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Backup-software vs straight file backup

Q: Backup-software vs straight file backup

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

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

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

and welcome to the Forum

I use Syncback for that:

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

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G'day everyone

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

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

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

Thanks
Samuel

A:Backup software that splits large files for incremental backup

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

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

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I'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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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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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Regards,
Nick

A:Looking for a good backup software/backup plan

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

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

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

Thanks for any advise!
 

A:Backup Software (EaseUS/Windows Backup)

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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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I periodically backup my data files which is on another hard drive than WIN7 OS so this backup is not a system image. Every time I do a backup I do a restore to a dummy partition to double check the backup was successful. Anyway, I recently tried to restore my backup from March 2014 & the backup utility is not recognizing the file. It recognizes other backups so something must be off with this particular file.

I checked & it appears all of the catalogs & zipped files are present. Is there another manner or 3rd party software I could restore this particular file? The file is just over 100 GB. I should add that I have transferred that file from one hard drive to another since last March, but transferring should not be a problem as far as I understand.

Appreciate any suggestions

A:WINDOWS Backup & Restore utility not recognizing my backup file

zipped files? You should be able to open those in windows explorer.Or use 7-zip.

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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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FILE BACKUP AND TRANSFER SOFTWARE - BEST...!!!

Hi everyone...!!!

WHICH IS THE BEST SOFTWARE (PREFERABLY FREEWARE) CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR FILE BACK UP AND TRANSFER...??????? (NOT SYSTEM CLONING but only data/file backup and transfer)

Scenario:

I am having one Hard Disk of say 200 GB with three partitions 20 GB; 40GB; and 140 GB
Balance.

There is a huge amount of valuable data (only) of somehwhat say 70 GB on 3rd partition of 140 GB.

I want to move (transfer - not back up) this 70 GB of voluminous data from this 3rd
partition to another Hard disk of 160 GB where there is already data of 30 GB.

I dont want to do CUT - PASTE...(bcz long file names are not copied and if there is a
problem in copying at any stage the entire copying procedure stops in between and then its diffuclt to track in thousands of folders and files what has been copied and what not)

I cannot clone as in that case destination data of 30 GB will be lost...whereas my goal is
to add 70 GB of data from partition 3 of hard disk one to already existing 30 GB data of
hard disk 2...without destroying data in hard disk 2 (which would happen in cloning or
image recovery)

Request:

Can i request all OF U TO PLZ SUGGEST ME Some way / idea / software / trick/ mechanism so that i can freely move large amount of data - be it transfer or copying from one partition to another partition of same hard disk or another hard disk....???

WHICH IS THE BEST SOFTWARE (PREFERABLY FREEWARE) CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR FILE B... Read more

A:File Backup And Transfer Software - Best...!!!

Well, the "best" is a subjective evaluation, and "free" limits your choices. Take a look at Microsoft's SyncToy.
 

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I am looking for software to back up my PC and Laptop.

The criteria I would like are -
1) to be able to shedule backup sets at different periods (eg documents daily; photos weekly; etc)
2) to do the backups as incremental, rather than everything every time.
3) to be able to see each folder and file on the back up device (ReadyNASDuo) - not a single compressed file.
4) to leave any files intact on the back up which may have been deleted on the PC/laptop (in case they were deleted accidentally)
5) to be able to select folders in groups for a set of backups (eg user data which may be on seprate drives.

Hope that makes sense, and that someone can recomend some suitable software.
Many thanks
Peter

A:File and Folder Backup Software

Most of the possible choices should meet all of those requirements. The one I use (Second Copy) does.

Here are some others to consider. Most are free.

Synctoy
Synchback
Allway Sync
Folder Clone
Karen's Replicator
Synchromagic
GFI Backup Home Edition

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Hi,

Can anyone suggest a good free third party software for file backup.....?

I googled it, but it seems that some free tools do not work well with W10.

I have Macrium and use it for Imaging/Cloning, but the free version does not offer file backup.

I would like to save my pictures and videos incrementally on an external HDD.

Thanks,
-BBDS

A:Free file backup software

I use EaseUS | Data Recovery, Backup, Partition Manager & PC Utility Software which handles both system images and selective data backups - the free version has all the tools you need for basic set-ups including scheduling.

We as a site actually had a free offer recently for the slightly more advances Home version so may be worth checking google for similar offers but I can recommend the free version

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FILE BACKUP AND TRANSFER SOFTWARE - BEST...!!!

Hi everyone...!!!

WHICH IS THE BEST SOFTWARE (PREFERABLY FREEWARE) CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR FILE BACK UP AND TRANSFER...??????? (NOT SYSTEM CLONING but only data/file backup and transfer)

Scenario:

I am having one Hard Disk of say 200 GB with three partitions 20 GB; 40GB; and 140 GB
Balance.

There is a huge amount of valuable data (only) of somehwhat say 70 GB on 3rd partition of 140 GB.

I want to move (transfer - not back up) this 70 GB of voluminous data from this 3rd
partition to another Hard disk of 160 GB where there is already data of 30 GB.

I dont want to do CUT - PASTE...(bcz long file names are not copied and if there is a
problem in copying at any stage the entire copying procedure stops in between and then its diffuclt to track in thousands of folders and files what has been copied and what not)

I cannot clone as in that case destination data of 30 GB will be lost...whereas my goal is
to add 70 GB of data from partition 3 of hard disk one to already existing 30 GB data of
hard disk 2...without destroying data in hard disk 2 (which would happen in cloning or
image recovery)

Request:

Can i request all OF U TO PLZ SUGGEST ME Some way / idea / software / trick/ mechanism so that i can freely move large amount of data - be it transfer or copying from one partition to another partition of same hard disk or another hard disk....???

WHICH IS THE BEST SOFTWARE (PREFERABLY FREEWARE) CU... Read more

A:File Backup And Transfer Software - Best...!!!

