Best way to backup HD as Mozy has screwed me...
Posted 22 February 2011 - 11:45 AM
Posted 23 February 2011 - 05:47 AM
First off, Windows 7 has it's own built-in disk-imaging backup tool:
Control Panel >> Backup & Restore >> Create a system image.
The only downside to using that is it insists on writing the image file to the root of your chosen drive, not to a folder. This is so the Recovery tool can automatically find it if that drive is connected.
If you prefer a third-party solution, for technical reasons some disk-imaging software doesn't work properly with some Windows 7 installations, specifically those installations which have a separate partition for the boot manager. I've tested quite a few that don't restore properly
with that configuration.
The only one I can recommend is the one I use myself & which does restore Windows 7 properly even when there's a separate boot partition: Active@ Disk Image: http://www.disk-image.net/
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 23 February 2011 - 05:50 AM.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:28 AM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:29 AM
they should have an upcoming episode once they complete their testing. taking a while to do full backups.
top runners to mozy: Carbonite (consistantly recommended). backblaze and crashplan. There is also dropbox. Dropbox doesn't do full backups like the others, but its what I use as I only care about specific data.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:45 PM
Posted 26 February 2011 - 10:26 PM
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