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Recommendations please for best free backup software for Vista files / folders

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banned8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
As I have joined Adrive (50gb free storage), I am looking for some software that basically backs up specific files / folders at user defined intervals so i can manually upload to Adrive.

Definite feature required is incremental backups as two of the folders are 'My Pictures' and 'My Documents' so i wouldnt want to have to upload the whole of each folder each time.

Scheduling would be great too but not a necessity.

Any tips appreciated.
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banned8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Try Cobian Backup
#2
Adrive sounds like a on-line sort of backup .Why would anyone want to give data to strangers . The likes of family photos and personal documents being held on a server somewhere , I just dont like the idea of this .What's wrong with using a external HDD ? you just have to keep all your files in one folder on your PC's C:\drive and transfer the folder every week or whenever .
banned#3
ricko;2689105
Adrive sounds like a on-line sort of backup .Why would anyone want to give data to strangers . The likes of family photos and personal documents being held on a server somewhere , I just dont like the idea of this .What's wrong with using a external HDD ? you just have to keep all your files in one folder on your PC's C:\drive and transfer the folder every week or whenever .

Adrive is a business and the data is encrypted before I upload. far safer and secure than an external HDD and its free. They would soon go out of business if everyone had access to the data. They even state that they cannot recover passwords if you forget it as even the passwords are encrypted so no-one their end can decipher them.

How many people backup to an ext HDD and then store the ext HDD in the same room/house?:w00t:

Go on, admit it, you do! LOL

A burgular or fire may take main HDD and ext HDD so you lose everything.
#4
Right , so you have all your files on some server in London's Docklands and they have a system crash . It's not unknown ,it happens on many a forum . Many a time I've had an e-mail to say I have to re-register as the drives were beyond repair and they've lost the lot . As it happens I 've been in the PC business far too long to lose data , have everything back-up on CD as well as external's . The fire business , I cannot do alot about that , would loose all my personal documents , driving licence , passport .etc if it happens , it happens . Do you make copies and backups of all your personal data . ie insurance documents , credit card info etc and keep them in somebody elses house ??
#5
SyncbackSE is a great tool and used to be, however it is now $30 (£20 ish).

Microsoft have their own backup software, which is quite nice too and free.

MS SyncToy: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E0FC1154-C975-4814-9649-CCE41AF06EB7&displaylang=en
banned#6
ricko;2697056
Right , so you have all your files on some server in London's Docklands and they have a system crash . It's not unknown ,it happens on many a forum . Many a time I've had an e-mail to say I have to re-register as the drives were beyond repair and they've lost the lot . As it happens I 've been in the PC business far too long to lose data , have everything back-up on CD as well as external's . The fire business , I cannot do alot about that , would loose all my personal documents , driving licence , passport .etc if it happens , it happens . Do you make copies and backups of all your personal data . ie insurance documents , credit card info etc and keep them in somebody elses house ??

Oh dear, now you are just being silly. Whats the likelihood of my pc being stolen or having a house fire at the same time my online server crashes? :roll::roll:

As for the other docs, they are recoverable elsewhere whereas personal pc data is not.

Are you being pedantic as you realise you're being dumb advocating an external HDD for backup that you keep next to your PC?

Come on, admit it. You do, don't you! :p:whistling:

jeez, there are some really moronic people on here sometimes ;)

And do you keep your backup CD's by your PC too lol

You certainly don't sound like someone who's been in the PC business far too long! Then again, maybe you have :p
banned#7
EndlessWaves;2688620
Try Cobian Backup


dmccabe;2697210
SyncbackSE is a great tool and used to be, however it is now $30 (£20 ish).

Microsoft have their own backup software, which is quite nice too and free.

MS SyncToy: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E0FC1154-C975-4814-9649-CCE41AF06EB7&displaylang=en


Cheers! i will give them a look. Currently trialling Genie Backup Manager Pro which seems to fit the bill. Might even pay for it ;-)
#8
csiman
Oh dear, now you are just being silly. Whats the likelihood of my pc being stolen or having a house fire at the same time my online server crashes?

As for the other docs, they are recoverable elsewhere whereas personal pc data is not.

Are you being pedantic as you realise you're being dumb advocating an external HDD for backup that you keep next to your PC?

Come on, admit it. You do, don't you!

jeez, there are some really moronic people on here sometimes

And do you keep your backup CD's by your PC too lol

You certainly don't sound like someone who's been in the PC business far too long! Then again, maybe you have :p


Ok , I give up , you sound too much of a 'know it all' ever to consider someone else's opinion in any case . Good luck with your backups:-D
banned#9
ricko;2700960
Ok , I give up , you sound too much of a 'know it all' ever to consider someone else's opinion in any case . Good luck with your backups:-D

Apology accepted :thumbsup:
#10
Just for your info, Adrive do a back up of its data in case they have a system failure.
banned#11
GAVINLEWISHUKD;2701689
Just for your info, Adrive do a back up of its data in case they have a system failure.

Thanks Gavin :thumbsup:

Very impressed with Adrive. Nothing beats off-site online storage, especially when its free :-D
#12
Also have a look at mozy.com. It's who I use.
banned#13
matthenley;2867346
Also have a look at mozy.com. It's who I use.

Thanks but 2gb free is way too low for most users. Adrive give you 50GB free!

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