Try Genie Backup Manager

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Answer Match 81.06%

FILE BACKUP AND TRANSFER SOFTWARE - BEST...!!!

Hi everyone...!!!

WHICH IS THE BEST SOFTWARE (PREFERABLY FREEWARE) CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR FILE BACK UP AND TRANSFER...??????? (NOT SYSTEM CLONING but only data/file backup and transfer)

Scenario:

I am having one Hard Disk of say 200 GB with three partitions 20 GB; 40GB; and 140 GB
Balance.

There is a huge amount of valuable data (only) of somehwhat say 70 GB on 3rd partition of 140 GB.

I want to move (transfer - not back up) this 70 GB of voluminous data from this 3rd
partition to another Hard disk of 160 GB where there is already data of 30 GB.

I dont want to do CUT - PASTE...(bcz long file names are not copied and if there is a
problem in copying at any stage the entire copying procedure stops in between and then its diffuclt to track in thousands of folders and files what has been copied and what not)

I cannot clone as in that case destination data of 30 GB will be lost...whereas my goal is
to add 70 GB of data from partition 3 of hard disk one to already existing 30 GB data of
hard disk 2...without destroying data in hard disk 2 (which would happen in cloning or
image recovery)

Request:

Can i request all OF U TO PLZ SUGGEST ME Some way / idea / software / trick/ mechanism so that i can freely move large amount of data - be it transfer or copying from one partition to another partition of same hard disk or another hard disk....???

WHICH IS THE BEST SOFTWARE (PREFERABLY FREEWARE) CURREN... Read more

A:File Backup And Transfer Software - Best...!

Have you tried using Microsoft's Backup provided in the System Tools' folder in Accessories? There are several very good freeware programs but for scheduled backups that will do what you need. I have provided several online articles about MS Backup.How to use MS Backup.What to backup.How to install MS Backup if not present.One file\folder often not backed up is the System Registry. If your registry is damaged this could be the difference between restoring you OS and re-installing it. Here are two links work looking at. One is how to manually backup the registry and the second is a freeware registry backup program.How to backup the registry.ERUNTHere is a recommended backup program listed, and used, from our list of free programs. Snap BackupAs far as transferring data I have found drag & Drop to be very effective for data. Open two windows. One with the data you wish to move and a second with the destination of the data to be moved. Left click on the data file or folder and drag it to the new folder\partition\drive you wish to transfer it to. Release the mouse button when it is over the location where you want it. It will be transferred when you release the button If you move a program you will have to re-install it in the new location. It cannot simply be moved. you can also transfer files this way over a LAN from computer to computer.If you are worried about Cut & Paste, use Copy & Paste. It will leave a copy in the original location until... Read more

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last month i performed a file backup onto a network drive at our office.
Two weeks ago, my hard drive on my vista business laptop took a dump.

Now i want to retrieve that file back up, but it cannot find the backup sets to this file backup. it keeps asking for a different location and that my backup sets can't be located.

Any thoughts....

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i hav recently reinstalled windows 7 from windows xp ..... and i hav created my games backup file ......... but nw i m having a trouble to open it in windows 7......

plz help me

A:Need a software to open .bkf file(windows XP backup file)

Hello,

MS has made available the NT backup restore utility for restoring XP backups on win7. See this support page, the download link is also on that page.

Description of the Windows NT Backup Restore Utility for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

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I searched high and low and all the backup info I could find was for a disc image and I'm already using Macrium for that. No info on file backup/redundancy that I could find though.

I'm a wedding photographer so it's highly important that I keep my clients files backed up multiple times over in case of drive failure/corruption/etc. There are no do-overs for wedding days.

I've been manually backing up everything since forever, and I'm tired of it. Ready to set up RAID or some type of program that will back up automatically for me each night. My requirements are...

A) Must be easy to set up. I'm not super tech savvy in the slightest.

B) Must be as affordable as possible. I like to run a lean business.

I have two matching internal 500GB drives (one of which has my OS on it), one additional internal 1TB drive, and I currently have a 2TB external also. I can add another matching 1TB internal drive for RAID 1 duty, but don't really know how to set RAID up at all. I can also add as many externals as necessary.

Ideally I'd like my main drive with OS to be for my OS, programs, business documents like PDFs and Word/Excel files and personal stuff only. I'd like my second internal 500GB drive to mirror my main drive to back up all my personal stuff, music, etc. How can I accomplish this? Set up RAID 1 for D:/ drive to mirror my main working C:/ drive? How do I go about that?

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A:Need File Backup/Redundancy Help (RAID or Software?)

  
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I searched high and low and all the backup info I could find was for a disc image and I'm already using Macrium for that. No info on file backup/redundancy that I could find though.

I'm a wedding photographer so it's highly important that I keep my clients files backed up multiple times over in case of drive failure/corruption/etc. There are no do-overs for wedding days.

I've been manually backing up everything since forever, and I'm tired of it. Ready to set up RAID or some type of program that will back up automatically for me each night. My requirements are...

A) Must be easy to set up. I'm not super tech savvy in the slightest.

B) Must be as affordable as possible. I like to run a lean business.

I have two matching internal 500GB drives (one of which has my OS on it), one additional internal 1TB drive, and I currently have a 2TB external also. I can add another matching 1TB internal drive for RAID 1 duty, but don't really know how to set RAID up at all. I can also add as many externals as necessary.

Ideally I'd like my main drive with OS to be for my OS, programs, business documents like PDFs and Word/Excel files and personal stuff only. I'd like my second internal 500GB drive to mirror my main drive to back up all my personal stuff, music, etc. How can I accomplish this? Set up RAID 1 for D:/ drive to mirror my main working C:/ drive? How do I go about that?

