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Q: online backup options

Hello

I am looking for an online backup which also allows to backup on a network drive.
I have found one option which is Moxzy Pro though it is rather expensive. Does anyone of you know of any other? I would also consider and FTP solution which I could then use with an FTP client to backup both, online and network drive.

Thanks

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Preferred Solution: online backup options

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I currently use CrashPlan, but need to backup more than one computer, which doubles the price. BackBlaze used to be a top product, but don't see if even making the reviews anymore...

Looking for unlimited storage, continuous backup, image backup, good retention, all for cheap (LOL!).

Recommendations and reasoning appreciated! Thanks!

A:Best online backup options (Cloud)?

You aren't going to be able to beat the price of CrashPlan and still have the same level of safety and reliability. I prefer Carbonite myself but it will still cost more for multiple computers. Only you can determine how valuable your data is and how much you are willing to spend to protect it. Considering how much data recovery costs, assuming lost data can even be recovered (often, it cannot), unless yu can replace your data pretty much for free, shelling out the shekels for safe and reliable backups is far cheaper.

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Hi all

I am a budding photographer, and I have Windows Vista Home Basic on my pc. What would be the best way for me to secure my files, and make sure I dont lose everything if my computer crashes? I have about 50 gb of data, and few video clippings also. My data mainly consists of my precious photographs that I clicked all thoroughout.

I was thinking about online backup. Will that be reliable? Please suggest few good options.

thanks in advance.

A:Please suggest few good online backup options

Mozy and carbonite are good in this. Not sure about other new entrants in this. Many new companies are entering in online backup market. Need to study them also for some additional features. Has anyone heard about any new online backup service?

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I have encountered some nasty viruses etc including some that stopped my windows updates. (I am operating on w/ XP on a Inspiron 6400) - I have managed to fix the updating problem, but still have some bad stuff b/c the resolution of my screen is blurry and my system is operating very-very slowly. I have tried to remove (O23 - Service: McAfee Online Backup (MOBKbackup) - McAfee, Inc. - C:\Program Files\McAfee Online Backup\MOBKbackup.exe) a number of times but have been unsuccessful - that is my reasoning that it is bad. Am I totally off base? Also in the same regard I can not get rid of (O23 - Service: NVIDIA Display Driver Service NVSvcALG (NVSvcALG) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\adsldpcy.exe (file missing) - Please advice.Also this is my first post so I am not real sure if it makes any sense - ThanksLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 3:10:51 PM, on 7/13/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32&#... Read more

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Does Norton Online Backup no longer backup wirelessly?
 

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I am running vista home premium. for the past year and a half, i was using the vista backup to backup my files to a second internal hard drive installed for that purposes. i was running out of space on that drive, so i researched the best way to make some space and was advised that if you delete backup files, delete the whole set, not just interim files. So, I deleted the backup set (i.e., the folder with all the backup files). Now i want to do a new, complete backup, but every time i try to click on back up my files, it fails. Can anyone suggest a way to get this working again?

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Hello Friends!

I have a Dell Laptop LATITUDE | E6400. And it came with a Reinstallation DVD Windows Vista Business Disc (see attachment)

Also, i went to the Backup Status and Configuration window and also the Backup and Restore Center (see attachments)

I'm not quite sure what to do with the various Options offered there?

I assume I need to do a Complete Backup of the system?!? Windows tells me it would take 8 to 14 DVD's to do a complete backup. That' seems ridiculous to me.

The Hard disk is of coarse another Option and I assume this is an external Hard drive they are talking about?!? Which I have that I've used for my PC.
*Can I use that same external Hard drive to do this "Complete Backup?" Or do I need another external hard drive? (see attachment) it has 220GB of 298GB free.

Let me know as best your able how you might go about doing these steps "safely?"

Thank You!

Sincerely, Ralph
 

A:Backup Status and Complete Backup Options

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I didn't think this is the correct place for this question but was not able to find an area to ask it in & don't want to sound stupid but here goes...after installing Explorer 8, I no longer can sumbit selections when I click on the "Order now" tab on most all websites. What happened to this capability? Previously, I was able to click on a picture or a small box and progress to a new page, but now it seems that if there is no drop down list to choose from and only a box with "Submit", the function will not work. I have Windows XP 3Can someone please help. Mucho thanks.

A:Problems with selecting options online

Hello zacharydog, welcome to TSF

I'll move this to the Internet Explorer Forum for you, you will get better help there.

