The importance of keeping a backup of all of your important files on a regular basis has become much more evident after the WannaCrypt ransomware attack all over the world. Since the ransomware modifies your files and then demands a ransom to reverse the changes, if you had a backup of these files you could easily restore them from the backup. There are many different software programs that you can use for keeping a backup of your files. MAX SyncUp is one of these programs that can not only perform the backup of your data, but can also synchronize the data between two devices or locations.
From the MAX SyncUp’s main interface, you can choose to create one of the profiles for backup, restore or the synchronization. The backup profile is used for copying (backing up) your files to another location or device. The restore profile is used to copy files from archival storage to your computer. And the synchronization profile is used for copying files bi-directionally between your computer and some other archival device.
During the wizard for creating the backup profile, you are asked about the source files, destination location (local, LAN, FTP server, Google Drive etc), storage type (uncompressed files or incremental), file filter, scheduling options, notifications, and whether the special file permissions should also be stored. Once a backup profile is created, you have to run it once to create the full backup after which the restore options are made available to you.
For restoring files from a backup, you do not have to create a restore profile. You can choose the restore option from the backup profile itself. It will give you options to choose which files you want to restore, followed by the destination where you want to restore these files. But a restore profile makes things easier as you can run it on schedule.
Conclusion: MAX SyncUp is a free data backup and data synchronization software for Windows. It features password protected backups, compressed archives, incremental backups and more.
You can download MAX SyncUp from https://www.maxsyncup.com/.