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Topic # 202078 15-Sep-2016 22:58
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What are people using for backup especially with Windows 10. I have been using AOMEI but their latest release does not have signed drivers and Windows 10 anniversary will not allow it to be installed. AOMEI will fix in next release but I wonder what others are using.I have looked at Macrium but it's expensive when you have some 9 computers to look after in the house.
And suggestions as to alternatives that dont cost several hundred dollars.




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  Reply # 1631389 15-Sep-2016 23:01
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Crashplan for data (local to HP Microserver and remote to AU datacentre). Then full image backup using Windows Backup to an external SSD.







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  Reply # 1631405 15-Sep-2016 23:25
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I DID say cheaper than Macrium but Crashplan seems way too expensive at present AOMEI costs nothing so there must be other cheapish if not free offerings. Was hoping to get some suggestions don't think Crashplan would fit my budget




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  Reply # 1631408 15-Sep-2016 23:33
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ronw: I have looked at Macrium but it's expensive when you have some 9 computers to look after in the house.

 

Why is Macrium Reflect expensive for home computers? It is free for home use so how many of the computers are for business?

 

What else do you have in the house: a network, a NAS, one or more computers with a lot of free disk space?

 

Do you have bandwidth for online backup/sync? e.g. if you have a Microsoft Office subscription which comes with OneDrive




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  Reply # 1631419 15-Sep-2016 23:47
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The free version does not allow encryption or even password protection so I DID not consider it. I just received an offer from Macrium offering 20% off but it would still be almost 100 dollars for each for pc.
I don't have any business computers just lots of pc's doing disparate things. I swear the things breed after lights out. I don't want to store the stuff in the cloud certainly not with out encryption but I have plenty of separate disk that I can store images on. Will do a bit of searching to see what else is out there.




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  Reply # 1631421 16-Sep-2016 00:11
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ronw: ... I swear the things breed after lights out.
Yip, have to agree. Just look at the list of devices in your signature.


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  Reply # 1631422 16-Sep-2016 00:27
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freitasm: Crashplan for data (local to HP Microserver ... 

 

2x local storage and 2x with friends in other (friends) households. Gives me fast recovery, the offsite backup just in case. All that without paying a cent to CrashPlan.

 

Two things to note about CrashPlan

 

* By default, only the current user profile is backed up. With multiple users per PC, you have to ensure your selection is up to date

 

* Deleted items are purged out of your backups after 30 days default. Set this to 1yr, 2yr or better yet, never. See 'Remove deleted files" slider.


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  Reply # 1631423 16-Sep-2016 00:31
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  Reply # 1631424 16-Sep-2016 00:39
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Google Drive, but then again I only have a few things and pay for 100GB extra storage and it's not exactly a backup per say, um I'm leave now..

 

Ohya I have a QNAP NAS that does a backup every friday, but that will set you back about $400 for a cheapy one.

 

 


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  Reply # 1631425 16-Sep-2016 00:46
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ronw: The free version does not allow encryption or even password protection so I DID not consider it. I just received an offer from Macrium offering 20% off but it would still be almost 100 dollars for each for pc.
I don't have any business computers just lots of pc's doing disparate things. I swear the things breed after lights out. I don't want to store the stuff in the cloud certainly not with out encryption but I have plenty of separate disk that I can store images on. Will do a bit of searching to see what else is out there.

 

 

 

Ha ha you seem a little fussy for someone wanting free software. 

 

But, you're right to a certain degree....as soon as you start wanting to backup multiple computers things get more costly.  




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  Reply # 1631427 16-Sep-2016 00:59
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Which is why I use AOMEI which it's free and does everything. Unfortunately I was caught by Microsoft enforcing driver signing in windows anniversary update. I know I could change bios settings but don't want to do that as it reduces security. I want software that can do a full image of each pc or laptop and have the ability to do full restores quickly and easily. Sometimes just being able to extract certain files from the image rather than a full restore. I am hoping that AOMEI will get their drivers verified quickly but just in case I would like a fall back.




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  Reply # 1631433 16-Sep-2016 06:47
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Veeam Endpoint?

https://www.veeam.com/endpoint-backup-free.html

Works great with external drives or NAS. Incremental full image backups, easy to install and set up.

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  Reply # 1631435 16-Sep-2016 06:49
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Use the built in full pc backup. It's free and it's complete and it works.

 

Edit: It's called "Backup and Restore (Windows 7)"





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  Reply # 1631450 16-Sep-2016 07:18
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I use built backup in for system image of my server (ie < 100gb).  My other "desktop" machines use acronis.

 

But for all the data (about 1.4tb) I use a mix of local crashplan, to another PC and cloud crashplan.





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