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DVD backup software needed!!!

Q: DVD backup software needed!!!

Hello everyone, I love to make back up of dvds that I like so that I can watch them later when I feel so. But the problem is that the recent dvds are not so easy to back up as the people are using certain tricks so that the dvd cant be copied like bad sectors, encrypting and other things. Can anyone give me software for my solution?

Thanks in advance!!!

A: DVD backup software needed!!!

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Please let me know any backup software this is free or retail of backup software... i need to collect my college USB work (128 MB) and backup them..

Then im looking for secure backup online... Size about 130MB is okay

Thanks for help.
 

A:Backup? Sercue Backup Software needed!

I like the free version of Syncback for continous backups, though if you only have 128mb and its basically one time or infrequent why not just copy it to a backup?

Online, 2 gigs or less, I'd recommend Mozy for free secure backup.
 

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Hello Friends!

I need a backing up software which supports scheduling. I want something in which I can add some files and folders to the backup schedule task and every time I double click its icon or it reaches its schedule time, every file or folder mentioned in the backup list gets automatically backed up at the specified location. Compressed and encrypted backup would be even better.

I hope I am able to explain what exactly I need. Please help me in this. I dont mind a paid software also.

Thank you.
 

A:Solved: Backup Software Needed...

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I am looking for good, free or inexpensive, backup software to allow scheduled backups of data from a laptop to an external hard drive. Again, I need to be able to schedule backups, as well as set up exactly what folders get backed up. And the software must create some sort of place for each backup seperately on the external hard drive, not just overwrite what has already been backed up. Log creation would be a bonus, too.

Please only recommend software if you have first hand knowledge of it. Thanks so much!

A:Backup Software Recommendation Needed.

MSBACKUP?

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Folks
I have a old PC that has WIN95. Has a CD ROM and a DISKETTE Drive.
I am trying to make some backup disks for the DEVICE drivers.

I don't think I can find those device driver diskettes/CDs that originally
came with the PC.
What is the best software that can do this ??
Any idea ??

email: [email protected]
 

A:Device Drivers backup Software needed

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Is there software that will simply backup, monitor a few folders for any changes and produce incremental backups while immediately backing up any changes or additions to a USB drive...preferably free software or inexpensive?

Thanks!

A:Simple & Reliable backup software to USB drive? Needed

I would use a sync tool like this: http://allwaysync.com/

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I'm preparing to upgrade from Windows 2000 professional to XP. I would like a perfect backup of my C: drive in case the worst happens and XP kills my computer (so I can revert back to 2000 and my old system without a problem). I have 2 hard drives so I have the room to put an exact image of my C: drive onto the slave drive. Just wanting to get some feedback as to the best way to do this.

So far I just used the "backup now" option in Windows 2000 and saved a .bkf file of my entire drive to the slave. It actually didn't take up that much space--the .bkf must contain some sort of compression.

Anyway, is this the best way to go about protecting myself or would it be worthwhile to instead invest in a 3rd party backup program instead before undertaking this? There are tons of programs out there of course, Norton Ghost, Backup Now, GoBack, or what have you. If Windows' option works well I don't know why people would buy a 3rd party program but I hear about it a lot so I thought I'd ask. Anyone ever restored an entire system from a windows .bkf file before and had difficulty? Protecting myself is pretty important to me.

Any advice would be helpful.
 

A:Computer backup before upgrade to XP--backup software suggestions,.bkf files,etc?

With the windows backup you have to reinstall windows and then restore the backup to get back to where you were. I use and love ghost because it makes a 100% exact copy of EVERYTHING and all you have to do to get it back is to restore the image and you're up a going again - no need to reinstall windows. Is also fast and can clone one drive to another or create an Image file.

GoBack I don't like and Backup Now needs windows to be installed to restore the backup
 

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I have a new HP Pavillion Elite HPE with 920 GB of memory running Windows 7. I am an average computer user. I have a WD external backup drive with 1TB memory. I don't like the backup software that comes with the computer. I can't access anything to see how old the files are. The only option is to restore. Thank God I haven't had to do that. I have the files important to me backed up manually. I tried Nova backup but all I had was a bunch (really- a bunch) of files again that I couldn't access. I had a copy of Norton Ghost that wouldn't work with my old XP computer so I tried it on this one. After days with support manipulating my computer, going through three people to the software engineer, they could not make Ghost work on my (64? whatever) computer.

I don't know if I need a mirror or clone or whatever I've been reading about that I don't understand. I have plenty of room on the backup drive and have CD's and DVD's that will restore, I think. Best Buy made me some when I bought it and the computer made me make some as well when I got home. I can manually do a system backup less my files that doesn't change. So what I really want to do is to find a software that will enable me to choose the files I want to that sometimes change (My Documents) and have those backup on a regular basis. I also want to have those so I can go to my M drive (backup drive) and see my files just like in windows explorer. That way, if anything does happen, I know my files are alright and if I have ... Read more

A:Is there a backup software that transfers files I can read on my backup drive?

and welcome to the Forum

I use Syncback for that:

SyncBack Freeware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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G'day everyone

Does anyone know of a simple backup program that is capable of backing up large files incrementally by splitting the file and backing up only changed parts of the file? The files I'm talking about are files that get altered by appending stuff at the end of the file, e.g. log files or mailbox files, so it's generally possible to split a new version of the file at the exact point where the old version stopped, purely by file size.

Specifically, I want to back up Thunderbird and SeaMonkey mailboxes without having to create additional subfolders within those programs.

I understand that if something had changed near the beginning of the file, then the whole file will have to be backed up, unless the backup program is capable of some very clever searching, but mostly the files will change only by having data appended to it.

Thanks
Samuel

A:Backup software that splits large files for incremental backup

You may want to rethink incremental backups. Where I worked, until I retired, we first used incremental backups for our servers. That seemed like a good approach - make an initial full backup on one day of the week and then only incrementals the rest of the week. That allowed smaller backups however when it came time to restore it was a nightmare making sure the incrementals were installed in the proper order, and it took much longer to restore. A decision was made to only do full backups every night and although the backup was bigger if a restore was needed there was no confusion on order of reinstall and it took less time.

I do the same thing with my own PC backups. I use Acronis True Image, which has incremental backup ability, but I only do full hard drive backups, to a separate hard drive.

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I have tried to create a batch file to backup our important data from our program to our server(drive letter Z)on our network and cant seem to get it to work.Could someone look at it and be able to tell me what is wrong with it. We also decided to include backing up our my documents folder too.

@echo off
:: variables
set drive=crocare.win
set backupcmd=xcopy /Z

echo backing up procare data
echo please wait...
@pause

xcopy "Z:\Procare\DB\*.*":\\dataonserver01\users\Jeannie\Procare.win"

echo Backing up My Documents
%backupcmd% "userprofile%\My Documents" "%c%\My Documents"

echo Backup Complete!
@pause
 

A:Software doesn't backup so trying batch file backup

I guess it depends on what you're backing up. I use Beyond Compare to sync files between machines.
 

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How come the built in Vista backup utility doesn't backup software? Does anyone know of a way to do this, or know of any software that will create an image of my harddrive? I seriously need to reformat my computer and I can't do it without this.

Thanks.

A:Vista Backup Utility Doesnt Backup Software?

Norton ghost or Acronis True Image... the latter is the easier of the two apps IMO.

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After a heavy-duty malware infection that wreaked such havoc that, on advise I got here, I decided to nuke-and-reinstall.

Also , I was subtly tipped that perhaps I should consider backing up the system against future incidents using, say, Macrium Reflect.

I did as I was told, but only remembered today that I had tried MR before, with not-so-impressive results which soured me on them at the time (2013):



perhaps the software has gotten better since, but I remember thinking then that I would henceforth not so to speak leave the (encryption) key to my data to anybody else, but make straight, unencrypted backups.

Also, the cost of storage is very low now even as compared to then, and in my case incremental backups or other such finesses, are not necessary.

What, then, would be the argument for using backup software in my particular case?

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Hi,

Because the amount of data stored on my drives is continuously increasing, I've decided that it's time to find a way to backup the most important part of it.

So, I'm looking for a software capable of making a backup copy(on a secondary HDD) of certain folders and of certain files(from certain folders) and keeping it updated.

I'm also interested to make a backup copy of files that are locked, if possible.
I have some VMs and I'd like to back them up too if possbile.(I'll check to see whether VMWare Workstation can backup itself by taking snapshots on a different HDD at certain moments).

The software really needs to be able to cope with paths longer than 255 characters, it has to be able to retain all the file's attributes(creation date, modified date, attribute fields, etc), and it has to ba able to do bit-by-bit checking in order to prevent corruption.

Also, there are some large files that I can't backup(it would take too much space), and in this case I'd like to have a list of their names and sizes, and if possible a checksum(TTH or emule's MD5), in order to redownload them easily in case of a disaster.


What software would you advise me to use?
BTW, I'm also very interested about your backup methods for your sensible data.

PS: Neither RAID nor a ZFS NAS box are solutions for me at the moment, and I'm not looking for a software that does backup to an entire partition.

Regards,
Nick

A:Looking for a good backup software/backup plan

You dont want much do you Nick?? Im not aware of any program that will do 100% of everything that you have listed ... that would require custom software ... the easiest solution IMO would be a program like Acronis/Macrium image, backed up to an external 2tb hard drive ... it may not be the most elegant solution, but it would work...

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I just bought a USB 3.0 3 TB external drive for making backups. After some searching, I decided to use EaseUS Todo Backup because CNET rated it highly. I plugged the drive into a 3.0 port and did a backup. It was a file backup, not an image backup, but it still puts everything in one file (.PBD) and then apparently modifies Windows Explorer to be able to browse the file. Windows Backup (the one that comes on Windows 7) seems to work similarly, though you need to use a wizard to restore things. The backup took twice as much space as my data takes up on my internal hard drive. Also, it took 8 and a half hours, which I calculated to be 20 MB/s. So my questions are:

1. Why doesn't it just put things in the drive in a normal folder/file structure?
2. Why did it take up twice as much space?
3. Why did a USB 3.0 backup go so slowly? (Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it took up twice as much space, but that's still slow considering I've gotten speeds of 75 MB/s, and I do realize transferring a lot of small files will take longer.)
4. Am I just better off with using Windows Backup (or is restoring a pain with the wizard)?

Thanks for any advise!
 

A:Backup Software (EaseUS/Windows Backup)

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After a heavy-duty malware infection that wreaked such havoc that, on advise I got here, I decided to nuke-and-reinstall.

Also , I was subtly tipped that perhaps I should consider backing up the system against future incidents using, say, Macrium Reflect.

I did as I was told, but only remembered today that I had tried MR before, with not-so-impressive results which soured me on them at the time (2013):



perhaps the software has gotten better since, but I remember thinking then that I would henceforth not so to speak leave the (encryption) key to my data to anybody else, but make straight, unencrypted backups.

Also, the cost of storage is very low now even as compared to then, and in my case incremental backups or other such finesses, are not necessary.

What, then, would be the argument for using backup software in my particular case?

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Recently I lost my HD. I was lucky to be able to retrieve most of my personal files but it has still been a hassle having to locate and load all the programs again.
Wanting to prevent this hassle in the future I want to have an exact duplicate of my internal HD somewhere. Then if it ever craps out on me I can just add another HD and copy all my programs and files to it from this other source all in one swoop.
Iím thinking of getting a WD FireWire 120 GB external HD and using Norton Ghost to make an exact copy of my current HD. However, I want some expert opinions before I run off and do anything.
I have never used an external HD or Norton Ghost so Iím not sure they will accomplish what Iím hoping for.
My current (working) HD is a WD 120 GB running Windows XP Pro.
A. Would Norton Ghost make an exact duplicate of the original HD (OS, BIOS settings, programs, files etc.)?
B. After the initial backup is made how will future backupís be completed, i.e. will Ghost record/update just the changes it sees or will I have to reformat the external drive and redo a complete copy every time I want to backup?
C. How long does it take to backup? I have approx. 40 GB on HD that would need to be backed up (at least initially). This will continue to grow as I do a lot of picís and someday hope to get confident enough to try adding home videoís .
Is there a better (by better I mean more clean/easier) way of accomplishing my ultimate goal of having an exact duplicate HD in case one craps ... Read more

A:HD Backup Help Needed

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I created a full backup this morning which shows in the WindowsImageBackup folder on my F drive. After loading a new program the sytem locked and the only thing that worked was the refresh which deleted all my programs.

The recovery does not find the folder. I have created a recovery disk,but not certain who to use it.

Could somebody help?

Drachsi

A:Help needed with a backup

As I recall you'd need to use a windows boot disk, then use the option to recover from a backup. Check here

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My new (and still under warranty) windows 8 laptop keeps going to the recovery screen, error code:
0xc0000185

when i hit f8 the "winload.efi" is mentioned above the error code.

Customer support said I'm S.O.L. and need to reboot but i need to make a backup first.

Is there a way to fix this error or back up my computer?
I can make live USB's and I have a data transfer cable.

Thanks in advance.

A:Help; Backup needed.

See here, sound slike it's exactly what you need: Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS - Windows 7 Help Forums

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I just backed up my drive with 3 partitions with Nero on DVD.
If my Windows XP ever takes a crap again: Will I have reinstall XP and Nero and then restore:? If yes: With or without partitions? Will the restore overwrite the registry so all my programs will work? I am not trying to beat any copy protection here, It just takes me days on days to reinstall all my music studio programs and dink around digging up all the keys and disk's. I have always started from scratch in the past.

Thanks
XtremeX

A:Backup advice needed!

Your data should be good. I doubt the DVD is bootable though. You would need to reinstall XP, programs, drivers, ect. And then you could copy the data.

You cain't simply back up your system and restore it as files in use cain't be copied and anytime Windows is active there will be files in use.

If what you are looking for is a means to restore your system then you need a image of the drive. Ghost or Drive Image will make a image than can be used to do a restore. They boot to their own system.

FWIW I run a vanilla system with few special drivers. I have my drive partitioned as you do and I load XP and drivers to C, application programs to D and data goes to E. So I just back up data on E. Therefore I don't clone my drive. If I feel the need to reload XP I back up E and reload XP and my programs.
Charlie

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Hi, I'm new here... but then again, you probably already guessed that by the fact that I'm posting this in the general discussion forum.

As I'm pretty sure this isn't the right place to ask I'm hoping someone will point me in the direction of where that is, but in case there's a quick and easy fix someone knows of I'm going to ask anyway.

I've backed up a network of, say, 6 PCs onto a NAS drive and then copy/pasted all that onto an external HDD to be kept away from the network. But how can I restore from this HDD when backup & restore doesn't appear to let me find the HDD.

Is there a way of setting up another backup to take all the stuff off the NAS and put it on the HDD or will C&P suffice?

All help gratefully received, though I totally understand if you just roll your eyes and tut, tut at the newbie.

Thanks,

priorytrans

A:Backup and restore help needed

From what I can tell, C&P should be fine, although it'd be better to clone the partition using a program like Partition Wizard. Granted, it will take longer to clone the partition each time you want a backup of your backups but it will make sure that you can use the Backup files and that you don't miss anyway hidden files.

BTW, Please don't post duplicates...
MODERATOR: This is a clone of this post: http://www.sevenforums.com/performan...lp-needed.html

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I have a program which i use daily at work, the program instalation disk is a single use disk only so should i encounter a problem with this program i have to contact the company and wait 4-6 working days for a new disc. My question is, would a back-up program restore this program to working condition should i encounter another problem , and avoid the 4-6 day wait ?
 

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I'm looking for a simple and inexpensive backup solution for a remote location. They have just over a gigabyte of data that needs to be backed up regularly (at least weekly if not daily). I'm sure the amount of data to be backed up will grow over time. These user's do not have an on-site tech and are not very computer savvy. They're okay, but as simple a solution as possible is what is needed. I'm looking for something that would hang off of a PC, maybe via USB? There are no servers over there, just about six PC's all running Windows 2000 Professional. The data to be backed up is on a single PC. Any ideas?
 

A:Backup solution needed

An external USB2 Hard drive would be a great solution. It could be partitioned and used for several different machines too if needed. It can easily be taken off-site (as any real back-up should).
 

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i need to backup my Inspiron laptop as well as my iPad 2. I've narrowed it down to buying the cord. Now I need referrals for backup software. I'd like to backup Windows to my iPad as well as to a flash drive. Then I want to backup my iPad to iTunes on my Windows laptop, then to flash drive.

