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Windows 7: Favorite Backup Software


16 Apr 2010   #1

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 
Favorite Backup Software

Just wondering what your favorite backup software other than the default window feature is. I've heard of and seen too many issues with Windows backup to rely on it in the case that my computer fails. Right now I'm using Macrium Reflect Free Edition, but I've heard of many others and I figured I'd check to see what the favorites are.


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16 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Just a suggestion... perhaps make this into a poll?

I like Acronis!
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16 Apr 2010   #3

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Just a suggestion... perhaps make this into a poll?

I like Acronis!
I would need a list of programs to create a poll, so far all I know if is Macrium and Acronis.
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16 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

After Ghost, Acronis, Pargon and tinkering with the Windows 7 native facilities (yukk), I ended up with Macrium too. It is easy to use, transparent, and you always know what is happening. Up to now it has been very reliable on about 20 recoveries (for real and demos in class). I still use Ghost on one of my Vista systems, but that is a lot more complex. Took me several months to understand all the odds and ends. For anybody seriously interested in Macrium, I made this video tutorial that shows the whole cycle from beginning to end.
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16 Apr 2010   #5

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Acronis
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16 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I use Acronis for imaging and Second Copy for file backups
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16 Apr 2010   #7

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
I would need a list of programs to create a poll, so far all I know if is Macrium and Acronis.
Those are the two main ones.
Macrium is free .. Acronis is not.
But to get all the features in Macrium ... that Acronis has .. You have to pay for it ..
Then the cost is about the same.

I see the top spot has been replaced in this Freeware List ..
But I don't know anything about Paragon ??

Haven't had any complaints about Ghost since I donated it to the local landfill
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16 Apr 2010   #8

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 8 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I use GFI Backup Home on both computers in the house. We back up to an NAS. It works pretty good, and it's free. My only complaint is that the scheduling can be a little tricky, and it has some trouble with really long file names.

But hey, it's free...

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Haven't had any complaints about Ghost since I donated it to the local landfill
Lol, it's probably making friends with the copy of NIS 2010 I just donated.
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16 Apr 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
I use GFI Backup Home on both computers in the house. We back up to an NAS. It works pretty good, and it's free. My only complaint is that the scheduling can be a little tricky, and it has some trouble with really long file names.

But hey, it's free...

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Haven't had any complaints about Ghost since I donated it to the local landfill
Lol, it's probably making friends with the copy of NIS 2010 I just donated.
What problems did you have with NIS2010. I am about to replace my MSE with NIS2010 (I still have a NIS product key valid for 850 days). I would be interested in your assessment.
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16 Apr 2010   #10

XP MCE .... XP Pro 64 .... W7 U x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Lol, it's probably making friends with the copy of NIS 2010 I just donated.
They're probably reproducing .. Comcast is now giving NIS away for free

No Thanks
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