Cobian Backup uses a simplified approach to backing up and restoring your . Manually, This will allow you to type out the path to the files or. Cobian Backup is an excellant free backup software for Windows. Read this review and tutorial to learn how to use Cobian Backup. This is a step-by-step guide on how to install the Cobian Backup software. Cobian is a simple file replication software that allows users to restore lost/ damaged.

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Uncheck “Use file attributes logic”, but bear in mind that many features will not work with this method. This makes it easier to restore individual files as needed. Cobian Backup 4 version 4.

Cobian Backup – An Excellent Free Backup Software for Windows

It worked fine for some weeks but now I get the error “Engine not found”. This backup would be a Full backup and will backup every file that you have selected. A- Cobian Backup uses the archive bit of the attributes to check if the file has been changed or not. Q- My incremental or differential backup doesn’t work. You can also change the logon options in the same manjal. And sure it seems logical that the almighty Administrator should have access to all files, but… that is not necessarily true.

Now you can use the application Cobian. Especially important are all the INI files in the subdirectory “Db”. Simple cobizn easy ways to keep your bwckup safe and secure on the Internet Let’s face it, the Internet is not a very safe place.


The user interface is the “dummy” program that you see in the system tray. Just click Yes to proceed.

Cobian Backup – FAQ

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Then the volume that you are trying to snapshot must be supported by the system: In this case you need maanual enter the class name in the form: This means that this will only work if the service is running under the Local System account Windows only.

There are several fixes for this problem. It has a lot of options which we mostly find in commercial backup software. Cobian Backup doesn’t bckup any proprietary format and doesn’t need a special recovery function.

Yes, it’s ineffective but the solution for this case is: When I first began using this application, though, I had some difficulties restoring my backup image on my test boxes using the instructions bafkup in other tutorials. If the engine is present, you may be experimenting problems with your permissions.

Which command line arguments can I use with Cobian Backup? To prevent this, check the option “Delete empty directories”.

The log file says that the program was no found but the program IS running. It worked fine under some weeks but now I get the error “Engine not found”. It does not have to be this When I delete the original file, I want the program to delete the backup copy. Installing the program as a service, I get an error in the log file.

Look at the key.

Well, I sold the source code back in to James Sweeney. Utilizing this strategy not only provides a great deal of protection for your files but also greatly reduces the amount of storage space required to store your backups. When deleting a FTP directory, hidden files are not deleted Q: You have X bytes of data and, voila, now you have the same data, but using less space.


Do this before installing the program and everything will be working fine.

This means that if backup logs are lost or the program is no longer installed you have no way of restoring your data from the backups. Q – I get a popup window when the interface starts.

Q- In the log file I see: This task would utilize a Differential backup type so that it only backs up those files that have changed since the last Full backup. Please, read also the document Backup theory to learn about backups, permissions, etc. The bottom line is: For instance if you backup daily, you can keep last 3 coblan — but again it depends upon your need.

The file cannot be open with my favorite program and is 5 GB in size.

It must communicate with the engine, that may be running as a service or as an application in the background. Being an Administrator means that you can potentially access any file backjp if some user or the system eliminates the Administrator as a member of the list of allowed users, guess what… the backup program will not have access either to those files.

I have a question about Cobian Backup. I recommend you to make multiple copies of your valuable data: