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    My Own Backup

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Keith on 01/01/16 16:35.</FONT></P>Can't recommend this one highly enough. My Own Backup - a freebie program that backs up anything to anywhere. It's so simple, I've got everyone in the office (finally) doing 'regular' backups, and so full of features that we do the company backup - across the network - using it.
    You can find it at:
    http://home4.swipnet.se/~w-42000/MOB/

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    Now to reveal my age...

    Can it restore in DOS? I'd be interested in a backup program, free of course, that can restore in DOS in case I can't get Windows to boot at all.

    By the way, for the younger crowds benefit, DOS was what we used with the old computers, the ones with the door in the back where you put the coal pellets in. To connect to another computer, you had to open the modem door and reached in with a pencil and dialed the number on the rotary phone modem. [img]/w3timages/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    tell us another story grandfather [img]/w3timages/icons/laugh.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
    have fun

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    Love that Smilie. [img]/w3timages/icons/love.gif[/img]
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    Re: My Own Backup

    Don't let 'em get to ya, Flatspin. I remember DOS. The hardest part was trying to convert binary to hex ...with a stick in the dirt. [img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img]

    In any case, My Own Backup has the option to back up with several different levels of compression - or straight copy. Given this, a manual restore in DOS is a piece of cake.

    Another nice feature - drag and drop selection lets you define backup sets. Once you're set up, you don't even have to think anymore. Great for Mondays.

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    AKA GOD (Good Old Dos).

    I still can get some things done in command line faster and quicker than any Windows package can do.

    Would not want to go back to some of the old DOS applications however. DOS was never WYSIWIG. Now if only windows would implement DWIM (Do What I Mean)[img]/w3timages/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Ha! Before them coal fired ones, we used to have to carve our computers out of GRANITE we quarried OURSELVES![img]/w3timages/icons/yikes.gif[/img]

    (OK, I haven't been around that long, I just can't resist hyperbole.)[img]/w3timages/icons/baby.gif[/img]
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    Re: My Own Backup

    I still drop back into DOS once in a while to get some things done. I had to be dragged kicking and screaming into Windows 3.0. I'd finally gotten the hang of things like dir *.e?e /w >prn.
    One thing I DO miss about DOS - when you uninstalled something, you freaking UNINSTALLED it and nothing came back to haunt you six months down the road. [img]/w3timages/icons/mad.gif[/img]

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    I actually enjoyed computing the most when we used only removable media (tapes or 8" disks).

    The machines were "stateless"... there was none of this configuration nonsense stored. So everytime you loaded an application, it did the same thing as last time... no mysteries as to "why isn't it working this time... it worked before" like with Windows.

    I don't think our "progess" has progressed.[img]/w3timages/icons/thinks.gif[/img]

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    Luxury! We used to have to get up out of the lake at three o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of hot grubble, work twenty hours a day at mill, for two pence a month, come home, and dad would beat us around the head and neck with a broken bottle, if we were lucky!

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    Re: My Own Backup

    Eileen, we need a "Hijacked" icon to indicate when a thread has been "diverted"! (Who, me?)

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    Well john, I can use my spell and lock this thread if you'd like [img]/w3timages/icons/grin.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
    have fun

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    Re: My Own Backup

    I consider my self properly chastized and humbled.

    [img]/w3timages/icons/blush.gif[/img]

    (Perhaps a skull-and-crossbones icon for hijacked threads?)
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    Re: My Own Backup

    To back up one must turn the wheel the opposite direction one wants to turn

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    That's modern. My first computer you had to string tin cans between the twomachines to talk.[img]/w3timages/icons/laugh.gif[/img]

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