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Q: Solved: Backup Software - Server End

Hello All

I am looking for a backup software that can support backing up to multiple media sets. I wish to use it to backup all data on my server to an offsite location and the media sets to be used will be external HDDs.

Please help

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A: Solved: Backup Software - Server End
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Hi all

i currently use 'iDrive' which does a daily backup of my computer. This is all good but i have got my own web server which has a 1 TB hard disk inside and is always connected to my home network and the internet.

I am looking for a piece of software (preferably free) that family and friends can use on their computers and connect to my server and backup their important documents automatically.

Without sounding horrid, a lot of my friends and family are not very experienced with computers and so i am needing a piece of software that once setup it will backup their documents and pictures etc with out them having to do anything or only having to press a few buttons.

Not sure if this type of software exists but if anybody knows of software that does this i would be very grateful.

Thank you


A:Free Backup software + Own Server

Check out Syncback.

There is a free version.
Here is a comparison chart between their commercial and free versions >
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I hope I am able to explain what exactly I need. Please help me in this. I dont mind a paid software also.

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A:[SOLVED] Software Similar to Windows Backup

Do you want the software to update the folders at the same time the original folder is changed or could it update it during a scheduled backup?

You could download and try syncback, or second copy.

If you want something with a lot more options I would suggest Acronis. Its not overly expensive and has many options to choose from.
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Use an Ubuntu Live CD
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A:[SOLVED] vista with dual hard drives and backup software

Further information for this question.

Backup D is selected for the daily backups.

It also states in backups that "there is more than one disc in your computer. the disc that windows is installed on will always be included in the backup. you cannot include the disc that you are saving the backup on."

Also a warning is on this page

" You have not selected all the discs that are on this computer. the files on the discs you did not select will not be included in the backup." That disc that was not selected is E which had been selected uyp to yesterday which was why the disc space was decreasing.

If it is as the manufacturer states, just a means to restore the computer nothing should be backing up to that file. Am I correct in this assumption?

By unselecting Recovery E the drive space has remained constant for the last backup.
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A:Is there a backup software that transfers files I can read on my backup drive?

and welcome to the Forum

I use Syncback for that:

SyncBack Freeware - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET
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A:Computer backup before upgrade to XP--backup software suggestions,.bkf files,etc?

With the windows backup you have to reinstall windows and then restore the backup to get back to where you were. I use and love ghost because it makes a 100% exact copy of EVERYTHING and all you have to do to get it back is to restore the image and you're up a going again - no need to reinstall windows. Is also fast and can clone one drive to another or create an Image file.

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Does anyone know of a simple backup program that is capable of backing up large files incrementally by splitting the file and backing up only changed parts of the file? The files I'm talking about are files that get altered by appending stuff at the end of the file, e.g. log files or mailbox files, so it's generally possible to split a new version of the file at the exact point where the old version stopped, purely by file size.

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A:Backup software that splits large files for incremental backup

You may want to rethink incremental backups. Where I worked, until I retired, we first used incremental backups for our servers. That seemed like a good approach - make an initial full backup on one day of the week and then only incrementals the rest of the week. That allowed smaller backups however when it came time to restore it was a nightmare making sure the incrementals were installed in the proper order, and it took much longer to restore. A decision was made to only do full backups every night and although the backup was bigger if a restore was needed there was no confusion on order of reinstall and it took less time.

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I like the free version of Syncback for continous backups, though if you only have 128mb and its basically one time or infrequent why not just copy it to a backup?

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A:Looking for a good backup software/backup plan

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That's ironic, Jobeard posted info on that a day or so, ago.
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you may want more than backup. do you have a DR / BC plan in place?

The Disaster Recovery Plan - Business Insider

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Issues here;
the program for backup and its technique to move the data,
sizing how much capacity you need for the storage,
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all users documents, outlook dataClick to expand...

By all user documents to you mean explicitly the My Documents folder or the
entire user profile area \documents & settings\user-login-id\ ?
The User Profile is much bigger and the Application Data folder (eg mine @ ~ 400mb)
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I've never heard of Capterra or any of those recommended applications.

