Free Or Cheap Backup Software With Specific Functions

Discussion in 'Security' started by Unapvpfa, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Unapvpfa


    May 20, 2011
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    I've been using Driveimage XML for Windows Backups for some time. It get the job done. Incremental backup
    would be nice but since Windows is not my primary OS and I don't have a lot of files there, it works fine. There are two things that drive me crazy though:1. On Vista/Windows 7, Driveimage forces me to deactivate UAC and restart every single time I want to backup.2. Driveimage cannot restore to a partition smaller than the one it backed up.Does anyone know of a backup utility
    , free or less than $20, That will allow me to do full image-based backups without either of these limitations? Incremental backups would be cool too, but this may be asking to much for the price range.
    Unapvpfa, Jun 17, 2011
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  2. Unapvpfa


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    Macrium Reflect (MR) is available in a free version and a paid version. You should go to their site and compare the features. Most free versions don't do incremental backups.

    Also, drive imaging software in general can NOT restore a larger partition to a smaller space. However, MR offers something called RoboRestore that will allow you to remove stuff from a backup, thus getting the size down to fit on a smaller space.

    EASEUS also now offers backup and recovery software -- but since I don't use it, I don't known their features. However, they also have a free version for download.
    WAW8, Jun 17, 2011
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