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Looking for a good backup software/backup plan

Q: Looking for a good backup software/backup plan

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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Please don't run away because this appears long. I'm just providing as much background info as possible to pre-answer any questions someone might have. I've been through so much stuff in this forum and on the internet that I'm now thoroughly confused. I've been trying to figure this out for several months now and it's driving me crazy. Here's what is going on and what I need to do.

I need to replace my O/S HDD. I have a new larger HDD to install. I need software that will do the following:
Move at least two of the three partitions to the new drive. The third partition is a recovery partition put there by Gateway. I have a CD that will do the same thing so I don't think it's needed, especially if I don't want to ever use it.Create full backups of two computersPerform automated differential backupsRun the backups while windows is runningI'd prefer that it also let me restore a single or several files from the backup file, but it's not a requirement.Must be free. If I have to buy it, then I'll have to buy one for each computer and I can't afford that right now.

In my computer, my current HDD is 500GB and I'm replacing it with a 1.5TB HDD. My girlfriend has a much smaller HDD that has started whistling, so I need to backup her drive ASAP and replace it. I have an external 2TB drive that I've shared on my network. I want to install the software on each computer to back up to the external drive. After the backups, I need to replace the drives and restore the O/Ss to their respect... Read more

A:Replacing HDD - Need Plan and Backup Plan plus software

I used Acronis to take my laptops platter drive and put it on my new ssd. Infact you can do all the drives on your system and put them back as they were.

It was fairly easy and quick.

I believe "Hardware" doesn't include hard drives.

In the "free" or "trial" versions they limit what you can do... obviously. With Acronis I could use it for 30 days, and pretty much only create my back image and a limited use usb boot stick.
I did buy it eventtually, and the paid version allows me to create automated backup in 4 ways plus more

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I've spent a lot of time getting my Eee PC (1000HD) all set up. I'm using TrueCrypt, Dropbox, and Acronis 2010 in addition to any OS provided tools. I have an external 1.5TB drive, and an external 110Gb drive in addition to my Netbook drive.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate with passwords required on boot and wake up from hibernation.

C Drive is the OS/Programs, D Drive for user data
Acronis is used for for backups, I make an image of C once a month, and backup user data/settings weekly.

Also weekly, I backup my image library and music library to an external drive. Unencrypted,though.

I set up dropbox on the D Drive, and used Truecrypt to make an encrypted drive, which I mount only when sync'ing my user data to it. It then update the online copy of the encrypted drive, which is my "offsite" backup.

I set up another encrypted drive on an external drive. Any data that I need to archive(ie get out of the way) is stored here. Its not backed up as it's too big for dropbox.
Thoughts:
I have my original Netbook drive ( 110Gb ) left over from my hard drive upgrade that I could store backup's on. It would be nice to have at least 2 copies of everything.

I haven't encrypted sensitive user data on my Netbook. I'm considering using the built-in encryption in Windows 7 Ultimate to do this as my impression it would have lower overhead than 3rd party tools. My policy is to only encrypt what needs to be encrypted, and also to not leave any sensitive data lying around unencrypt... Read more

A:Netbook - Good Backup and Security Plan?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jagooch


I've spent a lot of time getting my Eee PC (1000HD) all set up. I'm using TrueCrypt, Dropbox, and Acronis 2010 in addition to any OS provided tools. I have an external 1.5TB drive, and an external 110Gb drive in addition to my Netbook drive.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate with passwords required on boot and wake up from hibernation.

C Drive is the OS/Programs, D Drive for user data
Acronis is used for for backups, I make an image of C once a month, and backup user data/settings weekly.

Also weekly, I backup my image library and music library to an external drive. Unencrypted,though.

I set up dropbox on the D Drive, and used Truecrypt to make an encrypted drive, which I mount only when sync'ing my user data to it. It then update the online copy of the encrypted drive, which is my "offsite" backup.

I set up another encrypted drive on an external drive. Any data that I need to archive(ie get out of the way) is stored here. Its not backed up as it's too big for dropbox.
Thoughts:
I have my original Netbook drive ( 110Gb ) left over from my hard drive upgrade that I could store backup's on. It would be nice to have at least 2 copies of everything.

I haven't encrypted sensitive user data on my Netbook. I'm considering using the built-in encryption in Windows 7 Ultimate to do this as my impression it would have lower overhead than 3rd party tools. My policy is to only encrypt what needs to be e... Read more

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Its orite if u laugh at me, but ive neva used any backup for my laptop and desktop before, cuz i thought i would neva get infected. I am a medium user, which i am quite familiar dealing with viruses and malwares, which I know which sites not to go, and how to get rid of them if i get one (neva failed). Both my PCs were running at their peak performances until yesterday my laptop's hard drive corrupted badly (too old). Which i can still use a bootable media, but I know i would have to change the hard drive eventually, so I am here to ask for a good backup software that can just copy my entire hard drive fast and restore fast even if i cant boot, and takes the smallest volume of archive.

i have done search on backup software, but they are all quite similar i cant tell the diff. And i am currently using Acronis?True?Image?Home 10.0, but it takes about 20gigs to backup my entire hard drive, which i cant fit it in, my desktop's hard drive is only about 45gigs.

any suggestions? soz about the long post.

Also, is it possible to boot from an USB pen drive? I tried but it didnt work like a CD.

A:I Need A Good Backup Software

You'll find that most commercial imaging programs will use up alot of available resources.What about using the Backup Program on XP Home Edition.How to Use the Backup Utility For Windows XP to Back Up Files and folders.

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Since XP only allows backup to floppies, tape, or another hard drive does anyone know of commercial (or free) software that would allow backup (or ghosting) to CD's? Any opinions of such pieces of software? And also, opinions for external or portable hard drives in case I just decide to go that route for backup would be appreciated as well. Thanks for the help.
John
 

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Can someone suggest me few good virtual machine backup software? I found this free software called VMBAK provided by a cloud storage company http://www.stage2data.com/wp-content...%20Mailout.pdf. Any feedback on the software? I would like to better alternatives too!

A:Good backup software?

Veeam - they have a free edition too

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I've been searching google all morning and I can't seem to find something that will do what I want, and do it well.

Basically, I some software that will run scheduled backups of a handful of folders on my computer to an external hard drive. I was hoping to find something open source, but all I could find was Amanda software which seems like it's just too big. Not to mention, I couldn't figure out how to download it.

I don't mind buying it, I just don't want to waste money on crappy software. Does anyone know of some good stuff for this?

A:Good backup software?

backup exec system recovery is pretty good or even they full version of backup exec 12d either or

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HI, I've been using MyPC Backup for a year or two, and I have no complaints, really, but I've never needed to use it, so I can't speak for it, really. I just "feel" backed up. For the record: I also have several external backup drives, I use Google Drive and Dropbox, and I'm pretty well backed-up, even without the software. But I want a program that is simple to use, automatic, and would make restoring files and folders a snap in the event of an emergency. I am NOT completely backed up online; I want to be 100% protected, and if my house burned down, I'd lose stuff.

The reason I'm posting this is because MyPC Backup is asking me to re-up for another two years, and I decided to check some reviews first. I originally picked this program because it was "top-rated." However, I've since become aware that supposedly the backup companies pay reviewers and I can't take glowing reviews to the bank. I've also seen a lot of people claim this software is a scam, it's malware, etc, etc.

so I really don't know how to trust; different review sites have wildly different "top ten reviews." Can someone recommend a solid, easy to use ONLINE backup program that I can depend on that will not suspected of being malware, or just not be what it should?

Thanks!
 

A:Need recommendation for good PC Backup software

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I work as a computer technician for a retail company. I occasionally do side jobs (and I'm considering starting a business) where I am sometimes required to re-install or upgrade an OS, be it XP, Vista, or Win7. I currently use a standard backup software much like what you would find on an external drive that searches a customer's drive for common files then backs them up to a single folder while preserving the original structure. This leaves a lot of junk to sift through when copying back to the customer machine. I would like to find a good utility for actual migration that will allow me to hook up the customer drive before OS install and backup the common files, but then MIGRATE them to the new user profile on the refreshed or upgraded OS (which means the migration must be capable of migrating between windows OS's) so that the files are back in the usual locations for easy access by the customer. I've looked into PCMover which would be great accept for two issues: 1 license is for installing on one source and one destination (ie too expensive), software must be installed on both machines (or OS's if same machine). Many times when having to re-install an OS, installing a software on the customer machine before re-installing the OS is not feasible (however it's perfectly feasible to do on the re-installed or upgraded OS).

