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Nero Back It Up & Burn (PC CD)

by Nero
Windows XP / Vista
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
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System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B002AKK5AS
  • Release Date: 15 May 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,365 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description


Simply back up, burn, and recover data for safe keeping.
Nero BackItUp & Burn gives you full control over the protection of your data. Your personal data, including memorable family photos, important financial documents, and music collections, is irreplaceable. System crashes, hard drive failures, and malicious viruses can create havoc within your files and your digital life. Not to mention, data recovery is costly and time consuming. Nero has the solution!

Nero BackItUp & Burn provides easy-to-use tools and state-of-the-art technology that let you back up files to your hard drive or to online storage. Schedule automatic backups, and receive e-mail notification once they’re done. Burn music, videos, photos, and data to CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs for safe keeping with Nero’s award-winning burning application. Sync files and folders and restore lost data from damaged or scratched media. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with Nero BackItUp & Burn.

Simply create your own backups in just three steps

Back Up

Back up all your music, videos, photos, and data with flexibility
Do you have a great MP3 collection? Got tons of family photos and videos saved on your hard drive? For all the time, effort, and memories you have invested on your hard drive, you wouldn’t want to lose your files to a virus or system crash, or accident. Nero BackItUp & Burn lets you back up files to an internal or external hard drive or to online storage* with flexible options that suit you best. Receive e-mail notification when backup jobs are completed, and rest assured your digital investments are safe with Nero BackItUp & Burn.

Let Nero BackItUp & Burn do it for you
Working on a special project or paper? Protect your work with Nero BackItUp & Burn. Viruses and system crashes can happen at the most inopportune times against a project deadline. Nero BackItUp & Burn with an intuitive and easy-to-use interface lets you schedule backups to happen automatically without interrupting your work, so your latest files are always at hand, even if the unthinkable happens.



Burn your files with the worlds most reliable burning solution

Burn

Burn to disc for extra security
Want to ensure extra protection for your files by burning them to disc? Nero BackItUp & Burn lets you burn files with the world’s most reliable burning application so you’re off and running in no time! Got a cool MP3 mix to take on the road? Burn your favorite files to all types of popular discs including CD, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc.

Burn with Blu-ray and save ever more data Do you burn data to disc for safe keeping? Save even more data on Blu-ray Discs! Now you can back up even larger volumes of data on a single disc with Nero BackItUp & Burn as well as all your photo and video data files.



Restore your accidentally lost files with just a few steps

Recover

Recover precious content quickly and easily Have you taken the trip of a lifetime where you saw all the sights, enjoyed the local culture, and loved every minute of it? What if you had deleted all the memorable photos from your memory card only to find out you hadn’t backed them up on your PC beforehand? Nero BackItUp & Burn lets you recover deleted data quickly and efficiently with the best possible results.

Enjoy favorite songs once again Do you have a special collection of favorite mp3s on CD? Are you still able to listen to them, or are they scratched from years of enjoyment? Now you can recover songs easily and conveniently with Nero BackItUp & Burn!




Restore specific files from your backup archives

Restore

Restore your files after a crash or virus You bought a new PC or a laptop that’s been working just fine for the past couple of years. But suddenly, the worst has happened? A virus! A system or hard drive crash! Now everything you’ve worked on and saved for the last two years is gone. Nero BackItUp & Burn lets you easily restore backed up files to your PC, or laptop in case of a sudden emergency, so you’ll be back to work quickly.

Save money by restoring with Nero BackItUp & Burn Are you considering expensive, time consuming data recovery for files you’ve lost? Save time and money with Nero BackItUp & Burn -- the simple, cost effective way to get your files, folders, and drives up and running again.



Sync your most important data on different PCs

Sync

Sync files and always have the latest version on hand Need to do some work at home tonight or over the weekend? Now you can work on the same files at home and at work, and always have the latest version easily available. Simply sync your files and even entire folders between your PC and laptop, to a USB flash drive, and to all types of popular storage media. With Nero BackItUp & Burn your content is always at hand without the hassle of e-mailing files.







Nero BackItUp & Burn lets you:

  • Perform tasks quickly and intuitively in just a few steps
  • Back up data to hard drive, CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc, FTP, memory card, and online storage
  • Rely on automatic backups to local hard drives and online storage
  • Schedule backup jobs with flexibility and convenient e-mail confirmation
  • Burn discs with the world's most reliable burning application
  • Create audio CDs, copy DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs
  • Sync all your files and folders for easy access to the latest versions
  • Recover data from deleted and damaged storage media
  • Restore files, folders, drives, and entire systems
  • Enjoy the Nero Online Backup trial and get 1 GB storage space for 3 months FREE

