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jaywit

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backups
« on: January 16, 2013, 03:01 PM »
Has anyone found a good Backup program? win 7 is definately lacking.

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Re: backups
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 03:55 PM »
Try this one jawit http://www.cobiansoft.com/index.htm souds like quite a few people like it.. Mike
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Re: backups
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 09:57 PM »
Am using the WD (Western Digital ) one that came with the portable hard drive that usually lives in the safe, backed up all the gubbins from a Widows 7 machine and dropped it into a Windoze 8 puta with no problems at all, apart from wanting update itself  :-\
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Re: backups
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 10:29 PM »
Don't bother with DVDs unless you don't have much to Back Up. External Hard Drives are very cheap to buy now. You can get 1TB (that's 1000 GB) drives for less than 60 from Amazon. I have two - one is permanently connected to my computer and the other I keep in a a safe place at the furthest end of the house (in case of fire!). Therefore I've got three lots of everything! Belt and braces and suspenders!

I recommend the free version of Comodo Backup http://backup.comodo.com/ which comes from the makers of the excellent Comodo free firewall.

It makes a copy of the files you specify in the backup location. You don't need any special program to retrieve them. If your computer data fails for some reason, you can just copy the files back after the problem is sorted. The first time you run the program it makes copies of what you have asked it to. Each time you run if after that it adds any new files and updates any modified files.
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Re: backups
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 11:19 PM »
I have got three 1TB drives, and one 2TB drive, all with different things on. I have some comfort in the fact most of my pictures and video's are either on Facebook or YouTube too  ;D
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Re: backups
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 12:31 AM »
Hi Jaywit - check your Personal Messages re this subject.  Joyce

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 02:58 PM »
The reason I asked, was MS b'up would have taken 3 days continuous copying.After 24 hours (32%) I said" kumon, give me a break".Then decided to cut my losses and cancelled.
Martin,I like  Belt and braces and suspenders!
I'll have a look at Comodo.

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2013, 09:42 PM »
I've just used the comode
It's very good.

For a laugh i went into cmd mode  and typed  "backup c: e:"  as you can guess the OS returned an error!
So I went into 'Accessories' found the backup and selected backup c: to e:  (64gb thumb drive)
It seemed fine till at 5 gb the Microsoft program said the tape was full please put in a new tape!

Anyway Comodo backed up my 10.6 GB in about 30 minutes.
Nice easy to use program.