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 Post subject: Backup Software
PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:05 am 
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Hello all,
I'm trying to find a dececnt Backup Program for my system. I have a 160G Drive that I want to use a a backup drive. I need it to first, copy all my files from my 120G HD to it, then on a daily/weekly basis add, change or delete files accordingly (Not replace everything each time unless modified). I don't need/want it to back up the OS, just my data files. I've looked around but the solutions I have seen cost a pretty penny. Any ideas??

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Laz


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What OS? If it is windows 2k or XP, why don't you just use the software that is given to you? It should be located in Accessories/System Tools. This was a light version of Backup Exec and I have been using it for a few years now with no problems at all. For light jobs it is ok, for a corporate solution, you will need something much more robust.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:28 am 
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It's XP Pro. And I think, even though I could be mistaken, that the Windows backup backs it up to a single file of some sort. I prefer to have it back up with the directory tree so if I need to replace just a couple of files/folders I can just grab them and go. Thanks for the fast response!!


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Laz wrote:
It's XP Pro. And I think, even though I could be mistaken, that the Windows backup backs it up to a single file of some sort. I prefer to have it back up with the directory tree so if I need to replace just a couple of files/folders I can just grab them and go. Thanks for the fast response!!


It does back up to a single file, that is browsable like a directory tree using windows backup utility.

It works pretty damn well. Give it try, it can't hurt to play with it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 4:55 am 
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I played around with it a little last night. It's ok just not exactly what I am looking for. Right now I'm experimenting with "Second Copy 2000" which I just found since writing this topic. It seems to work out ok but there are some more tests I need to perform to make an accurate statement.


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 Post subject: back up
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:41 am 
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I don't see a back up in my Windows XP :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: back up
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 6:49 am 
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EdH wrote:
I don't see a back up in my Windows XP :lol:


Go to Start->Run type NTBACKUP and hit enter. It'll open it up.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:06 pm 
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I typed NTBACKUP came back Windows can't find it
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 6:00 am 
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Is it XP Home Edition? Home Edition does not have the backup utility. I'm having pretty good luck with Second Copy so far though. http://www.centered.com/


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