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Published: 17 Oct 2012

@exb At a Glance Program name: FilePreserver Company name: XLink Technology, Inc. Price: $34.99 (U.S) What it does: It provides continuous backup on a transaction level by using Windows Volume Shadow Copy technology. Pro: For individual power users, FilePreserver promises to make data loss a thing of the past. Con: FilePreserver has design flaws that make it unsuitable for use in enterprise environments. These flaws include insecure storage of personal information, stability problems and a cumbersome user interface. @exe Volume shadow copy (VSC) is a new technology in Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 that makes point-in-time copies of files, including open and locked files. FilePreserver from XLink Technology Inc., Milpitas, CA, is one of the first products that works in conjunction with VSC to back up files on a transaction level, allowing users to restore files from snapshots taken within the previous six months. In many regards, FilePreserver is like the Windows XP System Restore feature, but for data files instead of system files. ... Access >>>

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