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backing up to external hdd

by v12stuart / July 17, 2007 4:13 PM PDT

i recently bought a WD 250gb my book external hdd and it doesnt come with any software which allows me to mirror my files to it. is there any sowtware that you can download that allows you to mirror your whole hdd including the programs.

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Look up ACRONIS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2007 10:28 PM PDT

But I've tossed that out in favor of SYNCBACK. The OS and programs I can reinstall but I care more about my files than any OS.


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windows has built-in backup
by ramarc / July 18, 2007 12:46 AM PDT
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If you read our forums on Windows Backup you find...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2007 1:12 AM PDT

People losing they files with that out of date software.

I'm going to give it a failing grade and write "We should never speak of this again."


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used it since i started using xp pro
by ramarc / July 18, 2007 1:15 AM PDT

what's that six years? just because some folks have problems with their camry doesn't make toyota a bad brand.

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My issues with NTBACKUP go back 20 years.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 18, 2007 1:29 AM PDT

It has not seen an update in that many years...

We can do better.


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I agree
by El Alquimista / July 19, 2007 1:20 PM PDT

with Bob. And besides, v12stuart said he wanted to mirror (clone? image?) his disk. This is not in the purview of Windows Backup -- it is a job for Norton Ghost or Acronis True Image (my preference).


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found it
by v12stuart / July 25, 2007 4:19 PM PDT
In reply to: I agree

ive found a program called Power Quest Drive Image which seems to be really good because you can copy everything including programs over to another drive.

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