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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?
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.
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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