Recommend Me a Decent Backup Program

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  1. Sexual Vanilla

    Sexual Vanilla New Member

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    Hi,
    Any of you know of a decent, preferably free, data backup program that has the ability to burn data to DVD's? Thanks in advance.:bigthumb:
     
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    Yeah, me either. :wtc:
     
  3. deusexaethera

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    Windows Explorer.
     
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    I'm not using 50 CD-Rs to burn 35 GB worth of data. kthx.
     
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    u can just use any burning software and burn data dvds...
     
  8. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I use www.backup4all.com. It backs up to zip files which it can put on a hard drive, thumb drive, network drive, CD, or DVD. It'll also get open files under XP/2003.
     
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    Don't be a dumbass. The Windows CD Burning Tool can burn DVDs too. It's all the same filesystem format.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    ZIP files are WAAAAAY too fragile for use as a backup medium.
     
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    Uhh...no.
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/moviemaker/expert/jones_02november25.mspx

    Don't be a dumbass.
     
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    that's what I use... I back up to a NAS and sometimes DVD. Works great for me.
     
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    You probably have 3rd party software that integrated with Windows Explorer to allow burning using just Windows Explorer.
     
  17. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I have multiple copies. I'd rather have a backup in something like a zip file that any program can read than have it in some proprietary format that the original program gets alzheimers over and can't restore. Besides, I've NEVER had a zip file I created get corrupted in like 20 years of using them.
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    I've seen ZIP files made by every major commercial ZIP program get corrupted, and not just rarely. Same with the free programs. ZIP is just such an old archiving format that it doesn't have any mathematical protection against losing the contents of an entire file if a single byte gets corrupted. Newer formats like CABs are much better about this. The best program I've ever found for reading every type of archive format, for free, with no ads, is ZipGenius. It used to be hosted on Download.com, but you can still Google them.
     
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    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    I am a huge fan of SyncBack. Try it out.
     

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