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Windows 7: Backups

25 Jul 2010   #1
Baldeagle812

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Backups

Hi Folks.

Just a quick question for you. I am looking for a decent backup program for Windows 7 that will allow access to a HP USB tape drive to replace the Microsoft backup.

Twice now I have created a backup using MS Backup and I can't get it to recognize either Tape drive or a Western Digital Network Drive. It will recognize USB External drive or local drives.

I am using Windows 7 professional. So if anyone has any recommendations can you please let me know.

Thanks in anticipation.

Steve


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25 Jul 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Baldeagle812 View Post
Hi Folks.

Just a quick question for you. I am looking for a decent backup program for Windows 7 that will allow access to a HP USB tape drive to replace the Microsoft backup.

Twice now I have created a backup using MS Backup and I can't get it to recognize either Tape drive or a Western Digital Network Drive. It will recognize USB External drive or local drives.

I am using Windows 7 professional. So if anyone has any recommendations can you please let me know.

Thanks in anticipation.

Steve

I am not sure about tape, but Acronis is flexible, cheap (there is a free trial) , and backs up files and folders to external and networked drives. It also allows you to restore a single file if needed.
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25 Jul 2010   #3
z3r010

 

If it's only files and folders that you want to backup then Cobian backup maybe worth a try (It's what I use to backup this sites servers and it's free) Cobian Backup
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26 Jul 2010   #4
Baldeagle812

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks Guys, I will give Cobian a try. I tried Acronis previously on XP and it would not recognize tape drive, and when I wrote to Acronis at the time they stated that the product did not support tape drives.

But thanks for your reponses anyway.

Regards

Steve
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