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#16 Ambroos

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 19:24

I use Dropbox for my documents and a RAID setup for large amounts of data I want to keep. Minimal setup, maximal efficiency and performance.




#17 +Frank B.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 19:25

Symantec Backup Exec 2012 (at work).



#18 BoDEAN

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 17:23

Macrium Reflect Professional v5

 

Also use SyncBack SE for daily sync of my files to my NAS



#19 Shadrack

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 17:47

TimeMachine included in OS X.


I use Dropbox for my documents and a RAID setup for large amounts of data I want to keep. Minimal setup, maximal efficiency and performance.

 

Dropbox isn't a very good backup solution IMO.  Its a nice redundancy.



#20 macoman

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 17:52

I use Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2's built on backup tool. Best tool I ever use. :)

#21 +warwagon

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 17:54

Does trueImage actually do file to file backups like syncback? I can't seem to find it in the App. If not I think this needs to be broken down into the best Image backup application and the best File to file backup application.



#22 The Dark Knight

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 17:54

Google Drive, Amazon Glacier and Clonezilla. :)



#23 COKid

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 17:55

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

 

Perhaps to you it is. I find it quite useful and have for years. I've yet to have one bad backup or restore. And the price can't be beat. ;)



#24 30075

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 18:16

you don't see it mentioned a whole lot because they won't pay the sites that promote 'best of' lists, but i've been using Terabyte Unlimited's imaging products since early 2007.  They just work, & there's only been one version upgrade in that entire time that cost any money.  It's saved my bacon several times when disks failed.  It's image backup only, but you can extract files from images.  No frills, but what it does it does exceptionally well.



#25 Ambroos

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 19:11

TimeMachine included in OS X.


 

Dropbox isn't a very good backup solution IMO.  Its a nice redundancy.

 

Isn't backup all about redundancy? Sure, if you delete things by accident and don't notice within 30 days you're screwed, but if you know what you're doing that shouldn't happen.



#26 g33kb0y

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 20:05

EMC Avamar, definitive best of all

 

Whoops, probably not in your budget tho' :p

 

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

 

Avamar here, too, for the last couple years (formerly Legato).  Even EMC reps will admit (after a few drinks) that the pricing is asinine. The system has been rock solid for us, but I can't say I care for the blackout window for dedup, or the awful reporting... or the client interface's java reliance. :) Great tech though.  For those curious, VMware's VDP gets its roots from avamar.





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