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 Post subject: Need Backup Solution
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:42 pm 
8086
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Hey guys.

I am looking for a backup solution for my desktop computer. I have about 500GB of data and i am really fed up with online backups and all that. I think my best option is a hard backup using a portable hard drive or the like and storing it in a fireproof safe. (if you disagree or have any other ideas please enlighten me.) I know that i would need some kind of software and i have been out of the whole software world for a while so i dont know what the latest and greatest out there is...

Im not sure what my best way of doing this backup is. I would like to do it once a week. I was thinking possibly a mirror image of the hard drive or if there is something better i would concider that.

I am running windows 7.

Thanks in advance for all your help.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Backup Solution
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:59 pm 
Smithfield
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I can't recommend software, since I manually do my backups.

However, regarding the fireproof safe idea, I think it's better to either get a really small portable hard drive an store what is absolutely necessary or burn them to disks. I would find it really annoying to have to pull the drive out every week to do a backup.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Backup Solution
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:35 pm 
Little Foot
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I'm a big fan of Acronis. It will automate the backups and has been rather consistent for me when I need to relocate my OS to a different drive. If you have USB 3.0 ports, it'll make backing up to an External relatively painless.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Backup Solution
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:21 pm 
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SyncBack Free is stunningly powerful. And it's portable, not a single installation file or registry addition is needed. It boasts full automation, total control of profiles in both directions and is just packed with all sorts of options. I've found or more economical. I both sync and backup on a nightly schedule from internal drive to drive (I have a total of five 3TB hdd's in my main system) and from internal to external 3TB and also to a 5-bay 15TB Raid5 NAS. You won't be a bit disappointed in SyncBack.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Backup Solution
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:01 pm 
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kleinkinstein wrote:
SyncBack Free is stunningly powerful. And it's portable, not a single installation file or registry addition is needed. It boasts full automation, total control of profiles in both directions and is just packed with all sorts of options. I've found or more economical. I both sync and backup on a nightly schedule from internal drive to drive (I have a total of five 3TB hdd's in my main system) and from internal to external 3TB and also to a 5-bay 15TB Raid5 NAS. You won't be a bit disappointed in SyncBack.


I am giving Syncback a shot as we speak. Looks like a really nice piece of software! I am really excited about getting this done finally.

Thanks a million.
I will check back with results


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 Post subject: Re: Need Backup Solution
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:06 pm 
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I have a client that uses Synchback Pro to back up to externals as well as an online backup. I still prefer Acronis Home as I know their backups work pretty flawlessly.


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 Post subject: Re: Need Backup Solution
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Paragon Backup & Recovery Free is what I use and it has always worked fine for full partition backup/restores


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