I'd then like my 1TB internal d... Read more

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ok guys, i've been searching for an ideal backup solution, but haven't had much success. i looked through old threads and couldn't find what i was looking for.

i've tried cobian, comodo, synctoy, karen's replicator, NTI backup and syncback. syncback seems to be the best out of the lot.

i remember using something some time ago that: didn't use much system resources and also had a 'verify' button to check that files had been backed up properly. could anyone help me out on which one i'm referring to? i remember it had a green button or two.

i'm mainly after something that'll sync between two folders for all my word documents i do.

thanks guys, i've been working on this all week and can't seem to find success. really exhausting.
 

A:Which backup software to use? I want to sync file directories

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I am currently backing up my Outlook .pst file (1.4GB) on an external hard drive with SyncBack software. However, it won't allow me to save multiple versions of the same file with the date appended to the file name. I had a situation where the pst was corrupted without my knowledge, and when it was backed up, it over wrote the good file with the corrupt copy.

Is there any backup software that will allow me so specify how many iterations of a file to save, so that I can restore from a previous backup, if the most recent is corrupt?

A:Backup software that saves several versions of the same file?

Cobian Backup allows you to save as many backup copies, as you want.I have mine set to, 2.It tags every backup with the name, date, hr, min, and sec, so if your worried about a corrupt backup, you could run 2 consecutive backups. Here's a tutorial on Cobian Version 8 Black Moon (which I use):How to backup and restore your data using Cobian BackupIt's a pretty easy program, to use.Once it's set up, it's just a matter of a couple of clicks, to run a backup.

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I have a box with Windows Vista Home Basic installed. I've realized that while the factory backup software included with Windows Vista Home Basic manages to copy most of my user content it doesn't provide a way to save certain user files and it doesn't let me exclude certain files and folders--as to speed up the back up process and saving some space in the backup media.

Therefore, I'm looking for something that can run backups for selected files and folders at regular intervals. That software must ask any user of the computer -- including non administrators-- to insert removable media (DVD+-RW, USB key, or USB Hard disk) when the need arises. The computer may be turned off or be sleeping at the scheduled backup time. The expected backup size is 3 GB to 20 GB. Also, the backup software must provide a way to recover single files and directories to a specified folder location.

The main backup media will be DVD +/- RW but I may end up using, either, USB keys or an external USB hard disk at some point.

While I'm a complete novice regarding backup software I have noted down some features that I thought may be worthwhile for such kind of software being used in a home environment:
Low footprint.
Easy-of-use and friendliness for the novice.
Low chances to conflict with Windows Vista (after an update).
Free customer support.
None or few known and unresolved software bugs.
A free software updates feature would be welcome.
Comprehensive help file stored in the computer and easy... Read more

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I currently use Norton cloud storage but I'd like to backup to DVDs instead. Does all backup software have the convenience of search-ability? It's a pleasure to restore exactly a file specified, and only that file - that's what I mean by search-ability.
Thank you in advance for sage recommendations or advice!

A:What backup software is complete and has searchable file restore?

I assume you are referring to data backup, not Windows backup.

Any ordinary data backup I have seen can be viewed in Explorer and searched on a folder by folder or file by file basis.

But I'd use hard drives and avoid DVD burns.

Why have you chosen DVDs?

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I want to backup some files and directories but do not want to reset the directory modification or creation dates. Any suggestions? XXCopy would work but it doesn't use shadow volume services, so it can't really backup your whole system. Partition cloners would work but they only do partitions when I want a file copier. This should be easy, I mean how hard can it be to copy files!

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In the past whenever I needed more disk space for a backup I would just delete my old backups but recently Windows Backup has just been adding the new backups to the old file.
So now I have one 500 GB file that includes a dozen backups ranging from October until now and if I need to make space for a new backup I'm forced to delete the only backup I have!

I want to set it up so that it will create a new file every time I run it. I've gone through all of the settings and I've searched online all over the place but I can't seem to find an answer to this problem.

A:Windows Backup keeps adding to the old backup file

I don't use Windows 7 Back and Restore just for that reason. It may work and then not work.
My here suggest Macrium Reflect but I use Acronis True Image WD Free Edition and NEVER had
a problem.
Sorry I did not answer your Q.

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Hi all!

I have xpprosp2 and an inaccessible backup file of 30 Gb. A while ago I performed my first ever backup using the xp backup utility. I thought I followed the instructions, but something screwed up.

My problem is the restoration wizard (backup utility) will not restore or give access to the library of the backup.bkf files, which it displays as a cd.

It says under the backup identification label: "No entries found". I recall that the backup utility, after backing up, asked for a floppy disk or something and as my computer does not carry any floppy drives, I skipped this step, which might have been a big mistake.

So now I have this 30 Gb file on my harddrive, which I cannot access at all.

Could someone illuminate this situation and in particular how to access the data in this file?

Thank you for sharing and a possible solution to this problem.

Tonyb57

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I've recently upgraded to a 1.5TB external hard drive for video production work, which has left me with a 500GB drive which is no longer needed.

I'm thinking of using it as a backup. Is Windows backup sufficient? Or should I be looking at specialist software?

Also, I'm probably just going to back up files; is there any reason for me to do an image backup of Windows, or would that just take up extra space? I understand that I would have to reinstall Windows should anything go wrong with my system then, but I do have recovery software pre-installed by the manufacturer. Is this sufficient?

Thanks.

A:Choosing between a file backup and a image backup...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MultiCat



I'm thinking of using it as a backup. Is Windows backup sufficient? Or should I be looking at specialist software?

Also, I'm probably just going to back up files; is there any reason for me to do an image backup of Windows, or would that just take up extra space? I understand that I would have to reinstall Windows should anything go wrong with my system then, but I do have recovery software pre-installed by the manufacturer. Is this sufficient?


