1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    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?

    My setup
    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.
    10-20-2011 05:28 PM
  2. OlegWasHere's Avatar
    as of right now i have

    1Tb Seagate External(Backup for laptop)
    3Tb Seagate External Usb 3.0(File Storage)
    500gb sata (backup on desktop)
    11-07-2011 06:19 PM
  3. Ipheuria's Avatar
    What kind of laptop and what software do you use for the backup?
    11-08-2011 02:19 PM
  4. Squeeze Play's Avatar
    I use Altaro's BackupFS.
    11-08-2011 02:57 PM
  5. OlegWasHere's Avatar
    What kind of laptop and what software do you use for the backup?
    It's a toshiba portege r835 p50
    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 03:37 AM.
    11-10-2011 02:18 AM
  6. Ipheuria's Avatar
    It's a toshiba portege r835 p50
    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
    How does it work for you? I like Norton stuff I use Ghost frequently at work.
    11-10-2011 02:49 PM
  7. OlegWasHere's Avatar
    How does it work for you? I like Norton stuff I use Ghost frequently at work.
    It works like its supposed to I guess. Backs up either the whole drive which I do or directories that you can choose.

    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 03:01 AM
  8. Nanci's Avatar
    I am using Carbonite. I don't even have to think about it. It's $5/month. I've had an external drive that I was using for music storage die on me a few years ago.
    11-13-2011 09:34 AM
  9. Ipheuria's Avatar
    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.
    12-19-2011 04:43 PM
  10. ashu44's Avatar
    Please give me some information about this....
    12-29-2011 06:36 AM
  11. braz989's Avatar
    Just a terabyte external hard drive, works perfectly
    12-30-2011 02:19 PM
  12. OlegWasHere's Avatar
    I am using Carbonite. I don't even have to think about it. It's $5/month. I've had an external drive that I was using for music storage die on me a few years ago.
    Yeah but what of their servers crash or you lose Internet?
    12-31-2011 05:00 AM
  13. osensnolf's Avatar
    Hey.

    You may be interested in this thread that I made earlier.

    http://forums.imore.com/iphone-4-for...free-more.html

    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.
    01-22-2012 11:02 PM
  14. END's Avatar
    The rule of three.
    HDD
    NAS
    External Storage
    Also have some data on DVD's.

    02-16-2012 01:16 AM
  15. osensnolf's Avatar
    Hey.

    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.
    07-05-2012 08:17 PM
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