Nero BackItUp & Burn System Requirements

  • Windows XP SP2 or SP3
  • Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP1 or higher, Windows Server 2003 SP1, or Windows Vista 64-bit edition (runs in 32-bit compatibility mode)
  • Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • 1 GHz Intel Pentium III or equivalent AMD/Intel processor (2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent AMD/Intel processor for Windows Vista), 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM for Windows Vista)
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package SP1
  • 300 MB free hard drive space for a typical installation of all components
  • 400 MB temporary hard drive space during installation
  • CD, DVD, or Blu-ray Disc drive (with burning capability for burning functions)
  • Graphics card with minimum resolution of 800 x 600 pixels - the installation of latest WHQL certified device drivers is recommended

Additional notes for operating system support

  • The minimum system requirements for the Windows operating system must be fulfilled./li>
  • The program can run on 64-bit systems in 32-bit emulation mode
  • Windows Starter Edition versions (or any other special editions) are NOT officially supported

General notes

  • The computer system must support the devices and file systems
  • The devices must be correctly installed and recognized by the operating system for the product to work properly
  • Hard drives formatted in NTFS are required for the use of certain backup/restore functionalities
  • A broadband Internet access is required for online backups

Supported media and destinations for backup

  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD+-R
  • DVD +-RW
  • DVD-RAM
  • DVD+-R DL
  • BD-R
  • BD-RE
  • BD-R DL
  • BD-RE DL
  • Hard drives
  • Removable storage devices connected via USB, FireWire (IEEE 1394) and eSATA
  • Memory cards such as SD, SDHC, CF memory, Sony Memory Stick™
  • Network shares
  • FTP
  • Nero Online Backup

Supported media for burning

  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD+-R
  • DVD +-RW
  • DVD-RAM
  • DVD+-R DL
  • BD-R
  • BD-RE
  • BD-R DL
  • BD-RE DL

Supported media for data recovery

  • CD-R
  • CD-RW
  • DVD+-R
  • DVD +-RW
  • DVD-RAM
  • DVD+-R DL
  • Hard drives
  • Floppy disks, Zip disks, Jaz disks, SyQuest disks, and other removable media
  • Memory cards such as SD, SDHC, CF memory, Sony Memory Stick™, etc.
  • USB sticks, USB hard drives

Supported file systems for backup

  • NTFS
  • FAT16, FAT32, exFAT
  • Linux ext2/3 and Linux swap partition

Supported file systems for data recovery

  • NTFS
  • FAT16, FAT32
  • UDF (Version 1.0 to 2.6)
  • CDFS (ISO 9660, including Joliet)
  • Multisession disc
  • UDF/ISO Bridge Disc

Product Description

Back It Up & Burn Mini Sierra

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't even work on my XP box 23 July 2009
By The Evil Doctor VINE VOICE
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I hate moaning about software, because generally its not helpful, but in this case I don't have a choice. Nero BackItUp & Burn just will not execute on my XP SP3 box. It installs fine, but crashes when I try to open it. My machine is only recently formatted so there's nothing to corrupt the install. I've also downloaded the 100Mb update from Nero's web site, and that won't run either.
On top of this, as a commercial package it is shameful to see the option to install the Ask toolbar into your browser as part of this product's installation, when it is neither related nor helpful. If I want crapwear on my PC I'll go get it myself thanks Nero.
Also, the actual 'Burn' part of the software is simply Nero Express. Very basic stuff that comes with most CD burners, although useful as a freebie.
If you need backup software, get the free Microsoft SyncToy 2.0 tool and use that instead. It works well and can be scheduled using the Windows Scheduler. Nero is a huge disappointment in this case, especially from such a well recognized name in the industry.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, If Over Simplfied 3 Aug 2009
By AHW Rea
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I've been using another company's backup software for a year or so and got used to its peculiarities. Which were manifold.

This offering is substantially better than anything I've tried before.

Starting with installation-on my system, the software wanted to download a couple of patches before loading, which was fine and took around 3 minutes. From then on in, installation took around 5 minutes and required minimal user input. The process did hang once, but a quick random mouse click woke it up again and all went well.

I backup to a USB external hard drive. I also use that drive for other stuff. If you do this too, be aware that Nero will reformat the entire drive before starting to back up onto it. It does warn you before doing it, but I'd suggest copying anything valuable onto another device first and copying back to the external drive when Nero's done its thing.

Initially, the software just copies everything, a process which took around 45 minutes on my fairly new PC. After that, it backs up at 2 hour and end of day intervals. I found that a bit disconcerting, being used to on-the-fly back up. You can fiddle with the backup regime to an extent, but I've not found a way of getting the instant backup I was used to.

The structure of the backed-up files is, unusually, a mirror of the file structure on the source PC. Many backup utilities screw around with file structures; making finding individual files a lengthy and frustrating experience. Not so with this product.

