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    Backup

    Hi!

    I've been looking for something like this for months... then my mind came up with the lounge

    I have 2 HDs at home. A 20GB one and an 8GB one. I'd like to make regular backups of certain directories of my 20GB disk and store them in my 8GB one. Incremental backups if possible, so as to prevent my disk from wearing out and save much-preciated time. Do you know of any app that gets the job done?

    Thanks a lot
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    Re: Backup

    Well, here's one for starters that's <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> ! Karen Kenworthy writes some pretty nice software and she has something called Replicator that you might want to take a look at. On the other hand, if and when you start talking about backing up entire drives, I'd recommend PowerQuest's Drive Image.

    Enjoy!

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    Re: Backup

    Hi Diego:
    I agree with what Al says, but would add that for full & incremental backups, I also use Veritas Backup Exec. It's a nice product & I've been happy with it. I use both that & Drive Image.

    Fred Langa, who publishes LangaList, has a series of backup articles that you might want to take a look at. He recommends using CDs, but I find that using another drive is much faster.

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    Re: Backup

    Thanks Big Al.
    Since I don't have the buckos yet I'll give Karen's Replicator a run. Seems to support incremental backups, so I believe it'll be up to the task.
    Anyway, should anyone else hear of another software for back ups, lemme know. I like handling more than one alternative (the allmighty 'in case...' tends to drop by every now and then) <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Thanks again
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    Re: Backup

    Whoa!!! I don't know how to feel: if mesmerized at your promptness or tackled by my lame incoming mail-spotting skills. The fact is I had my answer replied before I actually posted the message... GREAT!!!
    As for Veritas Backup Exec, I'll have to hang on a little till I get the money. Until then, I'll test-run Karen's Replicator.

    Hopefully it will suffice, but still I'd like to know whether there are other freeware gems around the corner... Just in case the 'Lord of the Just in Case-dom' happens to hit the road before I grab the buckos...

    Anyway, this is not urgent. Non-critical, home purposes only.

    Thanks so much for all your help guys!!!
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    Re: Backup

    <hr>Whoa!!! I don't know how to feel: if mesmerized at your promptness or tackled by my lame incoming
    mail-spotting skills. The fact is I had my answer replied before I actually posted the message.<hr>
    Hi Diegol:
    I'd like to think I'm fast, but I never realized I was in another dimension. <img src=/S/blackhole.gif border=0 alt=blackhole width=15 height=15> Actually, I responded to your first post, before the second one was posted. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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