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munleyj

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Does anyone know of a good backup software free or pay version that does full and incremental backups on schedule and easy to use? It want it to do incremental backups but only save a list only files that have changed since the full backup.
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wannabe1

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Hello munleyj...

I use Acronis software for this. It does just what you want and is reasonably priced. It also makes recovering after a crash very quick and easy.

Acronis True Image Home 2010

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@munleyj

What OS are we speaking of here?



http://www.microsoft...res/backup.aspx

Windows 7 has native backup features.
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Windows7. I really don't like it though.
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As wannabe1 said, Acronis TI is a good solution for many of us. Backup Exec and the freeware Cobian Backup are two other good examples.

http://www.educ.umu....obianbackup.htm
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OK, I have Acronis but I really do not understand how to use it. Can someone send me a step by step instructions on how to do differential backups and continuous backup. I am doing the differential backup up but it looks like it is backing up everything. Please help.
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Part 5 in the User Manual will give you step by step instructions on how to set up your backups. Be patient when you click the link I provided...it's to a PDF file and it takes a couple minutes to open.

The differential backup is definitely the way to go. It's takes somewhat longer to make the backup file, but when it comes time to recover the system, it's much faster to restore the differential backup than it is to restore an incremental backup.
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I personally use Genie Soft's Backup Manager. It's easy to use and very straight forward. I use the Backup Manager Pro version, but they have something new out called Genie Timeline. It looks pretty cool, but I haven't had a chance to demo it yet.
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