Nothing Short of Pure Magic: Genie Backup Manager v7 Released!

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Last year, went on a quest to find the most ideal backup software available based on very stringent criteria. That expedition ended with the discovery of Genie Backup Manager. Well, as any good treasure hunter can attest to, there's always more gold to be found ... and in this case, it's the launch of Genie Backup Manager version 7!

Reminder: What Is Genie Backup Manager?

Genie Backup Manager (GBM) is an easy-to-use and extremely versatile all-in-one backup solution.

Among some of its basic backup features, Genie Backup Manager can archive any file or folder, emails, media files, documents, pictures, favorites (bookmarks), Windows Address Book, fonts, and much more. Additionally, Genie Backup Manager supports file spanning, automated scheduling, backup directly to CD/DVD or remote location (via network / Internet), backup password protection, bit-level verification (to verify your backups), and -- you guessed it -- much more!

Now that's a mouthful!

Basic Features (Home and Pro)

Genie Backup Manager Home Edition

  • Top-Notch Help System: Learn how to Backup and Restore data in -- literally -- a few minutes time using Genie Backup Manager's built-in video tutorial support, searchable Help Index, and built-in menu-driven Backup Wizard!
  • Backup Just About Anything: including personal files and folders, documents, media files, pictures, emails, Windows settings, programs, and program settings.
  • Lightning Fast Compression: compress backed-up files by 50% or more (typically) using powerful ZIP technology.
  • Create Self-Executable Backup Sets: once your files are compressed and backed up, you can port them over to another computer (without the need to reinstall GBM). Simply double-click on your backed up files to decompress -- a very unique and convenient feature!
  • Schedule Unattended Backups: Simply set it and forget it!
  • Normal, Incremental, And Mirror Backups: Normal backups are a "one time" deal; incremental and mirrored backups add to the original backup and add only new / changed files. This saves you time and media.

Genie Backup Manager Pro Edition

In addition to the above feature set of GBM Home Edition, Pro Edition also features:

  • Support For Tape Backup: *very few* backup programs support tape backup anymore, but Genie Backup Manager does!
  • 128-bit, 192-bit, And 256-bit Encryption Stength: password protect backups using AES Government Standard Protection.
  • Standalone File/Folder Wiping And Encryption Utilities: for the ultimate data protection!
  • Multi-Drive Spanning: save your backups to more than one drive.
  • CD/DVD simulation: test your backup before you write it to disc.
  • Support For Doublebyte Character Filenames: including Japanese, Chinese, etc.

What's New in GBM v7 Home and Pro

  • Enhanced Optical Media Backup Engine: more types of CD and DVD optical drives are supported, as well as more kinds of media (including blu-Ray and dual-layer DVDs).
  • New System Tray Agent: GBM now resides in the system (notification) tray, providing alerts about the status of your backups.
  • Enhanced Backup Tape Engine (Pro version only): more tape drives are supported, tapes can be compressed, and data can be spanned over multiple tapes.
  • New 64-bit ZIP compression: quite simply, your data will be compressed faster and take up less space.
  • Media File Support: search for MPEG, AVI, MOV, JPEG, GIF -- you name it -- and GBM will scour your hard drive and present you with a tidy list of files you can backup!
  • Added SSL Support For Email Notifications: backup email notifications can now be sent with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protection. HTTP email servers such as Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail are now supported.
  • Outlook 2000 Backup Support: added by popular demand!
  • Log Manager Added: makes GBM's backup logs and reports easier to use and manage.

Genie Backup Manager: My Experience

Admittedly, I was a bit overwhelmed with all the options presented in the main menu and didn't know what to click on first, but Genie Backup Manager's top-notch help system immediately put my mind to ease.

In addition to built-in video tutorials that *showed* me how to use the program (and not just explain it), GBM also included a menu-driven wizard that took me step-by-step through the entire backup process.

In the end, GBM backed up my data flawlessly directly to CD lickity split -- and without the need for third-party software support, I might add (a real bonus).

Genie Backup Manager: See It In Action

Click below to view two online video tutorials of GBM in action (flash player plugin required).

Genie Backup Manager: Conclusion

Genie Backup Manager is by far the most robust and feature-packed backup program I've ever come across.

In fact, GBM is so simple to use and *jam packed* with time-saving and useful features, you'll wonder why you hadn't been using it years ago: and this most definitely true regardless of whether or not you're a newbie or a power user.

But don't take my word for it: GBM was given a 5 star rating from -- literally -- oodles of trustworthy tech web sites, including:,,, and more! Genie Backup was also recently awarded the "Top 5 Backup Utilities" by and bestowed an admirable 4/5 rating by

Genie Backup Manager: Download

Update 11/15/2006:

Genie Backup Manager Home Edition normally retails for $49.95, while the Pro version retails for a staggering $69.95 -- and in this case, you really do get what you pay for!

However -- in light of our ongoing fund raiser -- has agreed to provide Infopackets Readers with a limited time and very generous discount!

Available immediately and *only* available to infopackets Readers, you can download GBM Home or Pro today at an unprecedented 35% off the retail price -- for only $32.47 [Home Edition] and $45.47 [Pro Edition] using the coupon code INFO-7JPK-PACK and by clicking the links below:

Genie Backup Manager Home Edition 35% Discount: limited time offer!

Genie Backup Manager Pro Edition 35% Discount: limited time offer!

Side note: You can also order the software on CD ROM (simply add $12.95 + $2.00 Shipping).

But hurry, because this *very special* 35% discount ends soon -- and I can guarantee you that it won't be offered again for a long, long time. So don't delay -- and please support our site today by purchasing this fine product!

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