Being a Nero product, there is a burn-to-cd/dvd facility as well. This works well, but I rarely backup to that sort of media, and I'm not sure it is of great value.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By C. A. Austin VINE VOICE
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I really like Nero's user interface: it's attractive, seems intuitive and keeps geek-speak to the minimum. I was given this product shortly after I'd bought Acronis True Image to back up my system to an external drive - well peeved, thinking I could have saved my money, I installed Nero on my Mum's computer (Windows XP) to see how it performs.

My hopes of an easy, friendly backup facility were instantly dashed! The installation is a nuisance - why should I have to install a new installer, reboot, and then find the program's added unwanted browser 'helpers', which have nothing to do with backing up? After kicking the cat in annoyance (only joking - but I did need a cup of calming tea), I returned to Mum's machine to check out the utility.

It was rubbish! I'm so disappointed - but very glad I chose Acronis for my own backups. As far as I can see (and I did try!), this software simply doesn't do what it promises. It can't create a complete, bootable system clone. By recording an image, and then making a full C:\ backup, I did manage to approximate it. Then I scheduled incremental backups (or so I thought), to update backups of any changed files every night. The program hung while I was doing this.

Having finally been told by Nero that the nightly update was scheduled, I returned the next day - to find Mum's computer in a state of shock. It was so frozen, I had to reboot it using the power button. The restart was interesting, as it turned out, because I was not offered the option to boot from F:\ (my own machine has had this option since the day I installed Acronis). So, if her internal drive had crashed, I would not have been able to revive it from the external copy.

Nero did, however, say it had done the increments.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Now de-installed 29 July 2009
By Dave M TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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As an information security professional, I frequently remind people of the need for good backups. With this product I had hoped that it would be a simple job to manage my own backups, in a secure and reliable manner, on my own desktop computer home.

In order to make a fair comparison, I have looked at this product on a WD 320 Gbyte hard drive Western Digital My Passport Essential 320GB USB Portable External Hard Drive which I recently bought from Amazon.(I haven't written a review on this drive as so many others have and they seem to think is it as good buy - I concur; the WD 320 Gbyte hard drive is excellent.)

The software that I have used for comparison is that which is pre-installed on the WD drive. This is the WDSynch software by Dmailer. Similar software is also found on LaCie drives.

Now the comparison:

The first test was a backup of my hard drive. I am, naturally, concerned that a failure of my hard drive would cause me no end of pain, so I wanted a bootable image (which is provided by the Nero software - it comes up as a small Linux system) from which I could re-create my hard drive. To backup the hard drive (using 128 bit AES encryption - as provided in the Nero software) took over 5 hours for about 70 Gbytes. During the whole of this time, the software claimed that I had about 90 minutes left to run. Eventually, the backup was complete. I booted from the DVD bootable disk that I had made, but couldn't get it find the external hard drive where I had created my backup. Maybe there is something wrong with my configuration, but I don't usually have problems.

Not a good start.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Review
I am still using this product and I am very happy with it.it does exactly as described.I would use this product again.
Published 8 months ago by Seamus
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job....
This does do exactly what it says but isn't the best i've tried - The initial installation was fine although a little messy with extra installations needed and a restart so the... Read more
Published 16 months ago by J Cattermole
4.0 out of 5 stars Nero back it up & burn software - is a safer
This has really solved my back up problems. My pc's back up recovery was given me headache so I opted for Nero and it has been a reliever. Read more
Published on 20 May 2011 by NBY
2.0 out of 5 stars Bug ridden and poor value
I have a lot of experience using and configuring applications, both professionally and for personal use, and Nero products have I think an overall good reputation for software of... Read more
Published on 20 Jan 2011 by BD
2.0 out of 5 stars nothing that you cant already do for free
Very easy to use interface although why you would want to use this product over some products which you can download for free from the net i dont know- as expected from Nero... Read more
Published on 29 Oct 2010 by piccolo
1.0 out of 5 stars No good Nero
As most people in the know are aware, anything after Nero 6 isn't worth it. It is hard to use, is very unreliable, takes up far more memory than it should and may even crash your... Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2010 by The Bod
4.0 out of 5 stars Nero Back It Up and Burn
Nero seem to be leading the way in the burning and backing up market! I have tried other similar types of programs (that I won't mention) and none of them seem to be as easy to use... Read more
Published on 19 Aug 2010 by P. A. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars It does what it says on the tin ... sorry, box.
OK - is this product wildly exciting? No.

Is this product extraordinary in some way, making it a clear winner against others I've seen that do similar things? No. Read more
Published on 9 April 2010 by J. W. Chew
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice software bundle, provided you don't have some of it already
Nero BackItUp & Burn is comprised of three different, complimentary programs.

The most familiar is Nero Express, which many people will recognise as it is often bundled... Read more
Published on 19 Nov 2009 by R. Stevens
4.0 out of 5 stars A quick and direct backup system
BackItUp & Burn is a program which aims to safeguard your data. There are many such programs that do this. Read more
Published on 18 Oct 2009 by VMR
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