We don’t usually write about software here, and definitely nothing as dry as backup utilities, but screw it, this stuff is good and it deserves to be mentioned. Memeo AutoBackup just got a full upgrade to version 2.0. I’ve been using it for about a year and it’s the most brain-dead simple software for backing up your computer.
Once you pick the files you want to save–and the software can help you choose those with its Smart Picks wizard–you point it to your storage location, be it Web site or device (flash drive, hard drive, NAS, etc.) or devices, since you can save to multiple locations simultaneously, and you’re basically done. Memeo will then continue to backup your stuff, working in the background recording any changes to the files, but without taxing your system. Even if you disconnect from your backup device, say an external drive, Memeo saves everything and restarts the backup process once you reconnect.
The new features include a single-click restore function, the ability to create more sophisticated and password-encrypted backup profiles and an intelligent Autosync that identifies content you want to keep up to date when you connect a particular device to your PC, say an iPod or USB flash drive. Version 2.0 is available now for $30. The software is also included with many of the backup and NAS drives from Buffalo Technology.
Memeo AutoBackup 2.0 [Product Page]