I'd like to start a regular backup routine for my parents and grandparents and I'd like some help finding the best software.
My requirements are, in order of importance:
- Recovery must be simple (
ifwhen a hard disk dies, I don't want to spend hours reinstalling all the software)
- The UI must be simple (ideally, it would start a backup as soon as the backup disk is connected, then display a big happy "Backup Complete" message when everything goes well… But clicking an icon would be acceptable too.)
- It would be nice to have automatic error logging (ie, so I'll get an email if a backup hasn't successfully completed recently, or if something else happens)
I have been using Acronis TrueImage 9, but it fails points 2 and 3 – I could not figure out how to start a backup in one click and I couldn't find any automatic error reporting tools.
Online backup tools like BackBlaze are great on point 2, but fail point 1, so unfortunately I don't want to use them either.
So, do you know of any software that fulfills these requirements?