Windows backup is sufficent, but not necessary. There are simpler alternatives.

No reason to make an image if you are willing to reinstall Windows manually whenever you might have to. An image of Windows would take up about half of the occupied space on C.

You should make recovery disks with the recovery software regardless of any decision on imaging.

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Hi all,

One of my drives in raid0 crashed and fortunately I had windows 7 x64 backup activated and running daily.

NOT!!!

After recreating the array with the remaining drives, I tried to restore from the external usb drive but it didn't work.

Apparently the problem is that I had been running "file backup" and not "image backup". Probably because when I configured backup for the first time, it asked to back up all my drives which was not possible and not needed so didn't check the image backup button.

Now the backup set is visible only from within windows (I set w7 again up) but NOT from the restore part of w7 setup / recovery disk.

Files inside the backup set are not .vhd but zipfiles.

All my c: drive files actually ARE inside the backup set, but running restore will restore all the crap folders (like c:\nvidia) EXCEPT from the system folders like c:\windows, c:\program files (and x86), c:\programdata etc

I know it is a FUS now.

Any way to restore these? I am thinking of the possibility of somehow restoring all the files and running windows repair on top of this to actually make c:\drive bootable again....

Oh, forgot to say that my users folder is not affected as I had moved it to d:\ but this presents the additional challange of being able to actually make the system see the users folder....

Sorry for the long post but you know how frustrating it is when you messed up your system...

A:File backup instead of image backup - Big Mess!

I have never done file back up but only imaging. However I think it should be possible to restore the files in the environment in which they were backed up. And you should be able to choose which of the folders and files you want to restore. At least you can in Acronis TrueImage.

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After restoring a computer and backing up files, once the computer is back up and running should I have a foldercalled "My Backup -- 1408-08 2353" or should I have a single backup file called backup.bkf?

I'm trying to help someone, and they have a folder with the files already available instead of a single backup.bkf file. He wants to restore everything to the original location before the computer restore. How can he do that with the folder he has instead of a backup.bkf file?

The restore wizard is asking for a .bkf file to place everything in the original locations, and he doesn't have that.
 

A:After backup, should I have a "My Backup" folder or a backup.bkf file?

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This is for XP pro SP3.
If I specify the backup file location as the C drive and then ask that the C drive be backed up, will Backup continue to include more and more of its own backup file?

And yes, its a serious question. It will be my first time using backup.

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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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I'm having a problem with a system image (C: drive and System Reserved drive, that I made with a scheduled Windows Backup) and its size. I have a D: drive where I store it.

First of all, I noticed this in D: drive properties:

Used space of the whole drive is actually larger than the size of all the individually selected D: drive files, including hidden files.

Then I noticed this:

System image size reported by Windows Backup info is clearly larger than the size reported in the backup folder properties.

There's like 35 GB stored somewhere in the disk and I can't find them, how come this is possible? Is there something that I'm missing?

Thanks and sorry for my english.

A:"Windows Backup size" not reflecting actual backup file size

Windows backups makes a system image and a backup of the user folder of the user account by default.

So, that extra data is likely from your user folder.

Also be default windows backup will save multiple copies of your user folder on each backup, not just file changes.

Which also I think would explain this.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate connected to network with Server 2008 (R2).

I am trying to backup the System Image [only] to a share on the server without success:

[Window Title] Windows Backup: Troubleshooting Options

[Main Instruction] Check your backup

[Content] Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination.

[Try to run backup again] [Change backup settings]

[Expanded Information]
Backup time: 8/05/2016 6:20 PM
Backup location: \\Server2008\backup\
Error code: 0x8078006F

The backup location is a valid share on the server and is accessible (and read/writeable) from my Win7 machine. Both SYSTEM and Administrators have "Full control". When setting up the backup, the location is tested and a username and password requested - these are accepted (and wrong ones are not, so some sort of check is being carried out), however when I attempt to run the backup (either manually or on schedule) the backup runs briefly (a few %) then fails with the message "Windows backup did not complete successfully" then the message box as above. No files are created at the backup location.

A search of the web finds a lot of similar questions and a lot of wrong and useless answers. This has been an ongoing problem for some time, but I really would like to have a regular scheduled backup. Has anybody got any clues, please?

A:Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination, Error: 0x8078006F

Hi Seven,

include the domain name of the network drive (not the computer you're backing up, but the network device): NETWORKDEVICE\Username\backup\
Roy

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Hi

From times to times I load my disk image backup from win7 system and install the new programs/drivers i was using and save a new backup.

I usually to do this by backing up my C: drive, but this turn to my surprise, windows for some reason wants to backup C and D, is it possible to pick a drive for it to make a system image?

I'm mean, this is probably my 8th updagrade to the backup. I've always backed up from C: -> D:, which are on the same hdd, and now it suddenly needs to backup C and D to create a system image .

A:system image backup - how does windows pick the drives to backup?

Hello vbkun.





Will you please post a snip/screen-shot of the entire disk management drive map so we can see what you have going on.

In the Windows start menu right click computer and click manage, in the left pane of the "Computer Management" window that opens click disk management and post a snip of that.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums

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OS WinXP Pro
Trying to backup the registry using the utility backup from system tools.
error =
"Error returned while creating the volume shadow copy:Catastrophic failure."

Research shows that it is possible to turn off the volume shadow feature .. but not if the backup includes the System State selection.

I have an ethernet connection to an ADSL modem and a 40gb hard drive in two partitions c: and d: with about 20gb used in total.

Any help much appreciated ..
 

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~~~~~~~~~~ Background ~~~~~~~~~~

I recently started helping my father in law get his Samsung NP-Q330-JA03HK laptop back to working order. He had not used it in a couple of years, and when I tried tuning it, I found that it was extremely slow. A Malwarebytes scan, Windows updates, and some other actions failed to do the trick.

