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General Software Discussion / Re: Cobian Backup
« on: May 08, 2015, 03:26 AM »
I have being using Cobian Backup  for a long while. It may be clunky but it does what I want
File and Folder backup
full, incremental and differential backups.
Plain file backup- no compression
Volume Snapshot Service VSS to backup open files

While still working, the program has been sold supposedly but no feedback, updates or support for a long while.

In case there are problems I am now looking for a replacement.

Any suggestions? Preferably free but would consider commerical if suitable.

Chris

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I am using the current beta and find it very good. I only want copies of files; not compressed files, so I have very easy retrieval. I use 2 type of backup; one is instantaneous to a second hard drive in the PC and second to a USB connected drive. This gives "instant" backup as well as a weekly snapshot.

The one feature that is missing BUT is promised is some form of version control. This will greatly improve the program for me.

Bvckup is a great tool, but it is not my only strategy to save my data.

I look forward to further versions.

Chris

Chris Harris
Adelaide
Australia


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General Software Discussion / Re: Software for n-up photo printing?
« on: February 09, 2010, 05:16 AM »
I would use IrfanView to print the photos as mentioned above as contact sheets. I would then use XnView to print the contact sheets as one PDF using PrimoPDF. It might be a little roundabout, but it is easy and is free

Chris
Adelaide
Australia

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I also use PStart out of personal preference.

I also like PStart with many applications from PortableApps as well as other apps.

Chris

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If you are using Internet Explorer look at IEPro http://www.ie7pro.com It enables one to keep a list proxies and one can change proxy very easily. IEPro is free.

Chris
Adelaide
Australia

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General Software Discussion / Re: Copying files to a series of DVD
« on: September 09, 2008, 12:39 AM »
I tried Burn To The Brim. This did part of what I wanted. I also tried SizeMe. Again this did part of what I wanted.

Finally I tried PackEmIn from PCMag. This was the best and seems to do everything I want.

Thanks everyone for their suggestions.

Chris

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General Software Discussion / Re: Copying files to a series of DVD
« on: September 07, 2008, 08:55 PM »
Found it at http://bttb.sourceforge.net/. Will try it.

Thanks

Chris

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General Software Discussion / Copying files to a series of DVD
« on: September 07, 2008, 08:19 PM »
I want to back up a series of files to DVD. In total, there is about 20 GB of files. I want the files to be on the DVD in original format, not zipped or any other format. In the past I have just selected a group of files that would fit on a DVD and burn that, but this gets fiddly.

I have checked the forum discussion on backups but none of the programs seem to do this.

Is there a program that will allow one to select a range of files and directories, break them into DVD sized groups so that they can be burnt to DVD ( or burn directly to DVD)?

Thanks

Chris
Adelaide
Australia

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One of the best known (in the Linux world) incremental backup program is rysnc http://rsync.samba.org/. It is used extensively to synchronize mirrors of files etc . It is explained at http://rsync.samba.o...how-rsync-works.html.

I use it on a Windows PC to backup to a Linux server. It is a command line program, not a GUI but when setup works very effectively.

Chris

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: PowerDesk Pro v6 very very cheap.
« on: April 03, 2008, 10:13 PM »
If someone wants to purchase  PowerDesk Pro version 7 then use www.avanquestusa.com/pd7 to get software for US$19.95. One could also use discount code UPGPD7; it will give same result.

Regards

Chris

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Found Deals and Discounts / Re: PowerDesk Pro v6 very very cheap.
« on: April 01, 2008, 02:50 AM »
It is still working for me- for version 6

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Found Deals and Discounts / PowerDesk Pro v6 very very cheap.
« on: April 01, 2008, 02:15 AM »
Hi

PowerDesk Pro v7 has been released and version 6 is available for less than $10 http://www.shop.avan...;tr1=AQ_US_AF_CJ_PD6.

If  you use discount code AFFPD7 when ordering you will get a US$10 discount. Final price is $0. No credit card details are required and the license details are supplied immediately.

I do not know how long this will last.

Chris

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After much testing and looking for a suitable solution, particularly one that was free I chose Unison http://www.cis.upenn...du/~bcpierce/unison/. It was a bit fiddly to set up, but I have it synchronising my documents and favorites at home and at work. It only moves the parts of a file that has changed and not the whole file. This is based on rsync.

Chris
Adelaide
Australia

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Oops. The test is now there http://chris.id.au/test. Try searching for "quick" or "donation"

Chris

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Favourites Server Side is a small web (asp or php) app to enable one to search a set of Internet Explorer Favourites of Bookmarks from any computer that has Internet Web access. It can be found at http://www.chris.id.au/fss.

It is completely free.

Chris
Adelaide
Australia

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Best Dialog Extender / Re: PowerDesk Pro's Dialog Helper
« on: August 22, 2007, 10:08 PM »
You could get PowerDeskPro for $9.95 at http://emea.0mm.com/...Wt0Q2B6D0ccZ0D35r0Ew

This is only for a week months ago but does eem to be avaible. I did purchase it at the time.


Chris A Harris
Adelaide
Australia

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Developer's Corner / Re: secure automated backup on *nix.
« on: June 17, 2007, 07:30 PM »
Remote back up is a good idea. You might want to look at rsync to minimise the data transferred when only a few items change. http://rsync.samba.org.

For automated incremental back up there is a good php script RIBS (Rsync Incremental Backup Script) http://www.rustyparts.com/ribs.php. I use this successfully to back up several web servers to another. Even for multiple backups not too much disk space is used.

Similar scripts can be found at http://www.rsnapshot.org and http://www.mikerubel...ters/rsync_snapshots. I have not tried these.

Chris
Adelaide
Australia

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Hi

When installing 2.00.76 and I had input the licence code the "saved" windows was cutoff at the bottom. This was Windows 2000 and it should be noted that I an using Large Fonts.

Chris
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I have a freeware program that will scan single/multiple pages and save to PDF.

What is the program?

Chris

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Hi

Can I have access to current alpha release?

Chris
Adelaide
Australia

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I tried the dialer. It needed 2 dll ;cg32.dll & CC3260MT.DLL. I found both but the dialer did not work.

As indicated above if an app like this which when started, dials the phone number in the clipboard and then close, it would be perfect.

Unfortunately not working at all!

Chris

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I use the PC  to dial the phone both at home & work. I do not  mis-dial and it is very fast. I dial from a contact data base that I find very useful. It is PSA Cards. I have a registered version and I believe that it  is the best. I researched for a very long time. Unfortunately development has now ceased and the registered version is no longer available.

Setting up the modem is not hard at all.

I would also like a small application, which when started, dials the phone number in the clipboard and then close. This would help when I meed to dial a number from an email or from a web page. I have not found such a program yet!

Chris

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I use RIBS (Rsync Incremental Backup Script) http://www.rustyparts.com/ribs.php to back up servers. It use rsync to minise netwrk traffic.

RIBS is run by cron jobs. Theservers doneed shell access.

It is very efficent and easy to use.

Chris

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KatMouse works well for me on both Win 2000 and XP

Chris

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To see an overview  on Web Page Change Detection Services see http://staff.philau..../keepup/detectit.htm.

While I PC based programs may work well, I like the Web based services. They can check sites every day and email the results. Hence the results can be received any where through webmail and your PC does not need to be going. I personally like Watch That Page http://www.watchthatpage.com. It is a free service for normal use and is very good, but does not have all the features of some of the others.

My ideal would be to a have my own server based program, (written in PHP) andrunning on my own server. It could have the features of the PC programs and I would have full control of the program.

Chris

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