BASK (Backup, Archival and Synchronization
Kit) (URL: http://download.com.com/3000-2242-10169304.html?tag=lst-0-1)
Good tool for backing up, restoring or synchronizing files between two locations. On the downside, it has a somewhat complicated interface, and it does not compress the backed up files, but simply copies them. It has an impressive array of options, however. Backups can be scheduled (using 'automatic operations' within the options menu), and BASK comes with an easy set of tools (the 'compare' and 'scan' buttons) for checking if your backups are up to date. Cannot write to CD natively.
Aethia DBackup (URL: http://www.aethia.it/dbackup/us/index.htm
An extremely easy to use archive creator. Creates and restores compressed backup files, while guiding you through the process. Also can use 'filters' to include or exclude certain types of files from the archives. A great choice if you find even the Windows backup wizard intimidating. Unfortunately Dbackup is not capable of scheduling backup jobs.
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