Backing Up


  1. Posts : 22
    Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
       #1

    Backing Up


    My friend was showing off on his Mac the otherday and showed me something that I was impressed with, time machine. I was amazed how it constantly backed up the computer and how you was able to go back in time and are able to restore it to a certain time in the past. I was therefore wondering if there was a Windows alternative, as I have been looking online and have found nothing and was wondering if anyone out there knows if such a product exists and is it worth it?
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  2. Posts : 130
    MSDN Home Premium
       #2

    There are such applications out there but historically they have consumed so much resources whilst they continually read/write to the HDD that they have been abandoned.

    Take the old 'GoBack' program. Used it once for a short time and it came straight off.

    I just rely on SyncToy now to backup my changed/new 'data' hourly.
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  3. Posts : 2,578
    Vista 64 bit and 32 bit (SP2)
       #3

    You can change your System Restore options quite easily. Just program frequent Restore Points at regular intervals, and you essentially have (almost) the same thing.
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  4. Posts : 7,878
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #4

    The Acronis True Image software offers something called "non-stop backup", which is very similar I believe to what Apple does with Time Capsule. While I own True Image, I simply create images when I want them, versus letting the software run constantly and keep me backed up.
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  5. Posts : 19,383
    Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64
       #5

    I just got my NAS today, and I got Acronis True Image OEM (on the disk it says Acronis True Image V1.0)......will it be any good, or fairly limited?
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