If anybody knows of a good solution for this type of data backup and migration, please let me know. Thanks.

A:Need a good backup/migration software

Hi powder21.
Take a look at the information regarding the Acronis Migrate Easy and see if it suits your needs. Hope that helps.

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Aloha,
I have two computers (Win 7, Win XP) and want a good easy backup software that will backup my HDD and I would be able to select what files to restore if needed. I have tried the backup in Win 7 and Win XP but it always stops and says something is running and to close it and then I have to start the whole process over again. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Mahalo,
doogdoog
 

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Anyone following me within the last few days should know about my struggles in getting rid of this malware known as Backdoor Tidserv Request. Well, hopefully with the assistance of the people here in these forums (which I think is becoming my third home rather quickly), I think it's gone for good.

Anyway, the one thing that I kept thinking about (or dreading) is that the person helping me would tell me to push . . . . the button. You know, the one marked "Format your hard drive". The red button. The nuclear button. Yep, that one. Yet before I could do even that, I would have to push another button. The one marked "Backup your data." Except for one thing. I have no clue how to backup my data. Other than of course using whatever CD/DVD burning programs I have on my PC and a pile of CDs/DVDs, that's pretty much all I have.

So, anyone out there can recommend some good software to use to backup my data? I have Roxio CD/DVD Creator (probably not the full version, just whatever came with my Dell when I bought it) and I think I still have Nero somewhere in my software CDS (probably not a full version either, just whatever came bundled with my CD/DVD burner when I upgraded the original burner from my first PC). Didn't Windows XP come out with a backup program?

A:Any good recommendations on backup software?

I use Acronis I've tried a couple of the "free" backup programs and did not like them. Acronis is fairly easy to use and I've been able to restore individual files with it.

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I have tried searching the forums, but the only posts I could find were locked ones from 2003!
I am thinking of moving away from combined Norton Security with Backup. What do folk suggest I go to to do my backups - either free software or pay for software?
If there are few recent posts on this topic then please can I have the URL's - thank you.

A:Good Backup software in 2016 /17

click here reflect free
make a system image make an image of you data drive if seperate store on an external drive make the rescue disk
Image as often as you like and delete older images to save space find this method works better for me than differential backups. but the choice is yours.
Macrium

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Can anyone suggest a good system freeware backup software that will do a complete backup including OS. It would also be nice if the system could be rebooted from the same software from a CD/DVD. A freeware version of Acronis Home would be perfect.
 

A:Good HD Freeware Backup Software

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Looking for a good backup software for windows 7 64-bit. I would like something better than Norton Ghost 15 or Acronis. Any Suggestions?? Thanks in advance.

A:Looking for good backup/image software Win 7 64-bit

Better, how? You just knocked off 2 top products.

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i need to back up to another drive on the network...what a good utility..not impressed with ntbackup..i need to schedule backup regularly

cheers
Raz
 

A:whats a good backup software

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Planned on getting Genie Backup Manager, but need to wait until the new year. However, I don't want to wait until then to backup my C-drive.

Was looking at using Back2zip until then. This is for a home computer needing the usual data backed up. Pictures, email addresses, data files, etc. No locked files. No encrypted files. Will this suffice?

This link is a mini-tutorial (guess you would call it that) that suggests putting everything in My Documents first after creating a new file. Apparently I will need to do this myself before running the backup software.

http://free-backup.info/backup-solut...fbe6db01d56582

I am running Windows XP Home, and Thunderbird for my email. Any other information I should include?

Also remember that I am computer illiterate, so please take it easy on me.

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Can someone who has used this software give me their opinion of this product? I just received the link from WD and it directed me to the site to download this product. I imagine everyone who purchased, registered their WD HDD, and completed a "claim form" got this email.

This software is being provided to consumers who purchased WD HDD's within the past 5 years (March 22, 2001 and February 15, 2006) and is "the settlement" that was agreed upon as a result of a class action law suit brought against them. Orin Safier v. WD. Case no. 05-03353-BZ (N.D. Cal).

I downloaded this zip file today but have not installed it. I'll await word from someone who knows a bit about the software before I preceed. If indeed I do proceed. That will be dependent upon what I hear back from you guys. Thanks.
 

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Any GOOD free ftp backup software for windows?
 

A:Any GOOD free ftp backup software for windows?

So you just want an FTP client?
 

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I have just got w7 and was wondering whether to use it's backup, I was using norton ghost 15 and there was to many bugs not like previous versions that I,v used for years with xp and win 98.
Can I back up ALL my complete os including all apps and return w7 to exactly the way it was every byte?
Has any one used w7 backup if so whats the best way to use it so if possible you can return everything just the way it was.


Regards Steve

A:is w7 backup any good compared to 3rd party backup apps

Welcome

It is good, I use it

This is what you do.

Make a copy put it on an external hard drive and forget about it.

Every month make a new image and keep it on the internal hard drive. Ever need a backup you have a current one.
If for some reason you cannot use the current, (virus, hard drive failure) you have the one you hid away.

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I would like some suggestions for good, reliable, easy-to-use-by-dummies backup software please.

Right now, I'm running Windows 8.1 64-bit on a Dell Inspiron 3847. I use the latest Firefox for my browser. I use AVG2015 for antivirus protection. I use Acronis True Image 2015 for backing up. I back up to a Toshiba 1TB ext drive plugged into a USB 2.0 port on the Dell.

My current backup strategy is to do an "entire PC" backup (as that is defined by Acronis) every Sunday at 2 am, followed by 5 regular weekly incremental backups. After Acronis does five incremental backups, it then starts the cycle again with a new "entire PC" backup, followed by five more weekly incrementals, etc.

I am not DIS satisfied with this, but I'm having trouble understanding some of the features and some of the information the program displays to me. And I'm having no success at all getting tech support at the Acronis home page or answers from users of their user forums (fora?) when I post simple (to me) questions asking how to do this or that.

So I'm starting to look around at alternatives.

I'll do my homework on whatever Windows 8.1 has built into it, of course. But I'd also like opinions of you experts here, please.

What other alternatives should I take a look at?

Thx.

Tom
 

A:Suggestions for good backup software besides Windows 8.1 or Acronis

I've been using easus free backup. differential backup for important folders once a week, automatically deleting old images. system backup scheduled once a month, set to save the last 3 images automatically. restored system once due to virus attack, all works good so far. They offer 24-hours online chat, but no phone-call supported.
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm

Another good backup tool is Macrium reflect. I think I'll give a try someday.
 

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Hi,

I'm looking for some hard drive backup/restore software with some specific requirements: I need to be able to backup a partition into a single file (ideally compressed) then this must be able to be restored from a USB drive/stick. Ideally if there was an option to make the USB memory stick bootable so all the user needed to do was insert the stick, boot the PC and follow the restore instructions - that would do the job.

I've used Ghost (ages ago) which I believe could do something similar but I'm not sure that the latest version will from what I've read.

Thanks
 

A:Can anyone recommend some good hard drive backup/restore software

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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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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 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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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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I have 2TB internal disk space. And another 2TB external as a backup. I always pictured my backup being a mirror of my HDs contents. I remember having a horrible time searching for backup software, and finding nothing that didn't backup into one file with annoying set backup times and schedules.

Then i found Microsoft Sync Toy. and all was good. Until one of my internal HDs crashed, when i went to retrieve my data from my external HD i found thats a lot of my files had been corrupted by Sync Toy. I then done further experimentation and noticed that Sync Toy wouldn't update files that have been changed, and even more frustrating, wouldn't update files after i deleted them from the backups folder. Ive also experienced Sync Toy eating up all the CPU and bringing my system to a hault.

Ive probably gone a bit long winded there to explain, but what I'm looking for is software like Sync Toy that actually works! I want to create mirrors (or echoes as Sync Toy calls them) of my HDs so i can access the files on them. Also i don't want any of that automated backup nonsense, id like to click a button and make it happen when i feel like it.

Any suggestions ideas etc.. Thanks in advance and thanks for reading

A:Backup Plan

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Xisuma


I have 2TB internal disk space. And another 2TB external as a backup. I always pictured my backup being a mirror of my HDs contents. I remember having a horrible time searching for backup software, and finding nothing that didn't backup into one file with annoying set backup times and schedules.

Then i found Microsoft Sync Toy. and all was good. Until one of my internal HDs crashed, when i went to retrieve my data from my external HD i found thats a lot of my files had been corrupted by Sync Toy. I then done further experimentation and noticed that Sync Toy wouldn't update files that have been changed, and even more frustrating, wouldn't update files after i deleted them from the backups folder. Ive also experienced Sync Toy eating up all the CPU and bringing my system to a hault.

