What software to backup ?

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  1. aussie-revhead

    aussie-revhead Member

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    Hi guys , I am about to do some hardware shuffling and that brings me back to the issue of backup , what software do you guys use for backing up ? Ghost springs to mind , is the good/best ? What are the options ? I had an older version of systemworks and Im sure it had ghost on it , would a 04/05 version of ghost be OK ? Also cheap on ebay .

    Any help would be great.

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  2. NSanity

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    Ghost is more of an Imaging tool than a backup tool.

    Inregards to making a once off image, Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image are the better tools today.

    As far as traditional daily backups go, it entirely depends on how much money you have to spend.
     
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    I might just use windows backup then eh ...

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  4. Rezin

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    A couple of programs are SyncToy (free) and Super Flexible File Synchronizer (30-day trial). I was using SyncToy for a while but switched as it wasn't flexible enough for my needs. (pun intended :D)
     
  5. NSanity

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    How often do you plan on restoring data?

    Windows backup is not so crash hot at that. Scheduling is fine though if you're handy with Scheduled tasks.

    Also depends on what you're backing up to.
     
  6. Zzapped

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    Windows backup is a subset of Veritas Backup Exec......it has all you need and its already included in windows

    Cheers

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  7. NSanity

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    I'd appreciate some proof of this. not saying its not true - but I doubt it.
     
  8. collector1939

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    backing up machines so you can restore them to a particular state, Norton Ghost is the best.
     
  9. kramer7

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    Ghost is positively the best

    Do not let anyone tell you that Norton 'Go Back' is anything but a waste of time and a guaranteed disaster in hiding.
     
  10. collector1939

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    Is go back even still produced?
    It basically duplicates what System Restore performs
     
  11. kramer7

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    I've seen places selling the 'Help and fixit Pack' with Go Back

    As the "Comprehensive Disaster" recovery component. It does horrible things to your drive that make it invisible to Partition magic, and if you have such a bad crash that all you want to get off your drive is the data (after a fresh install to another hard drive-making the crashed one a slave) you cannot even see it, (Drive manager insists it needs 'Initializing' in this case it means goodbye data.) Seven hours of horrible mess for a customer who installed it after I most strongly said not to. But I made sure to charge him the going US$50 per..and sold him a new puter to boot.
     
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    What are you backing up?
    IE: System, User settings, bulk data (mp3/apps/avi).

    Where are you backing up?
    IE: Another drive, DVD, Tape.

    Drive setup?
    IE: Single 320gig drive-multiple partition.(279gig available)
    C:\(System/80gig) D:\(MP3\apps/60gig) E:\(avi 139gig)

    Total Data to be backed up in gigs?
    :D
     
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  13. metamorphosis

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    Freeware:
    Dsynchronize for backing up,
    or savepartition for ghosting.
    m@
     
  14. AManEatingDuck

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    Here you go :)

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  15. lavi

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    dohh i got beaten :thumbup:
     
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    Looking to save all contents of raid set about to be detroyed , except o/s etc . Windows backup would have been 28GB but that stuffed my idea of backing up to my 20GB portable drive .

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  17. NSanity

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    taken.

    Though, if its anything like the difference between "Microsoft" Defrag and Norton SpeedDisk, there is a huge amount of difference between the two.
     
  18. collector1939

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    Is that now included with Vista?

    thanks
     
  19. Darko

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    Vista has both a backup tool and a disk imaging tool.
     
  20. collector1939

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    ok thanks

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