Backup

Forum discussion tagged with Backup.
  1. J

    Question Need help finding the fastest way to do a full backup of a HDD

    Noticed sparks coming out of the wall socket where my PC was plugged into so I had someone else help me swap it to another wall. However, I didn't think about the PSU switch still being on and this person jerked the cord in and out as electricity was visible each time. Right away I realized I...
  2. A

    Question Using Seagate Toolkit for Backup on Expansion Portable Drive

    I want to purchase the Seagate 4TB Expansion portable STKM4000400 and want to use it as a backup drive. This model does not come with software according to Seagates website (2nd link below). Not sure if this is the toolkit software that some models include or not. But I see in the 1st link below...
  3. S

    Question Is it possible to use "Disc" from failed external hard disk into new external hard disk ?

    :) hello, greetings.. I want to know if i can use the disc from my failed external hard disk into new one ? I have this sony 1 tb external hard disk which failed in 2021 due to some power issues i guess, it started to sound like tik-tik , no more readable or anything however some software...
  4. SparkyTech934

    Question Suggestions for complete server backup program

    Hi All, I'm currently running Windows Server 2019 Standard Edition on an HP Z640 Workstation. I also utilize Hyper-V and run VMs within the host. Up until this point I have been using the included Windows Server Backup program as part of the standard windows features. While it works fine for...
  5. M

    Question Guidance on how to recover my data safely?

    So I just finished a 20 hour backup and wipe of my C: Drive to fix contant BSOD and Hard Drive repair errors I was getting for months now. Since 4/10 whenever I would Shut Down or Restart my PC I would be given these errors. Just finished reinstalling Windows so now I'm at a clean slate. Gave...
  6. Sorb

    Question Filenames too long to move ?

    I'm trying to backup my HDD to an external HDD with about 300GB and hundreds of thousands of files but in the end there are always 2000 files missing due names too long to be moved. I have tried different programs like FastCopy and SyncBackFree, although they are faster they move even less files...
  7. V

    Question iPhone Backup on PC

    Hello, everyone! I'm trying to execute a backup of my old iPhone into my pc, through iTunes (apparently, I can't just enter the DCIM folder in my phone, Ctrl+C Ctrl+V the folder into my disk, I don't know why... that would save me a lot of trouble). But the iTunes backup turns out to be written...
  8. J

    Question Choosing a backup program

    I'm a former user of NovaBACKUP, looking for a new backup solution for Windows 10. I'm here to ask for recommendations. I'm leaving NovaBACKUP because they no longer sell it, they only license it a year at a time. (I'd as soon rent my underwear as use limited-term licensed software for an...
  9. ZugTheDragon

    Question Best way to do backups

    After several near irrecoverable data losses, I have finally decided to do something about the situation and make backups However, I have realized I am not sure what would be the optimal way to make a backup that'd protect both against hardware and software failure. I do have some external hard...
  10. _dawn_chorus_

    Question AOMEI clone wants to make C drive partitions larger, does this matter?

    Trying to clone the C drive on my laptop to a larger ssd. If I select "add unused space to all partitions" it wants to double the size of the EFI system partition and also of the recovery drive, as well as the main boot partition which is where I actually want the space added. Will there be any...
  11. B

    Question Windows Server 2019 Backup Question

    [Moderator Note: Moving thread from Systems to Storage - more applicable.] Im trying to schedule two backups on my Windows server 2019. One of them takes a daily backup of the data disk. And the other one a monthly backup of the entire server. Both of them will be stored on remotely shared...
  12. M

    Question Create a System Backup Excluding Specific FIles/Folders

    Running Windows Server 2012 R2, I would like to create a System backup, though exclude certain files/folders that are already backed up to other media. The server is running a RAID 5 with 3 disks, so I will be backing up a virtual disk if that makes any difference. I'm thinking the Windows...
  13. ccoo84

    [SOLVED] Whats the best way to back up your computer 2022?

