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Backup software that actually works!!??

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I've tried a number of different pieces of backup software, none of which actually do their job. Most recently, I have purchased versions of Acronis True Image 2010 and 2012. This is an unmitigated POS. I have eventually uninstalled it and created such a fuss I got my money back. It fails creating backups for any number of reasons and has never managed to restore one. I've also tried Comodo Backup, which has its own problems (like making restore schedules you can't access or edit, failing on incremental backups, etc).

Can anyone recommend a piece of backup software that really works? That can make scheduled, unattended incremental backups that don't fail every second day and require manual intervention, or even worse, don't tell you they have failed. That can actually restore a backup properly without screwing up by creating multiple copies of files, messing up the permissions on the files, and a host of other errors.

I'm looking for software that can

- Take scheduled backups
- Do backups of partitions and full disks
- Do incremental backups
- Do file based backups
- Do registry backups
- Allow creation of a rescue media that works with GPT disks
- Does not install a ton of crapware like Acronis. I just want backup

Is this too much to ask? At this stage I'm willing to pay almost any sum of money for software that works.
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Search for robocopy on the forum. It's built in to windows and there's a tutorial on how to set it up. Works great.
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Thanks. I know robocopy, but it doesn't have enough functionality for what I need, even with pretty extensive setup and scripting. Just too much hassle too...
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How about you?

Ctrl-C + Ctrl-v?

Teracopy works too if you just want to back up files.

I'm curious... What exactly are you doing that requires such advance back-ups? I can't personally think of any scenarios where this would be necessary besides if you were to leave your computer unattended with it being used by other people.
Edited by Ryleh - 10/24/11 at 6:24pm
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