Which software do you suggest -- free preferably -- to do all this? I've been using Windows since 3.0 but Apple is fairly new. I'd need something fairly simple to use.

Once done, I'll upgrade to a Windows 8. I'm waiting on ten as I've read too many horror stories. That's normal, I know, but I always wait a while

Thank you

A:Backup advice needed

I don't know what "buying the cord" means.

I know absolutely nothing about backing up an iPad.

I have no idea if you could back up an Inspiron to an iPad. I've never heard of such a thing. Anything is possible.

You ought to think in terms of backing up the Inspiron to a hard drive of some type. Not to an iPad. Not to a flash drive.

I'm assuming you are referring to backing up Windows itself, not just your personal data, pictures, videos, etc.

The standard tool to backup Windows to a hard drive is imaging software such as Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper. Both are free.

You can back up to DVDs, but it's foolish and asking for trouble.

If you just want to back up your personal data, rather than your Windows installation, that's another story entirely.

"Backup" is a poorly defined word that means different things to different people at different times. What do you mean when you use it?

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Hi Guys, I have downloaded Macrium Free backup program to backup my HD to an external drive, but when I open the file to install it a message pops up from my AVG that it is Malware and not to install it, the warning calls it "The file is a Decompression Bomb" and gives me a choice to ignore or to install, what should I do?
Also I have FBackup, and when I try to use that it tells me to insert a disk, when I have told it to backup up to my external WD drive which has been partitioned for that purpose, the drive works for the other data I have on it .
Can someone please explain the differences between: Cloning a drive, Mirroring a drive, and Full backup of a drive, many thanks.

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A:Solved: Backup help needed

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Hi,

I have a Dell 4400 running XP. I had a hard drive failure and lost everything. It has taken several days to reload a new drive. What is the best way to back up the entire c drive? Should I buy an exra drive or zip drive. I don't know much about hardware. I just want an easy way to rebuild a drive if my new one fails and of course, not loose all my personal files again.

My computer won't even recognize the original drive. Any suggestions on how I might retrieve some of my lost files? I'm assuming it's a lost cause but I'd like to retrieve my digital picutures if possible.
TIA!
 

A:Backup Advice Needed

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hi

i need to identify an old tape backup (1999?)

from the device stickers

hewlett packard model XXGBi

also twice MX00302822

TRAVAN on the faceplate

inside i can see colorado 5GB
PN: C4354-56000

I salveged this out of a friends system with a fried HD and my system recognises it but i dont know the exact driver to download for win98se.
 

A:driver for old tape backup needed

Internal or external?

internal

http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposuppor...&opname=hp colorado 5GB internal travan drive

external

http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposuppor...&opname=hp colorado 5GB external travan drive
 

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I don't know if this is the right place for this place for this question but here goes.

I want to make a backup copy of the 3 laptops in my home and I need to calculate
the number of CD's I will need to do it.

Other than manualy, does anyone know of a calculator that I can use do this.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Number of CD's needed for a backup

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I've been going through my house and insuring everything against fire/theft loss, and now I'm looking at my computer. My data is all backed up off-site in two ways. I have not previously tried to back up software install discs, but seeing as they could get torched in a fire, it would be nice to have a backup in some safe location.

Most of my expensive software is music software that uses dongle protection, so the install discs themselves aren't copy-protected and this should be easy.

But what about the Win 7 install disks? (I have both the 32-bit and 64-installers for Win 7 Home, in the upgrade version.) I also have some Windows XP disks from earlier on. Can these disks be copied simply as a data disk (i.e. look at the files they contain and copy to a new disk) or is there some copy protection scheme?

Or maybe I don't need to back them up. Does Microsoft have some policy of resupplying the disk if I can show the serial number or something like that?

A:is a backup of Win 7 install discs needed?

ImgBurn will do it. Make an ISO and either just keep that or burn another DVD if you want. I cannot comment if MS have issues but of course the copy is useless without the key you paid for. Also, you can download the ISO if you get stuck. The real thing is to keep copies of your activation Key.

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hi guys iam using win7 ultimate evalutioin copy
it is going to expire in 2 days if it expires all my data will be lost or not
i am using windows xp as alternative

help me fast

A:backup needed for evalution copy

Back up your data. Purchase Win 7.

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Hi

My laptop hard drive is formatted as Dynamic, but i want to convert disk to Basic and restore the same system and continue work.

i used backup and restore to create system disk and saved on a external hard drive

my question is if i restore the system image will restore process create dynamic partition or basic when restoring? will there be a option to select with partition table i want to create before restore?

Regards

A:help needed with windows 7 backup and restore

I wouldn't want to restore an image of dynamic disks if I wanted to get rid of dynamic disks. I don't use Windows Backup, but would not expect it to offer me any choice between dynamic and basic during the restoraton process.

You need to look here, particularly at option 4:

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

And avoid dynamic disks like the plague in the future.

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I recently backed up my files to the Recovery D drive (Back up and Restore center). It failed as I did not have enough memory to complete the op. I've since uninstalled programs that I do not normall use, but still only have 20MB free out of the 10GB drive. I'm trying to go into the user files to delete folders which contain pictures that I want to delete to free up room. BUt when I click on the folder and try to delete it, I get an error message indicating that I do not have enough memory to complete the operation. So how do I delete these folders (that contain a ton of pics)?? Any help would be appreciated!

A:Help needed in deleting backup files

As suggested by richc46 I tried to delete one pic at a time; however I am still receiving an error message indicating that there is not enough disk space to perform this operation. Any other ideas?

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I have a one person office I rent from a company. The company has a network and a server. They have tight security so I can't plug anything into the network other than my workstation.

I have about 50GB of files on their server (they partitioned me some space and assigned me a network drive letter of H ) and another 50GB of files on my C: hard drive.

I need to back up this data to a local NAS drive and keep the backup current. I suppose all I can use is USB 2.0 for that unless there's some faster way... maybe put a card in my workstation or something.

Right now I have XP Pro SP3 but will be migrating to Windows 7 pro in a few months.

Ideally, I would like a NAS drive that has autobackup built in and can backup the data on both drives and keep it current rather than having to use Windows backup or install a stand alone software backup program.

LEO! LEO'S FRIENDS! HELP! I know you guys are really really smart. Is there a great solution that meets these requirements?

Thank you so much.
 

A:Solved: NAS Backup Solution Help Needed

Bump!
 

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I thought it would be a good idea to have a back-up of my files, vital programs etc in the event of my PC crashing and losing everything as my PC is coming up to 6yrs old. I have downloaded and printed off a copy of a step by step Windows reformat and have my original XP Home Edition SP1 disc as well as a streamlined
disc my son in law made with SP2 added.
My question is, what programs etc do I need to make a back up disc of my Firewall, AV, Spyware and other security programs as well as any necessary files etc. I have several DVD+R recordable discs with 4.7GB capacity which I plan to use. I am used to burning music CD's using Windows Media Player 11 but having never done this before am not sure if I can use WMP11 to make a data disc or do I need any special program instead and would appreciate any advice / help offered.

A:Making a Backup Disc Help Needed.

You will want software that will let you span discs so that you can fill up each disc completely and then insert another one to continue copying without having to find files that do not exceed the capacity of each individual disc. I finally bit the bullet and bought a 500 Gb external USB drive and Acronis True Image both for a little over $100. I can mirror image my entire internal 80 Gb hard drive or recover the entire internal image in about 2.5 hours on my old machine. I mirror the internal at night so it takes no time. When you back up to CD's it's a slow process each time that has to be repeated over and over. Then you have to really know where all your user files are located and it is easy to miss backing up an important data file that may not be in your user directory. The other part is that for me it would literally take days to restore all the application software I currently am using and get all the application settings back. I am cheap but that $100 investment has been worth every penny.

Good Luck

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Hi

Can anyone please tell me if it is possible to backup the data on my EXTERNAL hard drive?

Also another option might be to change it from NTFS to fat32 without losing any data???

