I’m giving up on Comodo backup, while I love that it’s free, and the it’s feature set is very good, the fact is, it doesn’t work.
I’m trying to do a simple, scheduled incremental copy, of some folders on my C:\ and D:\ to an external HDD I:. I set it to do incremental files and folders, as a simple file copy to my external HDD, and set it to run when the system is idle 60 minutes. I’ve tried both Service Run, and Silent run, same thing.
I’ve run through the “backup creation wizard” multiple times including deleting backups from the manage tab to make sure I only have ONE backup configuration setup and then recreating them again from scratch… After doing this numerous times, I know it’s not me, it’s gotta be the app.
Every time it runs fine for the initial backup, but afterwards it either:
Fails to run again (No errors, it just doesn’t run).
Runs again but has changed to a “Full backup” and therefore recopies EVERY file every time, not just files that changed.
Runs again but decides to backup to the default comodo backup folder, not my chosen I:.
Runs again but forgets that I enabled the creation of the directory tree, so all the files get dumped into the root of I:.
Or just other random things it decides it wants to do. Yet if I go into the backups configuration, it has the right settings, it seems to just “forget” them.
As a test I just ran through it again, it says:
I:\ Backed up sucessfully.
C:\Users\MatthewH\Backups\backup_inc_files is scheduled to run soon. Yet this is NOT the folder I picked and all other tasks we’re deleted before creating the new one.
Whats the point of a backup program, if it has a mind of it’s own?
I really hope someone knows why it’s doing this, or Comodo is able to fix these bugs, because if it worked right, it’d be a great app.