Good luck :)

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hi I have Win7 PC with Avast free & Mbam Premium in realtime. Advice needed please , which of 3 options safest to use for my online banking & shopping (all Https). (1) Bitdefender Safepay (isolated) browser with virtual keyboard included (2) In Windows7 in a Sandboxied browser with Zemena free encrypted keyboard running. (3) Puppy Linux CD set up to run in Ram only with firewall & virtual keyboard. Ejected after each banking session with no saves to CD or Hard disk.
Appreciate none will be 100% but which option would be recommended safest for me to use . Thanks
 

A:Banking & Shopping online safest options ?

I would say - use browser in Private Mode + keystroke encryption. If yor PC is clean than there is nothing to worry about.
 

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It seems Lenovo just rolled out new plans for  Thinkpad customer to choose their warranty add-ons. It moved from old optional plans with different extent of bundled products (e.g. ADP, KYD, Sealed battery) into an a-la-carte item model for the customer to choose. I compare Lenovo online sales website in HK, JP, SG and US and have the following findings: 1. Not all countries have rolled out the new warranty options scheme yet (e.g. Lenovo HK and Lenovo JP is still using old "bundled" warranty plan option) 2. Inconsistencies on the choice of additional warranty services available for Thinkpad customers (For Levono SG, Seal Battery, Keep Your Drive are not available as add-ons if the customer chooses Depot Warranty plan, while Lenovo US offers these add-ons to both Depot and Onsite Warranty. Meanwhile, Lenovo US customer need to buy an add-on for international warranty but Lenovo HK, SG offers the international warranty to all new Thinkpads they sold. 3. Lack of transparency on warranty add-on pricing. I noted Lenovo SG priced Seal Battery Add-on for T480s at SGD330 but same Add ons in Lenovo US is only quoted at USD$26. Can Lenovo explain why such discrepencies happen? And welcome you all share your findings on the Thinkpad warranty add-on offerings in your home country.    


























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This question is for anyone that may have seen something in their computer travels that may help me solve a problem. I am dealing with a piece of unix based communications h/w and s/w that normally backs up to 2.5GB tapes. Since it takes 5 or 6 tapes and 15 hours to fully back up the system I am looking for a device that would interface with the existing tape drive but output to a large capacity, reliable alternative storage media ( ie scsi HDD ).

Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

D.
 

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I'm currently using Carbonite for my backup. I have a total of 210gb right now, which will slowly increase. I like the way Carbonite keeps it up to date, removing files as I delete them and re-saving files that I change. But the problem is, they throttle your service if you have more than 200gb. My upload speeds are very slow. It takes about a day and half for 1gb. I am really disappointed in that I pay for this service which is "unlimited" and my speed is reduced simply because I have a lot.

What other options are there? I'm paying $54/year for this. I looked at Mozy, but that is over $200! Most of my stuff is digital high-res pictures that I shoot and I cannot afford to lose them with the time and effort I put into it. If I get a external h/d, there's the chance it could be stolen during a break-in which cannot happen with Carbonite. Or if my place is damaged in fire, tornado, etc. Storing a h/d off-site means I cannot continuously update my backup. Carbonite says that 98% of its users store less than 200gb so I guess I am the 2% but how do photographers back up their difficult-to-reproduce works? Any other suggestions or options?
 

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right

i have 200GB on my comp as it stands now, im planning on getting an extra 300GB drive and setting up a new PC acting as a server. but i need some kinda option for backing up certain stuff that i have gathered since 1998. i think ill be using around 400BG actually in use by partitioning drives for different things, pics, music, movies, all that kinda thing, which leaves me 100GB spare. so teh server will be made up of 500GB comprising of a 200 and a 300 drive.

Can anyone suggest a gd backup suggestion, i thought about mirroring drives but that means ill need to buy another drive. I could use CDs but dunno how good compression is. I was thinking of trying to get away with using my 300GB to hold all my data and then use my 200GB as a selective backup drive. but has anyone else got other suggestions
 

A:Backup Options

With such amounts of data, the only reasonable options are RAIDed hard drives, tape or DVD-recordables.

Conpression depends on what kind of data you have. Already compressed stuff like JPEG pictures, MP3 music and video files are virtually uncompressable. If you have text files, uncompressed images (BMP), uncompressed music (WAV) and such, then those can go down to 20% of the original size.

If the content doesn't change (it probably doesn't, since you say you have that stuff since 1998), then the cheapest/simplest way is to burn it to DVDs. A couple of dozen of DVD is not that difficult to burn and manage. Just make sure you test and/or re-burn the data every couple of years.