Thanks
 

A:Data Backup Help Needed - URGENTLY

you can backup your stuff on an external hard drive, but the problem with this is that the external is only a hard drive, if this fails you will loose your work, what you should do is back up your stuff on DVDs this is a more permanent and secure way of backing up.

any external drives or flash drives should really be kept as FAT32, but depending on the size of the drive you can consider partitioning it one side FAT32 the other NTFS.

read this, going from NTFS to FAT32 - do a google search.

http://faq.arstechnica.com/link.php?i=1820
 

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I have the windows backup set to save my important folders to my second drive.

the backup file keeps getting larger (now many gigs).

does the program ever start a new backup file?

when I first used it a few years back, it would start a fresh file periodically so
I could delete old backups.

is it me or is it microsoft??

thanks,
 

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I run a backup tape on the company server, it schedule at 2:00 o'clock A.M. My problem is we have a alot to storage so when I come in at 6:00 A.M. I put a second tape in. Then at around 12:00 P.M I put a 3rd tape it finally completes its the whole backup.

Here is my creative thinking. Is there a external backup device that I could put 3 tapes or more in and have a Data tape that is tied to the device ( example; Think of a box with a tail and at the tip of the tail it has a data storage tape ) and then insert that tape to the server so when the backup schedule runs at 2:00 A.M. and when it stops at 5:00 A.M it will trigger the second tape in the device and so forth. Hopefully I made this clear.

Is there a device like that?
 

A:External Backup device needed

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Hi all,

I haven't been here for a while but have swung by because I'm in desperate need of help in deciding down which route to go with regard to backups.

The thing is that there is no sub-forum where this question would be appropriate - so I'll ask it here!

I need to perform a backup on an HP Proliant DL360 server so that in the event of theft / failure / fire etc. I can restore the system and also the files. It's got an 80Gb capacity, and there's constantly about 60GB (mainly of PDFs) on it.

The prime consideration is cost - or the lack of it because the company is very small. Before I arrived someone bought a Sony AIT-1 tape drive (35gb per tape) so I suppose I could use that but I need to be able to backup all the system files while the server is up and then restore them in the event of a failure. I also don't know what backup software is good or even compatible with this drive.

I was wondering if there's a software solution that would enable me to make a complete copy of the server's drive to my PC (over the network) and then simply update that every evening by copying changes over. I've got plenty of space on the PC and then if I needed to restore the server I could just push the data back onto new hardware.

The third way could be to buy a USB hard drive caddy and copy the system to that but I would still have the problem of copying the windows files and also climbing into the server room every time I need a backup and, we,, it's not a very elegan... Read more

A:In Need of an 'Everything Else' forum?? Backup Advice needed...

moving you to xp forum

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Using Acronis True Image Home 2009 on a Windows 7 Ultimate system.

I'm creating an image onto the primary drive of a partition on a secondary drive. I have Acronis set to divide the backups into 1.95-gigabyte sections. Each time it completes a 1.95-gigabyte part, it puts up an "Insert next volume" dialog. It says "Please insert next volume or select different location.". Problem is there is still many times more space at the backup location than is need for the image. I'm having to attend to this throughout the backup process--clicking on "OK" time and again to get it to continue.

I get the same result on three different systems so this problem is not unique to one computer.

Does anyone know how to stop this annoying behavior?
 

A:Acronis backup asks for next volume when one isn't needed.

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Hi, I hope someone can help me. I had a Samsung RV511 laptop which has a lot of important information on it, so I bought a 1TB Toshiba hard drive which came with back up software. I backed up the whole system as a system image. Had I known the difficulty I have now, I would have just backed up the files. My laptop died, and so I need to know....

If I buy another laptop the same, will I be able to backup the system image from my old laptop?

If I buy another does the spec need to be exactly the same? i.e. I have seen another with a smaller hard drive and less memory. My laptop was 640GB hdd and the ones I have seen are 320GB and 500GB. I have not as yet seen a second hand one with the same spec as mine. Also the ones I have seen have less RAM, mine is 6GB, and the ones I have seen are 3-4GB.

Can someone tell me what I need to buy in order to restore this system image please? I understand that I will have backed up drivers, so does that mean the new laptop has to have the same hardware?

I have read about software that will enable you to restore to another computer, but cost is a factor at the moment, so I don't want to waste money on something that won't work. I have read good and bad about the software.

Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks for reading

A:Help Needed With System Image Backup to New Laptop

You want to restore the image of the C partition on the old laptop onto a new laptop?

I'm assuming the new laptop will have a new Windows installation when you buy it---they nearly always do.

I can't see why you would want to do that, leaving aside the legality. If you did it, the fresh Windows installation on the new laptop would be destroyed (overwritten) by the restoration of the image of the old laptop. What's the advantage of that?

On the other hand, if you simply want to restore your DATA (not Windows) from the old laptop to the new laptop, you should be able to do that without overwriting your new Windows installation.

I'm guessing you used Toshiba software to make this image.

I know nothing at all about that software, but there should certainly be a way to drill down into the image and simply copy your data files to the new laptop with the mouse or keyboard. You can certainly do that with other imaging programs. I'd consult the documentation for the Toshiba software, which may be included with the drive or may be available on the Toshiba website.

Imaging software is not the sharpest tool for backing up data, as you've found out. It works, but it can be testy or clumsy.

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Hello,

I have a 5 years old PC with 80gb internal hard drive. I've just bought an external hard drive; Buffalo Drivestation 1tb. My aim is:

1- To boot from Buffalo DriveStation in the event of internal harddrive failure (the hd start making clicking sound). I've just reformat my PC and a one-off 'copy' of how my OS setting is fine, I dont need scheduled backup / 'copy' of my OS in my Buffalo DriveStation. FYI, the OS is in my C: where else files, pictures, songs etc is in different partition.

2- To make scheduled backups files,pictures, songs etc partition to Buffalo DriveStation every fortnight or so.

3- Im planning to partition the Buffalo DriveStation such as below:
a) 10gb --> to make a 'copy' of my current C: drive where my OS is
b) 150gb --> for pictures
c) 300gb --> for videos
d) 50gb --> for files
e) 490gb --> to 'copy' partitions b) to d)

I've been reading Acronis and googled on how to do the above but not sure whether I should go with 'Disk Cloning' or 'Mounting Images' or both to perform Task 1 and Task 3e?

Also, in order to perform partition my Buffalo DriveStation as outlined in Task3 using Partition Magic, do I have to choose the specific task of 'Install Another Operating OS' for Task 3a?

I hope I have explained everything as clearly as possible and appreciate any help.

Thank you
 

A:Solved: backup PC using Acronis, advice needed

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Hi,I am pleased to announce that we will soon be launching the BETA program for Oops!Backup version 3.For those of you that remember, in September last year I posted a similar post - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/lof...hp/t256388.html - so as to get BETA testers for version 2. The feedback we received from the BETA testers was great and we are looking to do the same for version 3.For those that are reading about Oops!Backup the first time - Oops!Backup is a very easy to use Continuous Data Protect (CDP) software backup product. Oops!Backup automatically tracks changes to documents, photos and other files and allows you to backtrack to any point in time. We are planning to launch the BETA in about 6 weeks time. We would love to get beta testers to help us beta test Oops!Backup v3. Beta testers will also get a free license once they are accepted into the program.It's still too early to mention the new features in v3 but I will be making these public to the BETA list later on.So - anyone that wants to join the Altaro Oops!Backup v3 BETA program go to the http://www.altaro.com/joinbeta.phpPlease note that anyone testing the BETA version will be testing a BETA product. This means that the product is at a stage were we think that it has no bugs however we are still not 100% convinced - i.e. there is a possibility that it WILL have some bugs - but probably small ones in the user interface. Once the BETA period finishes we will then release the pr... Read more

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With my desktop cpu slowing down, I decided to run the backup utility to save all of my files before running the
restore program. Once I knew all my files were safely backed on my usb hard drive, I ran the restore. Now I am
trying to reload my backup files and the system will not let me. I have saved the zip files to my desktop for now
and have been trying to locate the folder to move them into to see if that will work.

I had a similar issue with a friends XP loaded computer but I was able to load the Microsoft Utility Backup Software but it
looks like this program will not load on Vista. I have the home version of Vista.

Any suggestion would be extremely appreciated.

Thank you,

Troy

A:Loading Vista Backup Files Help Needed

If the files are in a .zip.. you should be able to right click the folder and extract the files.. or just go into the .zip and try and open a file and that should start the extraction process.

