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#1 jonnybravo9

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 01:44 PM

Howdy,
anybody know of a program(s) for Windows (at least xp and 7) similar to the Mac OS umbrella backup system?

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 06:09 PM

For those of us that don't do Macs, could you describe what the program does?
What are the key features?
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 10:27 AM

It creates a zip file of the entire HD and saves it to a user designated location (backup folder on the network server). It then scans for changes in the HD every week, and saves ONLY the changes as a new zip file. This way if you can use the saved backup files to esentially do a system restore of your original HD. I think for MACs the program has a feature where you just sellect the files you want restored and it does the restore for you.
I think this is an acurate description, I am not a MAC user either and only saw the program for a few minutes on my friends machine.
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 03:58 PM

Cobian Backup:
http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm
Fine for files and documents

To ghost the entire drive, I use Acronis True Image
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/products/trueimage/

There are some free ghosting software out there, other than Suresync
Their names escape me at the moment
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