Re: [NTO] Backup and or Mirroring the hard drive
There are lots of good backup solutions available. Here are three I can
1. BootitNG - http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/bootitng.html
2. Second Copy 2000 - http://www.centered.com/
3. Total Commander - http://www.ghisler.com/
BootitNG is ideal for backing up entire disk partitions. It can create
exact copies and/or compressed images. The target can be CD, DVD, or
another disk drive. I use it regularly to take snapshots of my system.
As its name suggests, BootitNG is also a boot manager and it allows you
to easily partition physical disks, create, delete, resize, and move
logical partitions. A companion (free) utility allows you to retrieve
individual files from full disk images.
Second Copy 2000 is essentially a backup scheduler. You initially (once
off) define what files, directories, whole structures you want backed up
and when you want the backups to occur, and then forget about it. It
supports all sorts of copy modes - simple copy, compressed copy,
directory synchronisation - and has powerful include/exclude filtering
capability. I use it to keep vital data synchronised / backed up between
desktop and laptop.
Total Commander is a comprehensive File Manager with lots of powerful
built-in utilities including a directory synchronisation command. It is
most useful for ad-hoc backups where you want to visually compare two
structures and then decide what to do.
As you can see, all three offer different but complementary solutions.
They are all Shareware. BootitNG is $35, Second Copy is $30, and Total
Commander is $32 to register. Cheap at the price in all cases!
Regards, John M
----- Original message -----
From: "Ed Brown" <ebrown1927@...>
Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 08:53:55 -0500
Subject: [NTO] Backup and or Mirroring the hard drive
I am looking for the most inexpensive way to mirror a hard
drive. I have
looked at the Replicator and it is too expensive for me. I would
mirroring rather than have to settle for a plain Jane backup but
may be my next option: so how is the fastest way to do a backup.
I have too much data and apps to backup to CDs, Rewritable CDs
or even I
have too much data and apps to backup to CD's or Rewritable CDs
While searching Google I found the same question asked and the
was given--"Go to Google and do an extensive search" so Googling
always the best way to find information as good as Google is and
takes a lot of time.
OK, I have been Googling but I really need the answer from
has been there and done that.
I have read enough to know backing up a hard drive using any
not as easy it would seem. I do NOT want to use a tape back up
but if it
is the most inexpensive option it might be considered. I prefer
up or mirror to an external hard disk of a size large enough to
the hard drive being backed up.
Can I assume that mirroring and backing up are basically the
but that mirroring is an exact copy of the hard drive while most
backups are selective and usually back up data only. For now
consider all malware if any was successful removed before
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