Tape is easy and reliable, but you'd have to pay a lot for the drive and the tape itself, plus you'd probably need a SCSI controller. And if you only need to write that data once, then the investment would be a bit silly.

RAIDed hard drives are nice, but you have to keep then in a running computer, hoping that no one overwrites the data and that in case of a controller failure, the drives are usable connected to another computer.
 

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At the moment I have 3 HDDs, one 1.5tb internal (windows boots from this one), one 2tb internal hdd and one 1tb external hdd. I created a system image for both the 1.5tb and 1tb external and it takes up about 1 tb of space in the 2tb hdd. Now windows is running it's scheduled backup (copies files in libraries and personal folders for all users) and it's taking up alot more space than I expected. It's still running right now and there's 596.1GB left in my 2tb hdd. This pretty much means I have only one system image to work with. Is there a more efficient way to save space? Besides buying another HDD of course. Would creating only the system image without the weekly backup be enough?

Another slightly unrelated question is can I make the weekly windows backup include a system image of the external hdd? The only way I can make it create a system image of it is by manually creating an image myself.

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Quote: Originally Posted by CC123


Would creating only the system image without the weekly backup be enough?


It certainly wouldn't be enough for me.

What if your primary drive fails and then you discover you can't restore your image, which is hardly rare around here?

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I?m considering a factory restore to my laptop, and would like to know the best backup options. In the past I?ve just copied the files to a flash drive, but I understand that some newer methods, such as backup software or online might be better. What's the best method? Thanks.

BR

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I would copy files and use Windows 7 Backup and Restore.

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I tend to backup my data every six months or so. This is mostly a non-work PC, so it wouldn't cost me a fortune to lose it. Still, it would be quite a headache. I used to use a CD writer, which got very cumbersome (last CD backup spanned 27 discs!). My new PC has a DVD burner, so DVD is much more sensible. Still, it's a pain to swap discs and keep track of files.

Basically, I'm very tempted by the thought of using an external HDD to backup my data. Best of all, I wouldn't have to use fresh media for every backup since I could write over files I've already backed up. I'm imagining an external HDD that would be stored away until backups every few months. Should I be aware of any reliability issues with drives versus optical media? If hard drives are a reasonable solution, what brand/type would you recommend?

Thanks for reading.
 

A:Backup Options

An external USB drive would be fine, however unless you have USB 2.0 hardware, it will be s-l-o-w.

Another cheap option is to use "removeable caddies" that hold a standard HDD internally and fit in a standard 5-1/4" bay. They connect to the IDE bus and give full speed transfer. I use these on every PC here.

As for the best HDD, I have had failures from all makes, but my preferences would be Seagate first, Seagate second and Seagate third...
 

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I have setup many people with the Cobian backup software to backup their PC's usually to a USB 'stick' or external hard drive. The program works great except when we use multiple backup devices. I usually have everyone use 2 USB drives and rotate them weekly. They backup everyday or every other day with a FULL backup and I usually have Cobian save 3 copies of the backups. This works fine when we use just 1 USB drive for the backups, after the 3 backup it deletes the old one to only keep 3 copies. The problem is when we rotate the 2 USB drives. It tries to delete the old backup but sometimes it is on the other backup drive and it can't find it to delete it. the backup still goes through but over time the backup drive fills up. Does anyone know a workaround for this or any other Free software that I can use to do these simple backups??

Thanks
 

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Hi everyone,

This is my first time posting here, so if I have the wrong section, I apologize.

Here's my issue. When I went to Windows 7's Backup and Restore part of the control panel, I saw that there were no options in the menu. It's completely blank. I took a screenshot:
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I have run both MalwareBytes and Microsoft Security Essentials looking for viruses and they haven't found anything. I tried waiting a long time. I also have not noticed any other options missing. It's just this menu.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

A:No Backup Options

How peculiar....Never seen that happen before.It should look similar to this (with something like "Set up backup" instead of what you see under backup for mine):I've seen weird stuff like this before (couldn't open user accounts), but the only way I could fix it was to clean install.

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Windows 7 SP1 NTFS

I'm trying to create an image as I did with Norton's Ghost in XP and later when I used Norton's Save & Restore in Vista where the entire contents on my C: drive was backed up.

In Windows7 Backup & Restore it's a little ambiguous where it saves in steps. I've viewed all options which are:

I selected " Create an Image" on the left side of the first dialog box. This gives me these selections which are pre-selected and can not be changed:

System (System)
(C System
Recovery (D System

In choosing "Set Up Backup" I get.....

