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Ok have a external hard drive. With nothing on it go figure and been sitting on desk now for the past 4 or 5 mths collecting nothing but dust lol.
Now that summer is here and life has slowed down little bit I like to backup some stuff.
What I'm looking for is either free / paid backup software that is easy to use no frill simple. Like the program to where I can tell it to backup a certain folder say once a week.
See I could never rember which folder I backup and which ones I put new stuff in it. So I'm hoping there is backup program out there that can do this.
Thanks for the help ladies.
06-28-2007, 05:02 PM
Hey Jen, what is the maker of your external hard drive? Usually the hard drives will come with their own back up software. I use Seagate drives and there software is lickety-split easy! You just push the button on the hard drive and it scans your entire system and backs up anything new that has been added to your computer since the last time it was backed up.
06-28-2007, 05:37 PM
Jen - I'm actually backing up to an online service and they can back up to another hard drive as well. I use my EHD as a primary drive to keep from bogging down my laptop anymore than I have to.
This one didn't come with a backup program wish it did.
Stacey Jewell Stahl
06-28-2007, 06:02 PM
I have a Seagate and it came with software. I don't know of third party software for you, Jen. I'm sorry.
Will keep that in mind next time I buy another one. Mine is Western Digital. Thanks for the help
06-28-2007, 08:43 PM
Jen - Western Digital is a big name in hard drives - check their website to see if they offer something. I have a program at home that I was happy with before I went online. I'll check when I get home and see what the name of the program was.
06-29-2007, 01:03 PM
I use Carbonite as a safety net for all my files. I have to do nothing and it stored everything ! And I have so many files that it has taken almost a month to back it all up. BUT - it will not back up your EHD. Which is not a problem as I have burnt everything on it, or copied the important things to my pc/carbonite.
This method works well for me- I have a folder on my desktop labeled - Need to burn. When I download anything - I put it there. When I have about 4gb of stuff - I burn a DVD. Then I file everything in there that was burnt. Otherwise I would miss something. HTH. Lisa
06-29-2007, 01:31 PM
Lisa - not backing EHDs is one reason I didn't go with Carbonite or Mozy since I use a EHD as a primary drive. I went with Titanize. It's a little more expensive, but I can access my files from any PC through the internet - just like if I was accessing from home. That feature alone has enabled me to post my CT layouts in a timely manner since I usually post from work.
Jen - the backup software I was using prior to going online was from www.genie-soft.com. It was actually recommended either on a scrapbooking site or a photography site. It was pretty easy to set-up and use. And thank goodness I had used it even as little as I did since I lost my hard drive in a laptop last summer.
06-29-2007, 01:52 PM
Sounds great Maggie! I think whatever a person does is better than nothing! I still need to do one that does my system- have to keep designing more things- so I can afford one! LOL
Thanks will check it out.
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