Ive probably gone a bit long winded there to explain, but what I'm looking for is software like Sync Toy that actually works! I want to create mirrors (or echoes as Sync Toy calls them) of my HDs so i can access the files on them. Also i don't want any of that automated backup nonsense, id like to click a button and make it happen when i feel like it.

Any suggestions ideas etc.. Thanks in advance and thanks for reading


Any program that backs up into a single file sounds like an imaging product of some kind---Acronis, Macrium, Paragon, etc.

But as you found out, you can backup without using images.

I don't use Synct... Read more

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We have a couple hotspots right now but this isn't the most ideal backup I would think. I am looking for a backup to Comcast if that service drops out. This is for a small business of about 30 computers or so total, spread over 11,000 square feet. This would be 4-5 hotspots deployed near the clusters of computers.

Ideally we would have a backup ISP with WAN Failover (I have Untangle setup to run everything, bridge mode, not as a router). This is too expensive to maintain though.

Would deploying the hotspots be about the best option? Is there a way to deploy the hotspots onto the network instead of them being their own thing? (I'm guessing no to this - especially since the hotspots have a limit of 8 devices each).
 

A:WAN Backup Plan?

WhatTheSchmidt said:





Ideally we would have a backup ISP with WAN Failover (I have Untangle setup to run everything, bridge mode, not as a router). This is too expensive to maintain though.Click to expand...

This is the only correct way to do this. Anything else would be rife with issues. The only cost here would a separate ISP bill which based on what you have posted won't be that much. Otherwise, do you plan on 4 or 5 firewalls ie one for each hotspot? How do you plan on failover to the hotspot? Failback? How are these hotspots connected? How much is the monthly service for each? If you need a backup then do it right. Also, stop bridging. There should be a logical layer 3 separation between your network and the Internet.
 

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I intend to use an internal hard disk (4TB WD Green) to backup my Windows 7 desktop using Acronis software. I will create a full backup first then schedule auto daily incremental backups.

As I heard that internal hard disk might be killed by lighting/power surge/virus or whatever reason, every month I will manually copy (normal window copy and paste file method) everything from the 4TB WD Green internal hard disk to another 4TB external hard disk, so that if anything bad happens to the 4TB WD Green internal hard disk backup, at least I have another same backup stored an external hard disk that is last updated about 1 month old.

Is my backup plan safe?

Thanks

A:Suggestion for my backup plan?

I would only use full backups (all partitions if the hard drive is partitioned). Incremental sounds good except when you have to restore and then it can (might not be but can) be an issue getting the sequence correct. Doing full backups eliminates any potential problems restoring and even shortens the time to restore if needed.

I do full backups and alternate between an internal hard drive and a USB connected drive. I do full backups at least once a week, sometimes more often depending on what I've done or updated.

I used to use Acronis True Image but after two failures trying to restore I've switched to Macrium Reflect. Acronis won't get a third chance.

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Hi, I would like some opinions. I am not sure this is the right forum for this question, if there is a better place to post it please let me know.

I work for a company that has about 100 Windows computers. Mostly running Windows 98se or Windows XP Pro. We are on a Lan where each user is assigned an IP address.

Right now our backup plan requires each user to copy their data to a shared folder on their computer and at a specified time our server. I believe unix goes out and copies the data to the server.

Unless the user password protects each file or creates a zip folder and password protects that their data is not secure. Any user browsing the network can get into the backup folder. I have not found an easy solution to prevent that from happening. I am not in charge of the backup server but am in charge of each users computer.

I think there must be a better way to securely backup data. I am trying to work on a plan to present that would be a secure, relatively easy way for users to backup their data.

I think a better way would be to have a main server. Each user would have their own user name and password to login to the server and then they could copy their data to the server without putting data in a shared folder.

I don't have any details on how this would work. If someone has experience with this or has a link to a site with information on that kind of backup I would appreciate it.
Thank you
 

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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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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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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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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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I need to know how to configure a plan so when I loose power the UPS can send a signal to the PC to shut itself down normally. Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:How to configure a backup PLAN using the rockfish UPS

Please provide us with the exact Make and Model of the "rockfish" UPS.
A google search doesn't reveal any such device

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When I bought my current system with a 1TB HDD, I had files on several USB key devices, more files on a 200GB laptop HDD ( ~ten years old ) now in a portable USB enclosure, and still more files on the 640GB HDD (~five years old ) from my last system that ended up with a failed motherboard. Without really thinking about it, I took that 640GB HDD and plugged it into my current HP desktop where I would occasionally poke through it or any of the other backup sources for files I needed.

After six months of progressively worsening problems with the current out of warranty system, I have finally realized that I AM the IT Department for this enterprise, that it's up to me to figure it all out, and that the sooner I do so, the better my life will be! My plan is to consolidate all my files in one place, figure out a sensible backup and maintenance plan, and stick to it.

Plus, I've got to resolve the BSOD problems and suspected hardware issues that brought me to this moment in time, but I'll save that for another thread. For the moment let me just say that I've reinstalled Windows 7 from the HP Recovery partition, run all updates and reinstalled Norton IS, and the system appears stable although I am still seeing HAL error 12. I mention that because I don't know if its a hardware-related problem or not. I haven't reinstalled any other software or tried to do my real work because I have my heart set on understanding my system and setting it up correctly with a clean install.

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A:Sort out HDDs and establish backup plan

Its best to keep all backups on external drivrs. Use Macrium to image the installation to an external USB drive. Use something like SyncToy to backup user files (e.g. Photo's, documents, music etc.) also to an external USB drive.

if you follow these instructions, I'll have a look at your BSOD. You can do that in a separate thread if you like.

1. Download the DM Log Collector application to your desktop by clicking the link below

DM Log Collector.exe

2. Run it by double-clicking the icon on your desktop, and follow the prompts.
3. Locate the .ZIP file that is created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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Hello everyone. I am not an IT pro, but recently put together this proposed, personal system image and data backup plan for a couple of computers in my home. The laptop has two 240GB SSDs (1 OS, 1 Data), and the desktop has a 256GB SSD (OS drive) and 1TB and 2TB data drives. I also have an external 2TB and (as of today) external 6TB HDD. These are both connected via USB3 when needed. I keep the 2TB drives synced with my video files using SyncToy. This allows me to take the external drive on trips so that I can work on videos while on the road.

I do a lot of video work and a big chunk of my data is videos or video production related files (audio, jpg, png, etc. etc). My current storage requirement for these files is around 640GB.

The only part of the proposed plan that is not in place yet, is the unlimited Cloud storage. I've been looking at Crashplan for this purpose but want to do some more research first.

If you have experience and insight in to this topic I would appreciate any feedback on my proposed plan.

Thanks in advance!

A:Help Evaluating My Personal Backup & Storage Plan

For some using on-line backup doesn't work well because it takes a long time to upload (and restore) large amounts of files - as you probably have working with video editing.

Plus there was a story in the news recently about a on-line storage site claiming to have off-site storage and multiple locations for backuping up customer data but in fact did not, and lost their customers data when hackers got in and demanded ransom then discovered storage site techs trying to remove hack - at which time they erased all the customer data.

I like the external storage options (NAS) and you can store the drives off site if your concerned about fire/etc.

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In Windows 10 there are 2 methods for creating system image backups in Control Panel
Backup and Restore (Windows 7) & File History
What are the differences between them?
I?ve never used File History but it appears to me it?s a better system.
I recently upgraded my Win7 & Win8.1 to Win10.
They run excellently and it?s time for me to start a backup plan on each one.

A:its time for me to start a backup plan on my upgraded win10 computers

Backup and Restore (Windows 7) creates a full system image backup. It is supposed to create a backup of everything required to restore your entire computer, Operating System, installed programs, and user data and then if your entire hard drive crashes you are supposed to be able to restore EVERYTHING from it. Many people have had issues with the built-in Backup and Restore and prefer to use Macrium Reflect Free for that function - which is more reliable and more versatile.

File History monitors a list of folders that you tell it to monitor. When a file inside one of the folders changes, File History makes a backup copy of that file only onto a separate drive. You delete that file by accident, for example, and you can go to the backup location and pull the copy of it back. Or an app misbehaves and shuts down unexpectedly and corrupts the file you were working on, you should be able to go back to the backup location and retrieve the last saved copy. File history will not create a backup of your entire system and cannot be used to restore you entire system if your hard drive crashes.

