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Computer backup

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by oman, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    What do you all use for backing up your computer?

    I noticed that Windows comes with a 'Windows Backup' program. Is that any good?

  2. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    I always tell people not to depend on the built in "windows backup". I've seen that randomly fail for unknown reasons. I also recall that in one version of Windows (don't recall which), it index your backup, but was incompatible with other versions (though that was years ago).

    Usually I just backup to either my 2nd encrypted hard drive or Mega or DVD / Bluray disk. USB for smaller backups though.
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  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    I just back up to the external hard drive my mom and I share.
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  4. KevinL

    KevinL Member

    External drive and also use crashplan for off site backups.
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  5. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    rdiff-backup, works surprisingly well on windows
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  6. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I'll look into those. :)
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  7. Gazhyde

    Gazhyde Well-Known Member

    Dropbox for my important work/site stuff
    Copy (similar to dropbox but gives you more space) for my photos
    Windows Sync Toy to copy the above two folders to second hard drive in PC, and then external hard drive
    All other useful folders sync toy'd to second and third drive
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  8. OSS 117

    OSS 117 Well-Known Member

    I've got a small backup thing built with old parts. Going to be building a 23 drive NAS soon. I use DropBox to have access to files 24/7 and wherever I want, so as long there's a signal or wifi. :)
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  9. TheBoss

    TheBoss Well-Known Member

    Most reliable software that I prefer is Spotmau , its saved my skin a good few times over the years..
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  10. Jaxel

    Jaxel Well-Known Member

    I dont backup anything. My entire life is either on Google Apps or website stuff; which is on servers.

    It makes it very easy to format my computer. Can be back up and running within an hour.
  11. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

  12. MagnusB

    MagnusB Well-Known Member

    I used to backup to an external drive, but then I noticed I never recovered anything I backed up on those, so now I don't use anything for my home computer. I use Dropbox at some degree, but not much. For work related stuff, I use the tools my company provides (server storage).

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