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Posted 18 October 2010 - 10:03 AM
Posted 20 October 2010 - 05:35 PM
First, a little bit about my network. In my house there are three computers - a main desktop PC (running Windows 7) that connects directly to a wireless router (ethernet). There are also two laptops (both running Windows Vista) that connect wirelessly to the router and the router connects to the modem.
We recently invested in a 1.5TB external hard drive. The exact model (Seagate FreeAgent Desk 1.5TB) is found <a href="http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/external/freeagent/freeagent_desk/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here</a>. The aim is to set up an automatic backup routine that will backup all three computers. The hard drives in each computer are 300GB for each laptop and 500GB for the desktop (although actual used disk space is approximately 500-600GB in total for all three computers).
So far, I have managed to set up the external hard drive as a shared drive from the desktop using Vista's folder sharing options, and the two laptops can see and connect to it.
Now, I need help setting up a backup routine. What backup or imaging program(s) would you recommend? The hard drive came with some backup software, do you know if this is any good? What settings should I use to create an automatic backup routine?
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, and there may be things I haven't even considered.
Thanks in advance <img src="http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
Posted 21 October 2010 - 09:07 AM
Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:39 PM
Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:41 PM
Do you have any recommendations for settings? Encryption, compression? I know compression would be useful to save disk space, but it takes time, and I'm not pushed for disk space right now. Similarly, encryption takes quite a while, but the drive is shared on the network, so any potential hackers would have fairly easy access to every file on all three systems
Something specific to Cobian. If I set up a full backup on a particular day as one task, and the daily differential as another task, will the differential compare current files to the weekly full backup and only copy changes, or do I need to setup a daily task with a regular full backup using the 'Make one full every...' feature. I hope that made sense. Here's some pictures to show you what I mean. (I linked them in case you don't need to see them)
Finally, is there a way to limit the number of each type of backup? Limiting full backups is fairly simple, but I can't find an option for limiting differential backups. Maybe this is why I should use incremental?
Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:39 AM
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