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#1 Junior2007

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 08:06 PM

Does anyone have experience with this free backup software? Or can anyone offer some suggestions on decent free software?

 

http://www.2brightsparks.com/welcome/backup/freeware-2013-01-02-sp.html?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=syncback-group1-search



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Posted 22 February 2015 - 08:08 PM

Hello there,

A free cloning software for backup commonly used here is Macrium Reflect Free.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 08:11 PM

There's also the free version of EaseUS Todo Backup that is used by quite a lot of people :)

http://www.easeus.com/backup-software/

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:21 PM

For a good general review of the most popular read here:

 

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm

 

Personally, I like AOMEI Backupper Standard, but any of the recommended should do the job.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:33 PM

Disk Imaging & Backup Software:

Free alternatives include:

Note: If you have Western Digital hard disks, then you can download Acronis True Image WD Edition Software for free.

Other Options:

 

 


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 09:18 PM

Thanks for all of the replies. Now, I currently use Mozy Home free backup software. If I were to choose another software option what would become of the files I have backed up through Mozy? Would I need to retrieve them or can they just be left stored with them? Or can I simply use 2 or more software programs to back up data to?



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 10:02 PM

I'm not familiar with Mozy but what you ask would depend on what process the software used to create the backups. Does it encrypt, compress, split files, etc. IMO using two different programs to create your backups would be confusing and redundant. I would try several, decide on which one you like and then stick with that.
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:15 AM

I've been using Aomei for about 6 mos & am very satisfied. :)



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:52 AM

Aoemi released a new beta for testing. They added Universal Restore which lets you restore a system backup image created on one computer to another with different hardware.
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:48 PM

I found this software for backups, clean and simple interface and has very good reviews. Plus, the free version offers 5 GB storage. Mozy was only offering 2 GB with their free version. This is working very well for me so far.

 

https://www.idrive.com/



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 08:59 PM

Then you should be good to go.


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:04 PM

I am currently relying on the System Image Backup feature of Windows 8.1, in case I ever run into a situation where I need to restore from a system image.

 

Is there any reason I should be looking at 3rd party software to do this instead? 

 

I have a WD hard drive, so I could use the WD Acronis software for free.



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:13 PM

If you need more storage space, you could always use Google Drive (15GB) or even Mega.co.nz (50GB) for backup. Just install the desktop application of these providers and configure your backup client to hosts the backup there.

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 10:47 PM

I have a WD hard drive, so I could use the WD Acronis software for free.

Yes but its about 273 MB.
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 11:15 PM

That's small potatos compared to the size of a backup image I make via Windows, which is ~40 GB.

 

I have a 1 TB internal HDD, and a 2TB external HDD, so I am in no danger of running out of storage.


Edited by yu gnomi, 26 February 2015 - 11:17 PM.





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