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#1 joarney

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:20 AM

Greetings All,
I have a desktop PC -Windows XP Pro and a laptop Windows Vista Home Premium - each of which have 500Gb hard drive. I would like to make periodic backups of these two computers to something like an external hard drive. I don't plan to travel with the drive and do not want to constantly backup.

Would you please provide me some insights as to external backup options?

Thanks in advance

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:53 PM

<<I don't plan to travel with the drive and do not want to constantly backup.>>

Does that mean that you want a backup program that backs up periodically...on a scheduled basis...to an external hard drive?

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 03:54 PM

That is exactly what I intend to do - make backups periodically - not necessarily on a specific schedule - to an external hard drive. Partically confused because of the two different operating systems.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 05:14 PM

Welll...there's all kinds of software out there for backing up.

I use backup software I purchased 9 years ago (on XP) and I won't be using it on Win 7...I can't suggest anything that complicated because I've never wanted or used such software.

Best advice I can give you is to take a look at various programs touted as backup solutions...and look for the features that you desire.

Google is your friend for doing such searches.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:42 PM

I use, and like the ease of use of, Cobian Backup 8 (Black Moon).
For Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista.
Once its set up the way you want it, running a backup is just a matter of Start / Cobian / right-click tray icon / select Run all tasks NOW!!.
Let it do it's thing, then shut it down.
Backup takes about 20 minutes per 6 GB.
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