1. Let Windows Decide

All Users
System Image

2. Let Me Choose

Backup Data for Newly Created Users (which there aren't any)
LEELORD Libraries
Computer (C

Maybe it's me but I'm not sure which option to choose. I don't want to do incremental backups where data is added automatically later. All I want is a one time only backup which creates an image of my entire C: with... Program Files, Registry, System Files, Boot sector, Partition table, etc... everything!

Any help on how to proceed would be greatly appreciate. Thank you.

A:Backup & Restore Options

The links here
Windows 7 - Tutorial Index
Cover in detail just about every configuration and possible use of the windows 7 back up feature.

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Hi,

I was trying to back up data from office to home via VPN connection. All PCs running Windows 7 for both ends. I have a batch file that uses Robocopy to perform "incremental backup" from the office to home.

Here is the example
robocopy c:/sharedFiles "\\192.168.1.10\myHome\sharedFiles" /E

When I run the batch file, the VPN connection was fine. So the VPN was not the issue.

I found it strange that every time I run the batch file. It uploaded the same file again and again. I was pretty sure it already did it but it marked it as newer and did upload the file again and again. This is a waste of bandwidth.

Wonder what's the best way to do incremental backup?

I am tempted to use /mir but this option is very risky as I could have important files deleted by accident.

By my understanding, option /E should do the job as it only copies the modified files as well as new files and empty folders. That's what I want to do.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

A:what is the better options to use to do incremental backup

I would purchase an external hard drive and do the backup locally, in the office using Acronis True Image or Macrium Reflect Free. Acronis also supports network backups but that has got to be slow compared to backing up to a local USB external drive.

As for Robocopy, I think you need to use the /XO flag along with /E.

/XO : eXclude Older - if destination file exists and is the same date or newer than the source - don't bother to overwrite it.

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When I go into "Backup & Restore Your Files" & try to use any of the "Backup" features/selections, none of the selection options respond. "Manage Space" "Turn on Schedule" & "Change Settings" do nothing when I click on them? The "Backup Now" button also is unresponsive.

A:Backup options do not respond

I would try checking for corrupt system files by running the system file checker. Open an elevated command prompt and type "sfc /scannow" w/o the quotes and hit enter. Wait a few minutes for it to do its thing and it will give you a little report if it finds anything or not.

Otherwise, you may have to do a repair install which fortunately does not mess up your programs, data and most settings. Nevertheless, it's a always a good idea to have your important data backed up to external media before doing something like this.

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Hey guys,

First time post, I thought I'd just jump right in :D ...

I have read the guide on Vista Backup, and I have a few questions...

1. Is there a way to backup just 'system state'
(The intention being that one could restore a pc to its current operating state minus the 'user files' )

2. Is there a way to just select a directory for backup?
(At present all I'm using is a self written batch file to backup certain folders of my choice from 1 hdd to another - automated via task scheduler... in that respect - the system state backup is the real issue at present)

Essentially, I'm happy with NTBACKUP.exe (for all its quirks), I use it in Windows Server 2003 and it seems ideal, however, it seems Vista has scrapped this, in favour of this rather infuriating tool!

(How big would you expect a system state backup excluding 'user files' to be - vista claimed it could be up to 72gb - which seemed rather weighty to me?! - I don't have a huge amount of apps installed - Office 2007, SQL, etc nothing major...)

A:More Sophistocated Backup Options?

I'm not sure if it is what you would be looking for, but most backup and imaging software is selective. I have never, through the windows era, used Microsoft's back up system - it's the first thing I disable on installation!
I have always had total satisfaction from Acronis. It allows you to selct all or part of your OS for back up and will also do incremental ovwrwrites of material already backed up. Another bonus is an autoboot disk you can build yourself, which can include your entire OS setup. As a beta tester that has saved my bacon on many occasions.
P.S. 72 Gigs is typical MS garbage. I have a host of (mostly essential) software installed, including both Office 2003 and 2008. So far up to 18 gigs only

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I've had automatic backups setup for years, but because of a recent redo of my computer, I need some help with Windows' confusing options. I have 2 drives on my computer, the C: drive has the OS and program files, the D: drive has the libraries and other data. I want Windows to backup the C: and D: drives into separate vhd files. I prefer vhd because it can be mounted as a drive in Windows and I can easily pull off individual files from the backup.

Right now, in the "What do you want to back up?" box, no Data Files are selected, but under "Computer" I have both the C: and D: drive selected. I also have "Include a system image of drives: System Reserved, (C" selected.

