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Windows 7: Back up Nortons Utility ?

28 Oct 2010   #21
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
What about if you had to install the backup contents of one PC onto another, or parts of it?
Norton 360 will backup the files on the computer that it is running on, but you will still need a dedicated file backup program and an external storage disk to back files up to more than 1 PC.

~Maxx~
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29 Oct 2010   #22
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote:
...but you will still need a dedicated file backup program
Wouldn't Norton 360 be that dedicated file backup program ?
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29 Oct 2010   #23
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

JerometheGiraff, don't forget that Norton 360 is also an anti-virus so make sure any computers you install to do not have another real-time anti-virus.

Any computer that you want to back-up will need Norton 360 installed but you can restore to any computer using Norton Portable Restore (ARestore).
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29 Oct 2010   #24
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post

Wouldn't Norton 360 be that dedicated file backup program ?
There is s big difference between Norton 360's Backup and Recovery feature and how File Backup software functions...

1) Norton 360 backups all the files every time, and there is no Incremental Backup.

2) The Restore feature in Norton 360 is unable to restore a single file from a backup set.

If this is what you were looking for in Backup and Recovery software then fine, but Norton 360 is not dedicated file backup software.

If you are looking for a program that will incrementally backup the files on your computer and automatically transfer only the new files to any other computer through an external drive then Karen's Replicator will do a very efficient and highly accurate job of seeing that all of the important files on all of your computers are fully backed up at whatever interval you choose and it will not conflict with your Backup and Recovery program.

~Maxx~
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29 Oct 2010   #25
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Norton can do all that and more...
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30 Oct 2010   #26
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
Norton can do all that and more...
1) Norton 360 backups all the files every time, and there is no Incremental Backup.

2) The Restore feature in [u]Norton 360 is unable to restore a single file from a backup set.

Are you sure that this is what JerometheGiraff is looking for in a file backup system?

~Maxx~
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30 Oct 2010   #27
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

I installed Norton 360 v4 on an old computer yesterday to see how it works.

Why don't you and after you can tell me what it can't do with credibility?

Edit: Just performed a backup, an incremental backup, deleted all original files and restored one file of my choosing. I decided not to change the restore location and let it restore to the default, original location.
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30 Oct 2010   #28
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
I installed Norton 360 v4 on an old computer yesterday to see how it works.

Why don't you and after you can tell me what it can't do with credibility?
I stopped running all Norton products after they let Malware onto my Vista computer and I found out that their software was regularly sending a list of the running programs back to Norton headquarters.

The first thing I did when I got my Win 7 computer was to install Revo Uninstaller Pro x64 and completely remove Norton and all of its 1,400+ Registry keys and values. After becoming a Member of Windows 7 Forums I have seen this same advice given quite often in many different threads.

The bottom line is that Norton 360 does have backup and recovery software, but it is simply not a file backup program and can not do scheduled incremental file backups to as many locations and computers as the user may find necessary as JerometheGiraff was inquiring about whereas Karen's Replicator was designed to do these kinds of backups.

~Maxx~
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30 Oct 2010   #29
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
I found out that their software was regularly sending a list of the running programs back to Norton headquarters.
Many anti-virus send data like that home. You can opt out of Community Watch at any time in Norton. It is used for their reputation system and to evaluate detected or suspicious software not already known by them.

You can compare the registry count of Norton 2010 and 2011 to other anti-virus here: Antivirus Performance Test 13: Registry Key Increase

Look at how many keys CAV 4 creates.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
The bottom line is that Norton 360 does have backup and recovery software, but it is simply not a file backup program and can not do scheduled incremental file backups to as many locations and computers as the user may find necessary as JerometheGiraff was inquiring about whereas Karen's Replicator was designed to do these kinds of backups.
Please provide evidence or stop making things up.

What specifically can Karen's Replicator do that "the user may find necessary?" If you let me know, I can provide the evidence.
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30 Oct 2010   #30
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post

What specifically can Karen's Replicator do that "the user may find necessary?" If you let me know, I can provide the evidence.

From the Karens Replicator Webpage which I linked to many times...

"Automatically backup files, directories, even entire drives! Karen's Replicator copies selected files from one drive/folder to another. Source and Destination folders can reside anywhere on your network.

Options include repeated copies at intervals as short as a few minutes, or as long as several months, copy only files that have changed, and the replication of folder and file deletions.

New features allow you to specify which files should not be copied, and also which days a job should be skipped!"

~Maxx~
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