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How are you backing up your files?

Doing a backup of everything on the computer (been a while) and wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what programs they use or possibly a service.

Im backing up to a portable external hard drive... all my music, photos, documents ect. Im not worried about the actual OS backup like a ghost file, just more about redundancy incase of a crash of a HD. A program that will just add files that have been recently added would be nice instead of completely rewriting everything.

Anyone have any suggestions? I have at least 150gb of crap to backup. Losing the last 10 years of family photos, etc would suck.

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On my gaming box, I use the windows built-in backup.

On my media server, I have a 2tb usb drive that syncs all my media stuff to it nightly. than weekly its backed up to another 2tb nas and that one keeps two weeks worth of data on it always.

My macbook gets backed up with time machine and every so often I do a full drive image. Other stuff I need access to is stored in teh cloud.

almost forgot the most important part, i have a server back in dallas that syncs with my media box as well and looks for changes. similar to how synctoy works.

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On my gaming box, I use the windows built-in backup.

On my media server, I have a 2tb usb drive that syncs all my media stuff to it nightly. than weekly its backed up to another 2tb nas and that one keeps two weeks worth of data on it always.

My macbook gets backed up with time machine and every so often I do a full drive image. Other stuff I need access to is stored in teh cloud.

almost forgot the most important part, i have a server back in dallas that syncs with my media box as well and looks for changes. similar to how synctoy works.
Synctoy looks like a great program to do what Im looking for.

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I use Acronis True Image home at the house and really like it. I just set it up to do incremental backups everyday that add onto the full backup I have. I then also have it setup to do another full backup twice a month just to be 100%. You should be able to use the built in back up utility's from Microsoft. If you just want it to backup the new stuff you need to set it up do incremental backups.
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I wrote a simple batch file. And I just double click it and it will auto backup all new or updated files in specified directories to my external Seagate HD connected to my Desktop. I have the Seagate HD set up as a shared drive on the Desktop and in the batch file I just use the "net use" command to map it within the batch file in order for it to access a network share automatically with no prompts. I use the robocopy protocol in the batch file on both my Windows 7 and Windows Vista PC's. A simple double click and I'm done. All important directories and files within those directories backed up over the network with no user input. I like to make things as easy as possible.

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I wrote a simple batch file. And I just double click it and it will auto backup all new or updated files in specified directories to my external Seagate HD connected to my Desktop. I have the Seagate HD set up as a shared drive on the Desktop and in the batch file I just use the "net use" command to map it within the batch file in order for it to access a network share automatically with no prompts. I use the robocopy protocol in the batch file on both my Windows 7 and Windows Vista PC's. A simple double click and I'm done. All important directories and files within those directories backed up over the network with no user input. I like to make things as easy as possible.
and you could easily schedule it for no double clicking !

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No need for anything fancy, just use what you already have - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...d-restore.aspx

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