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Looking for backup software for home

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January 30, 2009 5:02:01 PM


I'm looking for a backup solution for the various PCs at home; I'm open to free and/or purchasable software. I'm new to the whole backup scene so any information and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

My machines will be running XP (32-bit) and Vista (32-bit & 64-bit). Right now I have a mini-itx server running Vista with 4 x 1TB drives running in RAID5. Here are a few features I'm looking for (bold means necessary):

  • Full and incremental backups
  • Stores various backup snapshots (maybe only done through full backups?)
  • Stores previous versions of the files
  • Some sort of compression mechanism
  • Encryption and/or password protection on backup files/archives
  • Automated/scheduled backups would be nice
  • Ability to restore a particular file without doing a complete restore
  • Full system and specific folder backups
  • Specify to include/exclude certain filetypes
  • Specify to include/exclude certain folders
  • Can backup to shared folder on my server over the network

    Thanks again!
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    February 2, 2009 2:27:09 PM

    Thanks. I'll check it out.
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    February 2, 2009 2:33:28 PM

    TomNJ said:
    Try Macrium Reflect.

    Do/have you use(d) this software? How do you like it?

    I see this listed under disk imaging:
  • AES 256 bit encryption for ultimate security.
    but not under file backup. Do you know if file backups can be encrypted too?

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