Best backup software for a Home computer

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  1. Stilgar1973

    Stilgar1973 New Member

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    Seriously, convince me that it isn't ALL trash.

    I am using Acronis right now. I just went to the 2nd disc of my backup set and it told my my DVDROM was busy.
    STARTTHEFUCKOVER!!!!

    GODDAM IT!!!

    And the damn thing verifies BACKWARDS!!!! WTF!?!?!? Every disc swap it tells me it isn't happy with the backup. Well I guess not, you are verifying from the LAST DISC TO THE FIRST!!!!
     
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    whitshak New Member

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    I use Nero for DVD/CD burning.. but that costs $$$

    For other media, try SyncBack <http://www.2brightsparks.com/>
     
  3. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I use Acronis but I do it to a hard disk. Seems to work fine. Maybe you could send it to a hard drive and set it to split at 4.7GB so you can burn them outside of Acronis. I also make backups of just the super critical stuff with another program.
     
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    whitshak New Member

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    What program do you use for that?
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I use Backup Exec Lite - otherwise known as the built-in backup program in Windows.
     
  6. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I use a program called backup4all for that. It saves it to zip files which is nice because its not dependent on a proprietary program to get the data back out. Someone here said that sucked because zip files are horribly error prone or something but I don't care because there's a new one every night. So if one gets fucked up, there's a bunch more. Backup4all is nice because it can backup open files under XP and later.
     
  7. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    same here, external hard drive with a seperate disk image partition.
     
  8. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    :werd:

    It works beautifully when you back it up to another drive.

    Or if you clone the drive.
     
  9. Casino

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    I tried many programs but I honestly think the best way to back up is to individually pick out our files and save them. Thats the best way for me, but I know where all my stuff is so it doesn't take that long. You might have a zillion files so that might not work, just saying what I think is best.
     

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