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    System state and Files backup

    Hi all,

    I need a piece of software which will backup my files and the system state, can any one recommend anything? For home use.



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    Give us a clue... what operating system are you running?

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    If you're running Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 use NT Backup.

    Start > Run, type ntbackup and press enter.

    You can backup to File, External Hard Drive or Tape

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    Windows xp

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    Acronis makes some great personal backup software, especially good for imaging systems.

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    I agree with michael... use ntbackup and save it to an external drive or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickstar View Post
    Hi all,

    I need a piece of software which will backup my files and the system state, can any one recommend anything? For home use.



    Cheers
    I use Backupexec - [ although I am not a fan of it ] but I also use NT Backup to take system state snapshots and hold them on a NAS box. A sort of belts and braces approach !! If its of any use this is the command which I have stuck in a .CMD file which is scheduled..
    Obviously you will have to edit it to your requirements but it should give you a heads up....
    Code:
    ntbackup backup systemstate /J "stjohns02_systemstate_monday" /F "z:\stjohns02\system state\monday\stjohns02_systemstate_monday.bkf"  /V:yes /L:f /M normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by trickstar View Post
    I need a piece of software which will backup my files and the system state, can any one recommend anything?
    Stuff the software approach - for home use I have a Stardom RAID 1 box. Taking a backup simply involves yanking a harddrive out and storing it in my firesafe. The RAID rebuilds itself when you stick a replacement drive in. See:

    http://www.centralhardware.co.uk/product-912.html

    Comes without harddrives.

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    Thumbs up

    Tapeware is quite a good little program:-)

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    At home on XP, I backup to external hard drive - but only data, including the Outlook pst. I also backup my Favorites folder as it was dead annoying that I lost it when I last had an HDD failure at home!

    I work on the theory that should I have to do a full restore, I'd always install from scratch. I wouldn't muck about with system state, etc on an XP box.

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