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Old September 20th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #1
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back up programs

I need your advice on this one.



I am looking for a back up program that with one click would back up any new or updated data in selected folders or drives.



Anyone have any experience with such a program? I need some recommendations.
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Old September 20th, 2005, 05:59 PM   #2
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On windows I am assuming?



At work we use UltraBac, but that's intended for a large enterprise network and it costs a fortune...
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On windows I am assuming?



At work we use UltraBac, but that's intended for a large enterprise network and it costs a fortune...


Also, what kind of media are we backing up to here? How much data?
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Old September 20th, 2005, 06:21 PM   #4
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get a maxtor one touch external drive. once it's set up you touch the button on it and it backs stuff up.
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Thanks for the replies guys.



I am on a WinXP system and I already have a few external drives that I want to use (not a maxtor 1 touch one). I am backing up a wide range of file types about 150-200 GB worth.
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Old September 20th, 2005, 07:17 PM   #6
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get a maxtor one touch external drive. once it's set up you touch the button on it and it backs stuff up.
Those are expensive. I had the Navy Buy me 2 for my computer at work.
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Old September 20th, 2005, 07:17 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies guys.



I am on a WinXP system and I already have a few external drives that I want to use (not a maxtor 1 touch one). I am backing up a wide range of file types about 150-200 GB worth.
Let me do some research...
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Old September 20th, 2005, 08:20 PM   #8
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Internal hard drives are pretty cheap these days...Could go with different RAID levels to mirror your files. Lot's of small businesses do that in case a hard drive fails.
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Internal hard drives are pretty cheap these days...Could go with different RAID levels to mirror your files. Lot's of small businesses do that in case a hard drive fails.
an excellent point.
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He would need a raid controller if his mobo does not already support RAID



RAID array would have to set up from scratch, you can't just throw another hard drive in and mirror it. I'm not saying it's a bad idea, there is

just more to it and starting over with identical drives and a fresh install of the operating system of your choice is the best way to do it.



Then of course there is which flavor of RAID ...... 0+1, 1+0, 5, 5+0

and the type of drives IDE (PATA or SATA) SCSI and the many flavors of them.
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