Using Winrar,Winzip,Arj for making backupsAs a rule D_back creates backups as a set of of compressed files in standard Zip format. However if you have installed other file compressors, they can be used for backing up as well.
This excellent feature gives you an opportunity to use various compression formats instead of built in Zip and may be receive a benefit from it. For example WinZip is the fastest compression utility, but WinRar provides the best compression ratio and practically unlimited backup file size.
You can plug in D_back any file compressor which meets the following requirements:
- The program should be installed on your computer;
- The file compressor should have the command-line interface and should be able to create archive by using "list file" (the "list file" - is a simple text file with the list of files to be archived).
If external archiver meets this cases then the plugging in is quite simple. All config options are located in compressors.ini file, so you can view and edit it (if necessary) by any text editor without any problem. Here is the list of external archivers which have been tested in integration with our backup software: