I totally agree that Backups are a vital need. I have already got Ghost Images, but I think I should have other more regular backups of changing files on to CD/DVD/Zip250 disks. I can straight copy OK, but this is not an incremental scheme on to possible multiple no. of media. I've just wasted some £30 on some software that wouldn't do what I thought it would, so I am reluctant to spend again without some recommendations. The Windows offering doesn't seem to do what I want either. Has anyone any experience of using, say Dantz or Genie Backup Manager, or anything else. By the way, I'm only on a single PC using XP Pro
Dantz retrospect is the way forward. I use this and it can be set at anytime, daily or missing a few days. You can also do a manual backup. The first backup will backup anything you choose or the whole HD. You can have up to 5 backup copies. Any subsequent backups only alter files that you have changed so, if it is set to auto, the whole process only takes a few seconds.
It comes bundled with Maxtor external HDs or you can buy it as a stand-alone programme. click here
Many thanks for that. Dantz retrospective seems v. good, and if all else fails it will have to be that, at the moment, however, I wonder if it might be a bit overkill. Genie Backup will work with CD, DVD and Zip, so I might give that a try for free before I cough up the $49.95 + Vat for it, and seems very simple to use. I have a full version of Nero 6 installed, which I now discover includes a BackUp, covering CD and DVDs but not Zip, and it appears that it can be scheduled to do regular backups, so I'm going to give that a try first. Thanks again.
I used to use Veritas Back Up Exec and found it very good. There is a downloadable trial version at click here Not entirely sure whether it backs up to DVD but a quick look at the site will reveal all.
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