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    Default Back Up

    What is the best FREE backup program for OS and incremental backup ?

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    Default Re: Back Up

    Is Paragon still a good back up program?

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    Have you considered the built-in Window backup?

    This allows you to create a full image of your system.

    Also have a look at EaseUS ToDo Backup Free - which will give you what you're looking for.

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    Default Re: Back Up

    Personally and recommend Macrium Reflect Free https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree The free home is down the page a little on the left.


    It does full images as well as Differential not incremental. I use it myself and is it set to do a full backup image on Saturdays with Differential nightly.

    The following link describes the differences, advantages / Disadvantages between Differentials & Incremental incremental-vs-differential-backup-what-are-the-differences-and-how-do-they-compare

    You have to watch out with some other Free Backups, as they don't allow you to make a bootable media either CD or USB, which is hopeless really because if your HDD fails you cant put back the whole backup without 1st having to install windows ( pointless). You want to be able to boot from media and put everything back on an empty drive - Macrium Free allows this.

    With Macrium, you can also mount the images and get any data off ( say a single file you accidently delete) As well as tick the box to install viBoot and you can mount the image as a Virtual Machine.

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    Default Re: Back Up

    Quote Originally Posted by chiefnz View Post
    Have you considered the built-in Window backup?

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    The built in Win backup works really well. (not the newer file history backup thing)
    Its in Control panel. Make sure you pick the options for a disk image & manually chose data to backup.
    It does both a Full image & a separate data backup

    But, one bug.
    If the USB Backup HD isnt big enough , it wont allways overwrite/remove old backups and will fail rather than deleting old backups like its supposed to, if a lack of free space on the backup drive
    Not really an issue 2Tb USB Hard Drives :-)

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    One HUGE problem that the inbuilt Windows backup "had", they may have changed it now (I don't know as I don't trust it) is for example if you have a 1TB Drive in the computer and wish to put back to a SSD of lets say 512GB it wont go back stating not enough room when there may be plenty. The Windows backup looks for the same size or larger drive.

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    I just use syncback free for data and dont bother doing images anymore. As any software I use is available as downloads and windows/linux installs are so easy now

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