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Using Cobian Backup for Windows Backups

Generally, we like to use Bare Metal Restore (BMR) software for customer backups (e.g., AppAssure Replay, which we provide under our ITmanage Plus managed service). However, there are times when a file-based backup is preferred. For a file-based backup, we prefer Cobian Backup. It’s simple to setup and instead of worrying about complicated backup formats, you just need to be able to open a ZIP file.

You will generally want to attach a USB disk to the PC running Cobian backup. Cobian can be used to backup to a remote file share, but that is the least efficient (network-wise) setup.


  1. Install Cobian Backup.
  2. Setup a Cobian Full/Diff backup job.


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