• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The ice age of backup programs

    • Written by from Fort Lauderdale

    Slow takes on new meaning. Gave up trying to configure a backup.

    37 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not dependable.

    • Written by from Pacifica

    Noted that not all primary files that had been updated or changed had been captured on the back-up drive. Older file versions remained unchanged resulting in a discrepancy between the primary drive data and back-up drive data. With an incident of a primary hard drive crash along with a subsequent review of the 'back-up' data, it was revealed that the scheduled back-up times simply stopped initiating weeks prior to the crash event. Would not recommend this product because of the above two issues.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The backup sets would disappear

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I have been using "Data Backup 3" for months. Once in a while, I would notice some backup sets (think of them as scripts) missing from the list. I am so tired of re-creating the scripts. I am going back to the application "Backup" designed for .mac (.me) subscribers.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Pitiful!

    • Written by from Maple Grove

    There was absolutely no QA involved in the development of this APP. I've had nothing but issues. From incomplete backups due to unexplainable errors...to saved backup profiles that magically disappear. The program itself is not intuitive and lacks adequate documentation. I have no idea what backup is good or where some of these originated from. I'm sorry but this is not a professionally developed app. My background: I have over 25 years experience in IT and data management on major systems. This pgm could easily be a high quality app if they wanted it to be. Thanks.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bugs, bugs and more bugs

    • Written by from Maspeth

    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

    63 of 74 people found this useful