Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by damnyank, Aug 5, 2002.
Has anyone used or heard anything about this product?
Check it out here
Not exactly. Drive Image and Ghost create images, this product seems to create traditional backups. Here's a link to their site:
Pssst allan - please look at my initial post and "check it out here"
I think this gives a little more info!
I thought the program was used for more than Disaster Recovery.
I may not be the smartest cookie in the world - but if it gives ya a choice of a differental or incremental backup - that sounds pretty traditional to me. No??
Sorry damnyank - didn't check out the link originally. Also just saw your post on my site.
damnyank - I'm going to respond to your email here because the answer may be beneficiail to others who are in doubt regarding various backkup methods:
Imaging is clearly the best possible backup method - either Norton Ghost or Drive Image. I own and have used both, but a couple of monts ago I switched from Ghost to DI 2002 - it's just more user friendly and I've had fewer problems with compression. These programs create a "snapshot" of your hard drive - partition info and all. You can choose to just Image one file, one folder, one partition or the entire hard disk. If you do the latter and restore to a new hard disk, you will precisely recreate the orignal drive - partitions and all. It is a perfect backup method because it is a bit for bit copy. I image my boot drive to another drive regularly and to CDR's less frequently.
Second, I maintain a folder on my E: drive named "Backup". In this folder I have several sub-folders (Netscape, MS Office, ERUNT Registry, Templates, Word, Windows, etc.). Here I copy key user proferences, .ini files, .inf files, bookmarks, etc. Pretty much anything I want a backup of in case the original becomes corrupted.
Third I keep CD and Zip backups of downloaded software, my BACKUP folder, key data files, and anything else I don't want to lose.
So that's my backup system and regimen. It works for me. But the bootom line is -- whatever method(s) you choose, be sure to do some form of backkup. At the very minimum - backup your data files.
Hope this helps someone, somewhere, sometime.
BackUp MyPC (Formerly Backup Exec Desktop by Veritas)
I have used Backup Exec - the latest version was excellent! it's one onf the few back-up programs out there than can back up to anything other than a tape-backup.
I also used it to back up to a another HDD - worked well.
Thanx all for the feedback - hopefully someone else will have some input on this program.