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I have a server in the basement that has quite a few (4) 250GB hard drives that I can use for backup. Its there a program that I can get (freeware) that will run automatic backups on a pc and will be able to go from one hard drive to the next if it is full?
Thanks for the help;
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Anyone?
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Freeware? Nah... I don't know of anything like that.

But if you are willing to spend a little money, then there's always Norton Ghost or Acronis TrueImage to do automatic backups of your system.
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Can't you just manually copy the files?
I don't know anything about these things...
    
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Im looking for something to automatically back up files because I always forget or am too lazy. I would like to be able to do it at night so it doesnt bog down my network during the day. What options are the for shareware software? I suppose if I dont have to manually back up like I do know I can spare some money.
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post #6 of 11
Super Flexible File Synchroniser is very good, both for setting up basic backups, to controlling complex backups too. I know there is a shareware version but not sure how it limits the functionality - worth a look though as it's a great probram

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There's no such thing as good and free. If you want reliable automatic backups, spend the cash and get Acronis TrueImage. I highly recommend it.
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post #8 of 11
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There's no such thing as good and free. If you want reliable automatic backups, spend the cash and get Acronis TrueImage. I highly recommend it.
$50 for the suite...not bad. I can do that.
Is there a way that I can restore my raid if it goes down?
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by vix View Post
There's no such thing as good and free. If you want reliable automatic backups, spend the cash and get Acronis TrueImage. I highly recommend it.
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$50 for the suite...not bad. I can do that.
Is there a way that I can restore my raid if it goes down?
Wow... I said the same thing to the OP and he says nothing... Go figure.
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$50 for the suite...not bad. I can do that.
Is there a way that I can restore my raid if it goes down?
Take images of the drives, not data back ups. Apply image to array if needed.
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