What is your backup setup?
I'm always surprised with the cheap prices of external hard drives and Vista/Windows 7 bringing great built-in backup that people never have a backup setup. So what is your backup setup? hardware, software, etc?
I have two 1 TB external drives, one for computer backup and one for file storage. So as soon as there is a new computer I do a fresh backup as a point of restore if I want to do a fresh installation. Then I setup Windows backup to backup once a month on each machine. Then on the second drive I have files and duplicates of local files atleast once a month. I also have both Norton Ghost and Acronis for friends/Family computers I work on.
- 11-07-2011, 05:19 PM #2
- 11-08-2011, 01:57 PM #4
- 11-10-2011, 01:18 AM #5
Bought at best buy
Came with 500gb internal and 4gb of ram upgradable to 8 I believe
And my desktop I have two
Dell dimension 3000 from like 8 years ago with windows 7 2gb ram 40gb and 320 and second desktop it's a Inspiron s with a 320gb main harddrive 4gb of ram
I just use the norton backup that comes with norton360 from Comcast
Last edited by OlegWasHere; 11-10-2011 at 02:37 AM.
- 11-13-2011, 02:01 AM #7
Yeah ghost is good for updating multiple machines.
Back a few years ago I used to play around with it at school. (I went to a voc school)
Now a+ certified and on my last semester of a comp sci degree
- 11-13-2011, 08:34 AM #8
I used Carbonite before but there is just something I couldn't get down with paying that money monthly and not having anything physical. I like the control I have with my hard drives and my backup software, yes they can die and if I was backing up more than just my own machine that might bother me. However all my data resides in the cloud and on other external drives so even if my backup image went poof it wouldn't be the end of my day.
- 12-29-2011, 05:36 AM #10
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- 01-22-2012, 10:02 PM #13iPhone Intermediate
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You may be interested in this thread that I made earlier.
I have a Windows Home Server and although it is a good in-house solution, SugarSyncFree.com is the best solution I have found for keeping my files backed up online.
- 02-16-2012, 12:16 AM #14
- 07-05-2012, 07:17 PM #15iPhone Intermediate
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What did you end up going with?
I've been using SugarSyncFree.com ever since I first tried iCloud. I'm not impressed with the storage feature and I need it to sync across my PC, Apple, iDevice, and Linux.
I realize that most do not have this many platforms, but it is good for those that have more than one PC or just need to backup data online.