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Question: Which Is The Best Backup Utility?


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#1 Andrew

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 04:49 AM

I'm currently in the market for a new backup program. Ideally the program will be freeware, able to do incremental and differential backups, compress the backups, and be relatively speedy.

Until recently, I used the built in backup program in XP pro. While it's a serviceable app, I want more! I tried Cobian Backup but it would literally take 12 to 14 hours to backup my computer where the NT backup took only around 4 hours!

Then I tried DriveImage XML, but it doesn't seem to be able to do differential or incremental backups.

I tried a few other programs but I'm not happy with any of them and am still using NT Backup.

So what program do you use? Any recommendations, warnings, or horror stories to relate?

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 04:58 AM

Long ago, in a world far far away, (Denver, in the 80's) I used a program called My Backup. It was cheap and very easy. I found THIS DOWNLOAD for a program with the same name. I don't know if it's the same one, but the price is right... :thumbsup:


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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:49 AM

I like SyncBackSE. They still offer a freeware download here (v3.2.14): http://www.2brightsparks.com/downloads.html#freeware
More current versions are trial-ware (currently at V4.3.1.5)
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