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Hi All,
I have Windows 8.1 and would like to use the System Image Backup option in Windows under File History. I have a Dell Inspiron Notebook that was shipped with the Factory Image pre-installed on the hard drive. I want to be absolutely certain that I dont damage or remove the Dell installed factory image as I want to always have the option to do a Microsoft Reset using that factory image in the future when required.
I know nothing about where this factory image is installed on my hard drive but I only have one hard drive on my PC. I just want to backup the System Image and be able to Restore the system image back to the same hard drive on my PC in the future. I havent made any changes to partitions on the drive and never will. Its exactly as it was when shipped from Dell.
Can anyone advise me of the options I need to select during the Sysem Image Backup and Restore process so I dont remove or corrupt the pre-installed factory image on my hard drive during the process?

A:Help needed in using System Image Backup in Windows 8.1

You need to make the DVD's and keep them in a safe place. If you wish to make a whole drive image, use Clonezilla or EaseUS Workstation Todo. At least with the EaseUS software, you can shrink or grow the image, depending on the size of the drive. Clonezilla makes it a little harder, since you have to have the exact same drive that the original image was one.

All the factory image does, is allow you to restore it back to the "OOB" or "Out Of the Box" image. Anything you have installed, will not be in that image, so you have to use a third party software to get the job done.

Microsoft's backup software fails too much for Windows 8 & 10. That is because it was written for Windows 7 and below OS's.

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I have a Venue 11 Pro (7130 Pro/7139 Pro) and I was trying to make a new recovery drive before I upgraded to Windows 10.  Everytime I tried using the Dell Backup and Recovery software (Basic) the program was locking up or giving an error.  I also noticed it had an error the other night when it tried to install an update.  Today I uninstalled DBAR and downloaded the most current version available, Backup-and-Recovery_Application_GX7TX_WN32_1.9.2.8_A00.EXE.  Now, every time I try to install it, I get an error, "Factorysetup Error 6" and the program won't install.
I searched Google and the best that I came up with is a forum relating to "Factorysetup Error 5": http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4677/t/19538385.  I tried some of the fixes listed there, but to no avail.  I tried the C:\REAGENTC /info but my Windows RE status: was Enabled already.  I even tried disabling and reenabling, but that didn't work.  I also tried right-clicking the installer and running it as an Administrator but that didn't work either.
I have attached the log file from the most recent failed installation.  Any help anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your assistance!!!

A:Dell Backup and Recovery Factorysetup Error 6 HELP NEEDED

Try backing up with the Windows System Image Backup. program. Look in File History in Win 8.1. In Win 7, Look in System and Maintenance and then Backup and Restore.

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Hey All We are a new software company (Altaro Software) and we are developing a backup / version control product called Oops! Backup. Oops! Backup is a hybrid between a traditional software backup product and a lightweight version control system. Oops! Backup automatically tracks changes to documents, photos and other files and allows you to backtrack to any point in time. To a certain extent it is a Time Machine for Windows - we did get influenced by it.We will be going into BETA in about 3 weeks time and are looking for BETA testers - anyone willing to give it a try fill in the form here. We will obviously give a free license for the BETA testers that download and test the product. The license obviously will never expire Oops! Backup has a great graphical interface to go back in time and restore files You can see the backup product screenshots here.The backup software product features here.Your opinions and constructive criticism would be greatly appreciated (would love to hear the bad stuff ... more than the good stuff).Please note that anyone testing the BETA version will be testing a BETA product. This means that the product is at a stage were we think that it has no bugs however we are still not 100% convinced - i.e. there is a possibility that it WILL have some bugs - but probably small ones in the user interface. Once the BETA period finishes we will then release the product in full - and the BETA testers that download and install will get their fr... Read more

A:BETA Testers Needed - Oops! Backup Product

I have given permission for this topic to be created. The product looks interesting and anyone interesting in a new backup software may want to take a look at it.

David, I assume any questions or issues that arise from using this product can be posted here?

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Hello everyone, I have decided to get rid of this relic of a computer and upgrade to a newer one. The new computer will come with the operating system all ready installed, so is there anyway i can just back up my software on this computer to an external drive and just re-install on the new computer ????

I hope there is, because i have so many programs loaded on this machine over the many years I've had it....

Thanks again everyone for the feedback in advance...........Jim

A:backup software only

Installed programs cannot be moved. Installation .exes can be moved but it is probably not wise because you most likely have old versions.

For the new machine, all you really can/should move is your user data.

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I need to backup *.pst (and other files) on a daily basis, on a weekly basis on each day of the week and on a monthly basis - each week of the month and a yearly basis - each month of the year. I know I know it sounds crazy but I run about 20 prostate cancer mailing lists and I need the files.

I need to be able to include and exclude folders and files (or check only what I want to backup). For example I do not want to back up all of Documents and Settings just certain folders and within those folders certain files.

I do not want them compressed and I want them to show each file independently so that I can copy or look at each file via the Explorer.

I use Karens Replicator which almost fills the need but I can not exclude folders that I do not want to back up or include more than one file extension.

I do not need to put them on CD or DVD (I have lots of disk space) and can copy from there if I want.

Can the built-in Backup of XP-Pro achieve what I want to do or does anyone know of a program that would do it.
 

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I'm looking for freeware to do small backups of the necessary files on my laptop. Can you folks recommend a free one?
Thanks. Have Nice Day
 

A:Backup software. Which one?

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Hi

Has anyone had any experience with EZ Backup. Does it contain any malware etc. Seems to be a nice little pgm from all accounts.

Cheers

Grandpaj
 

A:Backup software

not familiar with that one, i've been using snap backup for a while and found it to be a good, basic free utility. you may wanna check it out.
 

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I have a small business where I would like to backup about 100GB. I would like some type of backup software that doesnít encrypt so that when I want to retrieve it, it doesnít take me an hour to decrypt and after the initial backup it would only backup what has changed from the last backup. I would like to schedule them to do it in the middle of the night every night. Has anyone got any suggest as to the best software to do this.
 

A:Backup software

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for the past 2 years of agony of backup software that are hard to use and full of bugs , at last i found a software that is considered user friendly and really great from Genie-soft , www.genie-soft.com , thank you guys for backup manager pro it is a great program user friendly and easy to use .
 

A:Best Backup Software

While this borders on board spam, I'll bite.

You really should try Acronis TrueImage. Great program, decent hardware support, does background/online imaging, and even has server based solutions. (Thanks yet again, Rick, for pointing this out.)

BTW- Welcome to Techspot!
 

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I have used VISTA to backup my files,but am curious if there are any free programs that are better?
 

A:Backup Software

If the files are important to you then programs you pay for is the answer...Acronis will clone your HD or backup whatever you want...but is not free but it works
 

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hi there, i'm new here..actually when i start to begin formatting my pc, it never shown my HDD. When i used my HDD to another PC's it shows the same(HDD doesn't show up). For information, i used Western Digital HDD and it's not the new one..Can anybody help me to solve this? i mean, is any software out there can make my HDD shown or at least backup my stuff in there.I hope my HDD doesnt corrupted. Please. Need ur help

A:Need backup software for HDD

Welcome to Seven Forums.

First off we're going to need more information. So please follow these instructions and fill in your system specs.
You can fill them in here

You can use eother of these programs to help you with finding them out if you don't know them.
Download Speccy 1.08.218 - FileHippo.com or |MG| HWiNFO32 3.67 Download

I'm not trying to be rude but I'm ghuessing english is not your native language, because I'm having just alittle trouble following you.
Are you saying when you plug in your HD it doesn't shoup in your bios?
If this is the problem are you using a IDE/PATA or an SATA drive?
Lets get started with this fo now
Thanks. Fabe

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Hi,,Does anyone know of really good backup software for win2000 need free software to make a good full backup and daily incrementals from there onwards

A:Backup Software

AnyOne??

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Used Drive Image on my old WIN 98 computer-worked like a charm. Tried it on New WIN XP computer- no good. Symantec suggested updating to version 7-same problem: It would say the back up was good but verifying said no good. Tried working with Symantec to no avail and then purchased True Image. Same problem: Says back up is successful but verification says "corrupted image." Sent Acronis 3 e-mails but getting nowhere.

