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Author Topic: Don't forget a regular mydocuments backup  (Read 2237 times)

MohKraats

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Don't forget a regular mydocuments backup
« on: March 27, 2010, 03:18:25 PM »
Don't forget a regular mydocuments backup,

With "mydocuments" meaning to say, all your created work.

Greatest app for this:
   Areca    http://www.areca-backup.org   Freeware, opensource GPL
Does do delta and incremental backups, you can search within a backup, restore only 1 file from a backup, and and and . . . .

Another app for the more regular plain office user:
   Toucan   http://portableapps....pps/utilities/toucan   Freeware, opensource GPL
Is a portable app, though can also run from your PC, when copied there.

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MohKraats

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Re: Don't forget a regular mydocuments backup
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 02:10:56 PM »
thanks MohKraats :)

this one sounds interesting,
   Areca    http://www.areca-backup.org   Freeware, opensource GPL
Does do delta and incremental backups, you can search within a backup, restore only 1 file from a backup, and and and . . . .

here's a good review (from user giessen) from cnet
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Pros: This can make a backup and keep it up-to-date by just changing the parts that need to be updated. It can cut large files into pieces and encrypt the backup (including the filenames) so it is completely safe. The backup process is reasonably fast.

Cons: It's not very effective for making a backup to a (mapped) network drive, because the backup process involves many write and read operations (more than just creating the backup files and saving them). No WebDAV compatibility.
Summary: I use this to make a local backup, which I then transfer to a web drive with a WebDAV synchronizer (in this case, Gladinet). Areca offers to save the backup to an FTP server, but they are not easily available anymore and have been superseded by WebDAV, whcih Areca can't handle.

The backup process is fast and seems to be accurate. With a strong password (or a pass-key -- but you need to make a backup of that somewhere else) the files are probably very safe.

with a programme like this (that does delta backup) I'd like to see it tested before I'd depend on it (some people here would be fairly negative when it comes to partial file backups...)
Tom