What is a good backup utility?

Started Feb 24, 2008 | Discussions thread
OP Ben_Egbert Forum Pro • Posts: 20,228
Re: What is a good backup utility?

lswab wrote:

Try Second Copy, by Centered Systems
I used to use an older version at work. Saw that it was quite cheap,
so bought it for home.

Does just what you're asking - copies files to another location/disk.
But also has the option to verify the files afterward, save more than
one copy (or not), compress files, encrypt files, etc.

What I like about it is that it leaves you with files that you can
use directly - no need to restore an entire disk, or read some sort
of "restore volume". The compressed, encrypted files can be read with

It has a scheduler built in, but I use the command-line version, run
from the task scheduler, which has the ability to wake the computer
from sleep.

That also sounds good, I will check it out.

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