[DUG] Backup software

Geoff & Jacquie geoff at statesoft.co.nz
Sat Dec 10 16:22:52 NZDT 2011

I use Yadis! Backup (free). Does background backups to (n) versions. A
couple of minor bugs - Win taskbar won't auto-hide while it is running, and
restore filename window doesn't handle long file paths well. It has saved me
a few times and also allowed me to backtrack to previous file versions.


Geoff Jenkins



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[mailto:delphi-bounces at listserver.123.net.nz] On Behalf Of John Bird
Sent: Saturday, 10 December 2011 10:36 a.m.
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Subject: Re: [DUG] Backup software


For complete disk backups:


I use Drive Snapshot  - have used it for 6-7 years and it has saved my hide
several times.   Complete backup of a PC with 200GB data including Windows
runs in about 2 hours.    Backup size on USB disk is around 100GB.  Backups
can be mounted and Windows Explorer used to browse for individual files.
Cheap, fast, small and reliable.




Note the web site doesn't make this clear, but it is easy to restore C: from
Windows too - it offers to restart and run the restore before windows boots
- similar to Windows Update etc


Some time ago the best one in the reviews was Acronis disk backup.
otherwise Norton Ghost.


Key folders Backup


If you want to quickly backup a few key folders to a USB drive zipped up
then I have one: - wrote just such a program at the request of Christchurch
clients who couldn't get at their server for 6 weeks (they had tapes but no
server with the tape drive and software and the network supplier also was
locked out of their office).  Takes from a few seconds to a minute or two
depending on size of folders  .   Program contains  ZipKit so there are no
external DLL's and its nearly as fast as Pkzip/Winzip.




John Bird


Can anybody recommend a good backup system, just for backing up to an
external Hdrive?

I downloaded a trial version of "Nero BackItUp" but appears poor in UI, slow
as a dog and poor setup options.





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