too many choices for backup system

Discussion in 'Backup Software' started by Joe, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    I have too many choices and don't know which to use for backing up my PC. I
    have Acronis and use it every few months. I haven't yet set it up to do
    backups daily.

    But, so many programs now have backup system- it's getting confusing. My
    Vista OS has a backup. My Norton AV has a backup. My Time-Warner has a
    backup to their servers. There are numerous online backup options like Mozy
    (and others described at
    http://online-data-backup-review.toptenreviews.com/). If I had a lot of time
    to experiment I could determine which is best but I just don't have the
    time.

    I like the idea of an online backup though the first will take days, I'm
    sure. With that, not sure if I'd attempt to backup everything or just "My
    Documents".

    I have briefly experimented with Acronis using a nice 2T Western Digital
    external drive- making a full image of my drive. I'm a bit worried though
    that if my drive crashed and I had to restore from the image- it might not
    be easy.

    I also periodically just copy files to both an 2nd internal drive and to
    external drive and to a flash drive.

    My PC is used for my consulting business. It wouldn't be the end of the
    world if I lost it but it would be a pain.

    Any general recommendations will be appreciated.
    Joe
     
    Joe, Dec 4, 2011
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    patrick Guest

    Try 7Zip. It's a file manager with basic backup features.
    Will sync MyDocuments to backup drive of your choice.
    Free. www.portableapps.com
     
    patrick, Dec 8, 2011
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    patrick Guest

    patrick, Feb 13, 2012
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