Thursday, September 6, 2007

Back-up Software

Back-up Software ????????

plz tell me any software which can combine all the software in one file and can be extract after new windows installation or something like online back up my d: drive is full of softwares and i want to back up them in one file bcause they are all installed so i want to back them up

Assuming u are running win XP.
u can use Acronis True Image backup utility.
This software is just released and can backup applicationes.
Besides it's rather cheap.
Back-Up Help Please?

Ok my question is if i make a back-up for my computer now, after 2 months since i bought it, and my machine is not running good, so i want to make the back-up now before further inconvinients, will the errors and the interferiences save with the back-up and reinstall in my computer if i reinstall the backup?

help i need to do it today thank you

Yes, the backup you are making is of the current operating system, as it is today, along with all its flaws.

Consider using system restore, and rolling the computer back to an earlier date, when it was running well. THEN make a backup of the machine.
How can I back up some programs?

I got a virus on my computer and I want to start it back up from the way it came up, but I dont want to loose some programs that I installed after I got it how can I back up these programs?
Running back up files from one computer to the next?

can you run the back up disk, made from one computer to the next.? my daughter didn't back up her computer, now its not running right. Her restore will only go back three months, which is not back enough.
Looking for good back up software to back up to external hard drive?

I just bought a new Dell Inspiron notebook (XP Pro) to use for law school, and I would like to back up the entire hard drive weekly to a 300G LaCie external HD. What are my software options? Other suggestions welcome too. Originally, I was going to use Norton Ghost, but I have read too many horror stories and bad reviews about this one online. Basically what I need to do is back up all documents (Word, Excell, Powerpoint, etc...), settings, and all information stored in outlook. I will also be using a program by Aspen Publishers called Aspen study desk. I also need to back up all documents created in this application. Thanks!

I'd recommend you to use True Image by Acronis in order to accomplish all your backup tasks. Using this software you can easily backup applications' settings, Outlook files and files og the particular extension. Also let me approve your choice of a storage device because in my opinion an external drive is the best location for backup.

OK, for backuping data like word , excell, power point, etc; I suggest you to burn it into DVD using many kind of DVD Burning program, such as NERO Burning ROM, Sonic Record Now, etc.
I suggest you to burn into DVD because I'm tired for buying alot of External HD backup. And all of them end up with lost cluster, and worst physical bad sector. The company can give me a warranty for the External HDD by it self. But not the data.
So I suggest you to back up into DVD. Use DVD with Verbatim / Mitsubishi / TDK / other famous brand so it will last longer. This also same as I did.
All of my songs on iTunes have disappeared...?

there is absolutely nothing on my iTunes and i have no idea why! i have not plugged my iPod into the computer yet because i am afraid it will delete all of the songs still there as well. i tried dragging and importing my iTunes library, but nothing has worked. When i tired to import it, a window popped up saying "the file: 'iTunes library.itl' cannot be imported because it does not appear to be a valid exported file." when i tried "adding a file to library" and clicking on my iTunes library, all that happened was that all of the categories on the left-hand side were copied. please help!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Tower of Hanoi

How to back up - Tower of Hanoi backup software rotation method
The Tower of Hanoi (TOH) back up rotation method is based on the ancient mathematical progression puzzle. This back-up scheme puts changed files on more than one data storage medium (backup DVD, CD, Blu Ray, HD DVD, FTP, USB) while at the same time reducing overall storage volume. File synchronization assumes that each changed file is backed up twice and recorded to two different storage media.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Backup Testimonials

Usually making backups once per 2 years (before reinstalling a Windows), I never got the point of paying for this kind of software. One can download it for free at, dude, I'm not so stupid as I seem. So once my girlfriend added Simplified Chinese to my Windows XP and things could not get worst - the language tab was lost and no way even to copy my PhD. In 3 a.m. Vyatcheslav told be what to do and it did made a sense.

Used WinRAR 3.6 for all kinds of file & folder transactions for 8 years. Worked with FAR since MS DOS was the only OS. But then my boss asked me to backup our corporative website. So I tried the copy + paste combination, but out of 5001 files 2 where lost and several more damaged. Not much? Enough! After looking trough several PCWorld reviews I installed five trials and this little tool turned right on time, launching every Sunday night, for which I get an e-mail notification Monday morning in my mailbox.

Sent my letter on Sunday morning, waiting that it will take to business days from Monday onwards, so I was surprised to get the answer in two hours from the support with a flash demo attached and detailed instruction how to fix my Windows Vista issue.

Den, software engineer, 26 looking to “backup winamp settings” downloads the plugin and leaves the site. He's busy, so he’ll check the files later. Coming home he opens the downloaded archive on his Flash card and finds nothing else than a .xml file with no hint what do next.

Office Backup managed to backup my Windows XP system registry in 32 sec, it took five minutes to backup 46 389 files in My Documents folder and a week to come to the desicion to buy the AOL plugin.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Yesterday Backup Solution Song

There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity.
Douglas MacArthur

When you have experienced data loss due to a system crash or
because files have been accidentally deleted or corrupted, then
don’t worry any more - there is at least a song for you, learn it
by heart. Doen't worry and be happy.

Sing this song (author unfortunately unknown)
to the tune of Yesterday, The Beatles 3 times:

All those backups seemed a waste of pay,
Now my database has disappeared,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

There’s not half the files there used to be,
Only shadows of the mirrored folder tree,
The system crashed so suddenly.

Why the format
C:/ showed up I don't know, oh no.
I pushed the big black button -
What it was I could not see.

There is no more stop, and no more play,

My Mac has gone and Linux passed away,
and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay.

The need for back-ups seemed so far away.
I imagined, that data was here to stay,
Oh, now I do believe in data security.


Want to escape irrecoverable data loss in the future?
Learn more about backups. A good starting point is
Novosoft's list of features, that tells the backup story.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Wild Wild World of Data Storage

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security said Benjamin Franklin.

It's a dangerous world--always been this way, always will remain. Backing up your sensitive data to a secure, encrypted server in a remote location is the ultimate insurance against the sinking feeling that accompanies losing something important. The ever-present need for off-site back-up is one reason online backup companies continue to thrive. Convenience plays a role as well, as you can forgo buying your external data storage devices and software to do local backups. (Keep in mind, however, that unless you have superfast upload speeds, the only practical way to do full system backups is to use an external HDD or other local back up device.)

Online backup services have an added benefit in that some provide a secure means for you to share your folders. Typically you can share files via either a communal account (so anyone with the account name and password can access it) or public folders (accessible through a Web browser). If you work from multiple locations, storing documents online obviates the need to carry those files with you, and makes them easy to pass along to colleagues at work.

Among the services we looked at, the more security-minded ones do not offer sharing, instead focusing strictly on safe file backup (file sharing could lead to accidental or malicious sharing).

After we examined more than a dozen backup services, we chose five that provided the most attractive pricing for the average user: Acpana Data Deposit Box, Connected Data Protector, FirstBackup, Pro-Softnet's IBackup, and Xdrive.

Other services we encountered--some of which are oriented more toward business users than home or small-office users--include @Backup, Amerivault, DataVault, Intronis Technologies ESureIT, Iomega IStorage Online, Novastor Online Backup Service,, and SwapDrive.