So, I used his laptop's Samsung Recovery Solution 4 program to do a complete restore to factory condition. I did this at boot time (pressed F4 until Samsung Recovery Solution launched a special Windows session).

The restoration seems to have done the trick: the laptop is once more responsive. Now I am doing the agony of 4 years of Windows 7 updates... (If you have any special tricks to speed this up, lemme know!)

~~~~~~~~~~ Questions ~~~~~~~~~~

The reason why I am posting is that while doing the restore, I noticed that there were 2 backups on the D: drive (which is actually a special partition used by Samsung Recovery Solution).

I picked the oldest one, guessing that it was the original factory backup, and that seems to be correct.

That said, I would now like to delete the other one, as it is unknown garbage at this point.

Unfortunately, when I run the Samsung Recovery Solution 4 program, I see no option whatsoever to delete an old backup.

So:

Have I overlooked anything in the Samsung Recovery Solution GUI?

Can Samsung Recovery Solution 4 be upgraded to a later version (e.g. Samsung Recovery Solution 5), and can later versions delete old ... Read more

A:Samsung Recovery Solution: backup location, delete old backup

Hello up2trix and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not familiar with the Samsung Recovery Solution so I won't be any help with your specific questions. However, one of the Forum experts has prepared a very detailed tutorial on how to do a Clean Reinstall of Windows 7. It even includes instructions on how to obtain a legal copy of Windows 7 with SP1 installation disk.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Once the clean install is finished, you could make use of the Windows 7 hotfix rollup that was released by Microsoft in 2013. It contains the first 90 or so hotfixes that were released after SP1. That should save you some time doing the updates.

http://www.sevenforums.com/news/282157-hidden-patch-tuesday-gem-windows-7-hotfix-rollup.html

Hope some of this helps.

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I reinstalled my operating system with the operating system disk to try and erase everything from my harddrive but its not deleted. Everything is still here in C drive backup, "I believe". I can only access program files and I can not delete anything within backup. Were the desktop files deleted?

Furthermore, when I try to delete backup, its keep saying "This folder is shared with other people. If you delete this folder, it will no longer be shared. Continue" and when I click continue it says the same thing. Then when I click continue again it says "destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action". How do I delete it?

A:Where is desktop in backup? How do I delete backup? in Vista Home premium 64-bit

Hi -

Please further explain what you are referring to by "backup" - is this a folder on the c: drive?

Are you using the Vista recovery DVD(s) that came with that particular system to re-install Vista?

Happy Holidays !

jcgriff2

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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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Hi everyone,

I created an image using the Microsoft Backup and Restore tool in Windows 7. I saved the image on a network shared folder.

I then went to the Advanced Recovery Methods in Windows to restore my image...that I just created. It restarts the computer and goes into recovery mode, I point to where the image is located, I entered the network credentials and it give me an error.

"The Specified network resource or device is no longer available. (0x80070037)"

Please look at the attachments below.

Oh...I'm doing this in Windows Virtual PC.

Anyone knows what I'm missing?
 

A:I created a backup Image using the Microsoft Backup Utility and Now I can't Restore.

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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.

A:(windows Backup) deleting old backup states simple question

"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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Both 32 Bit and 64 Bit Versions of Backup & Recovery 10 Compact and System Backup 9.5 for free until 7/12.

Info:

Paragon Backup & Recovery Suite

System Backup

Downloads:

License software - free backup, partition freeware, data recovery

A Guy

A:Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 and System Backup 9.5 Free till 7/12

Good find, Thanks Bill.

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Not sure how to explain what I mean but can anyone please tell me if there is any difference between backing up files as 'data' files or making a music CD as a means for backing up? I normally backup my music files, using Nero, as 'data' files. Once burnt, I can also use this same DVD/CD on my PC and play the music files in the normal way, so what is the difference between choosing 'data' as opposed to just backing up the files as music files, please? Does it perhaps take up less room when choosing the 'data' method?

I should be grateful for any replies.
Many thanks
Morny
 

A:Solved: Data Backup versus Music backup

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I've used Windows Backup and Restore successfully on many occasions but I now get the error "0x81000037: Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one of the volumes being backed up" and I don't understand it. I've spent hours researching this issue and cannot seem to create a backup.

I've been to all the Microsoft pages and various "Windows 7" forums to no avail. I've gone the "delete the Java cache" route, the "C\Users\my account\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java\Deployment\cache\6.0" route and deleted the numbered entries (which remain in my Recycle Bin), the "Command Prompt with DIR /AL /S, which showed "File not found" (I still don't understand what a reparse point is) and the "virus in a shadow copy" route which produced nothing. I've scanned with Microsoft Security Essentials, the only AV application I use, which produced nothing. Disabling MSSE does not help (I checked Task Manager, All users, and the MSSE process before attempting the backup and it was indeed stopped). I've also performed full scans with MalwareBytes, the paid version of Spybot S&D and SuperAntiSpyware, which produced no results. I don't let these additional malware applications run in real time. I only start them when I want to run additional virus scans. I've run the Microsoft Safety Scanner in full mode, which produced nothing. I've run chkdsk at boot time on two occasions which produced "unallocated free ... Read more

A:Windows Backup and Restore fails to create backup

It sounds like something got damaged or corrupted for unknown reasons. You seem to have tried all the usual fixes. Did you go through this Microsoft KB article (Issue 2) and the full suggested workaround about half-way down the page?

Windows backup or restore errors 0x80070001, 0x81000037, or 0x80070003

If the workaround doesn't help do you have a restore point from before this problem first appeared?

System Restore

If a restore point doesn't fix things or isn't available, do you have a recent system image (from before the problem first appeared?)

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I'm running Windows 7 64x Home Premium on a Toshiba Qosmio X505 laptop. I just got it back from the warranty repair center, where they replaced the hard drive and graphics fan & heatsink, and reloaded the factory windows version. Before I sent it out for repair, I used Windows Backup to create a backup of all my files on a Toshiba casio 500GB external USB drive (I had over 300 GB of files, so it was easier to use Windows Backup than drag and drop all the files, at least at the time). Now that I have the laptop back, I'm having trouble restoring my files. When I go to Control Panel-> Backup & Restore, a message appears in the restore section, saying "Windows could not find a backup for this computer." I've tried reconnecting the drive as well as restarting my computer, but to no avail. I can see and explore the files in My Computer, so I know the hard drive is properly connected. I appreciate any help you can give.

