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    Default BACKUP, Backup, Backup your PC

    I get so tired of endlessly telling people to backup their data.
    Then when it all goes wrong they stand there crying.
    What can I do? Its not always possible to retrieve it.............



    So, all you people who haven't backed up, go do it NOW.
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: BACKUP, Backup, Backup your PC

    And don't just do it now and forget about it - keep doing it.
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    Default Re: BACKUP, Backup, Backup your PC

    1. What programs does everyone use to backup? Or do you all do it manually, copying each file/folder individually?

    2. Does anyone know of a program which syncs files, but only syncs changed files? So it ends up making incremental, not full backups?

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    Default Re: BACKUP, Backup, Backup your PC

    Quote Originally Posted by utopian201 View Post
    1. What programs does everyone use to backup? Or do you all do it manually, copying each file/folder individually?

    2. Does anyone know of a program which syncs files, but only syncs changed files? So it ends up making incremental, not full backups?
    1) I back up my C: partition using Vista's complete PC backup, which does a block level differential backup with versioning (scheduled to run daily at 6pm). I back up D: drive (my data partition) to a network share using Cobian Backup, which does incremental backups (scheduled to run daily at 6pm)

    2) Vista's Complete PC Backup tool, Cobian Backup, Synctoy, and for my Linux environments, home-grown backup scripts (scheduled to run daily at 1am).
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    Default Re: BACKUP, Backup, Backup your PC

    SyncBack Freeware is a good place to start.
    Download is about 2/3 of the way down the page.

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    Default Re: BACKUP, Backup, Backup your PC

    I will when I can, honest.PJ
    Deafness.
    When I was younger I heard but didn't listen.
    Now I am older, I listen but cannot hear.

    If it is not broke, don't make it broker by trying to make it better. (This applies specifically to PJ)

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    Default Re: BACKUP, Backup, Backup your PC

    I usually use SyncBack for my Docs on D drive, and image my C drive once a month through a networked drive.


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    Default Re: BACKUP, Backup, Backup your PC

    The crying person yesterday, I made her buy an external drive and gave her detailed instructions.
    Her accountant sent her a flash drive.
    Both were still in their packaging when disaster occurred.

    Crying then doesn't help.
    Makes me feel bad for them, but hey what did I say a thousand times?
    wipe your paws.

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    Default Re: BACKUP, Backup, Backup your PC

    I use "Seagate Disc Wizard" to clone C: drive to an external usb hard drive, and have made a boot disc in case of complete drive failure. I create a new image once a week.

    Only started doing this after going through the painful experience of loosing all my my data last year because of hard drive failure.

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    Default Re: BACKUP, Backup, Backup your PC

    Im with CYaBro & blam6 -- Its a great lil piece of software when you've got it up n running
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