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:
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).
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Select the source file/folder/partition for backup.
Next, choose a destination from different cloud accounts added in the tool. You can choose CBackup’s own CBackup Cloud service also.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Easy to use
- Stable performance
- Large backup quota on a free plan
- Cheap plans
- Cross-platform compatibility required
- Many features has room for improvements