Have tried everything: Checking RAM, and deleting all unnecessary programs (even virus protector), used Disk Cleanup, Chkdisk, and defrag on all hard drives-problem still exists.

Have 2 hard drives. Main drive is partitioned into two drives C and D both NFTS. C is my main drive containing the back up software; backup was to the D drive. Also have a second drive (G) which is in FAT 32 form but this should have no effect as it isn't being used in this situation.

I am confounded. Do I have a successful backup or a corrupted one. Is this a software problem or a WIN XP problem? What can I do to get a proven backup BEFORE I really need it?
 

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We are running a 2003 Exchange Server. What backup software do you recommend we use? I would like to backup everything from personal emails to shared out drives all without people have to be out of everything. I have heard that Symantec Backup Exec is good, does anyone have any experience with Synctec's backup exec?

Also, what are the benefits to using tapes instead of an external HD's? What are the best brands of tapes and decks?

Thanks!
 

A:Backup software

Look up online solutions like LiveVault or Digitiliti and you won't have to worry about tapes again. It is a pay service, but well worth the money.
 

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I wanted to get some recommendations from the community here. What's the best backup software and why?
 

A:Hdd Backup Software?

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I own a Dell Dimension E510. I have a 250GIG hard drive and just added a 640 GIG hard drive. My OS is Microsoft XP Media Center Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2. I want to back up the old 250 to the new 640 using Windows Backup Software. Will this OS back itself up so that if the 250 crashed I'd have the current OS on the new 640?
Thanks!
ErnieO

A:Backup Software

The Windows ntbackup program isn't so much a direct drive copy tool or image backup program as it is an incremental backup program. It's more for making backups of selected files than for transplanting an entire OS onto a new drive. For this you're better served with a program like Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image. There are a handful of free programs that can pull this off also, although they require certain amount of computer knowledge to use.If you'd like, Acronis is offering True Image Home 2009 as a free download. This is beta software, meaning software that may not be fully stable in some cases. Use at your own discretion.http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/suppo...ng/atiHome2009/

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Just curious as to what you all think is the best backup software to use for my home PC? thx
 

A:Backup software

Acronis True Image
 

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What is the best way to backup my software to disc? What programs should I be using, or what are the most reliable programs to use?
Any sugestions? I am using Windows XP Home ed.
 

A:Best way to backup my software?

My method of choice is to use a second hard drive, either internal or external. Another partition on your hard drive works fine, too, but if the drive physically pukes, that's gone, too. I use Cobian Backup, a free program, which works great for me, but if you're not cheap like me, and willing to spend actual money, there are lots of good programs. I guess you have to know if you just want to back up pictures, music, data, etc., or if it's important to back up your whole hard drive in a form that can be restored.
 

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Hi,

I have been using a Seagate Free Agent Desk external HD (1TB) for the purpose of backing up my computer especially files, photos, email etc. However Win 10 made the external HD non compatible and Seagate is not offering any new firmware to make is work.
I lieu of throwing the HD in the garbage I have been trying to download a free backup software (ie; Amolei Backupper, Go-Sync etc.) and they will not download? Keep getting a partial only and an error stating the .exe cannot be downloaded? In the "Download" folder the file indicates that it is partial and not even close to size indicated on publisher's website. I have tried several times and still no success!
Can anyone shed some light on this as to why the .exe will not download? Is there an alternative other than buying yet another external HD for this purpose. The Seagate worked great until Win 10 executed it!

Would appreciate any help I ca get on this.

Thanking you in advance.

Ricky

A:Backup Software - Win 10

Hi, what sort of backup you wish to do determines your choice of program. (Sorry, obsolete metaphor of grandmother and sucking eggs.. but anyway).

Disk imaging as I guess you know is invaluable. I've used Aomei Backupper- I have the Pro version.. for a quite a while, but have given up on it - the current version will not create a bootable disk properly. I've tried using the latest version to create an updated iso and burn that with a separate program- no go. Used to be ok. It has other bugs in certain particular circumstances and the error msgs are sometimes very obscure for simple things, and extremely 'foreign' sometimes (Chinese English - bad Chinglish).

Much more robust but a less straightforward GUI and highly recommended here is Macrium Reflect (free). This properly packages the partition set for Windows into an image, whereas Aomei didn't seem to.

If, however, you want a means of also backing up files and folders on the fly, try Windows File History.

I'm assuming your problem with your external disk is not related to downloading exe files.
As to why that's happening, I've no idea, sorry. See if you can download Macrium.
Try downloading the same thing from different sites - e.g. Softpedia, Major Geeks, Filehippo...
Try a different browser.

Run a test on your internet...

Hopefully someone who has used Seagate will comment on that. I typically use Toshiba disks, and whilst problems with Seagate and Western Digital disks seem common, I can't recall one with Toshiba. ... Read more

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Hello, everyone.
 
Does anyone have recommendations for backup software that can accommodate larges amount of data, such as 5+ terabytes?

A:Backup Software

Since you are posting in this forum, I'm assuming your PC has already crashed, right? 
 
The only way I could see backing up that much data is to get a super-big hard drive like this one and copy all your files to it.

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Appologies if this is in the wrong place -

I'm in need of some backup software that will run incremental backups from a networked drive (Synology NAS).

My basic requirements for are:
NAS / network support
runs as a process / allows scheduling - if I have to manually run the backup or manually make sure the software is running it's a no-go.
stores the data as-is, not in a proprietary archive format -if it backs up a document from P:\new project\file.doc I would like to be able to go to the backup and browse to that directory / file - not dig around through a software package to recover from an archive

dated backups - the NAS has a backup, but it replaces the existing contents in the same folder every day. I would like it to keep a daily run.i.e. backup_2011-0420; backup_2011-0421 and so forth.

incremental would be nice but not required.
I don't need a disc image - strickly a file backup
cost is a factor but paying for something isn't a deal breaker. if there is a free solution its even better. the software will only be used on one machine to back up one drive to an attached USB external drive.

I do have an on-line service but have had some issues with it lately and before I can it I want to make sure I have a good run of backups available.

I'm hoping to get some guidance here before I start calling vendors and have to deal with them calling me for the next 6 months wondering if I want more software from them. I have looked around at a few options bu... Read more

A:Backup Software

The new 2.1 version of Sync Toy will do the majority of what you said. It works over the network and is incremental at least. It's also free from download.microsoft.com (the microsoft download center). The only thing you can't do is pick and choose subfolders very easily or individual files at all. It does support filtering for hidden or system files and file extensions so you don't back up your .lnk files (shortcuts) for example.

It can't create a new folder with the given date but that's the only exception to your list. It won't schedule itself but in any version of windows, you create a scheduled task manually and then point it to the sync toy command .exe file in the program files directory for sync toy and then add /R to the end for run all and it will run automatically.

Otherwise Acronis is really the best but it's around $50.

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Hi guys,

Advise me, please, some backup software. I want to have a backup of all my hd in case of my hd crashing.
I've read a lot about True Image, coz my friend use it, but I want to know an opinion of majority. Perhaps there is better software?
 

A:Backup software

NovaStor Backup is probably one of the easiest to use. and you can backup to a hard drive or onto CD or DVD Disks, and restore in case of a disaster.
 

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What is recommend for backup software? I have a 1TB Network drive that is connected via a router. I want to select folders and file type to do scheduled backups.

TIA

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Hello Tstright,

You can try the free Cobian Backup software which you can find in the List of Free Software thread in the Software section. The link to download it is here http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm

Here's few words about this application:
Cobian Backup is a multi-threaded program that can be used to schedule and backup your files and directories from their original location to other directories/drives in the same computer or other computer in your network. FTP backup is also supported in both directions (download and upload).
Cobian Backup exists in two different versions: application and service. The program uses very few resources and can be running on the background on your system, checking your backup schedule and executing your backups when necessary. Cobian Backup is not an usual backup application: it only copies your files and folders in original or compressed mode to other destination, creating a security copy as a result. So Cobian Backup can be better described as a "Scheduler for security copies".
Cobian Backup supports several methods of compression and strong encryption.
Hope this help...cheers...

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Last Saturday I asked everyone what software they use for registry cleaning/repairing.

registry cleaner/repairer

This Saturday I'd like to ask which software do you use to backup your computer.

Thanks!!

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Acronis True Image 8.0


so when the mother of all crashes comes .....and it will I'll be ready!!

