What is a good backup utility?

Started Feb 24, 2008 | Discussions thread
OP Ben_Egbert Forum Pro • Posts: 20,228
All backed up now

At least my files. If the program remains stable, I will go ahead and buy it.

I can also use the same technique I have been using to make a copy of my C: drive. But the instructions say it will not be bootable unless my the external drive has been created as a boot drive (or some such words to that effect)

I am pretty sure it is not, but could probably see when I boot and get the system info page during boot.

The question is this. Is it worth backing up the C: drive if it is not bootable when the C: drive fails?

Sounds to me like what this would give me is a copy of files and programs and so on, but probably not an easy to access them if C: failed. Also, not sure what I would do if one of the files got corrupted. In that case, the Vista backup ought to work so long as C: did not fail.

This is not a big deal to me. My data files are my big concern here. So this is just a curiosity question.

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