These backups can be carried out in different ways: by using advanced backup methods, or by using more rudimentary procedures, such as simply copying a document into a ZIP file (so you can read it with any WinZip-type program).
One of the advantages of Areca is that, far from being complicated, it's really simple and fast. In just five minutes and with no prior knowledge you can have a perfect backup of, for instance, the My Documents folder.
Areca is a pretty interesting tool thanks to how easy it is to use. It lets anyone create backups of their most important information in less than five minutes.