Product Review: Rebit Version 5 Windows Backup Software
My old external backup drive was getting too old and no longer wanted to accept my growing Outlook PST file which had expanded to about 5.5 gigabytes. I was backing up about once a week and needed an updated drive and better solution. I needed to backup three laptops spanning three Windows operating systems, my new Dell XPS with Windows 7, my somewhat recent Dell Inspiron with Windows Vista and my old Dell Windows XP laptop. I tried using DropBox as my backup, but had trouble moving my Outlook PST file into the DropBox folder. I wasn't sure if this was due to the size or simply related to execution. In either case, I was looking for something which would handle my backup automatically without user intervention.
I decided to order a Rebit Desktop One Terabyte Backup System and the new Rebit Version 5 Software. It arrived a few days later, and I quickly unpacked the drive and plugged it in to my USB port. Finding an open plug in my overused power strip was the most difficult part of the entire Rebit backup process.
Once I completed that mundane chore, I clicked a button and the Rebit software asked what I wanted to backup (I selected the local drive). And that was it—it backed up everything on my laptop, including my mammoth Outlook PST file. I did this for each laptop and the Rebit drive performed flawlessly, creating an exact replica for each laptop. That's one of the things I like best about the solution, when I view the back up, it looks exactly like the actual laptop, down to the layout, folders and files. General backup information and information specific to Rebit V5 can be found at: Rebit Windows Backup Blog.Continued on the next page