CBackup Review: Secure & Stable Backup

We know how important data is in our life, any single fatal situation with our device can put a risk of data loss. It can be rescued if we had backups of our precious data. 

Having regular backups of data is a good habit but keeping them on a local device may ruin its purpose. As local devices can also crash and may have security risks. So putting your data on some safe online storage can be a good solution. And that’s what CBackup offers uniquely.

CBackup is an online backup service that helps you to backup your personal data including photos, videos and documents on various cloud storage. In today’s post, we’re going to see how CBackup works with all features. We also reviewed AOMEI Backupper recently, don’t miss taking a look at it.

Here’s an overview:

About CBackup:

CBackup is a unique service that helps you backup and sync all your precious files and memories to the cloud. 

CBackup lets you take backup in two modes: backup PC to cloud and cloud to cloud mode. You can store data on either public cloud like Google Drive, One Drive, DropBox, or CBackup’s private cloud. 

What’s unique here’s you can connect and combine multiple free/paid cloud storage providers and use them as one cloud storage.

This review of the CBackup free version had been carried out on our test machine having Intel 1st gen i3 processor, 6 GB RAM, Windows 10 OS, 120GB SSD Boot Drive, 320 GB Internal HDD, External 32GB SD card with Google Drive, and One Drive at the time of testing (19th June 2021).

Let’s Back it up!!!

CBackup Features:

Let’s take a look at some of the really useful features:

  • Free Forever: Basic version of CBackup lets you use unlimited cloud accounts freely without spending a penny. That’s great right?
  • Combine Free and Paid Cloud Storage: CBackup lets you combine multiple free and paid cloud storage accounts, so you can use them as one from one place.
  • Automatic File Backup and Real-Time Sync: Data can be backed up automatically as well as synced so no manual attention is required.
  • Security and Reliability: CBackup uses a 256-bit AES Encryption technique while your data is being transferred.
  • Multiple Backup modes: You can take backup of your local PC data to the cloud. Also, the tool lets you backup data from one cloud to another cloud without any need for downloading, reuploading.
  • Restore: Backed Up data can be restored in its original mode without any duplicates.
  • GDPR Compliance: CBackup uses appropriate security and technical measures to protect the privacy of personal data. 

Let’s see now how it works.

How to use CBackup?

Using a CBackup is a very easy task but remember as it’s a cloud backup service, active Internet is a must to use it.

CBackup can be used in two specific ways, by using backup software on your computer or using their web app through a browser. Well, we had tested both, and both work similarly. But we will see a demo using CBackup Software.

Installing a tool is a simple one-click process without any extra configuration. The user interface of a tool is simple and organized in light color shade.

Now let’s see how to use CBackup:

Step-1: As you launch the tool, firstly you will be prompted to log in/signup.

Cbackup 1st launch

Cbackup signup Cbackup signup done

So first let’s complete the signup process. The tool will take you to the website to complete it.

Step-2: Next, after signup on the first launch dashboard will appear as follows.

Cbackup dashboard

The tool has 3 menus: Backup Tasks, My Storage, and Profile on the left pane. Whatever backup tasks we will set up, later on, they will appear here.

Step-3: To take a backup first we need to add the destination cloud storage. So, go to My storage and click on Add Cloud option.

Cbackup Add cloud

Cbackup supported cloud

As you click, it will prompt you for choosing a cloud service. As of now, CBackup supports only Google Drive, OneDrive & Dropbox. Select any one of your choices.

Cbackup authorize successCbackup cloud drive set up

 

As you choose, complete the authorization process for adding the cloud account. Here we have added Google Drive and OneDrive as our cloud storage destinations.

Step-4: Now, after adding cloud storage destinations, next comes an interesting offering from CBackup. If you have multiple free cloud accounts added in CBackup, you need not worry about remembering which file you’re backing up where.

Cbackup combined cloudCbackup combined cloud1

Go to my storage menu and click on the combined cloud. Here you will be able to combine free storage space of all different accounts in one place with proper order. 

Cbackup my storage

Once you do that later one you can freely set up backup tasks on this combined cloud. Pretty useful right. Now let’s see the backup process.

Step-5: Go to the Backup tasks menu and click on the New task button.

Cbackup backup task

cbackup task

Select the source file/folder/partition for backup.

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Next, choose a destination from different cloud accounts added in the tool. You can choose CBackup’s own CBackup Cloud service also.

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cbackup task setting

The backup settings on the bottom left corner help you with filtering specific files for backup, schedule backup, and email notification when the backup completes.

Step-6: Once source and destination are selected, click on Start Backup or Schedule for later using a button at the bottom right corner.

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As backup starts it will be listed on the Backup Tasks home screen and backup will get initiated. Depending upon the size of data and the Internet speed, the process will take time to complete the backup.

Backup tasks have multiple options to manage tasks, like details of tasks, settings, restore, versions, delete. Check the video above for more understanding.

So that’s how backup can be done on CBackup.

Step-7: Further to restore the data, click on task options as we’ve seen above.

cbackup restore

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Next, choose the source file that you want to restore and the destination location for the same. On the bottom right corner, you also get the restore setting where you get to choose how and which way you want to restore data. The tool can choose the latest version of backup or can overwrite or can keep multiple copies also.

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Once all set up click on the Restore button to start the process. So overall it’s very easy to do backup and restore here.

CBackup Performance:

In our test experience, there’s not been a single concern recorded in regards to the functionality and reliability of the tool. All the backup and restore operations with their settings work perfectly as they should. So overall the tool got all basics rightly done.

