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Old 11-04-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

Hi,

I am in need of backup software that works like Mac OS X's TimeMachine. I basically want to set it and forget and let it work in the background. I have an 500Gb USB HDD. I tried several free and open source solutions to no avail. I have no desire to use any Norton products.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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Re: Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

Acronis True Image Home meets your requirements. Although I use it, I can not comment on how well it works as a 'set it and forget it' solution, b/c I do not install it in Windows. I only use it as a bootable ISO. In that capacity, it works just fine. You can usually find a download online for 20-30$, which is well worth it.

edit: On second thought, I think it's worth trying the back up software built into Windows 7. It is a 'set it and forget it' solution. And, may meet your needs.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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Re: Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

As suggested previously, the native software in Win7 will do the job. I use it and it works flawlessly!

For cloning I prefer the free edition of Macrium Reflect, that definitely works.

I do not use the cloud for backups or sync's.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:19 PM   #4
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Re: Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

I've been very pleased with Terabyte Unlimited's "Image for Windows." See this thread:

http://www.abxzone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=121091

As I noted therein, some downsides of W7's built-in imaging program that should be considered are that it does not make it possible to extract individual files and folders from an image, and it does not make it possible to save multiple images from different points in time unless they are put on separate partitions or drives.

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Old 11-11-2012, 03:48 PM   #5
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Re: Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

Hey all, it's been a while. I hope all is well with the fine folks here at ABX...

This thread is a little old, but why not just use Windows 7 system restore? Isn't it essentially the same thing?

Just my unsolicited .02....
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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Hey ChAsM good to see posting...
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:38 PM   #7
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Re: Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

Nice to see you ChAsM, I think Windows has an adequate backup built in just like it has an adequate internet security and dvd burner program. I use MS SyncToy and system restore for all my backup and restore needs.
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Re: Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

Thanks Sir Skully and Sandog. I hope all is well with you both!

I agree. A lot of the embedded programs in Windows are very useful.
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Thanks Sir Skully and Sandog. I hope all is well with you both!

I agree. A lot of the embedded programs in Windows are very useful.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:42 PM   #10
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Re: Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

Does system restore work with a network path, or at least a mapped drive? I use Acronis, but it get buggy sometimes.
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:49 AM   #11
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Re: Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

These would be effective

Carbon Copy Cloner
Intego Backup Express
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #12
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Re: Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

After an unimpressed experience with online backup service (Carbonite), I have gone old school again. I just wrote a script using Windows built-in command "robocopy" (robust copy) and back up to spare hard drive.
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:07 AM   #13
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Re: Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

My Friend has been using Genie Backup Manager which i helped him buy and no complains so far.
Genie provides smooth-running, it is well-designed, it is easy-to-use and it is a backup software that's straightforward, effective, reliable backup software with useful options like the ability to create backups in the form of executable programs that can be run on any Windows machine where you need to restore your files. In addition it has advanced features for expert users.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:47 PM   #14
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Has anyone used the current edition of Ghost Enterprise? It's supposed to be the good ol' Ghost we always loved.

The current consumer edition of Ghost is trickery by Symantic because it is just a re-badge of Executive Backup, a software program they bought a few years ago just to rename it. It is not Ghost at all.

Good ol' Norton Ghost is now available only as the Enterprise Edition.

So ..... has anyone tried it?


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Old 07-22-2013, 08:07 PM   #15
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Re: Backup Software for Windows 7 64-bit

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After an unimpressed experience with online backup service (Carbonite), I have gone old school again. I just wrote a script using Windows built-in command "robocopy" (robust copy) and back up to spare hard drive.
I'm a ViceVersa addict. Does what RoboCopy does and more.

Here: ViceVersa Software: File Synchronization, File Replication, Windows Backup Software
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