ProSoft Data Backup 3

ProSoft Data Backup 3

$29.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 36 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Data Backup 3 is a powerful utility that allows you to back up, restore, and synchronize your valuable data with minimal effort. Whether you're a new computer user or a seasoned professional, Data Backup 3 offers you just the right amount of power, flexibility, and ease-of-use to help you protect your files fast.

    You can back up to FireWire and USB drives, network drives, CDs, and even DVDs. Data Backup 3 lets you make schedules so you don't need to think about backing up. It takes care of backups automatically. By separating basic functions from advanced features, Data Backup will save your valuable data with just a few mouse clicks.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Ok except for encryption

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I have been trying for six weeks to get an encrypted backup to work with no success. I have been working with thier customer supp I have been trying for six weeks to get an encrypted backup to work with no success. I have been working with thier customer support, who are very fast and responsive, but to no avail. The problem is it just will not restore from an encrypted backup. If you want to use it for non-encrypted purpses it works fine.

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    149 of 209 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Ok except for encryption
  • Nice Product and Great Support

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I will echo the comments of those below. The product just works. With Time Machine on the Macs it is easy to take backups for gr I will echo the comments of those below. The product just works. With Time Machine on the Macs it is easy to take backups for granted. but hardware still fails. With more and more of our lives stored digitally, do you really want to lose those baby pictures or that sound file of your grandfather telling the family stories? Maybe you can get it back with Time Machine, but an photographer/film maker friend spent almost a week with Apple on the phone recapturing his business works and files over the past ten years. Why not have a external drive and at least a weekly backup? Most of us can lose a week of files (or find them with TM) but years?

    And these guys spend enough time on the phone to solve the problem not just "take two reboots and call me in the morning."

    • Written by from Rockwall

    56 of 56 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Nice Product and Great Support
  • Bugs, bugs and more bugs

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I had very little luck with this app. The backup schedules disappear or become damaged, source and destination volumes/folders dis I had very little luck with this app. The backup schedules disappear or become damaged, source and destination volumes/folders disappear and have to be reset every few backups, can't save new scripts most of the time (save script is grayed out), I have to duplicate existing scripts and "save as", can't make "do a full scan" option stick, it would often miss files, often when I tried to re-add a destination after it disappeared it says that the source was already used do I want to read the information? Whether I click yes or no it doesn't add the source, I have to remove the .indeligible (or whatever that's called) using the terminal, then I can re-add the destination. Useless logs on top of that. Really weird GUI and options. After two backup scripts disappeared from the list yesterday I got fed up and I've gone back to Retrospect Express (I wanted a native app and the ability to delete oldest backups). Hopefully Retrospect X will address those. Wasted 60 bucks...

    2.66GHz MacPro, 10.5.2, 12GB RAM

    • Written by from Maspeth

    66 of 77 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Bugs, bugs and more bugs
  • Program does not work

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I obtained this software with an external drive to create a bootable clone for my iMac. Unfortunately, it created a clone that co I obtained this software with an external drive to create a bootable clone for my iMac. Unfortunately, it created a clone that could not be booted. When I attempted to open the software back up to see what went wrong, it would not open. I uninstalled, reinstalled and tried again. Same thing. So I uninstalled and reinstalled a third time and again found the program would only open immediately after installation, but failed to open every time after that.

    I contacted customer support who gave me about a twelve step process to get them screenshots (remember that I cannot open the program), then uninstall and reinstall in a very specific way by manually deleting some files and saving others, and downloading from a different site. Who has time for this nonsense? There are better options out there. I bought a new program that worked as advertised. I will never buy anything from Prosoft again.

    • Written by from Coldwater
    Was this useful? Program does not work
  • Been waiting 15 years for this

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    A backup program that compresses files, maintains the folder structure, and and isn't required to get your data back (compression A backup program that compresses files, maintains the folder structure, and and isn't required to get your data back (compression makes tar files which pretty any OS can unpack). The only reason I don't give it five stars is I wish I could set it to email me when the backup was done without trying to unravel this weird scripting thing it has.

    • Written by from Syracuse
    Was this useful? Been waiting 15 years for this
  • TOTALLY worth it!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had this program for over 8 years and it's a piece of cake to use.
    AND their customer support is totally on it and responds I've had this program for over 8 years and it's a piece of cake to use.
    AND their customer support is totally on it and responds right away if you have any problem.
    Who could ask for more?

    (How the only button on the interface, which has the words "Start Now" over it, would confuse someone because it has a metallic arrow that points left inside it, is completely beyond me.)

    • Written by from tempe
    Was this useful? TOTALLY worth it!

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