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
Ok except for encryption
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 Shannon S from Indianapolis
149 of 209 people found this useful
Nice Product and Great Support
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 Jim B from Rockwall
57 of 58 people found this useful
Bugs, bugs and more bugs
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 Adam D from Maspeth
67 of 79 people found this useful
Bugs, errors and poor customer service.
The first problem I had was error messages after each backup saying that x number of files could not be copied (The software inter The first problem I had was error messages after each backup saying that x number of files could not be copied (The software interface is very basic so there's no clear way of telling which files these are). I contacted support who suggested formatting the drive and starting again. I did this, waited 2 days for the 5TB drive to backup again. Then after a few more successful backups the problem returned. I tried the whole process once more with the same result, and after a few more times the backup will not even start. The last I have heard from their email-only customer support is that they are "trying to solve my problem".... That was over 6 months ago, and I have been trying to contact them repeatedly since then, with no reply whatsoever. This is definirely one to avoid. …
- Written by Felix V from London
Lost all the data
When I was going to backup all my data, it gave me an error and the backup process stopped in the middle. Somehow, it made some of When I was going to backup all my data, it gave me an error and the backup process stopped in the middle. Somehow, it made some of my very valuable data unreadable. Thanks for nothing bros. …
- Written by Andrey S from Ruza
Data Backup 4.0 is Very Slow
Data Backup is fine - except it is very slow. It starts out backing up full speed of the drives involved, then after 3 or 10 minu Data Backup is fine - except it is very slow. It starts out backing up full speed of the drives involved, then after 3 or 10 minutes, it drops to 1/5th full speed! Simply moving the mouse or clicking on anything brings the transfer back to full speed.
I have changed settings in System Preferences to try and fix this - all without any effect. …
- Written by Richard L from Los Angeles
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
How long should it take to backup my mac to idisk using backup 3.1.2?
- Asked by Beth E from Springfield
- Apr 13, 2010
Does the Pro Soft Data Backup 3 also work with the Quad Core i5 on the iMac?
- Asked by Kevin T from Eugene
- Apr 12, 2010
Will it work with Lion?
- Asked by Patrick M from Dallas
- Aug 16, 2011
Yes it works with Lion. I've been using this software since Snow Leopard and when I upgraded to Lion Yes it works with Lion. I've been using this software since Snow Leopard and when I upgraded to Lion it still worked. Just make sure you run the updates and you'll be fine. It's a simple and very good program that does exactly what you want and need it to do. Good Luck.
- Answered by John D from Brick
- Aug 26, 2012