Personal Backup is freeware, (free software), that allows you to carry of Sophisticated backup of files on your computer, (cannot be used to save and restore system file).
It will back up to: Hard Drive, CD DVD, BluRay and even FTP to a server for backups.
It allows non-zipped or zipped files and encrypted file backups.
I personally have used this free backup software for some time with the only issue being a Time Out message when backing files up to BluRay Disks, probably because of the extra time it takes to burn to BluRay.
This video is a how to change the setting in Personal Backup to solve this Time Out message.
Personal Back up may be obtained for free from
Personal Backup is a program for saving personal data to any destination folder. This folder may be located on a local fixed or removable drive, on a Windows network server or on an FTP server. It runs under Windows 7 (32- & 64-bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003/2008.
You can configure and store as many backup tasks as you wish. The selection of the files to be backed up is made on a by-folder basis. All subfolders are included automatically, but the user can exclude or include any subdirectories from or in the backup by selection or by filter. Additional criteria are selection by file type, file age and/or file name filter.
At the destination folder the original drives (C:, D:, etc.) appear as subdirectories named LwC, LwD, etc. The original directory structure remains unchanged beneath these folders. All files may be compressed in gzip, either in to or separated by subfolder as zip files. Optionally all data can be AES algorythm-encrypted.
Performing the backup can be done manually or automatically. During the backup the program checks whether the file to be saved is newer than one already backed up. Only files with newer timestamps are saved. An alternate criteria is the archive bit of the files.
Automatic backup can be started on login, at a selectable time of day, on logout or on shutdown. You can make scheduled backups with destination paths changing daily or weekly.
For individual schedules it is easy to start a backup using Windows Task Scheduler and the command line options of the program.
The IDE has full Unicode support which overcomes the ANSI (ISO-8859) filenames limitations on copying files. Also pathlengths may be longer than 260 characters.
Note: Personal Backup cannot be used to save and restore system files.
I use InCD, freeware, (free software), from Nero on my computer I am unsure where or not Personal Back up will allow Backups to CD DVD, BluRay and without this software
InCD, the packet writing application, allows you to format CDs/DVDs/BDs so that they can be used as diskettes. You can copy files onto the disc using drag and drop in Windows Explorer or save them to the disc from other applications.
InCD can also be used to read discs that are created using SecurDisc technology developed by Nero and HLDS. SecureDisc includes special protection properties, such as data integrity, rebuilding, encryption and duplication protection.
More Backup/File Compression.