KLS Backup is a feature-rich application suite which provides powerful tools for data backup, restoration and synchronization.
It also supports plugins for backing up email, applications and settings, the Microsoft SQL Server Database, MySQL Database, POP3/IMAP and disk images. These components can be selected during the installation procedure.
Upon deployment, you may install an online backup service and log in with the local system or other account. The interface of the tool looks professional.
By following some wizard steps, you can create new profiles for backups, synchronization and cleanups. KLS Backup is able to process files and folders via FTP, LAN or WebDAV, Windows Registry keys, cloud-based services (e.g. Amazon S3, Windows Azure), audio and video from iTunes, Songbird or Windows Media Player, along with web browser information (e.g. Firefox, Opera, Safari, Chrome), among others.
It is possible to create inclusion and exclusion filters, create a secondary copy via LAN, pick the backup type (full, incremental, differential, full without versions), compress the backup to a ZIP, 7Z or SQX file to save up space, log details and send them automatically via email, schedule multiple tasks, as well as to set up actions before run, after run or on errors (e.g. run program, wait, stop service), just to name a few. Most of these options apply to all profile types - backup, synchronization and cleanup. Plus, you can create profile groups.
If you prefer dealing with less features, then you should take a look at KLS Backup Standard. Unlike the professional edition, it does not support profile groups, OpenStack Object Storage backups, secondary backups, speed transfer limitations, FTP files and folders, scheduled jobs and differential backups, among others.
The comprehensive software suite requires a moderate amount of CPU and system memory, has a good response time and includes user documentation. We have not come across any issues throughout our evaluation and KLS Backup did not hang or crash. All in all, KLS Backup Professional offers users many possibilities when it comes to backing up their data.