Genie Backup Manager Home is an excellent consumer solution: it’s easy to setup and rich in features. The software offers a redesigned sleeker interface with buttons related to the three essential functions: backup, restore, disaster recovery. If you are a nontech-savvy-user and need something simpler, you can choose the “easy” mode, and you’ll see only two big buttons: backup and restore. Anyway, Genie Backup Manager Home allows you to choose from full, incremental and mirrored backups.
Plugins are one of the biggest positive aspects of this backup software: they allow you to restore any software, program or application that messed up to a particular point in time. Official and user-submitted plugins are listed at the Genie9 website. You’ll be guided step by step through the recovery process by a wizard, making all the process indeed simple, and the software allows to restore individual folders or files.
It’s possible to schedule backups at precise intervals or on specific dates and choose to shut down you PC after the backup is completed. Genie Backup Manager allows to backup a high number of devices: locally to another computer, to a different drive on your computer, or transferring data via encrypted Internet connection to the cloud through cold storage thanks to the Zoolz combination. It’s also possible to backup your data via FTP network or burn it all to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray.
Genie Backup Manager compresses stored data to .zip files and allows bootable backup disc creation thanks to the disaster recovery tool, file filtering, and backup scripting. A customer support service is available via mail and telephone. The Genie Backup Manager website offers tutorials, user guides and FAQs.
A free trial is available, then you can buy a license starting from $49.95.
If you run a small or midsize business, Genie Backup Manager is one of the best solutions: although it lacks some features (like full image backup or remote scheduled backup), it’s an excellent and easy-to-use backup software.
|Usability: 9 /10||Speed: 8.5 /10||Features: 8.5 /10||Support: 8.5 /10||Pricing: 8.5 /10|