The EaseUS ToDo Backup is a free data backup and system disaster recovery application that can be used for home office and business purposes. It’s designed to work on all recent versions of Microsoft Windows (from XP to 7, 32-bit and 64-bit). This program offers two different types of backups – file level backups and full system imaging. EaseUS also provides many different options such as scheduled backup, incremental or total backup. The trial version is available here.
The program has a friendly user interface and a wizard-based operation which is excellent for novice or inexperienced computer users. The home screen is very well defined as it clearly lists the actions a user is able to perform. Furthermore, it guides the user through its operations and outlines each step succinctly without being overly detailed. For example, if I wanted to perform a data backup of my files and folders I would do the following:
Performing a backup
1. Click the Data backup (File, Disk/Partition) under Backup
2. Complete the relevant fields and click Proceed to continue.
3. And off it goes!
For those of you who are considering upgrading from earlier versions, there are a variety of new features which are clearly detailed after you install the trial version for your reference. These are as follows:
- The ability to exchange individual mailbox backup & restore
- Full support for dynamic volumes
- Backup tasks and plans can be converted into different types
- User can choose to run full / incremental / differential backups manually
Unfortunately, EaseUS has removed certain key features in V4.5 free trial that were available in their earlier free versions (prior version 188.8.131.52) such as performing differential backups and creating bootable WinPE discs. These features are now only available in the full priced product ($39).
Boot Disk Creation
One really useful feature of the application is that you can create a recovery boot disk. Note: This feature is only available in the paid version. This boot disk will allow you to recover your system to its previous state should it be required. You will need to have been utilising system image backups, however.
Their customer service is a little limited, since email is the only form of communication no phone number nor live web chat available. Although immediate assistance may be lacking, their website has a support forum frequented by users and EASEUS staff, as well as how to guides, video tutorials and other useful resources.
EaseUS ToDo Backup offers a friendly and easy-to-use solution interface, which may be especially useful for novice and inexperienced computer users. I need not tell you the importance of keeping your data backed up as hard drives today still fail frequently. The option for a full system-image backup is great as you would not need to reinstall your operating system, and as a novice user this is something that may be out of your comfort zone.