The result is I get a vhd in the "WindowsImageBackup" folder that appears to include only the C: drive. In addition, I get a special folder (named after my computer) containing multiple "Backup Set" folders that contain numerous zip files. This backup appears to include the D: drive and some portion (not all) of the C: drive.

One of the problems is that the "Backup Set" folders proliferate, filling up the backup drive, thereby causing the "System Image" backup to fail. As I said, I want to get everything in the form of a vhd file that gets overwritten each backup so that my backup drive never gets overfull. Is there a way to do this?

A:Help with confusing backup options

I use Macrium Reflex Free version and it is very easy to make separate images of each drive or partition and with one click you can mount the image as a drive and use windows explorer to access the files. I keep multiple images and just erase the older ones when no longer needed.

Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

Jim

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IS there a free way to back up my computer to the internet/server? Automatic preferably...
Thank you in advance!
 

A:Online Backup?

Doubt it, and how long have you got anyway ? A typical PC has often got a minimum of 20Gb of data, whilst a typical 5Mbit download broadband only has 300Kbit upload, and to transfer 20Gb would take approximately 148 hours.

Better buy a cheap USB hard drive
 

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In the recent Tea Fire in Santa Barbara, several people I know lost their homes. One of my best friends is a computer professional but he lost everything because he did not have any external backup.....this has made me realize how vital this is.

So...I'm wondering if someone can suggest the best online backup option? Mozy? Krypton? Others? Thanks!
 

A:The best online backup?

Ummmmm.....that would be "Carbonite"... sorry.......
 

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I would like to be backed up online. I have Ghost but I would prefer an online solution....I recently had a fire scare and I just think it would be best. I am a home user, not a business, but I want to be able to backup my entire drives...my whole system basically, a la Ghost or the others...so that in case of disaster (I've had them) I can just restore my whole system. Is this unreasonable/unrealistic? What software would you recommend? What kind of pricing am I looking at?

I've checked out Mozy, Crytonite, a few others...not sure they are what I want/need....

thanks for any feedback!
 

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I need at least 10 gb of online backup space to backup my girlfriend's photos and her parents files to. I would like it to be free if possible and automatic too (that's not a huge issue though). Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

-Derek
 

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I recently started having trouble with my hard drive and the need for backing up everything on my computer has become evident. If anyone has some advice on how to do this, I would appreciate it. I want to know things such as the best free online storage site out there, and how to set it up. Also, I would like to know how to set up automatic backups on XP. Thanks.
 

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I'm interested in backing up around 25 GB of digital images on line. Any suggestions on a cost-effective way to have these pics backed up remotely?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
 

A:(ttt) Backup Online

Burn them on DVD's and put them somewhere else, like a safe deposit box.

You could get an account somewhere like Xdrive, but you'll pay for it, and I wish you luck uploading 25GB of data
 

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Does anyone here use the Carbonite online backup service? I know someone who does, but I'm still a bit skeptical of trusting my "priceless" photos and stuff to some company's server.

I've been backing up on separate hard drives. But they're not big enough now, so I'm going to have to buy a bigger one. Is it better to go with an online service, and upload your files to their server, than mirror a partition to your local backup hard drive? What is the best online backup service out there?

My friend who uses Carbonite loves it (though he's never had to restore a wiped-out system with it). They charge $49.95 per year for unlimited space. Their software monitors your system to detect changed/added files and then uploads those, adding to the backup, but I wonder if that extra software being always active is going to slow down my system.
 

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Windows 7 SP1 NTFS

I'm trying to create an image as I did with Norton's Ghost in XP and later when I used Norton's Save & Restore in Vista where the entire contents on my C: drive was backed up.

In Windows7 Backup & Restore it's a little ambiguous where it saves in steps. I've viewed all options which are:

I selected " Create an Image" on the left side of the first dialog box. This gives me these selections which are pre-selected and can not be changed:

System (System)
(C:) System
Recovery (D:) System

In choosing "Set Up Backup" I get.....

1. Let Windows Decide

All Users
System Image

2. Let Me Choose

Backup Data for Newly Created Users (which there aren't any)
LEELORD Libraries
Computer (C:)

Maybe it's me but I'm not sure which option to choose. I don't want to do incremental backups where data is added automatically later. All I want is a one time only backup which creates an image of my entire C: with... Program Files, Registry, System Files, Boot sector, Partition table, etc... everything!

Any help on how to proceed would be greatly appreciate. Thank you.

