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System Protection (Back-Up)


  

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  1. 1. Do you back-up your computer?

    • Yes
    • No
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    • I only use restore points
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  2. 2. How often do you back-up your computer?

    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Bi-weekly
    • Monthly
    • A few times a year
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    • Yearly
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    • Only when fiddlin' with questionable content
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  3. 3. What is your favorite means of back-up(s)

    • Unstructured
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    • Full + Incremental
    • Differential backup
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    • Reverse delta
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    • Continuous data protection
    • Full System backup


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If you want to share your favorite back-up software,please feel free.

I see a lot of issues that could easily be overcome by implementing some form of back-up.Maybe this will encourage others to protect their data.From experience I know it can be quite frustrating when you feel that you have an invincible machine to find that you have to re-install your OS after things go awry.

I myself only use Windows native back-up utilities.However,I have heard (or read) horror stories about these resources.Personally,I haven't encountered the first issue with Windows back-up utilities.Yet.

Thanks for any input.... :flowers:

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As well as using a weekly full system backup, I use Second Copy to provide me with a 2 hourly backup of my files. It is important that I do not lose any of my data - it has been very valuable to me (provides the lifestyle I now enjoy) and will do more so in the future.

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As well as using a weekly full system backup, I use Second Copy to provide me with a 2 hourly backup of my files. It is important that I do not lose any of my data - it has been very valuable to me (provides the lifestyle I now enjoy) and will do more so in the future.

I love the idea of Second Copy.

Sounds like a very useful back-up tool.

(I hate to sound like Cheapo,but is there a free alternative?)

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Use all of the following (depending on which of my various machines I'm using)

Acronis True Image 9

Acronis True Image 10 Home

EASEUS Todo Backup 1.1

Macrium Reflect FREE

Plus

Hahn Tech's Copy Cat for doing a scheduled daily backup of certain key data files

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I believe I have found an alternative for Second Copy.

Microsoft Sync Toy 2.1 for 32- or 64-bit is available for Windows 7,Vista and XP at no cost:--->http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C26EFA36-98E0-4EE9-A7C5-98D0592D8C52&displaylang=en

I'm not absolutely sure that this software does exactly what Second Copy is capable of,but it's gotta be close. ;)

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I believe I have found an alternative for Second Copy.

Microsoft Sync Toy 2.1 for 32- or 64-bit is available for Windows 7,Vista and XP at no cost:--->http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C26EFA36-98E0-4EE9-A7C5-98D0592D8C52&displaylang=en

I'm not absolutely sure that this software does exactly what Second Copy is capable of,but it's gotta be close. ;)

I cannot see any evidence that you can set up Sync Toy to take backups of your files on a regular schedule automatically. I too have used Second Copy for several years and consider it well worth the moderate one-off cost.

Second copy is easy to set up, flexible and keeps your backup files in sync with the origin. If you delete a folder or file - it gets deleted automatically from the back up. If you modify, move or rename a folder or file then the back up will reflect that change. In addition - you can set up an archive which keeps the last "X" versions of any file.

My Second Copy system is set to carry out the back up operation of my D:drive (a separate drive for all my data) in duplicate onto another internal hard drive and an eSATA external drive every time I shut down Windows. Hence I have two identical back up copies on separate volumes.

My OS and programs are stored on a separate C: drive which I back up weekly onto both my back up drives using Acronis.

Belt and bracers I know - but it keeps me safe.

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I cannot see any evidence that you can set up Sync Toy to take backups of your files on a regular schedule automatically.

It is done through task manager from what I've gathered.Probably a little more hands-on than the automated world would prefer.

I can not say for sure what it is or is not capable of as I haven't had time to play with it yet.You can rest assured that I will though... :lol:

I understand the reasoning behind "You get what you pay for",and "Cheap is expensive",but when I say that I am broke-I mean that I am broke.If I can find a free alternative with anything computer that is viable,I'll take it.This machine wasn't cheap.I could spend thousands upon thousands (if I had it) and still wouldn't be satisfied.Nor would the software vendors for that matter.

I don't mean to sound cheap,I have to be cheap by necessity.There were better days and there will be again.

Much love to all.

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"It is done through task manager from what I've gathered."

EDIT TO PREVIOUS POST:I meant to say Task Scheduler,not Task Manager.I apologize for any confusion. :)

Thank you for any and all input.I'm sure that I won't be the only one to benefit from this.

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