Back up software

  alfredgerald 18:17 10 Nov 2006
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Whats the best back up software to purchase?

  powerless 18:27 10 Nov 2006

Most will say Acronis TI click here

  VoG II 18:29 10 Nov 2006

... although some would say Norton Ghost click here

  SB23 18:52 10 Nov 2006

Acronis for me. Would recommend too!

  woodchip 18:56 10 Nov 2006

Ether

  ed-0 19:01 10 Nov 2006

the best is Acronis

  JoeC 19:05 10 Nov 2006

I use this one - and it is free.

click here

  woodchip 19:07 10 Nov 2006

Yes I use Acronis. But Ghost is a good program

  Simsy 19:09 10 Nov 2006

I'm perhaps going to put the cat among the pigeons here...

I think that for a system backup, a "drive image" of some sort is best... either Acronis TrueImage or similar... I don't express a preference...

Then, providing you keep data on a different partition, (which may be on the same physical Hard drive or otherwise),...

For data backup I think the best is to just have another HDD, (internal or external), and copy files across using Windows Explorer.

This means restoring a system backup, from Acronis, doesn't restore over data.

It does mean you need to have seperate partitions... something which always causes debate here!

Regards,

Simsy

  VoG II 19:11 10 Nov 2006

Of course there's Windows Backup click here which won't cost you a penny if you have a Windows CD.

However, that is not as good as Acronis TI or Norton Ghost should your system fail to boot, for example.

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