Though there’s one caveat, some features work in a limited way.

Cbackup limitation

Like Cloud to Cloud backup/sync works only on web app through a browser, not from software. Also while you access it through a browser, you can’t use the same for taking backup of your local data from the computer. For taking backup of computer data you need to use the software only. 

Both of these features should work vice-versa. We hope the CBackup team implements it ASAP.

Apart from that, there’s room for further improvement in terms of features and user experience compared to the offering from other peers in the market.

Compatibility and Pricing:

As of now, the CBackup software is only available for Windows, and no support for Mac or Linux available. A web app based on a browser also doesn’t support all features so it feels like a limited experience. 

Cbackup price

cbackup free trial

It comes with 3 plans Free, Basic, and Premium. The free version supports backup of 2,000 GB data to Public Cloud per month and 1,000 GB data to CBackup Cloud for 15 days. That’s sweet enough to keep the tool permanently on my machine. 

Well even if that’s enough for you then you can get a basic plan, which offers a whooping backup of 10,000 GB data to Public Cloud per month and 1,000 GB data to CBackup Cloud. All of this at $2.99/month and that’s still cheap compare to market peers.

You can download the tool from here: Free plan | Buy.

Final Verdict:

8Expert Score
CBackup Review: Secure & Stable Backup

CBackup is a secure, stable & easy to use cloud backup service. Backup and restore operations work perfectly fine with useful options. A free plan is perfect for starters and also comes with some useful features that add value to the tool.

Platform Compatibility & Installation
7
User Interface
7.5
Features & Functionality
7
Performance
9
Pricing
9.5
Pros
  • Easy to use
  • Stable performance
  • Large backup quota on a free plan
  • Cheap plans
Cons
  • Cross-platform compatibility required
  • Many features has room for improvements

Abhijit Parmar

Abhijit Parmar

Abhijit Parmar is a post graduate in Computer Engineering and Tech Geek at heart. When he is not writing for you, probably found exploring Tech on the Internet. Buddies call him Tech Troubleshooter & buy gadgets only after taking a piece of advice from him.

5 Comments
  1. Hi
    I am confused, not very techy, can you help?
    I downloaded and went through all the stages of set up, successfully. I really wanted to combine one cloud accounts, since one is full and the other is very empty, and I pay for the personal Microsoft plan on the empty one.
    My question is that once the clouds are combined on Cbackup, why doesn’t one cloud recognise the shared storage? My full account still says it is full and that i have to pay for more storage. Cbackup doesn’t explain to the user what to do next, or if folders have to be moved into different locations.
    Cbackup shows up now in the File menu under Onedrive, so i tried moving my files to it, but that is obviously not the solution.
    So what is? How do I get Onedrive to recognise the new improved storage space so that is will start uploading my files again to the cloud?
    I am sure most readers are rolling their eyes, so I appologise to them.
    Thanks

  2. CBackup looks fabulous, but maybe too good to be true. I would love to use this service, but I am wary because when I checked out some of the reviewers that their Website says gave them five stars, I find nothing of the kind. For example, their Website contains a rating attributed to c/net. I have not been able to find any rating at all for them there. I then contacted both CBackup customer service and c/net customer service about this. CBackup never got back to me about it. C/net did get back to me and couldn’t find anything either (except something about a different service with the same name). So it seems pretty clear to me that their marketing people simply fabricated all the five-star ratings. It is certainly encouraging to see your own supportive rating, which, unlike several I’ve seen, does not simply reproduce CBackup’s own blurb. But do I really want to trust all of my backup data to a company that is deceptive? How do we know they aren’t some front organization that plants viruses or whatever? So I’d appreciate it if you would either confirm or disconfirm my impression that they have faked their own ratings. Thanks.

    • Hello Joel, thank you for your detailed feedback. All our product reviews are 100% tested by our in-house team and the assessment is based on the same. We do not consider ratings from other sources (including the product website itself). Hence I am unable to comment on what you have asked to know, whether they have fabricated their ratings or not. In case you want more control of your data, you can always go for more trusted companies that you know, or even host your own cloud server to put your stuff. The sky is limitless. Cheers!

  3. They must be paying someone to give this software 8+ review ranking. It is by far the lowliest, worst configured, least dependable backup software (or any for that matter) in actual use. Glitchy, stops and starts, fails repeatedly, poor interface that barely indicates what’s going on with the backup, cannot see files that have been backed up or not in your cloud storage, SUPPORT FROM CBACKUP (notedly not reviewed at all?) REPORTEDLY by CBACKUP is 24/7/365 (see website promotional narratives) real experience is that support is email only, limited by weekends and holidays (!), limited by time zone in Singapore, support responses only in middle of the night or not at all and LOW LEVEL support techs only, don’t understand tech issues whatsoever, cannot resolve. Using it with OneDrive it never seems to get the job done after a week of uploading files from hard drive still only a small percentage of hard drive backed up. POOR VERY POOR. DO NOT RECOMMEND.

    • Hey there, Thanks for your feedback.

      Firstly, we DO NOT censor comments on our platform (unless it’s abusive/slang/spam, etc). We want everyone to share their experience. So, your comment stays in this blog forever.

      Secondly, All Software Reviews in our blog are personally tested by our author team. We do not ‘praise’ software just for the sake of it. In our case, it performed fairly well in our system. Our system configuration at the time of testing is also given in the review.

      Nevertheless, it is a sad thing. Sorry to hear your bitter experience. I would definitely pass this feedback to CBackup Team. Thank you again for sharing this with us.

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