Macrium Reflect Free

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Hi,
I did a full backup using vista backup and recovery centre onto a seagate 160gb usb drive. The backup completed successfully so I rebuilt the machine.

On trying to rebuild, I run bakup and restore center and it cant even see the drive (it can see the C partition, the E (recovery) partition and nothing else. It doesnt see the D (Data Partition) or the USB device.)

Tried copying it to the E partition and forcing it to use it but get backup location not found which is mentioned elsewhere as an issue with mediaid.bin.

any ideas, i now have a shiny sparkly new machine with no data on it.

The data is there in a compressed form but id much rather restore properly.

grateful for any help.

Cheers

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So I want to clone one external 2TB with another. So one drive is the main use one and another the backup one. So I copy everything over to backup and i store the backup at another house and then I start using the main: deleting and adding/editing files. What is the best software or whatever to allow me, after some time, synchronize/clone the externals again without deleting all on the backup drive and recopying? (main to backup) and make them clones again? ..Adding and deleting or replacing any nonidentical files.. Like where i can press a button on some software and it do the work for me.
Sorry if this is confusing

A:Best external to external hard drive synchronized backup plan?

There's a bunch of applications that can do that.

They all work pretty much the same way, but would differ in how easy they are to understand and configure---the interfaces would differ and the help files would differ.

I use FreeFileSync from sourceforge.net.

Others are Syncback, Folder Clone, Karen's Replicator, FBackup, Second Copy, and Synchromagic.

You should be able to configure them to do one or the other of the following:

1: If you delete or modify a file on the "original", it will also be deleted or modified on the backup.

2: If you delete a file on the "original", it will be retained on the backup. If you modify a file, both the modified and unmodified file will be retained on the backup.

It's up to you which choice you prefer. I use the first method, which is often called "mirroring"--one drive is an exact match of the other.

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Hi all,

I recently purchased an external hard disk (case & internal hard disk) with 320Gb of space. I have roughly 500Gb of data on my computer that would like backing-up.

I know I can drop and drag document etc. from my internal disks to my external one, but I'm hoping to find a program that will schedule a backup of selected folders or partitions once every week for instance.

Could anyone tell me if there is such a program? I don't mind if I have to buy it, but I want something efficient..

Thanks in advance guys,

Ed
 

A:Need good backup utility

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Having tried many backup programs, but none is really reliable.
Particulary flaky appears Acronis 10: after a crash I selected only F: in files restore (backup medium = ext hdd P and it happily restored ALL partitions as folders in F: which did not really fit.
So I had to enlarge the partition first...!

My strategy is making a full c:\ image twice a week, and daily incremental backups to my external hdd.

Can anyone advise on a proggie that's:
- easy to use and automatic
- working in W7
- supports "suspended file" backups (no restarting to DOS or whatever)
- really reliable

A:A really good backup strategy

macrium reflect free version it takes a system image and it has the option to make a luinx rescuse cd so you can restore and get files it works for me.

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I bought an USB-disk to make backups from my home computer. I?m going to take the disk off-site, it is to my office. Now I need to find out how to do good backups.

I tried SyncToy from Microsoft. Something went totally wrong. After sync I had more than 3000 items in Recycle Bin. I could restore them back, but I don?t trust SyncToy anymore. It did?t even take all files, though I started it with Admin rights.

What do you use for such purpose? I have also Acronis True Image WD Edition, because I have Western Digital HDD:s. I create weekly an image from my system disk to other disk inside my computer, but I?m not sure how wise it would be to do another image to USB-disk. I have to have Acronis first installed after possible crash.

A:Good backup policy?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Opam


I bought an USB-disk to make backups from my home computer. I?m going to take the disk off-site, it is to my office. Now I need to find out how to do good backups.

I tried SyncToy from Microsoft. Something went totally wrong. After sync I had more than 3000 items in Recycle Bin. I could restore them back, but I don?t trust SyncToy anymore. It did?t even take all files, though I started it with Admin rights.

What do you use for such purpose? I have also Acronis True Image WD Edition, because I have Western Digital HDD:s. I create weekly an image from my system disk to other disk inside my computer, but I?m not sure how wise it would be to do another image to USB-disk. I have to have Acronis first installed after possible crash.


I do my backups on two hard disks in sleeves. I don't use any special software I just drag and drop the files I want second copies of onto the usb drive... Real easy.

If I ever need to restore them, I'll just drop them back in place on my main disk.

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i am looking for preferably free backup util that will back up to another drive. i have a 40GB partition on an 80GB drive that is split for WinXP PRO SP2 and Linux FC3. i want to back up my windows stuff. (including settings, windows state, files, folders, and possibly attributes.)

i need a programn that is better than the default one Windows provides. it doesn't work for me ne ways. and i installed from a custom made slip stream of XP Pro so i cut out alot of the fat but i am pretty sure i left the backup util in there.

if someone could help me that would be most appreciated.

much thanks in advance

- NoRiN

A:anyone know of a good Backup Util?

Good luck finding something free that can do windows state etc.

Norton Ghost is good for backing up entire drive/partition to another drive/partition/image and keeping all settings in tact - ocasionally muffs the boot sector but this is easily fixed. It can compress to an image file.

Backup assist is a great overlay for NT Backup, but you say your NT Backup doesn't work so that's not much good to you.

The Hooligan

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Here is what I'm looking for. I have an external USB HD I use to backup (manually) and transfer large files/programs. I am looking for a program that I can run that will transfer files and directories I select off my local hard drive to my USB drive. I do not want to sync the files. I just want the files to transfer and if the file is there, it is overwritten and if not, it is just copied. I've searched around a little... haven't found exactly what I am looking for. I thought about writing my own program to do the aforementioned task, but it would be slicker to just DL a program that does this already. Anyone have any suggestions?
 

A:Need a good backup program...

How about Norton Ghost??

Lucan
 

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I've got a laptop that is hooked up to my home network over wireless that I'm trying to backup. I'm looking for a freeware, hopefully open source program, that would could take a folder and all of it's sub-folders and contents and copy them every night over my network to my home computer. I've got about 100gb of files, so preferably, it wouldn't have to over right the files every time, just copy new files that I've added. Any ideas?
 

A:Looking for a good backup program...

Syncback free should do what you want.
http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html
About half way down the page.
It's worked well for me.
 

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I've been running Nero BackItUp for about a year now, using an incremental backup of selected folders from my C drive to a USB drive. I just tried to do a restore from it and failed and I'm looking for something better.

I was never very happy with the user interface in Nero; it seemed to make it unduly difficult to setup the backup and did not (IMHO) adequately explain the choices it was asking me to make at various points. I had however assumed that it was working correctly - it certainly seemed to be "doing its thing" once a week. Unfortunately this seem not to be the case!

I just tried to use the restore facility to restore a single file that I had inadvertently overwritten. I wanted to retrieve a version from the previous week's backup. This has proven to be apparently impossible to do. Despite the fact that the Desktop folder is most definitely one of those selected for back up, the file is not listed. What is in the folder seems to vary according to which of the increments I choose. I certainly have NO desire to go back through nearly a hundred increments to try to find the one that contains it and the main undated version does not. Since the file has only been there for a month or so it should be in the most recent half dozen. It's not. Each one only contains two or three files when I have around fifty on my desktop.

I figure I'm lucky to have found out with only one file that it's a crap program; basically I am NOT impressed and am looking for somethi... Read more

A:Looking for a good Backup utility

A lot of folks recommend Macrium, Paragon Backup & Recovery 2012, EaseUS Todo 4.0, and Acronis. Macrium, Paragon and EaseUS have free versions as well as paid. Acronis is pretty much a paid version but they do offer a free limited function version if you happen to have (I think) a Western Digital hard drive.

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Does anybody know of a good backup program? I want something that can backup the master at a predetermined time each day to the slave.
My sister in law brought me a machine the other day that was a total mess. It is straight now but I want to kind of put a safegaurd on it so she doesn't lose her data. It is her business machine. Anybody?
 

A:A good backup program.

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Hi everybody,

i want to make a backup of my Windows 7 system. I've always made backup with XP and prefer to restore my entire backup because I don't like the "roll back" feature.

I've always use Acronis True Image Home (v11 right now) and I see something new: a hidden 100mb partition?!?!?!?

1st, what is this partition

2nd, does I need to include this partition in my backup? When I will restore my backup, does Win7 will be running without problem?

