Author: Pierce Business Systems
Version Number: 2.10.0002 - Release Notes - Wish List
Revision Date: October 9, 2001
Byte Size: 2,678KB
License: Freeware, Warranty Disclaimer
Requirements: Windows 98 works with no problems. Win 95 and NT4+ can have versioning problems, see troubleshooting section below.
Screen Shots: Tray Icon, Scheduler Dialog, Wizard Schedule, Wizard File Selection, Pick File Dialog, Wizard Compression Options
Description: Backing up files, like checking for computer viruses is something that every personal computer owner should routinely perform, but often neglect until it is too late. Every computer should have an automated backup system that is easy to use and yet they do not. Windows ships with the Microsoft backup program. It has a nice interface, but is not widely used for one primary reason: it cannot be scheduled nor can command line parameters be passed in from a scheduling agent.
TaskZip is a system agent that will automatically archive specified files and folders into a single zip file (pkzip compatible format). You can backup across a network, from computer to computer, or even to a zip or jaz drive (although spanning disks is not yet supported). You can create and schedule an unlimited number of backup jobs, each containing as many folders or files as you want. TaskZip has a simple, step-by-step wizard to guide you through selecting files, backup locations, and backup scheduling. The program's scheduler can run backups at any time, and you can set recurring schedules for running daily, weekly, or monthly backups. For each backup job, you can even maintain up to 99 older backup copies of each zip archive file.
You can password protect the zip file archives. When data loss occurs, you can highlight a backup job and with the click of a button, bring up your default windows zip shell (Winzip, Freezip, etc.) to restore the corrupt files. You can also forego compression and just backup files and folders directly.
Troubleshooting: Please review the FAQ for troubleshooting.
Note: If TaskZip does not fulfill your needs, then consider trying any of these similar products offered by other vendors: File Back PC, Data Safe, Data Armour, Zip Backup, Backup Xpress, Zip Projects, or My Own Backup.
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