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Alcyone Backup Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Alcyone Backup

Alcyone Backup: a simple but powerful data back-up tool.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 267 (79%) 72 (21%) 82 comments

Alcyone Backup was available as a giveaway on March 12, 2007!

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Alcyone Backup is a simple but powerful data back-up tool with a user-friendly eye-catching interface and a built-in scheduler.

To start working with the program you simply specify your profile and proceed by adding tasks to it. You can also specify the source and destination folders as well as include and exclude file masks, allow to backup subfolders and hidden files, select backup method - you’ll be surprised how easy the back-up process can be. Software developers might especially like the built-in presets for backing up source texts (Delphi, C++ sources etc.).

The scheduler lets you plan the back-up process in advance: daily, weekly, monthly - as often as you wish.

Alcyone Backup is not overloaded with useless additional features and interface improvements.

System Requirements:

Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Publisher:

Alcyonesoft

Homepage:

http://www.alcyonesoft.com/abackup/

File Size:

1.99 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#82

go ahead!

Reply   |   Comment by Jincheol  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

#73, my post in 29, and other's CLEARLY state you do NOT need this app to restore. And, since it is a ZIPped file, you could as well use Winzip to do the same without this app.

Reply   |   Comment by Sulmonster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Thanks;; Good one

Reply   |   Comment by anajnana  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

#16 May have gotten Ghost for free after rebates and then found an upgrade rebate to make money. I just picked up Norton IS2007/PartationMagic 8/Ghost 10 combo free after rebates then found an extra rebate on Ghost to make money after the rebates.

Reply   |   Comment by Erick13  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

Copy and paste is far quicker.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Not bad chaps, lets see if it performs as promised. .

Reply   |   Comment by Phate  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Hmm, I tried it. It's pretty useful for the people who have missed the last (supposedly better) one.

Meh. I've got a better back-up tool made by a friend. (I don't need skins or stuff like that, so it's functional...even MORE than this 20$ program is, but has only standard Windows buttons and fields.) But that's just me.

Thanks GOTD. >.>

Reply   |   Comment by Jokker  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

#32 & #70.... I can vouch for SyncBack as well.

Reply   |   Comment by ~k~  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

I have to admit that the software that I have found available at this site is pretty questionable. Either other testware (how about that as a new web word) sites (tucows.com e.g.) have something just as good or the actual value of the software available is limited by the actual usefulness of the software. It's a shame that a site offers only "up and coming" software that only obscures the landscape, so to speak. Give me something cutting edge or an updated version of a software program that actually makes my computing experience better, easier or more enjoyable. Does giveawayoftheday.com have any real future?

Reply   |   Comment by Don Deibler  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

No one has ever bothered to reply to #23's question. What's up with that? Is there something wrong with his reasoning? He seams to have a valid question, but I'm no computer genius nor an expert on these matters. Just curious about the absence of a rebutal.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg D  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

Looks like a nice program, but no thank you. Will wait for an interesting program comes along again. I am sure lots of people will want it though.

Reply   |   Comment by ralphn  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

Can backup to Zip files so restores are REAL easy. Good Job!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

SyncBack is free - I love it.
http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html#freeware

Reply   |   Comment by edda  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Thanks # 62
Right on!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Blue  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Agree with comment #22--Karen's Replicator is freeware with a cleaner GUI and provides foolproof automated backups.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

I'll not be downloading this one since I use Acronis and love it..it does look handy for anyone who doesn't have a reliable backup system though.

Reply   |   Comment by softcell72  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Hi,
Tried the program,but not much to it.I do appreciate GOTD offering it though...thanks.And even if the program(s)offered here at GOTD,is not your "cup of tea",it's still a nice place to learn about similiar software and other software related things.
I heard about/here at GOTD,and downloaded the free "Simply Safe Backup"program and it's a great program,so if the one offered here does not meet your needs,maybe try the SafeBackUp.Again....Thanks GOTD....Greg

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Ok it can be a handy program, but arent there better ways for backing up files? I mean, just making a whole new copy every time...

But it can be usefull because of the scheduler

Reply   |   Comment by Bert  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Program works well, too bad the interface looks like arse. Windows native theming FTW.

Reply   |   Comment by Mâkh  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

Actually, i didn't helped too much. Don't you have "HACKING TOOLS " or something ???

Reply   |   Comment by the_adviser  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

I check the giveaway daily and I've tried a few, some I quickly un installed but others are keepers. Guess my point is, many grumble about "ANOTHER back up...ANOTHER audio ripper...there aren't that many software options that are one of a kind, most are variations and most of us are just looking for a program to do "X" that we prefer and this site lets us test drive a variety.

Reply   |   Comment by EJ  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

I downloaded and then uninstalled after seeing the word "schedule" not spelled correctly on the main access graphic. If they can't proofread what is clearly visible, what might they have forgotten in the software?

I am thoroughly enjoying 95% of the GOTD downloads. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Victoria  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

hmm... windows has a built in backup utility... and I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it supports incrimental/differential backups as well... but that might be just in Server2003.

Reply   |   Comment by Jesse  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

WOW! This giveaway is just as awsm as yesterday's giveaway! When your the CEO of a corporation like I am, you can't be bothered to worry about "What time is it?" or "I wish I knew how to back-up that folder." It's programs like these that make my everyday life less stressful. Anyway, I have students to get to. G2G. Cheers to GOTD AND DEVS! You guys RocK! WOOT YEA BABY!

Reply   |   Comment by 2-SHEDS  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Looks like an okay program but does anyone use any program that will allow just differential backups?

Reply   |   Comment by Eli  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

#2 David - Because they can.