3rd, There is a better software IN win7 to backup the Windows7 partition and restore without problem?

Thanks alot

A:How made a good backup

Hello Rambytes,

The 100 MB system partition is the protected boot partition that also includes the Windows Recovery Environment for Windows 7.

It will be included only if you have that partition selected.

Acronis is a great back up program, but Windows 7 also includes a complete System Image backup feature as well that you might try.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm running Windows xp and using Fabs auto backup at the moment. I would like to know if there are any free backup proframs with an automatic backup function.
Thanks,

Mr Binante

A:Good Backup program

Lexun BackupIs this the sort of thing your looking for?You'll need to install .netto use it.

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I know there are programs to backup your hard drive. I intend to use a BartPE boot CD to enter my system and back up my 300GB hard drive.

But, I'm wondering is there any kind of backup software that would let me reinstall to my computer any program/file I have backed up to my 3TB external hard drive by pointing and clicking/selecting?

Rather than have to install everything I have put on the system by disc with the discs again? That sounds like a real hassle and I would rather avoid it.

A:Know a good backup program

Then clone your C: drive to your external. You can make a Drive Image Backup file to the external, then if the C: drive fails, you can restore your image clone and it will be just like the day you cloned the image. If one of your drives is a Western Digital, you can use the free Acronis for WD drives.

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Anyone got any good backup program suggestions? Has to be one that can run automatic backups and make ghost images

Thanks
 

A:Just need suggestions for good backup programs...

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OK, I have a home network with the following:

1) My Laptop, Vista Ultimate 64
2) Wife's laptop, Vista Home Premium x86
3) Son's Mini Tower, Vista Home basic x86

I am in need of a good reliable backup solution. My wife is a PHD student, and loosing her work would be a REAL issue. Ciurrently I am useing Mozy Online Backup: Simple, Automatic, Secure as a online backup but just found out that files backed up over 30days old are not kept. meaning, lets say I have a doc thats 30 days old, was backed up 30 days ago and not modified since then. On day 31 there is no backup. So as a interum solution I am makeing a DVD of her "My Documents" folder every 2 weeks, but again, thats a pain.

I guess what I am looking for is a backup/archive solution, which, I dont think I will find online. I looked into a in-expensive home NAS device, but havent been able to find one that has decent reviews.

Requirements:

1) Must be networkable, meaning I can put on the network while not directly attached to one of the laptops, I AM open to maby being attached to the mini-tower, but would prefer a stand-alone device. Either wired or wireless is fine.

2) All my systems must be able to backup to said device.

3) Must be able to schedule backups, either useing the built-in windows backup or other software.

I dont need more than 200GB really, all I am going to back up is data.

Any Ideas or Opinions welcome.

A:Need help finding a GOOD backup solution

Hi wwoods,

The built in backup program included in Vista does a pretty good job. You might try them to see if you like them.

How to Create a Complete Computer Backup and Restore Image in Vista

and

How to Backup Files with Optional Automatic Backups in Vista


If you want a real good 3rd party backup program, then Acronis True Image is the way to go. You can try out a 15 day fully functional trial version here.

http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/trueimage/

Shawn

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I always really liked the Backup program included with Windows until Windows 7 (I never had Vista but I guess it had the same). I've been using Windows Backup since I have Windows 7 but a few things bother me, for example I don't like how you need to go through the entire backup configuration again each time you want to switch backup disks and that after going through all that it forces a backup to start even though I don't want to start a backup right away as I need to delete the old backup from that media first.

Are there any free backup programs that can backup open files (I always leave MS Outlook running so I need a program that can backup my email database even when it's opened). I also need it to support backup schedules and allow for easy switching of one backup media to the other. Ideally but not necessary, I'd like it to be able to restore the entire OS from a restore disk without having to install Windows first.

I realize this is asking a lot for a free program, if none are available what's the lowest cost one that does that I want?

Thanks

A:Is there a good free backup program?

Hi, there is a long list here 34 Free Backup Software Tools (Updated August 2015) you will need to do the research on that.

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I have a client who needs incremental backup of drawings but doesn't want to use tapes.

He's thinking along the lines of ras access to his business network and letting his home computer control backups by downloading from server at work

Is there software that can handle this?
 

A:Can anyone recommend good backup sfotware

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Does anyone know of a good system backup program? Free or Shareware is great but if I have to buy one I guess I will ... LOL. I guess CD-Rs or CD-RWs would be a good way. Perhaps I could backup the full system once in a while and do daily or every few day data backups. I use WIN XP.
 

A:Looking for a good system backup program

NTI Backup Now!.
 

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Hello,
I just bought an external hard drive and am looking for a good backup program that will help me back up my files. Can you guys suggest some good ones? Thank you.
 

A:Trying to find a good Backup Utility

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I would like advice on a backup solution that is effective and easy to use. Specifically, I'd like to be able to create a clone of my primary HDD; bit for bit to another internal slave HDD so if disaster strikes I may boot to the slave. I am looking for software solutions that can accomplish this with a minimum of fuss. It would also be nice if I could preform incremental backups after the clone image has been set.
 

A:Solved: Good backup solutions?

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I need something that will automatically back up when changes have been made to most applications such as MS Outlook, Word, Excel and various picture folders contents etc.

I know Windows One Livecare will do it but not mad keen on giving Gatesy yet another $90.00 a year for this program

Free would be nice but don't mind paying for a good application!
 

A:Solved: What's a good backup program?

I am not sure if you are talking about making image files which include program installs or just file and data updates but Acronis True Image will do either anyway and is probably the all around best program for both.
 

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I was just checking what BC suggests for good backuphttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...ve+image+backupIt's a good link, very good, except that the websites didn't give me sufficient info to base the decision on.Computer is WindowsXP home. I've been using NT backup, system and all, but I hear that it's not an image backup, which would be good to make every once in a while. I have 80gig USB harddrive, Western Digital or somthing similar. I think it's NTFS, but might be FAT. The universal standard for imaga backup seems to be norton's ghost, I've seen it used at work, but I don't want it. What I'm looking for is a solid performer, i.e. tested under disaster recovery procedures. It gotta be easy to use, but the key thing is what it takes to recover in the event of trashing the computer hard drive. Did it boot, dit it lose files, did the computer worked afterwards - that sort of thing. I'm not looking for ads or magazine review type text, where I know they don't really test under circumstances where backup is so vital. Just real experience please.Free would be best. Reasonably priced - acceptable.

A:Looking For A Proven-good Backup Utility

hi, tos225,i use a prog 'driveimage xml'http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htmit's free, easy to use, and from experience i know it works. you can install it on your computer to make your backup image to another drive, whatever. if you are restoring an os partition tho, you need a copy on a boot disk. i use the copy in 'ubcd4win' which is also free, but you can put a plugin in a bartpe or i believe any kind of linux boot disk.definately worth a try!good luck

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Hi all

I am a budding photographer, and I have Windows Vista Home Basic on my pc. What would be the best way for me to secure my files, and make sure I dont lose everything if my computer crashes? I have about 50 gb of data, and few video clippings also. My data mainly consists of my precious photographs that I clicked all thoroughout.

I was thinking about online backup. Will that be reliable? Please suggest few good options.

thanks in advance.

A:Please suggest few good online backup options

Mozy and carbonite are good in this. Not sure about other new entrants in this. Many new companies are entering in online backup market. Need to study them also for some additional features. Has anyone heard about any new online backup service?

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I have really important stuff that I want to backup, and I want the best ways for backing them up.

to HD's and DVD Discs.
Hardisk backup:

I have total of 3 HD's (500GB, 80GB, 20GB)

I want to back all of the files from those HD's to a new 1TB HD that I will buy.

so I want to know, what is the best way to backup these files to the new HD?
I tried before to manually move the files from and HD to another, but I always get errors like (cannot move protected file) something like that.
DVD Discs backup:
I also want to back them up to DVD discs for double backup.

so I want to know if there's a program that can do all the work, like writes 4.7 GB data on each DVD disc from my files on the HD.

without selecting each file manually.
Thanks allot!
 

A:Need good data backup ideas and tips...

You do realise that ~500GB of data needs 100 DVDs to back up and the writing would take some 10 hours?! And no, there is no program that can put a blank DVD in the drive after every 5 minutes.
 

