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    Backing up my PC - help/software receommendations please

    I use a laptop but the hard drive isn't big enough so I store everything (music/pics/games) on a 500gb external hard disk & use this as the main drive.

    I've just bought a 1tb external disk & want to make sure the external 500gb drive is automatically backed up (mirrored) onto the 1tb disk.

    Read a few articles on the net but would appreciate some feedback/recommendations on how to automate it.

    Cheers geeks.

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    Look for Willow Creek Software - Backup to DVD/CD (also backs up to HDD). Very easy to use.

    I use second copy which I find is excellent.

    Try SyncToy, it's free
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    yes second copy is easy to use and does the job no problems

    ]Cobian backup, a bit messy to setup, but does a great job. Even supports shadow copy. Perfect for scheduled backups.

    Titan Backup is also good. :thumbsup:

    doberman;5475259

    Try SyncToy, it's free]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SyncToy



    That's synchronisation software, not backup software.

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    EndlessWaves;5479087

    That's synchronisation software, not backup software.



    Yes, the OP said he wanted his data mirrored onto the new disk. SyncToy will do this.

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the advice guys, having some serious PC problems at the moment. Will look into the SyncToy and second copy ones. Just want something thats easy to use (and free!) =)

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    SpoonyBoy;5497938

    Thanks for the advice guys, having some serious PC problems at the … Thanks for the advice guys, having some serious PC problems at the moment. Will look into the SyncToy and second copy ones. Just want something thats easy to use (and free!) =)


    dont use synctoy as its not for backing up
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