Reply   |   Comment by Jon  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

I'll give this baby a test run, then check back when it's done.

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

I installed it, activated it, tried it...Removed it, it's gone to heaven.

GUI is awful & it seems to do 'copy to' command.

1/100

Reply   |   Comment by  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

HD backup is no good, until it crashes! Then you may re-think that.

Reply   |   Comment by great  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

Just wondering what all the I/O errors are when I run this program. Will this program fix them? Never knew about these errors before now so not sure what to make of it...

Reply   |   Comment by Messy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Sober up Joe(#42). You missed the point entirely.

Reply   |   Comment by Deep Stuff  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

Not for me - would not pay for this or other similar programs.

Reply   |   Comment by silentwatcher9  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

This program is useless, I couldnt get it to work, and the oversized eyecandy buttons are childish, the interface was difficult to understand.

Reply   |   Comment by Lucas  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

I use MS synctoy which comes free to keep a backup copy of my documents and pictures on a second harddrive always in sync.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/prophoto/synctoy.mspx

I also use rsync (cygwin package) and have used unison (http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/) before for the same purpose which are pretty good too, but you should be familiar with the command-line tools (a correction, unison does come with a GUI front-end, I never used it though).

Reply   |   Comment by Hari  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Ya, really super wonderful powerful program. No thanks.
16 days in a row a no-go.

Reply   |   Comment by great  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

looks like an ok program ill try it out

#16 was able to purchase norton ghost for cheaper than free because of a combination of google checkout and some rebates

Reply   |   Comment by g33kpr1d3  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Thanks a lot GOTD! I really like this. Looks good and it's simple and functional.

Reply   |   Comment by Pao Alexi  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

don't usually back up my harddrive

Reply   |   Comment by mocho  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Very simple prog. I use AISBackup, backup to DVD, restore whole HD or OS if need be. Can this one do that?

Reply   |   Comment by back  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

I also use Karen’s Replicator, will stick with that....

Reply   |   Comment by Sean  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

#23 and the rest...
The plan is, you get it today for free. No upgrades, no support.
If you need to re-install it later, you're on your own.
Find a way or you're out of luck.
You cannot download it again for free later on.

But you'd think that since this is a back-up program,
you should be able to back it up?

Reply   |   Comment by Joe the Bartender  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Hello all! My review of the day is up! Check it out!

http://www.bladedthoth.com/news/2007/03/12/15mr-alcyone-backup-v1-1/

Enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

My caffiene level is dangerously low .. apologies to the Alcyone team for misspelling their name! Now, I'm off to repair that caffiene dysfunction! ... Have a groovy day, Alcyone and Giveaway teams!

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Great does what it says very useful.

Reply   |   Comment by chris  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Ohh darn. Today happens to be the day for my regularly-scheduled backup, a chore repeated regularly since my first computer crashed and lost thousands of documents and images (note to self: next year, buy an iMac!). I downloaded the Acycleone program, activated and installed it without a hitch.

As luck would have it, I had just completed an ISO backup image with an other program; just moments into the test of Acycleone software, it indicated 9 errors. There were no errors on the previous backup, so I'm not sure exactly where the problem exists.

Guess I will have to uninstall this one; I liked the user-friendly interface and ease of use, but I do not want to have to troubleshoot new programs...I do enough of that with Windows.

Sorry Acycleone and Giveaway teams; I will have to uninstall this particular one. Thank you for the offer, however; it could be just my faulty Windows on this brand-new computer.

Aside: Norton/Symantec (worst.software.ever.) allowed a virus that mimicked pirated software, which triggered the Microsoft Digital Rights Management (aka: kill switch) feature. The Geek Squad could not fix it, a kill-disk program followed by reinstall did not fix it and neither did the drastic step of erasing the CMOS. A new $400 copy of XP Pro and some programming experts got me up and running again, but I suspect I will continue to have problems with programs such as this, that seem to irritate highly-sensitive Windows features during the back-up process.

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

I just bought a 500gb external drive to backup my files. This is what I am looking for! Thanks a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by jack barr  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

I'm using RKopie "http://home.hccnet.nl/s.j.francke/rkopie/rkopie.htm" for many years now and it never disappointed me.
RKopie is a very nice, flexible and free backup program from the Netherlands. It has an english interface, so anyone can use it.

Reply   |   Comment by backme up scotty  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

So now you folks are mindreaders?! Today happens to be the day I scheduled for backup of my Windows system, a chore repeated regularly since my first Windows-based computer lost thousands of documents and images. (Note to self: next year, buy a Mac!)

Although I am familiar with the Xcopy function, and the backup capabilities of several of my recording programs, I am looking forward to trying this convenient and user-friendly resource.

Thank you to Alcyone and Giveaway teams!

Aside: There is no way I will ever use another Norton/Symantec product, not even for backup. Worst. Software. Ever. I truly appreciate and heartily recommend such alternatives.

Reply   |   Comment by  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

#23 - perhaps you could drag and drop for immediate recovery but I agree, it's a good question for many users.

I back up daily to a DVD using two excellent freeware programs. The first backup is comprehensive and incremental. The second is only of vital data and is non-incremental and compressed - just in case corrupted data is saved on the main backup. I also take a Ghost backup to DVD once a month.

My computer is nearly nine years old. Everything is just as I like it and it would be a major disaster if my hard drive were to fail - as it doubtless will sometime soonish.

Reply   |   Comment by UK Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Thanks GOTD for the good job once again. But not for me cos some backup software can be pretty 'scaar..y' . I will stick to me old one. Is good for others who used this share more review and encourage the rest to try this great software, so that other software company will find it worth to 'free' their license for us to benefit too. Take care guys.

Reply   |   Comment by Jul  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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