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How To Do A Proper Back-Up


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#1 Feonix

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 08:33 AM

Hi there,

Till now, my method of backing up files on my computer or external hard drive was to make copies of each file and save it to a DVD or another external hard drive destination. I know this is a primitive way of doing it and, as I am new to any "proper" methods there may be out there, I really want to learn. What programs are used to do this? What is the best, most efficient and successful software for this? I don't mind paying the cash - I'm a music producer and want to secure my data! Can anyone offer some programs and/or useful tips?

I'd appreciate it much.
Thanks,

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:07 AM

The best way is with a portable enclosure and software such as Acronis or Norton Ghost
http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/ I like this one
http://www.symantec.com/norton/ghost
Once you set up an image of your PC you can also schedule it to do incremental backups of just the changes that you have made

There are also free alternatives, that don't do quite as much but nevertheless prove to be handy
Cobian is one of them
http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 01:08 PM

Thanks, I've just bought the Acronis Back-Up & Recovery suite. This thing looks legit!




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