Thanks,
Dobber9
 

A:Backup External drive seen by My Computer, but not Backup & Restore

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Trying to back up using Vista, backup fails with error message access denied Ox8007005.

Any ideas? Thanks.
 

A:trying to backup in Vista, but backup fails with error message

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Hi. I am trying to perform a full PC Backup on Vista Service Pack 2.  I have a recently purchased Seagate Backup Plus 2TB drive which has 1.6TB free space.  When I do the normal 'Backup Files' option it backs up onto this drive no problem  When I then try to do a Complete PC Backup onto the same disk (size of backup estimted to be 67Gb), it bombs straight away, with the error message 'One of the backup files could not be created. (x08078002A)'. I have only performed a full backup once onto multiple DVDs which worked fine.  This backup however, is seriously out of date now. Could someone please assist? Thanks.

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Hello,
My Vista backup is no longer backing up. It fails because it says drive "L" cannot be found. Well, my external drive is labelled "J," and has been for the past year when I've successfully backed up my hard drive. When I attempt to change the settings to back up to drive "J," it just says "looking for backup devices," and just keeps going on forever, never finding "J." I can see J in windows explorer, and it seems to be functioning just fine. Any ideas on how to get it to find drive J again?
 

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I'm about ready to consider this a bug.

Traditionally, I share a folder from my Desktop to my PC via SMB and it works perfect as can be. The HDD on the Desktop has PLENTY of space and is in NTFS format and not being used as a NAS.

I browse network to find the folder I want, there it is all ready to be used. I select and enter the same information (my live email and password, and also tried Desktop username/password) as I did with getting the folder to share in the first place.

I keep getting the error 0x80070544 which tells me that it's the network credentials.

There is only a grand total of one post on here that I can find that error code and it was never truly resolved. I don't know what I should do. I would despise using alternative software over something as trivial as this.

Any help would be GREATLY! appreciated.

A:Windows Backup: Set Network Backup. Error: 0x80070544

Prefix your username with the name of the pc your connecting to assuming you have an account on that pc so if the pc is called fredspc you enter fredpc\username

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I curently don't use Dell Backup and Recovery, and I don't run any Dell startup items or automatic services. I also don't have the Recovery Partition in my current deployment. Because the partition is missing, Dell Bu & Rec takes a while to start if I click on the tile. When it does start, it offers to rebuild my recovery environment. It looks like in the System Backup settings, I see under more options the following: Instant Restore status (currently turned to on) and statuses for Overlay Icon and Context Menu.

Because I don't run startups or automatic services, and because my Recovery Partition is missing, I wonder if it will do anything at all to turn off Instant Restore, Overlay Icon, and Context Menu. I don't like launching Sys Bu & Rec, but will do so if you think that turning off Instant Restore, Overlay Icon, and Context Menu will shut off additional features.

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Hi,

The company I work for is expanding and I have been tasked with organising the backup policy. I have opted for Microsoft System Center: Data Protection Manager 2010 installed on a Windows Server 2008 machine.

All the backup files are kept on a dedicated HDD in the data store.

My question is can I use Windows Server Backup which comes with Server 2008 to make a working backup of the DPM data store to an external HDD? If I can then which locations do I have to include in the backup.

I would also appreiciate any links which might help.

Thanks for any help.

Brad
 

A:Can I backup DPM 2010 store using Windows Server Backup?

Tr this link below.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399260.aspx
 

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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 have backups on several external USB storage devices. S:, T:, U:, V: and currently V: is my backup drive. I simply want to start cleaning out old backups as I have run out of space. on all my drives. V: I have reduced to a single current backup copy. However on S:, T: and U: there are several dated backups from a time ago that is now somewhat dated. So, I want to free some of this space.

It seems I cannot just change locations and manage my backup space without performing a new backup. That's sick. Anyone know a way to change the location without actually performing the backup?

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

thanks for your help.

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I keep getting an error when I try to use the Backup Program. As far as I can tell there are no hidden partitions. Using the Administrator tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management tool, I deleted all the partitions on my external ESATA drive which is larger than my boot drive. Then I recreated two partitions, one a 30G partition and the other uses the rest of the 320G drive. After formatting them, I tried to do a backup and received the same error. I have done this twice now. Anyone know why this is happening and how to fix this?

I used the external drive dock in USB mode and got the same errors. I tried two different external enclosures and still the same errors.

Error:





Quote:
Windows Backup Error:
A shadow copy could not be created. Please check "VSS" and "SPP" application event logs for more information. (0x81000019)
19000081990500003F0900005B090000420ED1665C2BEE174B64529CB14610EA71000000

VSS Warning:

ASR writer Error 0x80042416
0x00000000, The operation completed successfully.
Operation: PrepareForBackup event Context: Execution Context: ASR Writer Execution Context: Writer Writer Class Id: {be000cbe-11fe-4426-9c58-531aa6355fc4} Writer Name: ASR Writer Writer Instance ID: {628b20aa-214f-4935-9b7a-722e0bf2200b} Error-specific details: ASR Writer: System partition (partition marked "active") is hidden or contains an unrecognized file system. Backup does not support t... Read more

A:Unable to backup hard drive with Backup Program

That error seems to be referring to your system partition, not your backup destination. Make sure you're logged in as an admin.

Now run an elevated (admiinstrative) command prompt
Start > Cmd > Right Click Cmd.exe > Run as Admin
Type in: sfc / scannow

If you get errors, run that three times.

If that doesn't help you could try a System Repair or Repair Install.

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Hi there, basically what im looking to do is delete some old entries that the XP backup utility has created over time that i setup a while ago. Im using the "copy" option..so nothing has been appended or incremental.

Im just looking to avoid deleting the setup i got, and maybe just delete a few "copy" backups so that theres not 8 gigs / 1 years worth of backups...i only need about 4 months I forgot about it....cuz i never neaded it

