SoftLogica announced Backup Platinum 3.0, a new version of its data backup tool. It makes a reserve copy of your critical data virtually to any type of storage media: hard or USB drives, CD-R/W or DVDÃ‚Â±R/RW media, FTP server or Local Area Network. The program uses “Wizard” approach to define the backup set: what, where, how and when to backup. 128-bit encryption with Blowfish and multichoice ZIP compression on the fly are available to keep your backups small and secure. Built-in CD/DVD engine allows you to erase the rewritable disk before burning and automatically split large backups to several parts using disk spanning. Backup Platinum is based on multi-threaded file-processing engine and creates detailed logs of all operations. The program can also run in service mode under NT-based systems to execute scheduled tasks even when nobody is logged in.
What’s new in version 3.0:
General Backup Management
– Backup to self-restorable executable files;
– Option to specify alternative destination for backup;
– Additional criteria to filter files by creation and modification date;
– Ability to specify include/exclude masks for synchronization items;
– Ability to divide backup archive to several volumes with specified size;
– Option to add file or folder to an existing backup item from Windows Explorer.
Backup of System and Application Files
– Automatic search and backup for: Explorer favorites, history and cookies; Windows Settings; Modem settings; Windows Address Book; My Documents; MSN data;
– Backup of access permissions and alternate streams for files and folders on NTFS drives;
CD/DVD Media Support
– Option to avoid file splitting between spanned discs due to insufficient space;
– Option to close CD tray after writing and volume labels for CD/DVD.
– Validity check for saved backup data;
– Safe write option to remove the previous backup only after saving a new one.
– Option to hide program icon in the system tray;
– Ability to execute items from the right click menu on system tray icon;
– Option to shutdown, logoff or hibernate after backup completion.
Backup Platinum is designed for Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 and priced at $67 USD per license.