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It's not free though.
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Right then as we are constantly reminded about Backing Up our PCs software Backup one?? -which i have purchased a gb Seagate Expansion XD w o software Now the software to Back Up IN Entirety including Differential backup I am running Windows Vista Ultimate x Service Pack build Drives Memory Modules c d Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S A ATA Device CD-ROM drive Hitachi HDP GLA Hard drive GB -- drive s n GEK RH AXMSG rev GM OA CA SMART Status Healthy Megabytes Usable Installed Memory gigahertz AMD Athlon X Dual Core Board ECS GeForce M-M I have Nero suite incl BackItUp No good as it doesnt support bit and u Backup software -which one?? cannot update Full Drive Backups So I need software that will clone my drive in case the unthinkable happens and which i can update with updates as and when Differential BU is it I thought it would be great with Vista Ultimate bit when installed on my new PC in Feb but very few software companies programs use bit I shouldve stuck to the old bit on XP As there arent many bit applications out there which Backup software works with Vista bit It seems i have to pay again to preserve my HD contents First an X HD now a Backup Application I ask all this only having read conflicting reports that Vista s own Backup Utility isnt very good although it would support its own system i guess I know the answer is quot Any Backup is better than none at all quot I havent taken the Ext HD out of the box yet so nothing has been tried - Not even Vista Backup Question is should i give Vista s BU a go - or spend the hard earned readies on a rd party version Sorry to ramble on - Any Advice would be welcomed and taken on board Incidentally as the Ext HD is double the internal one i was planning on partitions of gb each One for the Vista clone and one free for anything else Is this wise I currently have everything including Windows on the single internal drive Thanx in advance I think that s it Del Derek nbsp

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I am trying to use EaseUS Todo Backup and my windows 7 system does not read .MBF files .
Backing up on a Toshiba 500 GB external hard drive , any sugestions ?

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.MBF files are Microsoft Money files.
EaseUS ToDO Backup creates .PBD files.

I don't understand your post, or what Windows 7 not reading .MBF files has to to with EaseUS backing up files to an external drive... I think you're leaving out all the important details.

If you are migrating data from one computer to another or restoring data onto a computer, then you need to ensure that you have the required programs to open the files on that computer, in this case you must have Microsoft Money installed to be able to open that file.
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Hello everyone and sorry for the trouble again.

I am looking for a backup software but wasn't sure of which one is really good to use. I am going to buy the software but I am holding back on which one to go for.

I was told that Acronis is really good with it's boot-disc and software and can do incremental backup monthly. The backing-up process seems really fast though and since I am only going to backup my SSD's data. All the information I know from there are based off what my friend said but haven't really seem it in action.

Is there any other software that could out-perform Acronis?
Or am I better off using the default Windows backup?

Sorry and thanks.

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Can you clarify whether you are addressing full system images, or individual user data/file backups?

If its the latter, you might consider SyncToy. For full system images both Acronis and Macrium seem quite popular. I'm not familiar with Acronis and use Macrium.

Imaging with free Macrium

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I have used VISTA to backup my files,but am curious if there are any free programs that are better?

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If the files are important to you then programs you pay for is the answer...Acronis will clone your HD or backup whatever you want...but is not free but it works
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What is recommend for backup software? I have a 1TB Network drive that is connected via a router. I want to select folders and file type to do scheduled backups.


A:Backup Software

Hello Tstright,

You can try the free Cobian Backup software which you can find in the List of Free Software thread in the Software section. The link to download it is here

Here's few words about this application:
Cobian Backup is a multi-threaded program that can be used to schedule and backup your files and directories from their original location to other directories/drives in the same computer or other computer in your network. FTP backup is also supported in both directions (download and upload).
Cobian Backup exists in two different versions: application and service. The program uses very few resources and can be running on the background on your system, checking your backup schedule and executing your backups when necessary. Cobian Backup is not an usual backup application: it only copies your files and folders in original or compressed mode to other destination, creating a security copy as a result. So Cobian Backup can be better described as a "Scheduler for security copies".
Cobian Backup supports several methods of compression and strong encryption.
Hope this help...cheers...
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Hey Guys..

I am currently using the software that came with windows to make scheduled backups, however i am finding it to be unreliable, most of the time it does not complete the backups and i am just not trusting them.

Can anyone recommend a good piece of backup software that is very well known (can be paid for or free, ideally i just need a very reliable one)...

It would be great if the software had a feature that would alert users (preferably by Email) if a backup has not been completed successfully, this way it can be checked...

Thanks very much in advance!