    I used Macrium in the past but it became unreliable but I can't rememeber why, I also used the make Disk Image & had good results with that, but haven't done any of this since 2017.. Whats the best way to make backups today in this age?
  14. Jessy2001James

    Question Reinstalling Windows and restoring a backup ?

    Hi there, Due to some issues with my PC, I have been suggested advised to reinstall Windows. I downloaded Macrium Reflect and made an image back up of my entire C: drive ( ssd ) and put it on my second drive. My question is, how can I safely restore the back up after I reinstalled Windows? Can...
  15. Jessy2001James

    Question Aorus [ Smart Backup ] - backup loop

    Hi there, I had some issues with my pc and got multiple suggestions to reinstall Windows 10. Trying to prepare for the reinstall, I wanted to make a backup using the software from Aorus ( smart back-up ), though it's been about 20 hours and it looks like it had been looping between my two...
  16. E

    Question Reformatting: Which Files/Folders to Backup

    Hi (again), A few days ago, up to now, I've been experiencing BSODs that only occur when three specific games—probably more than just those three—in my list of regularly played games are opened and left to their initial loading screens. They will sometimes successfully load and allow me to...
  17. T

    Question Backup Software - Looking for recommendation (freeware)

    Hi folks, just looking for a little advice. Can anyone recommend me a freeware backup tool that will backup a specified set of folders or folder on a schedule but retain each backup rather than overwrite? It only needs to be locally saved. Simply, I want to set a schedule of, say, six hours...
  18. editor1

    Question I'm looking for a backup program that just copy's and updates folders

    Hi all I usta have a program that just copy's folders like a manual copy/past But allso would update the changes during backup. Any one know of a program like this ? PS: TY ALL for you answers. SRY I cant pick a best answer. PPS: LOL It's called file syncing.. I fill foolish.
  19. O

    Question WD_BLACK P10 for BackUp Storage

    I was looking for a drive to use as backup storage, preferably external. I want something with at least 2 TB and USB-C drives are very expensive. I found the WD Black P10 which has 4TB at a very low price (while discounted). I don't need huge transfer speeds, I'll be using this drive mainly to...
  20. C

    Question is swapping an iPod Classic Hard Drive a good idea?

    Hello everybody! I really don't know if this is the correct forum for this particular question, Please allow me to explain: My dad found his beloved iPod Classic, its a 6th Generation 80GB of great music, I haven't seen him so happy in YEARS... We were looking for an USB Charging cable so we...
  21. C

    [SOLVED] is there a secure way to back up a HHD?

    Hello guys! Here I am asking a dumb question, but here me out... I kinda have a reason for this... So, I build my first PC in 2017, nothing fancy, its an 7th Gen i5 with a NVIDIA 710 Graphics, I'm old school, so I bought a DVD/Blu-Ray optic unit, just to have it there, Anyway... I had an non...
  22. A

    [SOLVED] Seagate External Hard Drive not working - Tried to Troubleshoot - No Luck - Can you help?

    I have an external hard drive, Model # SDR00F1, from Seagate that I was using, and it suddenly stopped working. I transferred data to it and it went to the drive at a good rate (20 MB/sec). After a little bit, the drive started lagging and I couldn't open anything on the drive. I removed the...
  23. B

    [SOLVED] USB backup over local network?

    I'm trying to add a backup drive that's connected to my computer via local ethernet. Currently, I have an old Airport Extreme, but its USB port is USB 1 or 2, so it's horribly slow. I found AnywhereUSB devices with USB 3 that are beyond my budget for this project. I thought about getting an...
  24. Z

    Question Storage Upgrade Suggestions

    Hello! thanks for supporting me as a new comer :-) So far I have the following system: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8x 3 GHZ 16GB DDR4, 500W be quiet MB ASRock X370 Gaming K4 https://www.asrock.com/mb/amd/Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4/index.de.asp SSD 500GB Samsung 960 Evo M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 GeForce GTX 1080...
  25. _mik_

    [SOLVED] How am i going to replace the program files after manually backupping with USB Drive?