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Hi, I have 2 PC's connected to a bt home hub, which has a 1.5 Tb harddrive connected to it. Each PC can wirelessly access the harddisk and has it mapped as a network drive.

I'm looking for some backup software that will allow me to keep different versions of the backup, and backup when the PC's shutdown or a file is changed. That kind of thing really, and it needs no user interaction.
Many thanks

Spud
 

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Hello everyone and sorry for the trouble again.

I am looking for a backup software but wasn't sure of which one is really good to use. I am going to buy the software but I am holding back on which one to go for.

I was told that Acronis is really good with it's boot-disc and software and can do incremental backup monthly. The backing-up process seems really fast though and since I am only going to backup my SSD's data. All the information I know from there are based off what my friend said but haven't really seem it in action.

Is there any other software that could out-perform Acronis?
Or am I better off using the default Windows backup?

Sorry and thanks.

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Hi,

Can you clarify whether you are addressing full system images, or individual user data/file backups?

If its the latter, you might consider SyncToy. For full system images both Acronis and Macrium seem quite popular. I'm not familiar with Acronis and use Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium

Regards,
Golden

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Ok so I need some backup software (freeware), my computer is badly infected and while mflynn is helping me work it out it seems to be getting worse at times and I figured I better backup before its too late or before I give up and just reinstall XP.

I need something that can compress and save to dvd because I have upwards of 150 or more gigs of files I want backed up and no more space on my HD, I tried comodo backup but when it ran it only saved as much as could fit on the dvd and then said it was finished when it clearly wasn't so hopefully something that can support having to backup on multiple dvd's. I would rather have something do this for me than having to sit there and manually compress and burn dvds. Thanks in advance if anyone can help.
 

A:Need backup software

While awaiting an expert?s reply, I think you should seriously consider acquiring an external HDD of a few hundred GB connected to a USB 2 port. It will only cost a few 10?s of Euros now, not much to pay for saving your system and having an additional functional HDD.

It?s far more convenient than stacks of DVD?s, which have to be re-done after a while. In fact, for your size of files, I?d say DVD?s aren?t a viable solution. For backing up, you can just send your files to the external HDD, or much more convenient, get a free synchronizing tool that will keep your backup updated in the fastest and easiest way, even automatically without you having to move a finger.
 

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I am looking for some free software that will backup my selected data, compress it and then burn that file to CD-R when it is scheduled to run. Does anyone know of such software? Please let me know.

A:Backup Software

Check out the Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps topic, under the File/Folder Utilities heading, at the bottom of Post #1.You might find something, there.

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System details:
Intel i5 CPU 760 @ 2.80 GHz
RAM: 2GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte H55M-S2
Total Space: 500 GB

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
File System: NTFS

External hard drive (which will be used for backup)
Western Digital 1TB Passport Essential
USB 3.0
File System: NTFS
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I want an opinion to choose a backup software which is capable of the following:
1. Backup all files, folders, applications and OS with their settings on my external hard drive. It is called a system image I guess (correct me if wrong)
2. Able to restore on a different PC or laptop having different configuration
3. Able to synchronize the changes between the current PC and my external hard drive (automatically and manually)
4. (Optional) Able to restore a part of the backup.
5. (Optional) Able to backup only some part of the original hard drive.
6. (Optional) Password-protect the backup.
7. Reliable !!

I know that there are lots of softwares for backup but don't know whether they support these features and are reliable enough.

Any advice would be helpful.

A:Which backup software to use for the following needs

It really is a matter of personal choice and research, but Macrium always gets a mention on WSF.

Easeus, Paragon and Acronis pop up frequently as does Windows 7's own backup utility.

Backup Software - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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Can anyone recommend a nice utility that I can use to create and manage my Hard Drive backup? I tried Norton Ghost but its just too complicated.

I'm only concerned about backing up the partition that contains my "data" files - documents, mp3, digital photos, etc etc and I'd like to make an image of specific directories to another hard drive, and schedule it for a regular basis, and be able to update the image for files that I've added or created and deleted from the image.

Does such a utility exist?
 

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i was just wondering if any of you guys knew of some type of software that basically takes the copyright off of dvd's so you could burn them. i know of one but, just seeing if there are any other,better programs outthere that can do this
 

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Hello,

I was wondering what is determined to be the best back up software for the following feature set:
-Backup to a NAS
-Nightly hot backups
-Approx 5 computers
-Must be able to re-image computers so they have the image from the last backup running on them

Basically I am looking for a time machine replacement for windows. I do not need all the features where I am restoring one doc at a time because the user accidentally deleted it, more looking for a way to re-image the drive in case of a failure.

Thanks,

Dan
 

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My Sonic Backup my PC software had to be reinstalled and now it won't give me the choice to backup to my D drive- only to a "file" which would mean saving it back onto the PC itself.

Also with the same software, when I go to "My DVD" which is another choice with this software and do a data disk (such as saving my .pst files) when I exit the software after running the job I can't get back into the program without restarting the computer.

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I am looking at software to do a backup of my computer onto an external hard drive. I want something reliable but hopefully free. Can anyone recommend one that is simple to use but very reliable.

Thanks

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The best way is to create hard drive image.Acronis True Image: http://www.acronis.com/ - not free, but the bestFree alternatives:- Macrium Reflect: http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp - DriveImage XML: http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm (tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/backup-your-computer-with-driveimage-xml/)- SelfImage: http://www.excelcia.org/modules.php?name=N...icle&sid=21- Paragon Drive Backup: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/

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I have Ghost 2003 for backing up my system. Someone has told me they like Terabyte's Image for Windows better. Has anyone used both and would like to comment? I would appreciate any info.
 

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Personally, my favorite drive imaging software right now is Acronis True Image. It can be had for $30 on a web purchase, and is well worth the money. For free data backup, take a look at Cobian Backup, very nice and free.
 

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Hey Guys..

I am currently using the software that came with windows to make scheduled backups, however i am finding it to be unreliable, most of the time it does not complete the backups and i am just not trusting them.

Can anyone recommend a good piece of backup software that is very well known (can be paid for or free, ideally i just need a very reliable one)...

It would be great if the software had a feature that would alert users (preferably by Email) if a backup has not been completed successfully, this way it can be checked...

Thanks very much in advance!
 

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I am trying to use EaseUS Todo Backup and my windows 7 system does not read .MBF files .
Backing up on a Toshiba 500 GB external hard drive , any sugestions ?
 

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.MBF files are Microsoft Money files.
EaseUS ToDO Backup creates .PBD files.

I don't understand your post, or what Windows 7 not reading .MBF files has to to with EaseUS backing up files to an external drive... I think you're leaving out all the important details.

If you are migrating data from one computer to another or restoring data onto a computer, then you need to ensure that you have the required programs to open the files on that computer, in this case you must have Microsoft Money installed to be able to open that file.
 

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Hey, I'm looking for a program to backup my existing hard drive, I have SyncToy but doesn't do what I need it to.

What I have is 2 X 1.5 TB drives.

I want a program that will match Hard drive B to A, so everything from A will be copied to B, files on B that are not on A will be deleted from drive B. Folder name differences will be corrected ect.

Suggestions?

Cheers.

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Cooldude,

What operating system do you have? If you are using windows XP or newer depending on the version, you can follow this guide http://www.pcworld.com/article/132877/RAID.html?page=2 In order to let windows sync the drives into a software RAID. Which from what I am reading is what you are looking for. Please correct me if I am wrong.

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would i be able to use wd backup software for a hard drive with a non-wd hard drive?