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One of my clients recently started getting a popup on her Windows 7 computer with the text: "Critical Alert, activate windows, backup now!". You can click 'Cancel' to close the popup or 'OK' which opens another box (see attached picture) with the following text: "Windows PC Backup Wizard Setup, Unlimited Free PC Backup, Protect your documents, folders, movies, videos, pictures and more, automatically!". It asks to enter your Name, E-mail, and Password (which we did not do). There seems to be no way to close this box except by logging out of the user account (it's not in the Task Manager applications list). I am thinking this has to be a malware/bad program since there is no way to close it. I ran a malwarebytes scan but we're still getting the pop-up. I tried searching online for somebody else who received this popup but couldn't find anything. I need to get rid of this somehow and would really appreciate your help.

Thank you,
Bob

A:Windows PC Backup Wizard Setup - good or bad?

Start > Run > MSCONFIG > Startup tab: see what's autorunning.

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Hi,

A registry backup that can be restored seems like a good way to get the computer back to a point before any problems began.

I tried ERUNT. This was fine accept in order to use it I had to effectively shut down the Account Control Settings. I did not want to reduce the protections that that offers.

I found other programs out there. But they have not been reviewed. I would think that the FULL registry backup would be something that would be popular.

Any ideas as to what is good and has received good reviews?

Thanks.

K2K

A:Looking for a Good Program to Automatically Backup Registry

The registry is only one component for possible trouble. It is better to backup the whole system. Most imaging programs can be scheduled to run automatically.

I use free Macrium since years and it has never failed. Imaging with free Macrium

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I'd like suggestions on a simple-to-use image backup to save my entire 'C' hard drive on a WD 120 gig external drive. I have read comments about Norton vs Acronis, and would appreciate comments about the most simple, foolproof backup choice between these two.

Also, any others that anyone can suggest.

Thanks!
 

A:Good, foolproof image backup program?

Well, I'd recommend Acronis True Image, available from www.newegg.com for $30 on a downloaded purchase. It doesn't get much more idiot proof than that.
 

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looking at putting a second 250gb hardrive in my computer as a backup incase my primary hard drive fails. I would like software that I can select certain folders and files and it will always keep those files backed up on the second hardrive hopefully free... any ideas?

A:good free data backup program?

here is a free backup link
http://free-backup.info/

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One area where Windows 7 is far inferior to previous versions is in Windows Backup, it's so limited compared to previous version's it's a joke.

Are there any free backup programs for Windows 7 that:
1. Can backup opened files (I leave Outlook open so I need a program that can backup the Outlook pst file while it's open)
2. Can ideally make backups of the system drive that can be restored back into a bootable system without having to first install Windows
3. Allows a specific disk to be set for the backup destination of a backup job and asks to insert that disk when the scheduled backup starts if that disk isn't inserted

If no free backup programs offer these features, what programs do offer these features?

Thanks

A:Any good and ideally free backup programs?

Back up your files

I haven't tried Win7's, but the XP version works perfectly. One client runs an incremental backup to an external 1 Tbyte HD at 3:00 a.m. every morning, and it's been running flawlessly for almost 2 years. About once a month I check the data to make certain it's there, etc... Not sure about the open .PST file thing. I think Outlook does it's own periodic save, so I don't think you are looking for something wildly exotic that saves "live" data in RAM. Meaning, I don't think Outlook being "open" or not matters.

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As the subject implies, I'm trying to find the best way to 1) create a disk image for disaster recovery + 2) synchronize folders and files to protect against accidental deletion, erroneous save-overs, transferring to another computer, etc. I have a 1 Tb external hard drive which is plenty of space for me to use for both.

Can be either one program that performs both functions, or two separate programs.
I don't want automatic backups, since I plan to store my external drive in a fireproof safe soon.
I need the sync'd files to be browse-able (not contained in a single image file)...just like a flash drive basically.
I would like something that only backs up new files or ones that have been changed (to cut back on backup time...but maybe this is standard for syncing and mirroring programs. ??)
Needs to be able to handle long file names
A nice GUI
Cost - free to low (I'd pay up to $30ish...but free would be great)
I was thinking of using Windows 7 Backup & Restore for the disk imaging, and then SyncToy for the file/folder syncing...but is this the best option?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Jo

A:Looking for a good way to mirror + backup personal files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by joflo723


As the subject implies, I'm trying to find the best way to 1) create a disk image for disaster recovery + 2) synchronize folders and files to protect against accidental deletion, erroneous save-overs, transferring to another computer, etc. I have a 1 Tb external hard drive which is plenty of space for me to use for both.

Can be either one program that performs both functions, or two separate programs.
I don't want automatic backups, since I plan to store my external drive in a fireproof safe soon.
I need the sync'd files to be browse-able (not contained in a single image file)...just like a flash drive basically.
I would like something that only backs up new files or ones that have been changed (to cut back on backup time...but maybe this is standard for syncing and mirroring programs. ??)
A nice GUI
Cost - free to low (I'd pay up to $30ish...but free would be great)
I was thinking of using Windows 7 Backup & Restore for the disk imaging, and then SyncToy for the file/folder syncing...but is this the best option?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Jo


Synctoy is among the better choices for file/folder.

If you are willing to spend 30, look at Second Copy, from Centered Systems. Free 30 day trial; excellent layout and GUI; intuitive; quick; under continual development for over 10 years. It is strictly file/folder for your personal data--a competitor to Synctoy.

Imaging for W... Read more

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I've been using Cobain backup on a few of my clients computers but I'm trying to find something that's a bit simpler. It needs to be able to backup over a Windows network to a drive that's being shared from another PC as well as allow me to specify custom folders and backup application data such as outlook express email boxes and other database files that might be burried in App Data/Local Settings without including all the junk that doesn't need to be backed up. A recurring problem I run into with Cobain backup is it's not obeying my exclusion rules. This client in particular is very... well, I just need to be able to say to them, "Yes... EVERYTHING is being backed up." The problem is that it's including too much stuff, namely temporary files which produces error messages during the actual backup because they'll go missing after the baseline inventory at the start and they don't want to see any error messages show up every day. Any suggestions?
 

A:What's a good user-friendly backup utility?

Are they on a network with a server? It is folly to leave any of this up to an end user as it will never happen if they are left to manage it. If you want to make sure their stuff is being backed up redirect their stuff to the server and back that up. Never leave it up to the end user.
 

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I have backup setup in windows 7, but was curious if I should be using something else as well? I've yet to have to restore with it, so I'm not too trusting on it yet

A:Is Windows 7 backup any good? Are there better free alternatives?

A lot of folks on this Forum use only the Windows 7 backup/imaging tool and are perfectly satisfied with it. Other folks have nothing but bad things to say about the Windows 7 tool and use only Macrium Free. And others swear by (or at) Paragon, EaseUS Todo, and DriveImage XML. (There are several more free backup/imaging tools available. A small sampling can be found here.)

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Imaging with free Macrium

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Overview

Best free backup software. Hard drive backup and recovery, image and clone freeware - EaseUS Todo Backup Free

DriveImage XML Backup Software - Data Recovery Product

The nice thing about free products is you can use each for a while and make your own comparisons based on your own needs. Personally, I use the Windows 7 tool and Macrium. I've had the opportunity to restore individual files and the entire hard drive using both utilities. They both worked perfectly.

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I know this is a BROAD topic but you guys who work on full networks know backups can be a pain. I am looking into an all in one solution something along the lines of a client on the PC for their backup to a centralized server with other server agents oon the other servers into this central server with a big backup unit on it.

It's oging to be hefty and I probably won't implement it but I want to read up on pros and cons and what programs would work for this solution.

Just point me to some heavy night time reading please. or share your experiences.
 

A:Any good network backup solution sites out there?

We use two solutions.

IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. Client initiated connection, works through firewalls, filesystems are once full / always incremental. Largest client we have is running "LAN-FREE" backups over SAN, taking BCV snapshots and running them to staged disk, then to tape. That client is about 11TB. Over Ethernet, we're backing up clients that range anywhere from 20GB to 1TB.

the other is eVault digital vault. Also client initiated connection. This is essentially complete disk based backup. Very similar to TSM, but is tailored for lower end enviroments. Largest suggested client is about 200GB, largest suggest vault is about 2TB.

Both of these platforms differ from your typical daily incremental/differential and weekly full. It's very cost prohibitive to run a single backup system, or backup over WAN's and such with that type of backup.

We use TSM typically in the datacenter, backups are staged to disk, then during the day the data is migrated to mirroed copies of tape in diverse datacenters. (Great for SOX/SAS70/DR planning)

eVault we use for smaller customers. Actually run backups for some customers over DSL/Cable modem. eVault simply doesn't scale as large as TSM, though.
 

