What is a good backup utility?

Started Feb 24, 2008 | Discussions thread
blackhawk13 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,742
Re: Recovering from Acronis now

Ben_Egbert wrote:

I downloaded and installed the 15 day trial of Acronis 11 home. After
three reboots, in the try and decide option, it manages to create a
save zone on my external HD.

Next I tried a simple back-up, but it was garbage. First of all , it
does not want to just back-up, it wants all sorts of bells and
whistles. Then it creates them in a stupid format that is not human
readable. But worse of all, it needs to have a back up folder at the
destination. Whatever for? It should just copy the folders I wanted
copied. No matter, I sent it to one of my test folders and lo and
behold, gibberish.

So next I attempted to uninstall it. Took two uninstalls to get rid
of the program, but it left behind its safe zone. Thats a 100GB chunk
of my external that is worthless to me now.

So I am attempting to recover this using tools in the control panel.
It looks like I will end up with a 100gb partition, hopefully one I
can access.

Good lesson here, I don't need a system recovery program thats this
unintuitive to use.

The built in Vista system recovery Will have to do. Now I Will try a
simple (is there a simple) back up.

I also tried the Sync Tool, but it would not download for some
reason. Probably the web site was too busy. However, that one did not
appear to have the ability to schedule back-ups.

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That's why I said to use it to clone the OS HD only!

I experimented with Acronis, XP x64 and my box for about a month until I got it to see things my way.

Read the documentation for SyncToy as if you configure it wrong it can shred your files to ribbons. Test it carefully before trusting it.

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