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Free software for Backing up your backup (external Hard disk) [closed]

Free software for Backing up your backup (external Hard disk) [closed]

I diligently backup my data between homePc/officePc and an externalHDD. I use a product called AllwaySync to keep everything in sync.

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Guest [Entry]

May be you should look at this forum where they discuss alternatives to Norton Ghost. They offer several free alternatives.
Guest [Entry]

have you considered a off site backup solution like carbonite or backblaze. Sure they cost money, but to be honest they are likely to be more reliable. My brother has uploaded way more than 120gb to backblaze.
Guest [Entry]

"The first question i'd ask myself is if i want an image or file based backup, and what OS i'm using.

File level backups can be done with rsync (on linux) or synctoy, cobian backup or various other apps on windows.

For disk imaging you can use various dd frontends (I've used the ubuntu liveusb tool to image and restore thumbdrives - no reason it wouldn't work on an external), something like fsarchiver or various ghosty tools - acronis, clonezilla and such."
Guest [Entry]

"Maybe a heavy duty external hard drive is for you. I know Olixir makes some top of the line products when it comes to heavy duty external hard drives. They aren't the cheapest drives on the market, but the investment may be worth it for you if you fear dropping your drive. Here's what one of their images claims:

Over 75 drops from about average waist height. Seems reliable to me! Reviews seem to agree with their claims.

If you are going to backup to DVD's though, I'd recommend compressing the data first unless you want to go through stacks of DVDs in no time. Using a tool like 7-zip, you can compress and split your data into chunks that will fit nicely onto a DVD. You can even automate the compression with scheduled tasks and 7-zip's command-line features. Then you can use a freely available burning tool such as CDBurnerXP (if you're on Windows, which it seems by your other questions) to burn the data to DVDs."