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#1 candelo

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:05 PM

I am looking at software to do a backup of my computer onto an external hard drive. I want something reliable but hopefully free. Can anyone recommend one that is simple to use but very reliable.

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:06 AM

The best way is to create hard drive image.

Acronis True Image: http://www.acronis.com/ - not free, but the best

Free alternatives:
- Macrium Reflect: http://www.macrium.com/ReflectFree.asp
- DriveImage XML: http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm (tutorial: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/backup-your-computer-with-driveimage-xml/)
- SelfImage: http://www.excelcia.org/modules.php?name=N...icle&sid=21
- Paragon Drive Backup: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/db-express/

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