Backup and Restore

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  1. Allain

    Allain New Member

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    Hi I am using Windows 7 RTM. I just want to ask if what software can I use to backup my entire hard disk? I don't want to use the Built-in Backup/restore of windows7. Is there any software I can use? I have an Acronis True Image 2009, but others say it is unsupported. Is it true? Thank you so much.
     
  2. john3347

    john3347 Extraordinary Member
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    While others will offer other solutions which may work much better than this for any given set of circumstances, I will present my solution that offers some additional benefits over simple system back-up. I am a believer in Windows Home Server! I installed a couple of hard drives which, at the time, were considered large (1-640 GB and 1-500 GB) in a discarded computer with no additional modifications that was then loaded with Windows Home Server operating system. It has been providing exemplary service since WHS beta days. I also save work to the server that I can access from any other connected computer with less hassle than to connect to a peer computer.

    So my total back-up strategy is to automatically back up a complete system drive image to the WHS daily, save user documents manually to folders in WHS and, as a secondary back-up, I have an external USB harddrive attached to each computer for manual back-up any time I make a substantial change to any files on that computer.

    This works for me - something different works for others. I do know that this strategy was tested last week in a total computer crash and proved its merit. I only lost a few hours time and a few desktop internet shortcuts. :)
     

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