A:Windows 7 Backup & Restore Options

Follow this tutorial http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/663-backup-complete-computer-create-image-backup.html

You can also use free Macrium http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/73828-imaging-free-macrium.html

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I currently back my pc nighly up to a spare 320GB internal HD on my wifes PC that are connected via gigabit ethernet cards through a LAN and Netgear WDR3800 gigabit router. This works fine except that my photo album is so large I am running out of room on the backup drive. I am told by Dell I do not have a spare SATA slot on my own pc to put in an additional HD for backup (I already have 3 drives, 2 in RAID and 3rd for my photos). Every month I backup to an external drive I store offsite. Could I get some advice on what I see as my 3 options and suggestions on good hardware as reviews seem to be quite patchy.

1. Replace the HD in my wife's Dell PC with something bigger. I believe it is just a standard SATA connection
2. Buy a large external drive to connect permantently to my own pc by USB2.0
3. Buy a NAS storage device to attach to the Netgear Router

I'm guessing option 3 is the best compromise between speed (gigabit ethernet) and flexibilty (portable and can be used by any pc on the network) However reviews of seagate and Western Digital NAS drives other than just basic ones are pretty poor.

Thanks for any advice.

Mike

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If it were me I would go for #1. Secure, simple, and reliable.
But I would be fine with an external drive too (as long as it is powered by it's own adapter!) - but the transfer speed is going to be slower at USB2 than ethernet at gigabit.

Better yet, build your wife a new PC with lots of hard drive bays and ports and SATA 3. As a bonus you might get some snoogie points!

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I searched and didn't really find anything that answered my question.
The details: I have 3 desktop PC's and a laptop. One of the desktops is currently setup as a server with 10tb of storage space. All of the computers run on the same network.
Question: I would like to be able to automatically backup personal data (photos, downloads, documents) to the server.

I tried SyncToy but kept running into problems with my passwords. It is a secure network but there is more than just me using it so my personal computers are all password protected so that other people on the network can't access them.
I would like to stay away from "cloud: type storage as I have more than enough storage space on my server, plus I would like to avoid having to transfer files to and from the internet as my bandwidth has a monthly useage cap.

A:Simple Network backup options

Have you tried using the built in Windows 7 file recovery?

You can set it up to automatically create system images or just save images of user files such as photos, downloads, or documents depending on how you set it up. You can save the images to any networked drives.

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Hello everyone

I'm helping my girlfriend out with her new laptop. What she wants to be able to do is to have an external hard drive that she can back up her work/data to.

That's simple enough, but is there a convenient way to do it? As in, simply plug in the drive whenever she feels and then have it automatically create a copy of a specific folder onto the external drive?

She has a WD 80GB 2.5" hard drive (I can look up the model number later if that's necessary).

Thanks
 

A:Hard drive backup options

There's plenty, I can't say I've used any, but browse around the downloads section or do some google searches.
What you're looking for would likely be classified as a file syncing program. First one on the techspot download's list is GoodSync 8.3.5.7.
 

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On the few occasions over the years that I've suffered blue screen errors or hardware failures and need to go to my backups to restore, I have always found that there was something I should have done beforehand but didn't know about. On one occasion, for example, I discovered that my outlook files were not backed up and on another I discovered that each scheduled back up did not overwrite the previous one (which I assumed it would) and when I restored from backup I got loads of rubbish back that I had long since deleted.

After installing windows 10 I am hoping to be ready for any type of failure. In this discussion, I hope we can cover all the eventualities we need to be ready for. I have already:

1. Created a recovery drive on a usb
2. Backed up files and folders to an ext HD on windows 10
3. Created a rescue disk through my Avast Security.

Are there more things I need to do and can I rest assured that the three above will cover all eventualities?
Do I need to make a separate backup copy of Windows 10 or will the recovery drive be sufficient? How can I ensure that my system can be restored as it was previous whatever error occurs?
 

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I have installed on my computer windows 7 home etc. I would like to know one of the following please. 1) I have a dell official installation disc, can I copy the disc for backup purposes, just in case I lose it, or it gets scratched etc.. I understand that I would have to make an image and then burn it as an image to a DVD. 2) I have a partition recovery on my dell computer, but I cannot access it, I gave it a drive letter, but when I click on it I just get I warning saying do not change etc. but after all that I cannot get into it to make an image of that either. I prefer to do that also just in case something happens to my hard disc. 3) I backed up my whole computer on an external drive, after I installed all my important programs, about 50 GB. Can one reinstall it without windows 7 installed on the computer? I assume not, therefore making it almost useless if my drive goes dead. But I assume that if I reinstall windows 7 with a dvd, even without a serial number, and then reinstall the 50 gb from the above external drive, it should work, and it will probably not even ask for a serial number (the serial is just an addition, since that is anyway on the bottom of the computer, easy accessible).

