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Windows 7: Best Win 7 Backup program

16 Aug 2009   #1
Duckling

Windows 7
 
 
Best Win 7 Backup program

I've had some bad experiences with backup programs.
Can you believe last one I tried for some reason didn't backup .log files?
So I'd really like to get a good opinion on a windows backup program.

Anyways, internet propaganda is hard to sort through. What by reputable sources would be considered the best backup program out there.

I want something that can detect when an external device is plugged in. That was say I can have certain files that need to be updated on my usb key each time I plug it in backed up.


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17 Aug 2009   #2
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Home Server can do it clean / fast / complete

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duckling View Post
I've had some bad experiences with backup programs.
Can you believe last one I tried for some reason didn't backup .log files?
So I'd really like to get a good opinion on a windows backup program.

Anyways, internet propaganda is hard to sort through. What by reputable sources would be considered the best backup program out there.

I want something that can detect when an external device is plugged in. That was say I can have certain files that need to be updated on my usb key each time I plug it in backed up.
Windows Home Server / Full bare metal backup and restore / can drill down into the backup and restore single files if needed or the complete image from scratch on a new drive freshly formatted or any level between.

As to external device updating certain/single files if needed. You can setup a U3 Traveler from Memorex to do that.
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17 Aug 2009   #3
Duckling

Windows 7
 
 

I don't really understand what your saying..
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17 Aug 2009   #4
visy199

XP SP2
 
 

Acronis True Image
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17 Aug 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duckling View Post
I don't really understand what your saying..
Do do what you want is going to require a more in depth application bobtran named 2-3. If you can deal with less there are the ones most of us use. Acronis is popular as is win 7's own bu and restore. In my case im not a fan of win 7. I use Acronis and Ghost.

Hope this helps

Ken
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17 Aug 2009   #6
streetwolf

Windows 7 x64 RTM Retail
 
 

Shadow Protect Desktop by StorageCraft.

Very fast, not a lot of bells and whistles. Ghost licenses their driver btw.
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17 Aug 2009   #7
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Duckling View Post
I don't really understand what your saying..
For more information see:
Get Started With Windows Home Server | We Got Served - Windows Home Server & Your Digital Home

U3 Traveler is a thumb drive with a small OS on the dirve. You can set it up to automatically update files when it is plugged in. Files can also be encrypted requiring a pass phrase to unlock the drive prior to gaining access to the files.
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17 Aug 2009   #8
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
In my case im not a fan of win 7. I use Acronis and Ghost.

Hope this helps

Ken
Good advice if you don't want to run a home server. I'm just lazy and want the machine to do the work for me.
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17 Aug 2009   #9
Kipper

 

The folks at Acronis are saying that TI 2009 will not fully support Win7 but TI 2010 which is in beta and to be released after the official release of Win7 will fully support the new OS.

Anyone finding that TI 2009 has some bugs on Win7????
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18 Aug 2009   #10
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kipper View Post
Anyone finding that TI 2009 has some bugs on Win7????
Yeah, I'm running ATI Home 2009, build 9796 on 32-bit ultimate, build 7260, and there continues to be a persistant "bug" with the inability to mount a saved image file in Windows 7.

Other than that, backup (both from inside Seven and using a CD) and restore (both from inside Seven and using a CD) appear to work fine.
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