Archive for April, 2010
Well known, trustworthy, reliable companies can even make mistakes: McAfee recently pushed out an update to computers, causing large amounts of machines to become completely inoperable. Though these situations cannot be predicted or prevented, we can still protect ourselves by planning ahead.
In this fast paced world, technology has been the key to keeping up. A computer is no longer just a machine that stores our data because our data has become our life. We go through many measures to try and protect this data, keep it out of harm’s way, make it accessible yet secure but sometimes incidents happen that are uncontrollable. It is almost impossible to make your computer immune to such disasters, though with the right precautions you can recover from these situations with ease.
Genie Timeline 2.0 is an innovative, new software which can do just that. Genie Timeline 2.0 is the next generation of backup software based on Continuous Data Protection, it needs zero maintenance, zero scheduling, and uses up zero resources; never will you need to worry about your data’s security again. The key is simplicity; creating a backup takes 3 simple steps and you are on your way. Timeline will work silently in the background constantly monitoring your files for additions and changes. Set it and forget it; backups will be taken periodically without any user intervention and will have absolutely no impact on system performance.
You can restore your files easily, whether you have suffered from a complete system failure as in the case of many McAfee users, or you simply want to go back in time to view a version of a file you made earlier, Timeline’s user friendly process makes it easy to restore.
Disasters happen, plan ahead so that you can easily recover from them…
In today’s fast paced world, data is becoming integrated into our lives more and more. Conventional backup utilities need constant user attention and scheduling to ensure that your rapidly growing and changing data is protected; with that attention comes the hassle and knockbacks of creating up-to-date and continuous backups.
Genie Timeline introduces a new generation of backup utilities based on Continuous Data Protection, your data is automatically and constantly monitored for additions and changes. Set it and forget it, backups are taken periodically without any hassle or pop ups and will have absolutely no impact on system performance.
Genie Timeline needs zero maintenance, zero scheduling and uses up zero resources, and with the future bringing cloud integration, your data can be stored safely on offsite storage giving you peace of mind.
The Disaster Recovery option in Timeline creates a backup of your boot drive, in case of system failure Timeline will restore your system to a previously working state along with all of your important data.
Creating backups has never been this simple, 2 or 3 simple steps and you are on your way, Timeline is smart enough to sense when you are using your computer or when it is idle and will take advantage of that fact to speed up backups.
Users can stay up-to-date with the status of their backup via email and very soon through their iPhone or iPad, which also provides a neat way of data archiving.
Timeline comes in three different versions; Free, Home and Professional.
You can check out a full comparison of the versions by following this link:
You may have heard the news that our latest product Timeline 2.0 has hit the stores, and with a completely free version it is time to write out the easiest way to get your backups done.
Step 1: Get yourself an USB External Storage device
An external Hard Drive is the best form of media to create backups on, it is widely available, becoming increasingly cheap and is very durable and simple to setup. You can get any brand of external hard drives such as WesternDigital, Lacie, Seagate, Toshiba or other brands with a 1TB capacity for as low as $80.
Setting up your hard drive is easy, connect your external hard drive to the USB port, plug it in and you should be able to see it under my computer in a little while after Windows detects the new hardware and automatically recognizes it and installs it. External hard drives can also be connected through Firewire and eSATA connecters and Timeline will be able to pick them up automatically.
Step2: Setup your backup
Okay, now that you have your hard drive setup and want to begin your backup, download Timeline and install it. As soon as the program finishes the setup you will be presented with the first screen which is the “Backup Setup Wizard” click next to select your backup drive.
Timeline will automatically detect your new hard drive and you will be able to select it by pressing on it and then pressing next, Timeline also shows all the drives that you have available and recommends what drives to select. If you are using a wireless hard drive you will have to use “Select a different destination” and browse for your hard drive.
Next step is the “Select Data” page, Timeline by default will include all smart selections which include your email, documents, desktop, office files, financial files, eBooks and PDF’s, internet bookmarks, pictures, music and videos and scan for them automatically, if you feel there are a couple of these selections that you do not need in your backup press the “Customize selections button” and uncheck them.
If you are using the professional or home version of Timeline the last step includes more backup options such as compression to reduce backup size and encryption to enforce security on your files.
That’s it! You’re all set, just sit back and watch your protection level increase. If Timeline detects a large number of files it may take a while to finish the initial backup which is why it is recommended to leave your pc on overnight, Timeline senses an idle pc and goes into Turbo mode for faster backups if you use your pc again Timeline will switch back to smart mode for a faster computer.
What impact will Timeline have on my machine?
After the initial backup is done, Genie Timeline will work silently in the background and will have no impact on your computers performance. If Timeline detects there are new files or your old files have changed it will periodically back them up.
Genie-soft proudly introduces our latest software Genie Timeline 2.0
Timeline 2.0 is the first backup software that has a completely Free edition which includes such features as automatically backing up your Email, documents and office files, financial files, eBooks and PDFs, Internet bookmarks and favorites, pictures, music and videos in 2 simple steps.
As for Genie Timeline Home and Professional editions, we brought the term “set it and forget it” to life; we revolutionized the backup process and took the backup software solution to a completely new level. Unlike its predecessor, we added Disaster Recovery, backup markers, multiple performance modes and much more.
Genie Timeline will take its user to the maximum level of data protection, saving both time and money, it is simply just what you need for data backup and restore.