THIS TOPIC HAS BEEN LOCKED. PORTABLEAPPS BACKUP HAS BEEN RELEASED.
I've posted a release candidate of the Portable Apps Backup utility I'd mentioned and had a beta release of previously. This is an easy-to-use backup utility (using 7-Zip internally) that allows you to backup your portable drive. It has all the features of Beta 1/2, including:
- Standard Directory Suport - It supports the standard directory layouts of the upcoming Portable Apps Suite 1.0 release (Documents directory where your documents live, PortableApps directory where the individual AppNamePortable directories live). No configuration is required. The options include:
- Entire drive - every file in every directory
- Portable app data - Just the app data files (within AppNamePortable\Data for each app), making it easy to just back up your configurations and profiles
- Documents - just the documents directory
- Zip and 7z Support - It uses Zip format by default, but you can change this to 7z if you'd like right on the options screen.
- High Compression Support - By default, it uses the 'Normal' compression level (level 5) which is a good balance of size and speed. You can select Max Compression and have it use Ultra (level 9) on the options screen.
- Auto File Naming - It automatically names the file with today's date as a part of the filename and the type of backup you did (drive, documents or data), making it easy to keep track of your backups.
- Show Details - If you'd like to watch the details of the backup go by, it'll show you 7-Zip's progress in a command line window.
- Relative Backup Paths (New in Beta 2) - If you select your desktop or My Documents folder (the default), it will be remembered relatively. So, if you move to another PC, the location will still be valid.
- Relative Directory Structure (New in Beta 2) - Your PortableApps folders and Documents folders don't have to be in the root of the drive anymore. They just have to be where expected relative from PortableAppsBackup.exe.
Release Candidate 1 also adds in:
- Automatic handling of FileZilla Portable's settings
- More polished interface
- Fixed a bug in remembering to show the details window
- Improved details window with clear notice not to close it
- Restore function that works just like the Backup function does
- Support for a new, default directory %DOCUMENTS%\PortableAppsBackup. That way your backups are in one easy-to-find location. Of course, it'll still automatically work with either your documents or desktop directories (as you switch PCs) or any custom directory you'd like.
Download now: Download Portable Apps Backup 1.0 Release Candidate 1
Please give it a try and let me know what you think. I'd like to test this quick and release it this week.