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Best Program For Full Backup?


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#1 Nawtheasta

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 01:18 PM

Dear community
Is there a backup program out there that just plain works?? I just purchased a Maxtor Onetouch4 Plus external HD. It came with software called SafetyDrill. They tell you to test the CD it comes with prior to making a bootable recovery cd. They tell you nothing else. Searching the internet I come across folks with all kinds of problems trying to use this. All I want to do is make a complete backup copy of my computer. Sounds simply. Older Windows versions had backup utilities that worked fine. I started thinking maybe something else was available for software and that I could just use the Maxtor onetoch to store the backups. I looked at Norton Ghost. Again horror stories about problems. I then looked at Acronis True Image Home V11.0. I have seen positive reports but also a lot of negatives.
I run a Dell Optiplex with XP Home SP2. 148 GB HD with 89GB Free space
Any suggestions are most appreciated
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Nawtheasta

Edited by Nawtheasta, 13 May 2008 - 01:19 PM.


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:19 PM

I use Acronis, it's a good program. All programs take some getting used to, that just the nature of the beast. Have a look at Cobian Backup. It's a little easier to understand and it's freeware
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#3 LynnKnows2

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:16 PM

Hey there!! I totally hear what you're saying about looking for a good backup program that actually works!! :thumbsup: I used Norton Ghost for quite some time, but had some major issues with it!! I am currently using Macrium Reflect, which I am pretty happy with so far! It actually creates an image of your disk, and it's easy to set up a schedule for backups. Hope that helps!

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