Nero BackItUp: A Complete Backup Solution

Nero BackItUp 2014 is Nero’s latest addition to their long line of products. Nero is popular for their multimedia suite, especially their burning software which is bundled with lot of OEM providers and freeware like Nero Kwik Burn Free and Nero DiscSpeed. Nero BackItUp 2014 has a few different versions. In this article I’ll talk about their free starter product. The free version offers limited support and features, compared to premium version, but for an average users, it’s more than enough for a quick backup. The program itself is pretty easy and straight forward to use.

Nero BackItUp

Nero BackItUp

Nero BackItUp is a program for backing up and restoring computer data, syncing folders, and for backing up and restoring data from your Android phone. It also provides access to the online storage Nero Cloud. Nero BackItUp is useful to schedule backups, e.g. For regular data backups that are executed automatically.

Tthe free version only offers manual backup and that too only to online storage. When you first sign up for the free Nero BackItUp 2014 you’ll get a free 5 GB space in Nero Cloud.

Now I’ll tell you how to sign up for Nero BackItUp 2014. First go the Nero BackItUp website and create an account. Just enter your e-mail address and create a password. Now you’ll get an activation e-mail in which you’ll find a link to activate your account.

Now you should have the Nero Cloud setup with 5 GB of free storage. Then you need to download the Nero BackItUp PC client from the Nero BackItUp website and install the application. Once you install it, just open the application up and click on Login and enter the username and password you have created. If you have an Android Smartphone you can also search for and download the mobile application from the Google Play Store and login to the application as well.

Now that you have successfully installed and configured the application, you can either upload the contents to the cloud website, PC or your Smartphone. I found the whole setup and uploading part very easy. It’s just 3 simple steps.

First, click on “Back Up Now”. Once you do that you will see a ‘browse window’, where you can select the folders that you need to backup. Select it and the next step will be to back it up. If you want to restore just click on restore function and follow the on-screen directions.

One of the features I like about Nero BackItUp 2014 is that their cloud storage supports HTML5. So if you upload a video, you can actually stream it and download it if you want.

To conclude Nero BackItUp 2014 is a good software for doing some basic backup like documents etc. But doesn’t really offer a lot like Carbonite, Dropbox or SkyDrive, who are already established in this domain. But if you don’t want to say no to free 5GB space in the cloud, go get it from the Nero BackItUp website.

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Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at captaindbg.com.

2 Comments

  1. Eoin Gordon

    This link is still active if anyone interested its for Nero BackItUp 5 “PRO” yearly subscription,
    1-year free. Christmas giveaway
    Link: http://goo.gl/AMydQK

  2. InformedUser

    Awful product! TECH SUPPORT- is in Germany, via e-mail ONLY, so the replies are once a day. Each time they have replied, it is like my wife (they are nice, but have no tech knowledge whatsoever). INTERFACE- I am using Win7 -64 bit. The product feels like a BETA version: the backup has no pause or cancel button. Plus, the job stays on the list permanently (you cannot delete it). Then the old job you tried to cancel or delete reactivates itself and begins again. UPLOADS. My first job was for 140GB. It has been running continuously for two weeks, with another 20 days to go. To upload all my family computers will take six months at this rate. And it is not my ISP. When I asked NERO about this, they actually said I should backup fewer files. SYSTEM RESOURCES- when I first installed this, it consumed about 90% of my 8GB ram to run. I had to uninstall it and reinstall. I suspect this does not play well with Norton’s firewall. but the tech support knows nothing about it.

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