back up software?

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  1. sushtsi

    sushtsi OT Supporter

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    Hey guys,

    just had a hard drive crash on me so now I am taking steps to backup my pcs. I have an external HD (Connected through USB 2.0) that I want to use strictly to back up my computer hd. The problem I am having is that I want to schedule backups of certain files at certain times daily. I have the program Sonic Backup MYPC and it works but there is an issue. The issue is that it saves it as a file name on the external HD (which is fine) but then the next day it just overwrites that file instead of creating a new file. The stupid program doesn't recognize USB drives as backup devices (only cdrw/dvdrw drives). What software can do what I am asking?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    Use the built in MS Backup?
     
  3. deezil

    deezil New Member

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    agreed, we're using this for backing up our college network drives.
     
  4. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Yeah, MSBackup works just fine for that sort of personal-use backups.

    When you do a full backup of everything on your computer, you also make a floppy disk with information that the Windows XP cd can use to recreate your hard drive exactly as it was. First it reinstalls Windows, then it uses the floppy disk to find out where the backup files are, and it copies them onto your hard drive again.

    If you've ever heard of Automated System Recovery (ASR), that's what it is.
     
  5. alex

    alex My neighbor got the gas chamber awhile back for do Moderator

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    I think Norton Ghost allows for this. And I stand by Norton Ghost, it saved my bum about 2 months ago.
     
  6. cmsurfer

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    I use a program called Second Copy 2000.
     
  7. Sabrewulf

    Sabrewulf New Member

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    I use this and keep a ghost image on my network on my webserver. So if my shizzle goes down just pop in the ghost network boot disk and back up in minutes :bigthumb:
     
  8. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    How is that different from xcopy other than what looks like a log?
     

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