Backup software tools have existed for a very long time – even before the Windows operating system was first released. Obviously the modern backup software is much more sophisticated and feature rich compared to they had in early 1990’s. But the importance of backup software have suddenly resurfaced to everyone’s attention due to the recent ransomware attacks (ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts your files and then demands money to decrypt them). In fact, keeping a regular backup of all of your important files is the only viable defense against malware infection that can corrupt or encrypt your files.
There are so many different backup software and we have discussed many of them on this website. But now MiniTool, the makers of popular MiniTool Partition Wizard software, have released a new comprehensive backup software suite called MiniTool ShadowMaker that can not only create backups but can also be used as a recovery tool.
MiniTool ShadowMaker can create backup copies of your files and folders on the local storage media, but it can also create a backup on remote locations. However, the remote locations must be within the local area network. Perhaps this feature is designed to keep the IT admins or system administrators in mind.
Like many hard drive cloning software, it can also create a full backup of the entire partitions or the entire drives including the partitions on which Windows is installed. This is very useful when restoring your PC to an earlier known working state after something goes wrong.
It allows you to create a WinPE based bootable media like a DVD or USB drive. Using these you can boot into your PC and restore the files from a previous backup located somewhere on the network even when Windows is not able to boot properly.
One of the most amazing features of the MiniTool ShadowMaker is its ability to restore the full partition backup to a new hard drive of different capacity (which is great if you are upgrading your hard drive to a larger capacity or to SSD) or to a PC with a completely different hardware (imagine restoring the backup from an AMD based PC to an Intel Core based PC).
Other than these, you will also find very usual features found in other backup software like the scheduled backups, incremental backups, differential backups, etc.
Conclusion: MiniTool ShadowMaker is a complete and comprehensive backup and recovery suite for everyone. It will be loved by the system admins and the home users will also be able to protect their data against unforeseen situations.
You can download MiniTool ShadowMaker from http://www.minitool.com/backup/system-backup.html