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#1 Random Bob

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:03 AM

I'm searching for a good backup software with a lot of features. I'm currently using Genie timeline and I don't think it has many features. So, which backup software do you guys recommend?

 

And I don't want a drive imaging software unless files of the image can be edited without restoring the backup.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:45 AM

For basic file backup, I use SyncBackFree


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#3 Random Bob

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:11 AM

Also please give a list of unique features of the back up program you suggest.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:52 AM

Always list the Operating System, as some relate better than others -

 

How many computers ?? What Make(s) of computer(s) ?? Any / all other details you can list -



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:55 AM

A full list of SyncBack's features can be found here:
http://www.2brightsparks.com/syncback/compare.html


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

You might take a look at Macrium Reflect's free version.  Not sure what features are desireable in a backup program...but you can read about that at the Macrium website.

 

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 07:02 PM

As Random Bob intimated, your choice depends on what you want to do.  Backup strategies are infinite, from immediate overwrite to once-a-month, retaining all previous versions of files, multiple backup sets, compression, password protected.......  Personally I think it's best to save all revisions of documents (some type of incremental backup) unless space is an issue; don't overwrite.  Frequent saving of what you are actually working on is an exception.

 

I got Dantz's Retrospect free with a WD drive.  It can do anything you can imagine but it's difficult to understand all its ins and outs.  Great, once understood.






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