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#1 Marshall

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 16:54

Welcome to the Best Backup Software 2014 official thread. Use this as a reference for researching back-up software.

 

The previous years thread can be found here - Best Backup Software 2013

 

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#2 Titoist

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 17:04

I use Norton 360 and Windows Backup, as well as Manual.



#3 Max Norris

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 17:08

May or may not be the best but I've always stuck with TrueImage for the Windows machines, works great for my setup, easymode recovery, lots of options, etc.  Hasn't failed me yet. 



#4 +Brando212

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 17:08

the only things i really back up are pictures & documents. I do that with a combination of dropbox and skydrive.

 

most of my music is in disk form (used in car) so i don't keep a very large digital music collection. besides that I don't use any apps that can't be easily reinstalled if needed :)



#5 vetJames7

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 17:12

As a Linux user, there are lots of options not mentioned here, but my favourite is a nifty program called rsync which I believe has ports for OSX and Windows. :)



#6 TPreston

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 17:32

For business use I switched from Arcserve to SCDPM, The alternatives may be simpler but they are taking way way way to long to support new windows and sql server versions.

#7 thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 17:53

If the pole meant SyncBack, then yes I use that. I use the free version to backup files to my other harddrives. I love it! Runs everyday at 9am!



#8 OP Marshall

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 17:56

If the pole meant SyncBack, then yes I use that. I use the free version to backup files to my other harddrives. I love it! Runs everyday at 9am!

 

It says "Syncback"? :shiftyninja:



#9 thatguyandrew1992

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 17:57

It says "Syncback"? :shiftyninja:

Guess I was mistaken then :rofl:



#10 protocol7

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 18:26

For backing up and syncing folders of files I use FreeFileSync. Works great.

 

But I really need to find a good freeware Windows backup solution that can make incremental system backups. On OS X I'm spoiled by Time Machine. It's simple and yet it works perfectly.

 

I know Acronis is popular (and I could use the free WD version) but I've heard bad stories about the reliability of the backups it makes. Plus I don't like any tool that installs it's own file system drivers. That can lead to BSODs in certain circumstances.

 

The Windows backup utility is useless as it requires making a full system image file every time.



#11 +DConnell

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 18:51

For the moment, I use Win 8.1 File History with external hard drives, with my most important files stored on both tower and laptop. I'm researching online backup but haven't found any cost effective enough for me for multiple machines.



#12 Arkos Reed

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 18:58

EMC Avamar, definitive best of all

 

Whoops, probably not in your budget tho' :p

 

Marshall, FYI, Retrospect has been sold by EMC in 2010



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 19:01

Acronis for me right now.

#14 briangw

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 19:21

As a Linux user, there are lots of options not mentioned here, but my favourite is a nifty program called rsync which I believe has ports for OSX and Windows. :)

 

Second for RSync. As I'm relearning Linux, I really love what it offers!



#15 briangw

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 19:21

EMC Avamar, definitive best of all

 

Whoops, probably not in your budget tho' :p

 

Marshall, FYI, Retrospect has been sold by EMC in 2010

 

We use EMC's Networker here in our business.





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