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Some More Gibberish From The World Of Backup Software


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#1 Bone Idol

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:05 PM

If you're not supposed to backup your Local Disc hard drive with its contents and files in case of a crash - then what are you supposed to be backing up? 'My Documents' and 'Program Files' can be backed up to a CD in just a few moments with no need for special Backup software.


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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:11 PM

If you want to back up your entire system drive you would be better off using a disk imaging utility such as Acronis True Image.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:36 PM

If you want to back up your entire system drive you would be better off using a disk imaging utility such as Acronis True Image.


Okay, Budapest. I'll have another look at Acronis.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:38 PM

Okay, Budapest. I'll have another look at Acronis.

Just to let you know, I'm not endorsing that particular product. I gave it as an example only - I've never used it myself.
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 03:15 PM

Budapest - thanks for prompting me to try Acronis True Image again. I think I've finally succeeded in getting it to work for me.

Even a scheduled daily incremental backup has worked this morning.

My only criticism is that like so many other software utilities, the interface is very poorly designed for the understanding of the novice. For instance, there is no 'Source' address-slot, and no 'Destination' address-slot. I kept typing in C:\ as the source - as the only commonsense thing to do, but it was the destination E:\ that they wanted. Their wording is totally misleading.

Thanks again, Budapest.


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