwmn 2016-08-02 23:22

On the homepage, the feature list includes: "can be used as front-end for cloud backup/ synchronize/ mirror (Google Drive)" ... yet the program and its help files make no mention of it??

v2.85.0.a

coolayman 2014-04-05 21:46

I love this application ... I use it for backing up all my files ... it is very quick and much quicker than manual copy-paste by windows. I always use manual mode to preview the synchronization then running it.

v2.75.0.a2

logear 2014-02-24 20:29

I just checked out Syncovery. It's not freeware.

v2.75.0.a2

hamasaki 2013-10-26 07:07

I look no further than Syncovery for synchronisation. The feature set is hard to beat and it seems to work better than all the others I`ve tried.

v2.70.0.b

domestique 2013-10-25 00:47

Using version v2.70.0.a and experiencing no problems whatever.

In my experience the best software often lacks better exposure and perhaps a sexy looking interface. Zback fulfils these criteria. Such an approach usually speaks volumes for a developer that spends his time on creating good code rather than a good image for something they might later commercialise.

I used to write my own batch files for backing up, but replicating file properties for customised folder icons proved a a pain so I went looking and found that a lot of the back up/sync software that people rave about lacks this simple function - or if it is specified it fails to function.

If I could change anything about Zback, it would be the interface, but then I might lose confidence in its naive charm :)

Perfect for my needs which run to backing up and synchronising around 30GB across two laptops using the batch function.

v2.70.0.b

logear 2013-04-29 14:20

v2.65 failed me too. Otherwise, all versions have been pretty reliable.

v2.70.0.a

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