I'm concerned since I have a few friends that lost their hard drives, it once happened to me, but I was able to access the drive to recover my files.

A:backup options for new windows 7 computer

Question 1: yes

Question 2: I don't know

Question 3: could you please restate this? I don't understand the question.

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Hi Guys,
Good day.

I need a more simple and straight suggestions regarding backing up my laptop.
I recently reformat my laptop and currently running win7 home, then installed few software and needed drivers.

What I wanted to do is

1. Create a recovery partition drive just like what I have in my laptop, I dont have recovery disk just a recovery partition which is already present when I bought the laptop. This time, I want to create additional recovery of my current windows with the software I already installed.
And actually I dont know yet how to use the recovery hd in my laptop, can you also guide me on this.

2. Just in case my HDD fails, is it possible to create a backup disc that contains all windows, setup, software, data is not necessary. Just like a windows installer CD but this time an installer that already includes all the drivers and softwares i backed up. I am getting tired of reinstalling everything everytime I format may laptop.


I actually tried to read first and search about this topics but I am getting more confused the more I read, i am maybe not good at it. I hope someone can help me understand this in a simple way.

Thank you.

A:Clarifications on Windows 7 backup options

Make backups using Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download very easy and straight forward. Put backups on an external usb drive. Create a rescue CD with the program (winpe is the most flexible). For the rescue CD you can boot and restore the backup to the same disk or new disk.... very flexible

Imaging with free Macrium
v5: How to restore a backup image (Restore, v5)

more info needed?

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Hi,

I have a two part question.

First, I turned on File History the first of the month, set the 'Back up my files' to daily and it now reports that the last backup was on 5/9/2016, about a week after I set it up, and viewing the data seems to support that, nothing dated past May 9. Is there something else I need to do or do I have a problem?

Second, if I select 'Keep my backups' 1 month, does it delete them all after 1 month, or does it just get rid of the older versions of the backups?

Thanks!

Jim

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Hi all,

I'm using Windows 2000 SP4.

After a major meltdown and reformat I am resolved to implement a backup and restore plan.

I have a basic set up I like - it rarely changes - of certain software and documents/files structure.

Okay - help me out here

Is there a way to completely backup a Windows 2000 installation - with full program, registry and file support - so that if need be it can be restored with one fell swoop?

I have heard of Norton Ghost but some reviews I read on Version 9 have me a bit skeptical of trying it.

I sure would appreciate any thoughts on backup plans.

Thanks
Dodge
 

A:Full BackUp and Restore options

Imaging your disk is the way to go for what you want. I personally use Acronis True Image. Norton Ghost 2003 is also good. I also have heard bad things about Ghost9. Personally, I stay away from all Symantec programs lately, too much bloat.

There are a few freeware imaging programs out there you could try but I can't vouch for them as I've never tried them. True Image was worth the price for me. I don't want to scrimp on a program as important as this.
 

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When using Driveimage XML, do you have to backup you cloned disk image to another hard disk in order to get a proper restore? Can your backup destination be a CD, DVD or USB flash drive? Can you copy or burn the backup image from on media to another?This question is based on thcbytes excellent tutorial ?How to Backup and Restore your hard drive with DriveImage XML?Thanks for any responses.

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It's nice to have a fresh operating system, that much I know.. but what I hate is getting my new system back to where my old one was. Files I realize are quite easy with my external drive. It's all the settings and windows live mail and sounds and colors ect ect... I also have many programs some with discs some not.. tremendous amount of work getting all the programs installed again. So what I'm looking for is advice on the best approach whether it's a program to do it or let windows do it. I ask this because I just did a windows update and I am experiencing freezing problems... and if this is not resolved I know the answer will be to reload windows ughhhh.. The freezing may have stopped ?? not sure yet. The other after effect of this windows update is the hard drive revving while in sleep mode. Always good to know the best backup procedure/program anyway
 

A:backup options before reloading windows 7

After you get a fresh install setup the way you like it ..
Make an "Image" of it to a file your external HDD .. Then you can reinstall the "Fresh" System in just a few minutes.

Windows 7 has an Image Backup Routine ... Tutorial
Many prefer to use the Free Macrium to make the Image ... Tutorial
It might help if you made a Windows 7 Repair CD .. Before you might need it.

I use Acronis for all my Imaging and Cloning work.
Since any HDD can fail .. I have two External HDDs.
 

