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Backup software

by Kiriakos / October 30, 2004 11:09 PM PDT

I would like anyone to suggest the best as for intuitiveness and easiness back up software.
Will you also recommend an external drive in this situation and which one?
TIA

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Re: Backup software
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 30, 2004 11:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Backup software

Backupmypc was a good one, but if you install the Intel Accellerator software, it breaks. And I have not tested it under XP SP2. The upside about this software was it could restore to what is known as BARE METAL. That is, if you lost a hard disk, your backup was bootable and could restore the entire machine.

Downsides are many. The number of CDRW or CDR disks for a full backup can exceed a persons patience. And that Intel Accelerator issue.

Instead I just backup My Stuff using CD/DVD recording software to DVDRW (does not use InCD/DirectCD!) and then it's very safe.

The OS and applications don't need backup since I have the original CDs (and duplicates).

Bob

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Re: Backup software
by Mailman / October 31, 2004 12:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Backup software

I use Norton's Ghost onto a removable hdd in a mobile rack. I do this anytime I put something else on my XP drive I don't want to lose. Easy as pie.

~Dave

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