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Do you mean the software that comes loaded on a WD External hard drive?Western Digital does have software you can use if you have a Western Digital drive in your system.Acronis True Image WD Edition Softwarehttp://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119Key Features of Acronis True Image WD Edition Software: Drive Cloning - Copies the source drive to a new WD drive, leaving all data on the source drive. Drive Migration - Erase the source drive after the new WD drive has been imaged. Drive Deployment - Enables users to prepare a WD drive so that selected folders or partitions can be excluded from the destination image. Drive Image Backup - The long-term usage of the Drive Kit software will be to provide full drive image backups of a source drive at any time. Backup drive images will be stored as a file, which can be copied to any direct attached drive, network attached storage drive or optical media (CD/DVD). Drive Image Recovery - The Recovery Manager enables users to restore a drive image from a direct or network attached drive. The Recovery Manager can also either erase just a portion of the drive to be used for the restored drive image, or all of the previous OS. Create a Bootable Standalone Recovery Manager - With the Drive Kit software, users can create a bootable ISO image file, which contains the WD Drive Kit Standalone Recovery Manager software. Recover a Drive Image from the Bootable Recovery Manager Software - The bootable Standalone ... Read more

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i used to use nero back it up, it was just perfect, when i am on it, it displays a folder tree, i just select which i want to back up, i select the whole user folder and that's it, the software it ask me where do i want to sae it, if i choose a HDD it will create one or two files, one the main file and the other the index or something like that, or if i wanted to save it to save it to DVD's, no problem, the software tells me how many dvds i am going to need and thats its it just ask me for each DVD, one by one until it finish burning them all. if i want my data back, i just go to the index file (the last dvd, and open ALL the data i have backup, i select the files i want, and the software only ask me which dvd to insert, he will extract it for me.

the problem is that in windows7 nero back it up throw some errors while selecting files, AND when installing nero, it ask for directx9, many says that it does not overwrite the directx11 that came with Windows 7 but IT DOES because despite the dxdiag still says directx 11 is installed, there is a decrease in video performance on games.. a

so what back up software you recommend me?

i have reviewed several ones on google, i decide to try comodo back up, but i don't like it, i want a back up folder that show me my files EXACTLY as they are contained in my user folder, where it let me choose with a simple mark which one go or not to be backed up, and to save in a simple (uncompressed could be, i don't care) or few fil... Read more

A:I need a backup software

I use Disk Wizard to image my dual booting hdd. It's fast and easy. DiscWizard | Seagate diskwizard - How to Install How to restore individual files and folders from a diskwizard backup

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I am looking for a simple piece of software which ideally will:

1. copy all my files (Documents, Pictures, Music, Movies and a few others) on to an external USB HD, and:

2. now and again (when I ask it to) will automatically find any individual files that have changed and re-copy/overwrite them, and only them, (in full), and:

3. if needed, allow me to manually copy back some or all of the files individually.

Files will rarely change. I don't need incremental backup *, compression, encryption, the Cloud, nor scheduling of update times (my backup drive is normally kept off) but there would be no disadvantage if these features were in included but optional. (Software like this is apparently called ?Continuity Software?.)

* By incremental backup (which I don?t need) I mean the type which creates an additional backup of only the parts of a file that have changed, accumulating a separate part for every change to a file.

I have looked at Capterra's site:

Best Business Continuity Software | 2015 Reviews of the Most Popular Systems

and found 7 programs which seem potentially suitable. They all cost between ?30 and ?70 and are to be installed on the computer (that is, not subject to a subscription).

The names are: Fastbackup (Ahmed Software), Genie Timeline Home 2015 or Genie Backup Manager 9.0 Home Edition (Genie9), Backup Platinum (Softlogica), InstaBackup (Stellar Information Systems), Handy Backup Standard 2014 (Novosoft), Uranium Backup (Nanosystems).
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A:Looking for Backup Software

I've never heard of Capterra or any of those recommended applications.

There are a number of free choices that work well. I use FreeFileSync. It works well, but might not be the easiest to understand if you don't have experience with these types of programs.

But you want to pay. In that case, I'd recommend Second Copy, which I used to use.

It is $30, very easy to understand, and has been around a long time. Highly recommended. I gave up on it only because I'm too cheap to pay $30.

You can include or exclude by file extension or sub-folder through a simple interface. You make "profiles" to your own specifications and then run the profile with a mouse-click, on demand.

Windows backup software Second Copy: Pricing and Ordering Licenses

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Hey guys!
I wanna tell you about what i've found.
Acronis give us a chance to decrease the price for the backup software to as low as $30 .
All we have to do is to register.
one registration=one cent out
 

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Does any one know of software that will allow you to backup software on a remote desktop and sync an upload of the backed up data to a central point?
 

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That all depends on what you are backing it up to! However, if you are talking about replicating or mirror the information between more than one computer, this software here is absolutely awesome for doing this and much more!

http://www.tgrmn.com/

Thanks!

Shane
 

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I have a new computer, twin 360gb HDs and I would like to find software (preferably free, but not an absolute must) to allow me to backup my entire system. What I want to do is copy the "C" drive to the "D" drive so that should the "C" drive OS ever fail I can simply copy the entire thing back from the "D" drive. I hope that makes sense. I did a search on the forum, found Elvandils post with a rather long listing of possible software choices. None of them were sufficiently clear in their explanations as to convince me they would do what I want. Would I be better off purchasing Norton Ghost, Or Acronis instead of looking to freeware? Is there anything that will actually do what I would like it to do?
 

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I want to copy all the contents of my exisitng hdd to a new one since the former is just 80gb and I'm upgrading to a 1 TB HDD and be able to boot to this new hdd.

I don't want to re-install all my apps/programs in the new hdd. Any software to use?
 

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I was using windows 7 backup feature for my system image backups. The problem I'm having is that each time it created an image backup to my (E drive -320 Gb, set to back up daily, my hard drive space kept getting smaller. A 320 gb drive reads at 298 gb then the backup created would be between 70 and 75 gb leaving a net space of 224 gb free. Then at the next backup it then net free space kept shrinking, at one point all the down to 185 gb free. Nothing new added and system is the same. So why the discrepancy in numbers. So I switched to Seagate's free version of Acronis. I done my first backup with this software today. My problem is; I can't find out how to set it up for daily, weekly or monthly backups like in the windows version. If any body else is using this software, is there a problem with the backups eating up the net free space.

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Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522


I was using windows 7 backup feature for my system image backups. The problem I'm having is that each time it created an image backup to my (E drive -320 Gb, set to back up daily, my hard drive space kept getting smaller. A 320 gb drive reads at 298 gb then the backup created would be between 70 and 75 gb leaving a net space of 224 gb free. Then at the next backup it then net free space kept shrinking, at one point all the down to 185 gb free. Nothing new added and system is the same. So why the discrepancy in numbers. So I switched to Seagate's free version of Acronis. I done my first backup with this software today. My problem is; I can't find out how to set it up for daily, weekly or monthly backups like in the windows version. If any body else is using this software, is there a problem with the backups eating up the net free space.


I may be wrong in thinking this but extra freespace being taken could be by system files which have been subtily modified or it may just think it is different because the time of last opening is different to what it was before.

Just a hunch.

Oli

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Just wanted to let everyone know I found a free source for backup image software. I am providing the link below. I downloaded it and used an external hard drive. I chose the drive to drive option and it created an exact backup of my hard drive. No problems while using XP. Hope some of you can use it. Like Ghost and Acronis True Image.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/DriveImage-XML.shtml
 

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Hi everyone. Here's the situation.

I've got four laptops with 500GB drives that need to be backed up on a regular basis. I have a Windows 7 server with 2 TB in external HDD that I want to clone to. I need to make it so the laptop users, when they connect to the network, will be allowed to backup to those hard drives. Does anyone have any tips?

Cloning is optimal

Edit: I should specify, three of the laptops are XP and one is 7
 

A:Backup Software?

You can only clone one drive to the the 2 TB drive. If you want to back up more than one drive, you will need another method, like disk imaging (the best idea, easily updatable without creating a whole new image, and compressed so it takes less space than the installations).

Free drive backup software (imaging, cloning, and archiving - backups can be created on a second hard drive, internal or external, or on DVD's, or BluRay disks. One BluRay disk will hold most peoples' entire system drive's backup at 25 GB's using compressed images, 50 GB's double-layer):

Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012 (Recovery boot CD or USB key)
Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express or (mirror)
Easeus Todo Backup
ODIN (open-source)
Redo Backup & Recovery (Boot CD)
Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
Drive Image XML
PING (Partimage is not Ghost) (Boot CD with option Clam Antivirus)
Partition Saving
Clonezilla
Passmark OSFClone (Bootable, cloning only)

There are also many commercial products with more features.
 

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Is there any backup software which can backup just windows sytem only instead of the whole partition.

Any experience in Driveimage XML and R-DriveImage. How are they when compared to Acronis trueimage v.8.0.

May I expect an expert's opinion?

pscraja
 

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you can use tapeware or novabackup
 

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