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Old 01-26-2014, 03:57 PM
 
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hi,
just bought a 3T seagate external drive. Software is a POS!!! Seriously!

need a new software (free of course) that would let me back up automatically and seamlessly onto the seagate hard drive.

any suggestions?

thank you in advance!
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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Depends on what you want to backup, and how. For backups to external drives, I would typically use the dos xcopy command, with all the appropriate switches. It's been a while since I've backed up to a local drive or device, though. All my backups are now done via carbonite, dropbox, seafile or amazon s3, all of which use 'the cloud.'
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:48 AM
 
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If you're using Windows 7, just use it's built in backup utility (type "backup" in the search bar). MS disabled it in Windows 8 but it can be brought back. It does specific files/folders and/or a system image.

http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/wi...m-image-backup
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:52 AM
 
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If you're using Windows 7, just use it's built in backup utility (type "backup" in the search bar). MS disabled it in Windows 8 but it can be brought back. It does specific files/folders and/or a system image.

http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/wi...m-image-backup
i just tested it on my work machine to see what you were talking about....and it's simple (not at all flashy) but exactly what i need :-)
thank you!
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