But it looks as if its the only way b/c i cant just delete selected backups...all or nothing?/

Anyone know of a better backup utility that is simple and easy on a system BTW???

Thanks for looking.
 

A:Solved: Can i edit a backup created in XP backup utility?

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Regrettably I learned too late that Dell Backup & Recovery 'might' encounter problems in Windows 10 if a user did not update 'DBaR' version 1.7 before an upgrade from Win 8.1 to Win 10. I have a Dell Inspiron 3647.
When I only select a few files to backup (e.g., pics, docs, printer software and a few apps) it would backup to my 32 GB USB flash error free.
But when I try a significant back up -- e.g., 8 GBs -- I get a display after 20 minutes, or so, that the backup created an error. [head scratch]
Even something less challenging for DBaR like running a Factory Recovery Media backup resulted in the same error. Yet using the Windows 10 Control Panel Recovery app completed a backup error free.
I tried more than one USB flash, I ran Dell Update, defragged my hard drive, disabled firewall and AV protection. Nothing seemed to help.
Am I correct to assume that Dell Backup & Recovery 'might' encounter problems in Windows 10?
Sure would be nice to at least backup costly apps like Microsoft Office.
Michael T.
Software Engineer (retired)

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Window 8.1

When I run File history backup, I get the following error:

Directory was not backed up because it is a reparse point:
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Pictures
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Music
C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Videos

If you want it to be protected, remove the reparse point.

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When I run the following Command prompt: Dir/al/s
It show me these reparse points as follow
Directory of C:\Users\(myname)\Documents
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Music (C:\users\(myname)\Music)
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Pictures (C:\users\(myname)\Pictures)
09/09/2015 01:30 pm <JUNCTION> My Videos (C:\users\(myname)\Videos)
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When I use Files Explorer,
These files do not show up.
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Music / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Music
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Pictures / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Pictures
I see: C:\Users\(myname)\My Videos / but I don?t see: C:\Users\(myname)\Documents\My Videos
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How do I Delete/Remove these reparse point?
 

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Does Norton Online Backup no longer backup wirelessly?
 

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Hi ? I am trying to setup a Win7 Pro PC backup so that the primary user does not have any admin rights. Setup Standard user login and then another separate login for file backups.

Created a new login called Backup1, and assigned this User Account to the Backup Operators Group, and Users Group. Rebooted, and logged in as Backup1. Attempted to run Backup. Get the following error:

The backup application could not start due to an internal error:
You must be logged in as an administrator to perform this task.
0x81000010

I then get presented with all existing User Accounts including Administrator and the option to enter the Admin Password. If I select Admin and enter Admin p/w it works ok. If I select any other option the backup fails.

I am at a loss as to how to sort this ? I understood that adding a User Account to the Backup Operators Group would allow that User to run Backup (only) without the necessity of entering an Admin password. Can anyone assist me with this please - I have had a look through this forum but cannot see anything obvious to look for.. Thanks in advance.

A:Backup Operator Group - problem running Backup

I thought you had to be a member of Admin AND Backup Operators Group.

FWIW, I noticed that when getting ownership of the WindowsImageBackup folder, security shows me now in Backup Operators Group. Then again, this is a System Image and not a folder "Backup".

My logon is single, admin/user.

Seems others are having this problem. Even saw someone label it a UAC bug. I don't know much about UAC, but is it worth trying to lower UAC all the way to the bottom and try this again?

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I've been rethinking my backup strategy at home (or lack of it, to be more precise) and came to these conclusions (I only need to backup one computer running Windows 7 x64):

1) Why bother with OS backup at disk image level?

I just don't see a point in doing OS backup at disk image level at home. Within past 15 years I could've benefited of it once. Since I didn't have it I spent about a day and a half re-installing OS from scratch, which I was OK with plus it's always good to reinstall OS from scratch to get rid of accumulated "crud"

Other reasons why this is a hassle:

2) What software to do it with?

I just don't trust anything that claims to be able to backup OS while it is running. To do this backup program has to integrate itself with Windows at OS level, install drivers and/or services that run all the time and consume CPU resources and often mess up whole OS. Just check out review for Acronis 2012 at Amazon - 2.5 out of 5 (~100 reviews). The other popular contender is Macrium that has 3.5 out of 5 at Download.com. IMO anything under 4.8 is not acceptable for the backup application. Please recommend if you know something better.

So the only feasible option is to use some kind of bootable media and backup when OS is not running. This takes a long time and you can't use your computer until it is done and backup is verified. Plus it still takes large amounts of disc space. As of now my compressed OS image would be about 40 GB. Say you do this once a week - th... Read more

A:Why bother with OS-level backup (and other thoughts on backup strategy

Hi Joe, Welcome to Seven Forums.

I simply took a system image of my Windows 7 machine after installing the OS, Windows Updates and my standard applications using the built in Windows 7 Backup utility.
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

I don't then create system images every week simply because my initial image would always be the one i would want to restore (clean install with my standard applications).

2nd to that i use Windows Backup to backup all of my files/folders, this runs everyday but it doesn't create a full backup everyday, just anything that is new or has been changed since the last backup.
Backup User and System Files

I myself have found it to be very effective as a the Hard Drive died a week after using it so upon the manufacturer replacing it i used the system image to restore the OS and then the backups to restore the files.
OS - System Image Recovery
Files - Restore Backup User and System Files

Not a single issue.

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I have Win7 and I had an extra internal drive acting as backup to my system. Well, the system got infected by a virus that I couldn't cure, so I figured that since I had a backup, I could probably just restore files from that. Well, I got Win7 reinstalled and then I went into my backup drive and selected the icon with my old computer's name (disc with green arrow pointing down), right click and select "restore options." Then, I get "do you want to restore files from this backup? So then i click "restore files." Then, a loading bar comes up that says "looking for backup devices" and then goes away, showing nothing but "refresh" and "browse network location..." as options.

Anyway, how can I get my backup files from this image if it can't see it for whatever reason?

