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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #100 on: January 06, 2013, 02:38:32 AM »
+1 on crashplan.  i've been using them for a few years - many clients are running it as well.  I have 2.5TB or so backed up and regularly pull files back down and it's been great.  well worth the $$$ for the cloud-based service.

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Re: Best Online Backup
« Reply #101 on: January 06, 2013, 02:50:59 AM »
I use Mozy and am very happy. Anyone else?

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #102 on: March 19, 2013, 10:11:35 AM »
Sorry for reviving this old thread, but I need some good advice.
I have had enough of WD dumbware, as every successive version gets dumber and dumber.

I would like to hear your opinions for a free or inexpensive alternate instead.
I am looking for software that supports both automatic and manual backup.
Software should basically be able to copy everything from my computer's internal (secondary) hard drive to portable external hard drive.
[For Windows 8.]

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #103 on: March 19, 2013, 10:54:34 AM »
Sorry for reviving this old thread, but I need some good advice.
I have had enough of WD dumbware, as every successive version gets dumber and dumber.

I would like to hear your opinions for a free or inexpensive alternate instead.
I am looking for software that supports both automatic and manual backup.
Software should basically be able to copy everything from my computer's internal (secondary) hard drive to portable external hard drive.
[For Windows 8.]
why not consider an online backup solution? https://www.crashplan.com/carboniteswitcher/

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #104 on: March 19, 2013, 03:59:10 PM »
Why not consider a cloud backup. If you don't need more than 5GB, Icloud for Windows is free and works great. I actually pay for it (half price for schools) and I've already used it to recover files.
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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #105 on: March 19, 2013, 05:52:19 PM »
Why not consider a cloud backup. If you don't need more than 5GB, Icloud for Windows is free and works great. I actually pay for it (half price for schools) and I've already used it to recover files.
I already have online backup.
But I like having my own physical backup as well, for a number of reasons.

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #106 on: March 19, 2013, 09:10:29 PM »
Syncback is free, gui not that great but it does a basic job. I have another utility that does great job, gotta check and remind myself what its called

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #107 on: March 19, 2013, 09:18:37 PM »
Thanks.
If you can let me know asap, as i want to do it today.
I don't care much about the gui, just functionality, and reliability.

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #108 on: March 20, 2013, 07:08:29 PM »
Syncback is free, gui not that great but it does a basic job. I have another utility that does great job, gotta check and remind myself what its called

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #109 on: April 15, 2013, 08:04:02 PM »
My computer wouldn't start. Formatted my hard drive and it still wouldn't. (lenovo one key recovery would freeze too)
Sent it back to lenovo.
They sent it back to be saying they don't see an issue and they WERE able to reinstall windows.  I did a Mozy restore, did a full system Norton 360 scan and it was fine for a month.
Recently couldn't start up again. It would take me to system restore and then freeze. So Lenovo came and replaced my Hard Drive.
Question:
Is it possible there is some sort of Virus in my backup file?
Should I NOT do a Mozy restore?

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #110 on: April 15, 2013, 09:20:02 PM »
I would assume the hard drive was bad. Replacing the hard drive probably fixed that issue.

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #111 on: April 16, 2013, 07:42:13 AM »
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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #112 on: April 16, 2013, 09:11:38 AM »
I would assume the hard drive was bad. Replacing the hard drive probably fixed that issue.
let's hope.
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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #113 on: April 17, 2013, 02:52:04 AM »
i use http://www.zoolz.com/- Free 100GB- but it takes some time to get the free account (week or so). Most annoying thing is uploads on the free account are limited to 1mbps- but it dont really care how long it takes.

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #114 on: April 25, 2013, 11:47:06 PM »
My computer wouldn't start. Formatted my hard drive and it still wouldn't. (lenovo one key recovery would freeze too)
Sent it back to lenovo.
They sent it back to be saying they don't see an issue and they WERE able to reinstall windows.  I did a Mozy restore, did a full system Norton 360 scan and it was fine for a month.
Recently couldn't start up again. It would take me to system restore and then freeze. So Lenovo came and replaced my Hard Drive.
Question:
Is it possible there is some sort of Virus in my backup file?
Should I NOT do a Mozy restore?
New hard drive installed. Did mozy restore and now I'm having the same problem booting up. It Goes straight to disk recover which fails and shuts down.

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #115 on: April 26, 2013, 05:56:39 AM »
New hard drive installed. Did mozy restore and now I'm having the same problem booting up. It Goes straight to disk recover which fails and shuts down.
Weird.  Registry may be corrupt.  What's the details of the error you get with the failure of Startup Recovery?
Why don't you just to a fresh install of Windows..
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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #116 on: April 26, 2013, 07:23:12 AM »
Weird.  Registry may be corrupt.  What's the details of the error you get with the failure of Startup Recovery?
Why don't you just to a fresh install of Windows..
I did a fresh install. Lenovo came down with a new hard drive reinstalled windows and did a restore.  Can i NOW assume I just have a corrupt file in by back up? They want me to send it to the depot for repair. Even though I already did that 2 my months ago with the same problem and they got it to start up.

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #117 on: April 26, 2013, 09:59:37 AM »
What's the error?  Be more specific with the details.
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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #118 on: April 27, 2013, 10:49:32 PM »
What's the error?  Be more specific with the details.
When I start up it takes me to the start up repair screen and then shows me the screen shot attached.

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Re: Backup Software
« Reply #119 on: April 28, 2013, 07:13:35 AM »
Press "View Problem Details"
Take pictures of whole thing (must scroll)
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