fbpixel

Moderators: Greg Downing, E.J. Peiker

All times are UTC - 5 hours

  
« Previous topic | Next topic »  
Reply to topic  
 First unread post  | 11 posts | 
by Jim Zipp on Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:07 pm
User avatar
Jim Zipp
Lifetime Member
Posts: 4918
Joined: 21 Aug 2003
Location: CT
Member #:00150
Having a new computer system built by Puget and wondering what people are using to keep their system drive backed up automatically to a second internal hard drive.  I've used Macrium to make copies and have them but never got into doing it on a regular basis and would like to on the new build.  Thanks in advance.  Jim
 

by signgrap on Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:06 pm
User avatar
signgrap
Lifetime Member
Posts: 1667
Joined: 01 Sep 2004
Location: Delaware Water Gap, PA
Member #:00424
Jim, I use SyncBack Free and set it to backup every night.
https://www.2brightsparks.com/download-syncbackfree.html
Dick Ludwig
 

by DavidSutton on Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:25 pm
DavidSutton
Forum Contributor
Posts: 133
Joined: 13 Jun 2009
Location: New Zealand
Whatever you end up using make sure you have a backup to an external drive.
Last year the PSU on my computer failed and burnt out every attached drive including the DVD burner.
For Mac users I've heard of a power spike resetting the passwords on all attached drives rendering them only useful as doorstops.
David Sutton
Website: http://davidsutton.co.nz/
 

by photoman4343 on Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:05 am
photoman4343
Forum Contributor
Posts: 1790
Joined: 01 Feb 2004
Location: Houston, TX
I use synch back SE for my backups. I do mine by hand as I do not leave my desktop on all the time. I backup D to E, both internal. And I back up D to two external hard drives.

Joe
Joe Smith
 

by TomWalker on Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:26 am
TomWalker
Forum Contributor
Posts: 5
Joined: 31 Oct 2003
Jim

Off topic but I went to your new website-in-progress. Wow man you are still so underrated; excellent images there. (Are the swift foxes throwing around a prairie dog in some of them? None of those in Alaska, so dont know.) Your stuff is always impressive, Jim. Showing up the young guys still.

Tom Walker
 

by Ed Cordes on Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:15 pm
User avatar
Ed Cordes
Forum Contributor
Posts: 4049
Joined: 11 Mar 2004
Location: Corning, NY
Member #:00700
You will love your Puget System.  I bought one in 2010 and then upgraded last year.  Love it.  I use GoodSync to back up my images just about every time I edit.  I have been using Acronis to make an entire back up of my "C" drive.  My C drive has the OS, all software, etc.  Images and other data are on other drives.  I strongly suggest that your back ups be on external drives.  I would also suggest that your back up be backed up to yet another drive or drives and stored off site.
Remember, a little mild insanity keeps us healthy
 

by Jim Zipp on Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:54 pm
User avatar
Jim Zipp
Lifetime Member
Posts: 4918
Joined: 21 Aug 2003
Location: CT
Member #:00150
TomWalker wrote:
Jim

Off topic but I  went to your new website-in-progress. Wow man you are still so underrated; excellent images there. (Are the swift foxes throwing around a prairie dog in some of them? None of those in Alaska, so dont know.) Your stuff is always impressive, Jim. Showing up the young guys still.

Tom Walker


Well thank you Tom for the kind words.  I have long admired your Alaska work going back way too many years!!

I do have to get back to loading up images on my new site.  The Swift Fox are tossing around Prairie dogs but when the mother pulled that weasel out and they started playing with that I almost died!  So much fun.

Thanks again,  Jim
 

by Jim Zipp on Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:56 pm
User avatar
Jim Zipp
Lifetime Member
Posts: 4918
Joined: 21 Aug 2003
Location: CT
Member #:00150
Ed Cordes wrote:
You will love your Puget System.  I bought one in 2010 and then upgraded last year.  Love it.  I use GoodSync to back up my images just about every time I edit.  I have been using Acronis to make an entire back up of my "C" drive.  My C drive has the OS, all software, etc.  Images and other data are on other drives.  I strongly suggest that your back ups be on external drives.  I would also suggest that your back up be backed up to yet another drive or drives and stored off site.



Thanks Ed, for images I have backups upon backups of my images.  For System I usually start out well and have a clone early on but don't keep up with it.  Want to do better this time.  I've built my own computers for years but this time I'm having them do it.  When people like E.J. etc are using and trusting them it makes it a no brainer for me.  jim
 

by E.J. Peiker on Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:14 am
User avatar
E.J. Peiker
Senior Technical Editor
Posts: 83986
Joined: 16 Aug 2003
Location: Arizona
Member #:00002
For system drive backup I have a scheduled clone once a week using Macrium Reflect.
 

by Jim Zipp on Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:01 pm
User avatar
Jim Zipp
Lifetime Member
Posts: 4918
Joined: 21 Aug 2003
Location: CT
Member #:00150
E.J. Peiker wrote:
For system drive backup I have a scheduled clone once a week using Macrium Reflect.


I have been using Macrium Reflect to do a system backup when I first get a system loaded and ready to go.  Figuring that way I had a nice fresh install ready to go if I had a problem.  I used the Free Version. Can you schedule backups with the free version or worth purchasing a license?  Thanks.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:28 pm
User avatar
E.J. Peiker
Senior Technical Editor
Posts: 83986
Joined: 16 Aug 2003
Location: Arizona
Member #:00002
I don't use it for backups but I think so. I schedule the clones using the free version so I would assume you can also schedule backups.
 

Display posts from previous:  Sort by:  
11 posts | 
  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group