Making copies of data on Windows so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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Acronis True Image free/open source alternative

I've installed fresh Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit) on my laptop. I've installed all the application/WindowsUpdates which I wanted to and my system is ready to use. All my other data is now on D: drive. I ...
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Is it possible to restore a backup to another computer?

I have searched for the answer to the above question but cannot find a direct answer. I am about to sell my PC and would hate it if my backup would not restore on a new system. I am using the ...
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Free opensource backup solution to keep 2 drives in sync [closed]

I am trying to backup two portable harddrives. One being with me and the other being at a safe location. Every once I a while I want to connect both to my pc and have the one that was at another ...
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Increase Windows 7 backup space

How can I increase the space used by Windows 7's backup feature? I have it configured to save the backups to a separate 100GB volume but the backup feature only wants to use at most 30% of the ...
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which Backup Software?

I need to use a backup software that can backup windows server to a Linux server out side the network (the cloud)! so far I came through the following: Handy Backup Professional 6.7 Backup4all ...
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Definitive check list before backup?

I am about to reinstall my Windows based PC (Win 7). Everytime I do this I pray and hope I didn't forget to back something up and forget something or other. I was wondering if there is a checklist ...
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Best Backup Versioning Control Software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What backup software for Windows? Are there any backup software that have versioning control on Windows?
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Windows 7 Backup - Only backing up one drive on a backup that normally backs up two drives?

I use two HDDs (one internal to my laptop, and one external) that I normally backup on to a third backup hard drive. Is it possible to do a backup of just one of the non-backup-drives so that it ...
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Can somebody please recommend a good local file backup utility that will be Windows & OSX Compatible? [closed]

I have an external hard drive that I keep all of my work files on and transfer them back and forth between my Windows 7 box at work, and my Mac at home (I work from home frequently). Can someone ...
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How to backup an open Word 2003 document?

I'm trying to help a friend who is not terribly computer savvy. She does things like accidentally delete all text in a Word document, then save the file. I've set up an incremental backup system ...
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How can one find Reparse Points in Windows 7?

My backup keeps failing with error code 0x81000037 and Microsoft's KB says that I have reparse points somewhere that are causing this. How can I find them in a large group of files and folders?
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Windows Notifications, “Set up a back up” keeps poping up

I have Windows 7 and keep getting this Windows Notification, "Set up a back up". This message keeps popping up, even though I have it checked off to never show these messages. This is quite ...
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Windows 7 backup and restore: Is each backup incremental or complete? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does built in Windows 7 backup perform differential (incremental) backups? I have a computer that's been taking backups using Windows 7's Backup and Restore feature. ...
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How can you use Windows Backup with a TrueCrypt encrypted backup destination?

Background There are numerous backup solutions out there for Windows and they come in many different forms. From a file copy and/or syncing tool like SyncBackSE to whole hard drive backup utilities ...
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How do you remove old Windows Vista Backups?

I've been backing up my Vista box using Complete PC backup for quite a while now, and I was just wondering how it is that you remove old backups when your backup drive is to full for another backup. ...
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Windows 7: Setting up backup to an external hard drive on another computer on the network

I have an external hard drive connected to a Windows 7 (Home Edition) computer. I have another computer (with Windows 7 Ultimate), and I want to have the Windows 7 Ultimate back up to the same ...
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What is the difference between an Incremental and a Differential Backup?

The backup utility on Windows XP gives you a number of backup options. Amoungst these options are: - Incremental - Differential What is the difference between these two options?
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Good Free Backup Tool - with provisos [closed]

I have seen some Backup Questions around. But they are not quite what I am looking for. I would like to have a back up of my entire hard drive (to an external drive). I would like it to be the kind ...
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Does built in Windows 7 backup perform differential (incremental) backups?

I have win 7 scheduled to backup every Sunday, it's only looking at one of my drives at the moment and is backing up to an external HDD. It's a 1TB drive so should take quite a while to fill but the ...
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Differential backup software with DVD burning for Windows? [closed]

Do you know of any tried and tested incremental/differential backup software system, to backup only newly added or modified HDD data to DVDs? And preferably software which can easily restore all of ...
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Backups and Virtual Machines [closed]

Wanted: An automated backup solution, for a Windows-based PC, that provides for a holistic, seamless recovery. Practically: I'd like to restore my programs, not just my documents and pictures. ...
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Script/Batch command to initiate file transfer between Windows and Ubuntu

So I've setup a backup system for my notebook. Using Rsync, I am able to backup specific folders to my Ubuntu Home Server by executing a batch file. My question is about the possibility of automating ...
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No more than one copy is allowed on Hp recovery manager when creating Vista discs

I had an issue with my laptop so I sent it to customer services for repair, and today trying to make a recovery disc it tells me that just one disc creation is allowed, which means they did this on ...
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Copying over only the things that are different [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which is the best application to Sync two folders? I'm having a hard time synchronizing my folders. Currently I'm doing manual RAID-1. It sucks because OCCASSIONALLY I ...
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Windows Shadow Copy Backup and Restore

While answering another question I had to wonder: Does Vista/7's Backup and Restore Center or Windows Home Server's automated backups include the Shadow Copies/Previous Versions of files? It seems ...
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Windows 7 RC Backup failed “because critical BitLocker system files are missing or corrupted”

I'm getting this error dialog whenever I try to back up and I have no idea what to do about it: [Window Title] Windows Backup: Troubleshooting Options [Main Instruction] Check your backup ...