I'm looking for a very good data backup system. What's a good backup system? Does a good backup system include both hardware and software components? Or is a good backup software enough to do the job?
Thank you very much in advance.
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You're right starjax! Just for a single computer with a 40 GB hard drive. Can you expound on this further? Will an internal hard drive do the job? Do I need some special software and if I do, what would you recommend?
If its a single computer then a one touch backup solution using an external hard drive is very nice.
Edited by fleamailman, 29 March 2006 - 05:00 AM.
Correct me if I'm wrong. It's possible to back up an entire personal computer system, right? What do you mean "you can't back up programs in this way?" Thanks!
Now, you may not need the whole computer backed up, besides you can't back up programs in this way,
I see. I believe you have provided me enough information on how I could best back up my system. Thanks for all your inputs! I appreciate it.
there are a lot of options. its up to you to way the expense and ease of use. none of them are perfect. all of them have a pretty good track record.
Edited by fleamailman, 29 March 2006 - 05:07 AM.
Maxtor One Touch II External Hard Drive - Page 1
External Backup Solution with Powerful Capabilities
In the last few years, hard drive manufacturers have had to come up with ingenious ways and incorporate more and more features in order to make a "difference" in the market. One of the giants in hard drives is Maxtor, the company that pioneered the revolutionary "push-button" approach to data storage backup.
The company has developed an interesting feature designed to let computer users back up their files and folders with just the touch of a button. And while it sounds easy to use, it's also just as easy to setup. The One Touch II is the newest addition to Maxtor's very good, external drive family.
- WHAT it is and HOW it works
The One Touch Backup system was originally developed at Quantum laboratories, before that company was acquired by Maxtor in early 2001. Maxtor simply had to improve the system before releasing it onto the market.
The process starts when the user presses the button on the One Touch external drive, initiating the backup process. It's simply the fastest way possible to perform a backup, faster than CD or a removable cartridge system and certainly faster than floppies. Backup and Restore is handled exclusively by Daunt Retrospect software.
Throughout the entire backup or restore process, you won't find any complex menus or commands and there's no need for any technical knowledge in order to set up and use the Maxtor One Touch II drive. Even installation of the One Touch software is a matter of a few clicks with the mouse and some simple questions such as the user's name and preferred language.
By leaving everything to default settings, Retrospect backs up everything on the local drives, including Internet favorites, address books, my documents folders, outlook express mail folders, operating system folders, applications, etc.
Retrospect allows for two modes of backup called Comprehensive and Duplicate. The backup files created by Retrospect when doing Comprehensive backups are compressed automatically and their format is such that they are not accessible directly. Only with Retrospect can the administrator of the PC access all the backed up files and restore any particular file or files back to the PC. Comprehensive backup creates restore points so that the user can for example create a backup for each day of the week rather than simply overwriting the previous backup.
With Duplicate backups, older saved files are overwritten with newer versions.
Retrospect also includes a disk self management facility that makes best possible use of available disk space on the the Maxtor One Touch, erasing any unnecessary files and always keeping free space at a maximum.
The Maxtor One Touch drive - just press the button and your files are backed up in one, simple step. It's simply the fastest backup.
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