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need recommendations for backup software


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#1 pouringreign

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:42 AM

I used handybackup before and was quite pleased with it, however it is not working right on one of my computers. Now I am looking for a good alternative. I need a backup that won't compress the backup it makes. I would love to have email notification concerning the backup. I also need to be able to restore individual files. Any recommendations?

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 10:50 AM

I'm a huge fan of disk imaging software and have long maintained that it should be a staple on all systems. The best of breed is Acronis True Image, but it is not free. The best free alternative is Macrium Reflect.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 11:23 AM

I just want simple backup. The backed up file cannot be compressed. I want to be able to restore file without software. A scheduler.

and email verification.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 11:59 AM

I see. Sorry, I misunderstood.

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Posted 17 January 2011 - 12:16 PM

I have tried HandyBackup, which I love but doesn't work right on my wife's computer. I'm trying Backup4all which seems good, but needs
the software to restore folders. I've tried Macrium, which doesnt work for me. I guess I could try cloning software except it takes way too long. Sorry I didn't mean I didn't appreciate your suggestion. Plus I don't mind reinstalling the appls. She has the upgrade to windows 7 home premium 64 bits so if I need to reformat it would be the fresh version of windows 7.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:11 AM

I'm pretty sure that Cobian Backup files can be restored without the software, and it can certainly run on a schedule.




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