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    Looking for a Good backup software for full backup
    « on: February 23, 2012, 09:40:22 AM »
    I am looking for a good Backup Software - for a full backup.
    I have 3 that i may decide on
    1. Macrium Reflect (free/paid)
    2. Acronic True Image 2012 (paid)
    3. [email protected] (paid)
    I am leaning toward Macrium Reflex is that a good backup software
    All 3 do a Image backup
    I just bought a Seagate Go Flex 1TG External HD. There is software included on external HD, but it doesn't do a full backup.

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    Re: Looking for a Good backup software for full backup
    « Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 09:50:29 AM »
    Seagate HDD's ship with Acronis...
    Although Network and NAT imaging and scheduling are all disabled in that version it DOES do full backups...

    If Free is an alternative then Macrium is a fine app for your needs.
       
     
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    Re: Looking for a Good backup software for full backup
    « Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 09:59:42 AM »

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    Re: Looking for a Good backup software for full backup
    « Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 10:07:51 AM »
    http://www.todo-backup.com/.   They have a free version and a paid version.  The free version is fine for home users.

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    Re: Looking for a Good backup software for full backup
    « Reply #4 on: February 27, 2012, 01:30:59 AM »
    I used Acronis for years but with the newer versions it got way to un-user friendly. I didn't know where or what to click on anymore. I really hated to leave Acronis because i paid for it.  Plus too many of my back up images were coming up no good after verifying with upgraded versions. Lost lots of data. I switch to Paragon. Been using it now for over 2 years. I regularly back up my drives and customer's drives. Not one problem. I would bet my life on Paragon.

    Just last month I had to restore two customers HD's from backup images and Paragon came through with flying colors.

    Here is the free version
    http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/download.html

    They also have a free partition program. I carry both on my flash drive.
    « Last Edit: February 27, 2012, 01:44:45 AM by skulldrinker »

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    Re: Looking for a Good backup software for full backup
    « Reply #5 on: February 27, 2012, 05:20:31 AM »
    Acronis true image is excellent, you will need to buy the full version to gain all the benefits.
    How much do you value your data? Seagate HDD’s come with the free version called “DiscWizard” and while it is less functional than a full copy of Acronis, it does work for a full C:/ disc image so will keep your OS intact for re installation. Both also include a boot disc maker.
    Personally, I have used Acronis TI and have no complaints. It will log all your back ups and verify them either when made or before use. You can mount the images and select individual files and folders to copy and restore. There are a few good tools in the program and it is very stable. I have the full version and it is worth the money, there are free back up software's, but, well they are free!! Acronis also has the very useful continuous backup facility and the usual choices of differential and incremental. There is a sector by sector option, but this takes more HDD space than an image.
    Part of a truly safe back up system is the use of RAID, this can be a costly option in both striping and mirroring with the additional hard drives required. The answer to your question is based on value of data, for simple back ups software gives reasonable protection on its own, RAID volumes do enhance this.
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    Re: Looking for a Good backup software for full backup
    « Reply #6 on: February 27, 2012, 06:07:38 AM »
    WBAdmin in later version of Windows is amazing.  Online creation of system images.  Super fast.  We use it to take "clone" images of our Windows 2008 servers, without needing to shut them down.  Takes about 30 minutes per server.
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      Re: Looking for a Good backup software for full backup
      « Reply #7 on: March 07, 2012, 05:28:55 AM »

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      Re: Looking for a Good backup software for full backup
      « Reply #8 on: March 07, 2012, 08:54:25 PM »
      Hey! The OP said:
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      I just bought a Seagate Go Flex 1TG External HD. There is software included on external HD, but it doesn't do a full backup.

      How can that be? Did he buy it used?

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      Re: Looking for a Good backup software for full backup
      « Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 09:51:52 AM »
      Hey! The OP said:
      How can that be? Did he buy it used?
      I believe the Seagate Go Flex drives come with software on them and it automatically installs on a computer the first time the drive is connected to a computer.  This software is for file backup, not a full drive image.