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Some of you may remember my common posting on this forum and others on this site saying that my System Restore does not allow me to create a restore point, and numerous people have tried to help me but to no avail. My SR strangely refuses to work, so I need a recommendation of a good program that can back up and restore my system in case of a virus or anything else. From what I know, there are a little bit. ERUNT was recommended by someone on here and as I learned recently when I finally ended up having to use it, it does more harm than good as it strangely ruined my internet connection. So, what other ones are there, and which ones are worth downloading/using? Any good recommendations of such? Please.

Thanks in advance.

A:Reccomend me a good system backup program

Hi Domiy,

Have you considered doing a 'clone' of your complete system onto another spare HDD?

What are your thoughts?

Kind Regards,

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Hello,

I just went out and purchased a Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 2 TB USB 2.0 hard drive for about $100 because I thought it was too good to pass up. Now I am having second thoughts, and wondering if I should return it, or if I got a good deal. I need to upgrade my Windows 7 OS to 64 bit from 32 bit because, I am told, the 32 bit version does not access all of the new 4GB of memory that I recently installed, but the 64 bit will. So, being the pack rat that I am with documents and files, I just wanted to dump all of my documents and downloads and pictures and videos onto a large Hard Drive and then deal with them later.

Then, I would reformat my notebook computer's HDD and install fresh Win 7 64 bit and Office 2010 64 bit. But, I also need a backup system for this setup. I have been using Mozy automated backup, but I would like to somehow get rid of that fee of $5 monthly. I know it is not a lot, but if I keep paying it forever, it will be.

The way Mozy works is that it automatically backs up changed files in the background, and even can back up open files. Then you go to their Website and choose files if you ever need to restore one or all of your files. I would like a system to run this way on my laptop.

What I was thinking is that the laptop could backup to the desktop thru my wifi network, using a Mozy type of system. Then the desktop would have the 2 TB hd connected, and that would automatically be backed up. So, the notebook, would have 2 back up sets, one o... Read more

A:Is this a good setup for backup and file storage?

I had Mozy for the last two years and it is a good backup system. Like yourself I got tired of paying and wanted to find a different way to backup. I kind of got lost in your explanation, but here is what I am doing. My HD has two partitions, one with Win 7 and my programs and the other has my personal data files. I also have a second HD divided into two partitions that I use for my backups. I use Macrium to backup my two partitions of one HD to the two partitions of the other HD. It automatically backsup each night and is as convenient as Mozy. You need to get the backup HD quite a bit bigger than the OS / Data HD as it backs up the complete HD each night so you have to delete the old backups every week or so. It works pretty good and is simple.

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I am after some software that will ONLY back up data when CHANGES have been made and NOT the entire selection usually made in the backup schedule.

Ones like Nero and Windows certainly do a good job but as they back up EVERYTHING day after day or whenever I choose the date, it soon fills up the external HDD I is use for this task!

There has to be a program that only backs up the CHANGES that have occurred in files without doing the whole lot over and over again.

Being paranoid about backing up and saving "stuff", I like to do it daily so after a week, my backup drive is chock a block!

Any suggestions or advices much appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Advice on good backup program thanks!

are you backing up the programs and windows -or just the data

I have a backup setup at various clients using second copy http://www.secondcopy.com/index.html , I like second copy as it does not create just one backup file that then needs the application to restore.
I had been in a situation using backup now http://www.nticorp.com/en/us/product/backup_now5.asp , where the version they had worked on XP but would not work on windows 7 and so needed to buy the later version and so on the New PC , they could not restore the backup files without purchasing replacement software - or use a trial - I as a test set the trial up on a windows 7 PC and tried to backup and it failed.

just my personal opinion, I like to see the files that are backed up and be able to test the restore process and with second copy the files are all present and visible

Also you can set so that it only backs up when a file has changed
Which does mean if you do change a file a few times and want to go back to an older version on the backup you cannot - I take a full copy of the data once a week for that reason

with secondcopy
only the data files - and things like Music files and photos do not change themselves - so only get copied once as a backup

What windows version are you running - Most backup programs should be able to only backup the changes

you probably should take an image copy frequently to cover the windows system and programs
 

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I fielded a question about this today and didn't really like my own answer.
If one wanted to use the builtin/embedded Windows 7 Backup package, for what reason would one use it? It can't really restore a running/activated hard drive image... and its overkill for mere stashing of copies of important data, so .... why?

And, to show my bias a bit.. IF one were just INSISTENT on using the package, and subsequently one had a real hard drive crash/burn, how would one go about restoring a running/valid/active volume with all parts intact, all programs working normally using the archive created by Win7 Backup??? I'm guessing one of you smart guys has done a tutorial on such

A:WHAT is Win7 Builtin Backup program really Good for?

You use the "system image" component of backup. I used it to image my 1TB seagate, when I moved instead to a 1TB Western Digital. Worked just fine.

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My Win 7 x64 machine (Dell) has three hard drives in it. The original 2TB Seagate with the operating system on it, C:, a 2TB WD used for data storage,F:, ..and a 1TB Seagate repurposed from the XP computer it replaced. That last drive contains only data as that was its purpose in the previous machine. There are no programs on it and it's formatted NTFS.

On boot-up, the computer sees the 1TB Seagate as drive E: and it functions just fine until it's time for a Windows Backup. About 30 seconds into the backup, I get the message that "Intel Rapid Storage Technology has detected a disk removed on Port 3." At this point, the backup fails and Windows no longer sees the E: drive until next cold boot. The backup's target is an external Seagate drive J: that is unaffected by any of this.

Yes, I've changed SATA cables. I've changed the Motherboard connection where the E: drive's SATA cable is attached. I've reversed and rerouted cables so there's no odd pressure on any one of them. I've disabled the power-saving settings so the disc spins all the time. Nothing helps.

The E: drive functions just fine until Windows Backup starts, then it acts as if I removed it.

Error code from Windows Backup dialog is 0x80070002 "The system cannot find the file specified."

Suggestions?

A:When Backup Runs, Windows Reports Backup Target Disk Removed

Can you access the external target drive normally?

Also, could you post a screencap of Disk Management for us?
(Windows key + R to open Run, then type "diskmgmt.msc")

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I bought a 128GB "PNY Attache 2 USB 2.0 Flash Drive" so that I could preform a "Bootable Backup" using "Dell Backup and Recovery" yet when I inserted the flash drive and selected Bootable Backup from the list it fails to detect the drive.  Bootable Backup says it requires "a storage USB storage device with more than 100GB of capacity so why doesn't "Bootable Backup" sense my USB flash drive since it has more than 100GB of space on it?

A:Dell Backup and Recovery's Bootable Backup Won't detect USB Flash Drive

Try updating your Dell Backup and Recovery software.  With the update it now seems to work with all USB flash drives I throw at it.

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Does the following make sense to use for a backup strategy?
Like most people I am terrified of losing my data and I have 75,000 photos on my 2TB C: drive. What I am considering doing is adding a second internal 2TB drive and running Rebit to back up to that drive. Then adding an external 2TB external USB drive and also backing up to there with Rebit.
I would also run the backup program that is part of Win 7 Pro and weekly create a system image and also save it to the new internal 2TB drive. Then once a month create a system image with the Win 7 backup program and save it to the external USB drive.
Currently my C: which is a WD20EARX has 755 GB in use. Not sure if this makes any difference but I am running Intel SRT (Smart Response Technology) in Enhanced Mode and have a Crucial SSD running RAID 0.
BTW, I know that Rebit is always backing up. Can that be a bad thing?
Any opinions on the above will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Zack S

A:Does this backup strategy make sense? Rebit, 2 drives and Win7 backup

A few random thoughts:

It sounds like your data (photos) are on the C partition. You might find that putting your data on a separate D partition on that same drive will make your backup strategy a bit simpler. Not a requirement, just a suggestion.

I would not rely on an image as a backup for data. If your data is on C, any image of C will of course include the data, but imaging is not foolproof and can go bad for unknown reasons.

I have never even heard of Rebit and assume you know it to be reliable. I don't know if it is a file by file backup program or an imaging program.

Copying the photos to another internal drive is a good idea. As is the idea of copying the photos to an external. The more backups the better. But you might consider some type of offsite backup in case of fire or theft.

I'd probably do this:

Temporarily move all data from C to some other physical drive--internal or external.

Then shrink C considerably to the size needed to hold Windows easily--maybe 100 GB.

Then make a new D (data) partition from the free space now available.

Move all data back to the new D from wherever you temporarily moved it.

