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Decent Backup Program?


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#1 Venek

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 11:27 PM

Hey, just re-installed XP recently due to a rootkit attack causing irreparable damage to my BIOS. Would like to avoid the hassle of installing and updating everything all over again should I have to do it again. As a result, I'm checking out various backup programs and wanted opinions on the best ones out there. Obviously if it's free I'd probably like it, but I don't mind paying for a good program if it doesn't break the bank. Norton Ghost and Genie are two I looked at. Any other suggestions?

I installed the backup utility on the XP disk, but it seems limited and I want a few more options, like backing up to my 2nd hard drive or to a DVD.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 12:54 AM

Save and Restore by Symantec is a good imaging program but a bit of a resource hog.

I just installed Acronis True Image.Is well recommended by members here @ BC and won't break the bank.
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 01:17 AM

Cobian Backup is a freeware program.
YourHighness wrote a nice tutorial on using it, located here.
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 05:50 AM

ERUNT is very good and easy to use. It also has a registry optimizer included.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download1267.html

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 06:11 AM

For me it has to be Acronis True Image Workstation. Tried all those above and got to love this one:
http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/produ...CFQOHlAodOTxVxg
Imaging, reliable backup, cloning to new HD's etc.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 03:58 PM

Thanks for the feedback, looks like Acronis is a promising program.

On a side note, sorry I keep posting my threads in the wrong topics, looks like I'm still learning how to navigate around here.
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Posted 06 March 2007 - 01:35 PM

Acronis is one of the greatest apps I have used. WHat I did was install xp, install all my usual apps updates etc, check or any spyware, viruses etc just to be sure then created an image of my hd. Now rather than install xp again I restore the image again.

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Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:07 AM

Should add, the image also takes the activation along with it, so you do not have to bother with that again.

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 08:04 PM

Yeah..True Image is very reliable and fastworking programm.




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