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Best way to do full system backup?


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#1 caseycm2009

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Posted 02 July 2009 - 10:38 PM

Windows XP 2002, service pak 3:
I finally bought an external drive--Seagate 500GB FreeAgent Desk. I want to do full system backups from time to time as well as incremental backups of data files. I do not know which is the best software to use:
1. Seagate software -- DiscWizard?
2. Windows backup and restore: Seagate Help says: The Microsoft backup utility available in Windows XP and Vista. For more information on copy-and-paste, Drag-and-drop and the Microsoft Backup utility you can refer to the Microsoft Support article on the topic.
Seagate does not provide support for the Microsoft backup utility.

**** Does this disclaimer just mean that I can't call Seagate for help or that I just flat out can't do it to a Seagate disc?
3. The Lenovo ThankVantage backup and restore that came installed on my Thinkpad.

My assumption was the SeaGate external drive would just act as another disk and I can point any backup, restore utility to it, but the disclaimer by Seagate makes me wonder.

Thank you very much for any help you can give me. I really need to start backing up.
Chris

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 12:48 AM

For the "full system" backup I would use the Seagate software. I haven't used it myself but I've heard it's okay.

Windows backup will work on your Seagate drive. It's just that you can't call Seagate for help.
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