Use an imaging program thereafter to make periodic images of C alone, storing the image on either the new internal or an external.

Use a file by file backup program to make periodic backups of D alone to the new internal and the external.

I'd probably just use a single partition on the new internal and the external and separate stuff by a folder struct... Read more

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Hi everybody,
I have an Inspiron 7548 4K with W10 (upgraded from 8.1) and since a few days I've been having the following problem with DBAR (1.9.X.X). When I try to take a SYSTEM back up, it ALWAYS stops/fails to complete at 12% during the Backing Up module (checking system and building list complete OK). The message is "Operation Cancelled. Destination location unavailable or not enough space on the disk". It always happens at 12% of the process. I have tried it more than 10 times, with no avail. Further info:
1. The only change in my system was a W10 update of March 23, 2016. NOTHING else. Up until then everything worked fine.
2. Tried with both the external HDD with previous/existing backups AND a new/clean one. Both are 500 GB for backing up the internal 256 GB, so there is more than enough drive space. Also tried different usb ports in case one was malfunctioning. 
3. Recovery media backup works fine. The problem is when it tries to proceed with system backup. I don't take data backups since I use cloud.
4. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling DBAR, keeping it below latest version 1.9.2.8. Same result.
Anybody?
Thanks,
Michael

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I've got Acronis True Image 10.
Can I backup all emails and then restore to a new installation of the hard disk?

Erm: OK... that might sound dumb!
That's *exactly* what it's supposed to do right!!?

I've got a copy of XP Tablet which is dying.
I want to do a full original installation restore and restore the emails.

Just wanted to double check!!

Also: I've made a backup (of another PC).
I have a file size that is 9GB.
How can I store this onto DVD discs?
And how can I make the discs be bootable??
So that I can juts restore the whole system by booting from the DVD discs?

Thanks!
OM
 

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How do I control how much disk space my Windows Backup takes up? I have a 1TB external disk for backups and other files. My computer's HDD only has about 250GB capacity. I don't know why my backups file got so bloated. What should I do?

I see that I can delete the older backup file: 22-Oct to 11-Nov. But read the text.
""Deleting previous backups will free up space on your backup location."
So far so good.

Then it continues, "All files backed up during the selected period will be deleted."

I'm pretty sure the text is just badly written. I guess that means the backup-files (on the backup drive) will be deleted. They couldn't mean that the original files (on my data drive) will be deleted. That sure is a scary possibility though. How do you understand this?

System: Windows 7 Enterprise

ScreenCap below

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A:Backup takes 800GB? Manage Windows Backup Disk Space

Yes, it is perhaps, badly written, but true. All files in the backup period from 22-Oct. to 11-Nov. will be deleted. Not to worry, though, because those same files are backed up in a later backup period from 11-Nov. to ? It is safe to delete older backup periods.

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I read a blurb that this drive provides "continious automatic backup" which sounds great. Has anyone tried this feature?
 

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I'm looking for Good Free Automatic Backup Program that works on XP/Vista/Win7, that I will be able to configure on a standalone user's PC, and that can just make automatic backups of files (Like my documents user folders) to a External HD that will always be connected.

I'm trying to find something that is free, and robust enough to keep working on its own without needing any help, and the users will be less technical and will not be able to trouble shoot many backup issues.

A:Good Free Automatic Backup Program to a External HD, fo

Hi,

Maybe you could take a look here and see if it's what you want.

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Hello, I'd like to have a usb flash drive backed up automatically every day

The tricky part is that I don't have it plugged in every day.

I'd like the backups to be simple file copies if possible so they can be browsed in explorer and have each day's backup go into a folder called something like %date%flash_drive

If the drive is not plugged in, then the backup would be skipped obviously.

Is there anything out there that can do this?

A:Are there any good USB Flash drive automatic backup programs?

Create a scheduled task to run each day.
Have that task start a batch file.
Put a file named something like back-me-up.txt on each USB drive that you want to backup.

Use code like this in that batch file:

Code:
if exist "z:back-me-up.txt" xcopy z:\*.* %UserProfile%\desktop\USB-FOLDER\*.* /yesvmk
if exist "y:back-me-up.txt" xcopy y:\*.* %UserProfile%\desktop\USB-FOLDER\*.* /yesvmk
pause
You can also read thru what the xcopy switches do. You can remove the pause after you get it working as desired. And you can repeat the code for as many drive letters as you want. There are other ways to deal with each of the drive letters, but this will keep it simple.

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew of any good cloud backup programs appropriate for a small business (approximately 20 computers). So far we've looked into CrashPlan PRO and Backblaze, but I was wondering what some other good alternatives would be.
 

A:Solved: Good Business Cloud Backup Programs?

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Free or paid sites to back them up? I know Flickr is good for photos, but what else? Youtube is a good site to put videos there to save privately, but what else as well. https://www.delldatasafe.com/?c=us&l=en&s=dhs ? I have Dell. Thanks!

A:What kind of sites that are best and good to backup photos and videos?

I'd say a USB backup drive and a safety deposit box, home safe, or fire box.

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Where can I find the descriptive definitions of the “reason codes” reported in the Activity Logs when a Backup fails? I have searched all of the DELL site and non-DELL URLS.
Errors with undefined “reason codes: 2, 5 and 32” are reported under the Activity Logs when using the current DELL Backup and Recovery software (Version 2.8.0.62) ran as Administrator in Windows 10 (Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586)
 
EXAMPLES:
Data Backu- - <date at time>
An error occurred during the process
Scheduled Backup No
Multiple files Yes
The following files were not backed up:
C:\Users\Pat\AppData\Local\Comms\Unistore\data\0000000a000000031013.dat (reason code: 2)
C:\Users\Pat\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\16.0\OfficeFileCache\CentralTable.accdb (reason code: 32)
C:\Users\Pat\VeriSign Root Certificates\DS_Store (reason code: 5)
 
ENVIRONMENT
OS Name - Microsoft Windows 10 Pro – Version 10.0.10586 Build 10586
System Type - x64-based PC
DELL Backup and Recovery – Dbr.exe – Version 2.8.0.62 – 04-JAN-2016
DELL Update Tray – DellUpTray.exe – Version 1.9.5.0
DELL Update Service – DellUpService.exe – Version 1.9.5.0

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Hi,

New to this forum. I am using Win7 Backup and Restore, along with a Seagate external drive for my backup needs. I backup every week, and have been using it for about 1 year. I see the backups happening each week, but I've never had the need to restore anything. For the first time, I've needed to find an old version of a file. I have read the many articles about how to use the Win7 Restore utility, but when I 'search for files' using this utility for the file I'm looking for, I don't see it in any of the backups (various dates over the past 3 months). Now I'm wondering what it's backing up. The backup drive has lots of data, so it's putting something in there ;-)

So, in summary, I go through all the restore steps, but can't find the file I'm looking for. Is there some secret to using this tool? Seems straight forward...

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows7 Backup and Restore utility: I can't find the file to backup

I find this program invaluable - it will find everything on your comp in seconds.

Download Everything

Type in the name of the file or any part of it and if it's on your comp, it will tell you.

When the file come up, right click and "open path."

Hope this helps.

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Hi all,
Due to my dell inspiron 14" 7447 have problem after use with window 10 for few month, (get kernel security check failure) cannot fix easy, so I have recover  from win 8 (dell ssd build in  and them update to win10 again) , everything work fine, but when I try to make a new backup , it always show as follow, then crash even time. How can I fix it?
Tks all.
H

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I got a simple question, let me explain it like an example: Let's say I backup 100GB of data with Windows Backup and over the time where I do all my backups there is like only 30GB of data which changed from those 100GB and also new files were added. Now my external drive is full. When I now delete the very early backup, the first one where the 100GB of data was saved, will it delete then ALL those 100 GB, or will it just delete the previous versions of the files which were modified AFTER that time, which are in this case the 30GB I talked about? Because otherwhise I would then have in the end an uncomplete, messed up backup.

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"because otherwhise I would then have in the end an uncomplete, messed up backup."

Correct. Windows by default does what is called "incremental backups". It takes a master image of the entire system per your direction, then on the schedule, it takes an inventory of only what has changed and backs up those changes. That is with a DATA BACKUP.

If you do SYSTEM IMAGE, it gives you two options you can set, from which are accessible from Manage Space > System Image/Change Settings:

You should have similar space management controls for your data backups as well. Since I only do a system image every week as my data is on a different drive than the OS, I do not.

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Good find, Thanks Bill.

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