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Backup software (stupid user question)

Hi

I've got a Seagate Slim 2TB external for backup. I have the option of using Seagate Dashboard for scheduled backup or I can also use the backup app provided by Norton in my Norton 360 application.

The issue I have is that both of those applications tend to fill up my external drive with MASSIVE backup files.

I'm looking for a Backup Manager that will simply backup my NEW files on a regular schedule. I can't seem to satisfy this with either of the 2 applications I've mentioned.

If someone could kindly instruct me on how to set up either Seagate or Norton to perform as I'd like, or suggest a completely different application that would work, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks in advance -

Terry Davidson

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recommend a freeware to do automatic incremental backup

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It seems like that, both of your apps is doing full backup of your external hard drive, so it is easily been full. Well, the thing become easy if so, and what you need now is a backup software which can do incremental backup so as to backup only added files. So I'd like to recommend you AOMEI Backupper, it's free and you also can use it to set a schedule job.

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Thanks -

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I 'll check it out.

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Thanks for everything!

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I tried Roadkill, EaseUS and Aomei and found Aomei to be the best solution for my needs.

I appreciate you all getting on board with this - God knows I never would have figured it out on my own.

Best regards -

Terry

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What I use.

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I keep a clone of my HDD on externals (more than one external as having one is not backup.) Then I can sync my files with apps like Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier.

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Thanks!

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I'll give it a shot. Appreciate your response.

Terry

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Here’s where I come in to help you with a little suggest

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Here’s where I come in to help you with a little suggest: use EaseUS Todo Backup! A powerful application. There are features for differential backup and incremental backup. incremental backup is a convenient way to minimize time and storage needed by the operation. It brings great convenience compared to full backup, just try it.

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Pipemetrics Bvckup 2

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Pipemetrics Bvckup 2 is best backup software

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Dangerous system.

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"Continuously monitor for changes and
back them up as soon as they happen."

This would autobackup corrupt files from say that new RANSOMWARE.

That's not a good idea.

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