Backup (Yes more on backup)

  Epirb406 20:03 16 Sep 2004

Hi all,

Been reading back through a few posts about back ups and am a bit confused.

I got the hang with my win 98 machine and paragon 2000. I could create images on my 2nd hard drive and create a boot disk. Then if 1st hard disk fell over all I had to do was renew the drive, boot from the floppy and restore was almost automatic.

Been seeking a simarly simple solution for XP pro. Does it exist? should I be putting my trust in their bundled solution and will this work in the same way?

Many thanks, sorry to cover familiar ground.

Cheers, Epirb.

  Paranoid Android 20:14 16 Sep 2004

The priciple is the same except you can't run in DOS, and this limits the programs you can use. I'm a little out of date, but I use Acronis Trueimage for disk-to-disk backups, which can image a hard disk under WinXP without a re-start. I can also recover from scratch using a boot CD, and select individual files or complete system.

My backup disk is removable, and I always pop the drive out when I've finished so no nasty viruses can get at my lovely clean image file.

Whatever you use, make sure you test it by doing a restore. An untested backup solution ain't no good.


  Epirb406 22:21 16 Sep 2004

Only knew paragon worked because I tried it, never needed it!

when you say you use a boot cd, is that your win XP one or one that you make with acronis?

Just experimenting with Ace back up but not sure what that does!

Any more thoughts/ideas?

Cheers, epirb.

  Paranoid Android 17:46 17 Sep 2004

The boot CD I use is one made using Acronis, it boots and loads Trueimage. Of course, I would only use it for recovery if the system won't boot, other times I just run Acronis in windows. The boot CD allows me to write to NTFS discs as well as FAT32, which is great.

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  Epirb406 19:02 17 Sep 2004

thanks for responses.

looks like acronis?

shame cos paragon was free!

cheers, epirb.

  Epirb406 19:41 01 Apr 2005

Thats my news on that one!

Hope it OK cleaning up me posts all at once!

Cheers, Epirb.

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