Is there a backup software similar to carbon copy?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by LeandrodaFL, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. LeandrodaFL macrumors 6502a

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    I need a recomendation for a great backup software for windows, please provide a free option.

    And if possible, one for linux too..


    thanks everyone.
     
  2. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    If windows 7 then the "included" software works just fine.

    You can choose to create a system image ( which works for a comprehensive restore via recovery disk or the windows 7 installation disk ) or do a backup or do "both".
     
  3. drsox macrumors 65816

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    If you are prepared to pay, then I recommend ViceVersa Pro : http://www.tgrmn.com/index.htm. Excellent stuff.
    My issue is finding an OSX equivalent - CCC isn't as good as VVPro, but seems to be the best available.
     
  4. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Windows Vista....I will try WD Smartare. Btw, I use WD Anywhere Backup on the mac, and together with Time Machine, its perfect.


    Ill give smartware a shot at windows. How bout Linux?
     
  5. Bob Coxner macrumors 6502a

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    2011 MBA with boot camp Win 7 partition. How does a full Restore work with an install disk? Does the install disk only see the Win 7 partition or does it try to restore using the entire hard drive (and wiping out my OS X)?
     
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    johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    I last tested this on a 2011 macbook pro ( that eventually bricked itself ... long story ) and I have not "yet" tested it on my 2011 MBA with same setup as yours. I really really should do that soon!

    I tested by deleting bootcamp partition, re-created bootcamp partition ( same size as original that the windows system image was created from ), got into bootcamp setup which booted me into the windows install disc.

    Now I forget if I went ahead and re-formatted the partition here as NTFS or not before invoking the restore ... sorry been a while ... pretty sure I just invoked the recovery from the system image.

    The recovery worked fine and the partition did now show up as NTFS.

    *** So it seems like the recovery utility just seems the bootcamp partition when using the mac os x setup. Might work a little differently if people were using rEFIt ( dunno for sure )?

    I have a feeling many people are not aware that they need to figure out how to backup both environments!
     
  8. Vembu StoreGrid macrumors newbie

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    Hi LeandrodaFL,

    "StoreGrid", a backup software which can perform offsite backups added with plenty of useful features. You can download the trial builds from the following URL. http://storegrid.vembu.com/online-backup/data-backup.php

    With StoreGrid, you can also offer support for Windows and linux platforms as well.

    Regards,
    Ambika
    vembu.com
     
  9. johnhurley macrumors 6502a

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    The OP asked for "free" ( not trial ) backup software alternatives.

    The windows 7 os comes built-in with ( no additional cost ) backup choices.
     
  10. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

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    Guys all these softwares back up data in their own proprietory file types. I.e only that software can restore the back up. For me thats a deal breaker.

    That's y I use power toy called synctoy.. It's in version 2.1. Trust me guys, after using that you will never want to use anything else.

    Give it a shot.. I almost changed my softwares every few months to find the best. This is the best and is free. :)
     
  11. Heavertron macrumors regular

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    Download Robocopy and write a script. That was my only solution as my media drive is exFat formatted. Robocopy works great and the files don't change format.
     
  12. LeandrodaFL thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Jesus, from what Im seeing, WD software is still one of the best. Its the same as memeo, or at least a very similar software
     

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