How Often & What To Use For Backup?

 
 
 

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Lvaneede
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Its annoying when customers at work come in and say their hard drive is faulty and they dont have any backups and then I have to try to recover it.
It happens too much. It seems like very few people make backups.

As for my own backups, I found a little batch file that compares the source and destination and copies over new files. It works pretty well.

My backup drive is a Silverstone DS321 one with two 1TB hard drives in RAID 1. Rodney reviewed it ages ago and I bought one.

Anonymous

Would you recommend creating a disk image backup for gamers? This backs up installed software + files rather than just files.

3dGameMan
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Razear
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Acronis True Image on a 3 TB external drive. Weekly backups are sufficient for me.

Premchand
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I back stuff up manually on an external HDD and irreplaceable things like picture i also have on a CD. Just in case the HDD fails for whatever reason.
However i will now look in to the rapid backup service :)

Anonymous

I have 2 main systems with 2tb hard drives and I keep all the important stuff on both of them as a back up. I simply remove the hard drive from the family computer and plug it in with a SATA to eSATA cable and transfer everything between them on my personal rig. I occasionally take the SSD out of my laptop and back that up on my main rig too. Most of the things on my laptop I got from my main rig anyway so that doesn't need to be done often. I have SSDs in everything, they are pretty much just used for the operating system and pretty much everything else I can easily get from Ninite.com and drivers. All games, game saves, documents, pictures, music, TV shows and movies, .iso and .exe for important tools that I don't want to forget are on the 2x 2tb drives.

3dGameMan
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This is the free and simple, but effective backup program I use. Rapid Backup http://www.mlin.net/