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ReadyShare Vault is intended to preserve valuable data from accidental losses by making frequent backups. In this regard, the tool supports backing up and restoring not only common files but email messages as well. The product is free but it needs the proper hardware: a ReadySHARE router.
The program has a nice interface, which has tabs labeled Dashboard, Backup, Restore and Settings, so, as you have noticed, there is no way you can get lost. The process of creating a backup has three steps: selecting the target folder, choosing the data to backup and enabling secure data. Fortunately, if you use Smart Selection, the tool can automatically choose the most important files. However, this does not mean that you cannot include additional folders. Likewise, you can create a list with those folders you do not wish to backup. Finally, by enabling secure data you can prevent unauthorized users to access private or sensitive information.
Luckily, the tool permits automating the process in various ways. For instance, you can save disk space by setting the program to remove old backup data without your intervention. In a similar way, it is possible to schedule backups at a given frequency or a specified time.
Restoring data could not be any simpler. By opening the Restore tab, you have access to backup files. Then, you can simply pick one of them, conduct a name search or slide a timeline to find the desired time.
All in all, ReadyShare Vault is definitely not the best backup solution ever. It has some limitations, such as the possibility to store backups on the cloud and use incremental or differential backups. However, it is free to use and does its job quite fast without affecting system performance. Therefore, I will not discourage you from giving it a try.
- Intuitive tabbed interface
- Smart file selection
- Scheduled backups
- Scheduled deletion of old data
- Quite fast without affecting performance
- Cannot store backups on the cloud
- Does not support incremental or differential backups