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Soon, I'll no longer be using SOS Online Backup. I was grandfathered in with their unlimited plan, but just found out that all grandfathered unlimited accounts will now be required to switch to limited plans. This sucks, because the greatest feature of SOS is true archiving, which enables me to upload huge files such as BD rips, and then delete them from my PC while keeping them in the cloud, thereby freeing up space on my C drive. Do you guys know of any online backup services that offer unlimited and true archiving? What can you recommend? Thanks.

Jim

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Hi:

Bummer.
That stinks.
I was looking at them to replace my current service (see below).
But it's too late to get a grandfathered unlimited account.
Bummer.

I compiled this list back in FEBRUARY.
Obviously, it is no longer entirely up to date on some details.
So I offer it "as is", as far as researching the other companies.
This is in addition to the usual vendors (Carbonite, Mozy) and the big "cloud" file-sharing services (Google Drive, OneDrive, SugarSync,etc.)

I have a feeling that an UNLIMITED account with TRUE ARCHIVING and adequate SECURITY will be EXPENSIVE and/or hard to find.

Let us know what you come up with,

MM

1. SOS Online Backup (replaces MBSB) ($79.99/yr per PC; unlimited; never deletes; good security): SOS Online Backup Review & Rating | PCMag.com
2. Crash Plan ($59.99/yr/PC or $149.99 family; unlimited; never deletes; good security): CrashPlan Review & Rating | PCMag.com
3. IDRive ($59.50/yr for 1 TB; some service & CS issues, but responsive; good security; File Explorer integration; *site NOT whitelisted by KL*): IDrive Review & Rating | PCMag.com
4. SpiderOak ($84/yr for 30 GB, $129 for 1 TB; best privacy, but expensive and slow): SpiderOakONE Review & Rating | PCMag.com

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Does anyone have opinions about online backup software, eg Voxy, Carbonite, BT Vault etc? I'm interested in unlimited storage, not particularly a free option.

Thanks in advance of any help.

Mike
 

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Soon, I'll no longer be using SOS Online Backup. I was grandfathered in with their unlimited plan, but just found out that all grandfathered unlimited accounts will now be required to switch to limited plans. This sucks, because the greatest feature of SOS is true archiving, which enables me to upload huge files such as BD rips, and then delete them from my PC while keeping them in the cloud, thereby freeing up space on my C drive. Do you guys know of any online backup services that offer unlimited and true archiving? What can you recommend? Thanks.

Jim

A:Need Online Backup Recommendation

Hi:

Bummer.
That stinks.
I was looking at them to replace my current service (see below).
But it's too late to get a grandfathered unlimited account.
Bummer.

I compiled this list back in FEBRUARY.
Obviously, it is no longer entirely up to date on some details.
So I offer it "as is", as far as researching the other companies.
This is in addition to the usual vendors (Carbonite, Mozy) and the big "cloud" file-sharing services (Google Drive, OneDrive, SugarSync,etc.)

I have a feeling that an UNLIMITED account with TRUE ARCHIVING and adequate SECURITY will be EXPENSIVE and/or hard to find.

Let us know what you come up with,

MM

1. SOS Online Backup (replaces MBSB) ($79.99/yr per PC; unlimited; never deletes; good security): SOS Online Backup Review & Rating | PCMag.com
2. Crash Plan ($59.99/yr/PC or $149.99 family; unlimited; never deletes; good security): CrashPlan Review & Rating | PCMag.com
3. IDRive ($59.50/yr for 1 TB; some service & CS issues, but responsive; good security; File Explorer integration; *site NOT whitelisted by KL*): IDrive Review & Rating | PCMag.com
4. SpiderOak ($84/yr for 30 GB, $129 for 1 TB; best privacy, but expensive and slow): SpiderOakONE Review & Rating | PCMag.com

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I would like to back up my photos and some other files online somewhere but the prices look quite high.

There are quite a few web hosts (Hostgator etc) that offer unlimited space hosting packages, could something like this work as a way to allow be to upload my files somewhere? Or am I being niaive?

I have about 30 GB of photos and counting so Dropbox won't cut it for me!

Can anyone help me with a low cost solution for backing up these photos?

Thanks!
 

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Hey guys,

After my PC buggered up and I lost some files, I'm looking at possibly using an online backup service to back up my photos and other personal files.

I want to use an online service as I think it will be easier, and wont require me to buy any extra hardware.

So, what ones do you guys recomend? I want a service where I can tell it to back up specific folders, and possibly do this constantly in the background, so my backups are never out of date.

Any advice always appreciated!

Thanks, Dean

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