Personal Disaster Recovery and Backup Solutions

Discussion in 'Storage' started by John McCabe, Sep 15, 2003.

  1. John McCabe

    John McCabe Guest

    I'm not sure this is the most appropriate newsgroup but I imagined
    that the people reading this list would be the best people to ask
    about this.

    I've had an Iomega Ditto Max drive for a number of years now running
    on Windows 98. It is, to say the least, inconsistent and, to say the
    most, pretty useless really so I'm looking for an alternative backup
    solution based on CD (or ultimately DVD).

    If any of you use any reasonably priced applications you can recommend
    could you please let me know.

    So far something like NovaStor's NovaBackup and InstantRecovery sounds
    like the sort of thing I'm looking for but I'd love to hear of

    Thanks in advance for all your help, and I hope this is felt to be an
    appropriate question for this group.

    Best Regards
    John McCabe

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    John McCabe, Sep 15, 2003
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  2. John McCabe

    Faeandar Guest

    My guess is that most people on this list deal with Corporate storage
    issues but you can always ask.

    CDRWIN has worked nicely for me in the past as has Easy CD Creator.
    They probably have a dvd version by now as well. Pretty much all you
    want to do is backup data so any app that will write to cd or dvd
    would be fine. To pay for an app that will do an image based recovery
    of a home system just seems overkill to me.

    Faeandar, Sep 18, 2003
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  3. John McCabe

    John McCabe Guest

    I have a lot of installed applications and customised settings. If
    something goes wrong, I don't really want to spend 3 weeks just
    reinstalling the apps and getting them back the way I want so, under
    those terms, it really isn't overkill.

    Best Regards
    John McCabe

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    John McCabe, Sep 18, 2003
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    Faeandar Guest

    You can still backup the app's by folder, you just won't get registry

    I have alot of stuff too so I understand what you want, I just can't
    justify it since my home computer is used mostly for gaming, the apps
    are just for show....

    Faeandar, Sep 18, 2003
  5. John McCabe

    John McCabe Guest

    And of course I could back up the registry I suppose. I would just
    like to have the facility to get something else to decided, using the
    archive attribute, whether something needs backing up or not!

    Best Regards
    John McCabe

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    John McCabe, Sep 19, 2003
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