Would love to see a portable version of COMODO backup.
Why you might ask? Well the simple answer lies in the basic idea and purpose behind backup generally!
Backup IS a (or perhaps “THE”) security and prevention against data loss.
Data loss is what we all fear, and it can happen in numeral ways, like user error (nr 1 cause probably), disk or media physical failure, data corruption, system instability, virus and other malicious software, hacking and threats (failure of firewall ) etc.
So Backup and Data loss has a special kind of relationship.
The HEALTHY relationship between them is best descibed as backup supresses and conquers data loss.
The harmful UNHEALTHY relationship is best described as where data loss obstucts and blocks backup.
Well you might still ask, what can a Portable version do for backup and against data loss where the current install version can not do?
You see, when a Operating System or its hardware is basically on its knees, and you don’t have the resources or the luxury of time, physical access, software rights etc to install a backup software or that the backup software is corrupted (as data loss might do to a system described earlier above). Then you might want a portable version lying inside a external harddrive ready to be used at anytime anywhere.
In that sense, the external harddrive/media has the software to backup the data with, with some simple clicks or perhaps one click with a predefined cbu file. It is simple, simple means less user error and less backup failure risk!
[i]About that, just don’t underestimate the power of “simple” (UI and workflow) and the threat of what that poisonous “confusion” can do to your users, that a number of application developer today put in their new shiny cute good looking confusing apps. Hard for me to say but Comodo has taken some steps towards that, just some few luckily and at the moment not alarming in my opinion.
You can develop a nice good looking shiny simple application
And remember COMODO team, if its confusing, it is NOT trusted[/i]
All in all, this would be a nice tool to use against data loss and help our beloved Backup to supress and conquer the evil data loss in their special relationship.
Well hope that answers your question about “why” having a portable version of COMODO backup helps and why I and perhaps you love the idea behind it.
In addition to this portable wish, having a bootable OS inside the external harddrive would make COMODO THE number 1 choice over cloneZilla and norton GHOST like backups.
So even when the OS is totally damaged you can still access the data in the drives. That is also without opening the computer physically and pull out the right parts safely, that with user error, can do data loss instead.
Do I need I say that this tool would greatly help Backup in his/her relationshiop against data loss or have you gotten that picture yet?
No install, no fuss, it just works, it’s simple and we trust it.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed it