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« on: March 11, 2011, 10:11 AM »

hi all i figure since i am waiting for the beach to open in huntington this would be a good time to ask.i finally got a toshiba 1TB ext hardrive(59 at office depot) .anyway i have heard that creating an image is the way to go 4 backup as well as the usual. i guess my question is should i use windows 7 program for this ? i dont have a lot to lose, but would prefer nt to have to reload all of the programs i have
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2011, 10:21 AM »

Acronis is the brand I've used a lot at work, but I don't know their consumer products.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2011, 10:40 AM »

hi allen i just looked them up .way over my head. i am just wanting to protect my mapping systems and the usual home stuff .dont get me wrong though i want to do it right whats happening down south?? are you hanging in the parking lot? if so say hi  and hope to see you soon
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 04:34 AM »

I just a copy of the latest version of Acronis True Image. I had gotten TI 8.0 years ago and it was great to use to clone the hard drive. The newest version is even better. I can't say enough about it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 06:39 AM »

There is no such thing as a full disaster recovery solution... there's always something that needs to be reloaded. Just worry about your personal data, and load the programs if you ever have a full disaster...
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 07:07 AM »

I can't personally vouch for it but I was just reading about Macrium Reflect, they have a free version of their imaging program out that got some pretty good reviews. Doesn't do incremental backups and such, for that you'll have to pay.

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011, 08:16 AM »

i ended up using the program that came with the toshiba external hardrive for cloning. i am using the windows 7 backup tool for weekly additions i hope this is adequate? . i have most of my music and pics on an mp3 player also sooooooo i guess i am prepared? thank you for your help all ,i am learning  ko oh yeh! is there a way to lock the clone files so that i can use the hardrive for other things? i guess what i am worried about is if i am attacked will it contaminate my backup also?? sorry if i dont use the proper terms as i am self taught and the language is foreign to me  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 04:51 AM »

I do random back ups and disconnect the drive when I'm done. I've also cloned the drive with Acronis True Image so that I can do a restore if there's ever something disastrous. (I did have a problem with the boot loader DLL that I had to restore when the hard drive wouldn't load.)
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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2011, 08:46 AM »

The feature I found impressive on the free Macrium was the included ability to build a PE (preinstall environment, a bootable minimum version of Windows with the Macrium software) so you actually have a way to restore your image in case of a complete drive failure. Most of the free imaging software don't include this, some can make a Linux disk if you're comfortable with that.

Keeping your image and backup drive unplugged and even off site is the safest bet. Data can go to an online backup service now, which is convenient since you cann then access it at any time from any computer and use the service to keep all your computers synched if you use more then one.

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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2011, 09:01 AM »

thanx guys it looks like if i dont go with acronis (as it is simple and inexpensive) for cloning, MR. MURPHY will probably rear his ugly head. thanx for the tip on shutting down the backup also. i dont have much but what i do have i would like to protect. the cloning just seems to be the way to go. last time my old computer crashed, the tech replaced the H.D. and i figured i would be starting over with the recovery disks but low and behold i fired it up and MAGIC (to me) everything was as it was thanx again and regard KO
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