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Computer Help Needed For Backup Info

 
Anonymous Coward
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07/24/2008 05:21 PM
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Computer Help Needed For Backup Info
I just got a new Maxtor OneTouch 4 (750GB) and I was going to use it to back up my HDs so I wouldn't crash completely again. But NO, it only backs up the Document files. It won't back up the program folder or the Windows folder. Can I get some other software (for use with this drive) that will make a mirror backup so I never have to start over again?
LouisWinthorpeIII

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07/24/2008 05:24 PM
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Re: Computer Help Needed For Backup Info
xp pro has some snazy backup software included...

It's quite usefull!
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07/24/2008 05:24 PM
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Re: Computer Help Needed For Backup Info
I have no idea


my external hd will back up anything

it's connected thru USB
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07/24/2008 05:29 PM
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Re: Computer Help Needed For Backup Info
I have used Acronis True Image 8.0
Works OK, Makes a copy of C drive, you then can replace Discs and Computer will start and run, Clones true image,
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07/24/2008 05:43 PM
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Re: Computer Help Needed For Backup Info
is it set to shown hidden folders?
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07/24/2008 05:50 PM
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Re: Computer Help Needed For Backup Info
Does anyone know anything about Norton Ghost?
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07/24/2008 05:51 PM
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Re: Computer Help Needed For Backup Info
I have no idea


my external hd will back up anything

it's connected thru USB
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Will you tell me what brand and model it is?
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07/24/2008 05:58 PM
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[link to www.acronis.com]
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07/24/2008 06:07 PM
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Re: Computer Help Needed For Backup Info
Does anyone know anything about Norton Ghost?
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Norton Ghost is ideal for disaster recovery. It backs up an image of an entire drive or partition, which can be nice for being able to restore in minutes a crashed or otherwised foobared system OS partition/drive. I haven't used Ghost with external drives (I asssume yer maxtor is a usb drive, but the newer versions of Ghost should work with USB drives).

Oh, BTW, Maxtor produces the shittiest drives. Expect your drive to crash a month before or a month after its warranty runs out (ususally the latter).

The microsoft backup (Start - Programs - Accessories - System - Backup) is also decent, especially the (i think its called) automatic system recovery (ASR). You can also use it for disaster recovery however the only crapper is that you'd have reinstall MS OS, before you could run the MS Backup.

I'd recomend keeping a monthly or bi-monthly Ghost image backup for quick disaster recovery, and a second incremental backup such as MS Backup, where you can append your daily or weekly changes to an existing full backup.

Its always good to have two different backups, because I've had instances where shit went wrong with a single backup, and your basically screwed.





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