Thanks for your help.

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

A:Best Backup Software

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

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

BTW- Welcome to Techspot!
 

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I would like to make backup copies of my dvd movies. Could someone please recommend software that is easy and reliable. thanks,Franco
 

A:Dvd backup software

DVD Shrink
 

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Can anyone recommend a good free backup software for me, please?
 

A:Backup software

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

A:Backup software

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

registry cleaner/repairer

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

Thanks!!

A:Backup software

Acronis True Image 8.0


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

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I have a Dell XPS 8300 running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit. What software does W7 use to create a backup and system image?
What commercial software have you used successfully as an alternate...and would recommend?

A:Backup Software for W7 Pro 64 bit?

Hello ScarletEd2, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


Imaging with free Macrium

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

A:Need backup software for HDD

Welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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

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

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

A:Backup Software

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

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I need recommendations for backup software, FREE, for Win 7 on a Dell netbook. I have an external HDD for backups.

What would you suggest I get?

A:Backup software for Win 7...

Depends what you want to back up:

For complete partitions or complete hard drives, using an image: Macrium Reflect, Acronis True Image, or EaseUS Todo Backup. Macrium and EaseUS free; Acronis free if you have a Seagate or Western Digital hard drive.

For personal data, not using an image: SyncToy, Robocopy, Karen's Replicator, probably a couple of others I can't think of right now. All free.

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Have a laptop and a desktop and a 300GB external drive. Best programto backup from 2 computers to one external drive.

Notice my new HP appears has a partition, c and d, which you can set up to automatically to backup pictures, etc.? How does this work if drive crashes?
 

A:Backup Software

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Does anyone know if the Veritas Backup Exec software needs SQL to be already installed on a computer?

Thanks
 

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Hello,
I was wanting to know if anyone can recommend a good (free) program for backing up my files on my external hard drive.
I searched and found Cobian that someone recommended. Any others?
Thanks!
 

A:Backup Software

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I was wondering what you guys/gals use to backup data and to make cd with. I have used Roxio forever, and I did use version 9(very slow encoding dvd's), but with Vista I was thinking of going to version 10. I thought I would see what your opinions were about Roxio, Nero and any other software out there.

Thanks

A:cd/dvd backup software

hi warpedhifi-
Roxio has a new solution for backup, launched last month. Its BackOnTrackOnline, which allows you to select the files you want backed up and it does it automatically for you whenever a file is updated. Storage is secure online. I used it for the first time a couple weeks ago and personally thought it was quite easy to use, and very efficient. There is a free 14 day trial on the Roxio - DVD Burning & CD Burning Software - Creator & Toast Software website which will give you a good idea of the product, and an opportunity to see if its a good fit for your backup needs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have looked at Capterra's site:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Windows backup software Second Copy: Pricing and Ordering Licenses

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

A:backup software

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

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

Thanks!
 

A:Backup software

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

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

A:Hdd Backup Software?

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Hey Guys..

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

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

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

Thanks very much in advance!
 

A:Best Backup Software?

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Hello everyone and sorry for the trouble again.

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

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

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

Sorry and thanks.

A:Help in the right backup software

Hi,

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

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

Imaging with free Macrium

Regards,
Golden

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I have nero but it doesn't do what I want. I want to burn files to a dvd in the avi of jpeg format that they were originally in. anyone know of a program to do this?

A:dvd backup software

2 questions

1. What exactly are these .avi's and where are they from ?
2. As far as I'm aware, video's don't use the jpeg extension. ??

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

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

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

A:backup software only

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

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

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I have "NovaBackup", V 7.2, and "Norton Ghost"

I like the ease-of-use of the NovaBackup. My son insists I use Norton Ghost.

My son fixes my CPU when I screw it up; but, I have a problem getting him to answer questions, for small fixes. He keeps saying I have too much installed in my system, and some programs are affecting the use of other programs. I am fairly good at reviewing programs, and I get a lot of input from the forums before I purchase them. I figure if several different members use/recommend programs, that the programs I buy should perform well.

The forums have helped me learn a lot, so I am going to try to learn how to do as many operations as I can.

Just a little information is listed below, to give an idea of what I have on my CPU.

I primarily restore old phonograph records, using DCart and WaveLab. I use "Acousta" software for my burning & label making. I also have "SureThing" label maker on my system, because I started using it, and I have to keep it on my system so I can have access to the files. I use "Clone CD" for duplicating, mostly because it does not dump anything into my Windows library file. I also use Wordperfect, Excell, and Homecraft OYC (for cataloging my music library), and Quicken.

Well, back to my original statement about back-up programs. Do you have any preferences regarding which program to use? For me the NovaBackup has many features, and seems easier to u... Read more

A:Backup Software

Ghost isn't really meant to be a backup program in the manner that your Nova is. Ghost is more of a drive, partition, etc, image backup system for tranferring to new or other hardware.

If you like your backup software then by all means use it.

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