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Can one suggest an excellent free/nearly free BackUp app

  1. #11


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    Win8 Pro


    The best free backup software in my opinion is Personal Backup - it's a 5 star editor's pick at Softpedia and comes with an easy automated mode, along with a customization mode that has every option you'd find in a professional backup package (incl., backing up simultaneously to separate drives, making Full, Copy, Differential, etc., backups, extensive log settings, and a scheduler).
    I've used it extensively in a business environment and swear by it. Check it out here Personal Backup Free Download

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    Looks good !

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Another option if you can use Linux at all is to boot up say a Live CD distro and use the DD comannd -- this will copy byte for byte as DATA so it doesn't matter what format or type of partitions on your HDD's are formatted in.

    For data simply use . tar or any of the archivers (ARK for example).

    I've found though it's worth PAYING for a robust backup program --the amount of time it saves you is well worh the small fee these programs cost. Acronis is fine these days as is the Pro version of Macrium or even Paragon. Imagine re-ripping 2,000 CD's again because you've lost your Music files !!!!

    I use these for imaging -- and for partial directory backups for example fdirectories a* - e* I simply use the Linux TAR command. Linux reads and writes Windows volumes - no probs these days.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    ....use the DD command -- this will copy byte for byte as DATA so it doesn't matter what format or type of partitions on your HDD's are formatted in.
    ...
    Interesting... Not that I would use this option for the day to day files backup, but I am also looking for a solution to copy "everything" in my HD, and I mean it literally because I have a dual setup with Win8 & Ubuntu 13.10 and I want to be sure even the booting files get backed up. It sounds like your suggestion would do the trick. Wouldn't it?

    As for the rest of the suggestions for the day to day files backup the suggestions are so good I'll have to study them very closely.
    Thank you so much everyone!

    JDL
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