    I'm trying to copy my system files (Program Files, inetpub, Program files (x86), Intel) into My other computer. Yet i realised that I might not be able to replace the existing ones in my computer with the ones that already exist. So, How am i going to replace those folders? Simply Copy and...
  26. N

    [SOLVED] Alternatives to Mail Store Home?

    Hi, Now, I use Mail Store Home to archive my emails, but after several issues I'd like to try some other solutions to save my emails. Can you suggest me some alternative softwares for email archiving? Thanks
  27. Ttechnologick

    [SOLVED] I've slowly added a total of 6 Hard drives to my system. And the method i used has created a complete mess... I think

    I have 6 Hard drives installed. And yeah, i thought i was clever and just stuffed them in all willynilly. I have programs installed on each one. Windows will show some of the programs in start some in add/remove and some i just randomly find when im going through folders (I just found a...
  28. Lala415

    [SOLVED] Backup help for beginner

    Hello, I have very limited computer knowledge. I have an Asus laptop running Windows 10. I need to develop a system to backup up mainly family photos and documents. I bought 2 external HDDs in 2015 (likely need to be replaced due to age) and backed up files by dragging and dropping them to the...
  29. A

    Question Chrome Downgrade: Can't Restore Backed Up Cookie and Password Files

    Recent versions of Chrome have been a disaster, crashing constantly and frequently taking windows with it. I backed up everything in C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data. I uninstalled the current version of Google and installed a recent version (86.0.42x). I then copied the cookie...
  30. C

    Question First Windows 10 backup failing (not enough space)

    I recently cleared off a 2tb hard drive to use as a back up drive for my 500gb SSD. The SSD is the C drive. I wanted to create file/folder backup as well as a system image. When I run backup it goes for a long time and records about 80 gigs of information before telling me that backup failed due...
  31. T

    [SOLVED] Simplest solution for small private [FTP?] server - for PC data backup

    I need to add another layer to my backup system: a physically external place I already distribute Blu-ray discs among my family and fiends but that method is too time consuming and problematic on many levels And so I want to place an SSD drive connected [via SATA or USB] in a remote location...
  32. HelinCharli

    [SOLVED] Copy network shares

    I will need to move network shares from windows Server 2016 to Windows Server 2019. how can I get the best practices with Robocopy to copy the shares while some files are in use? How to copy all the types of permissions to the new server? How to move the timestamps as it? And finally, Is there a...
  33. V

    [SOLVED] Changing my only drive from MBR to GBT to boot in UEFI.

    I was considering getting windows 11, so I looked at the Windows 11 system requirements and I saw that my nvme drive had to boot on UEFI to be able to get windows 11. To be able to boot on UEFI, my drive (Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB) had to be on GBT and not on MBR which it is currently on. I also...
  34. mrmike16

    [SOLVED] Looking for a good, reliable desktop backup drive- and it seems impossible

    Hi everyone, As the title says I've been looking for a reliable desktop backup drive. I don't need much, 3-4 TB. I tried the new Seagate Backup Hub once and it was failing from the start- Then I noticed the reviews. On all of them. This is a bit worrisome, since based on reviews there don't...
  35. euphoria4949

    Question Netgear Nighthawk (LAX20) says it works on all major network providers but would it work on this one?

    I'm looking at the Netgear Nighthawk LAX20 as I need an LTE backup, the Nighthawk says it works on all major providers and is sold in UK/EU. But unless I'm being dumb, it doesn't look like it will work on this Vodafone (A1) network. Am I correct or being a derp? (Nighthawk Specs) Or any...
  36. Amilia_Maa

    [SOLVED] backup with excluding a file

    I use, windows10 and I need to backup my project folders that are mainly contained within a folder structure, what I need to do is to copy all of the projects but exclude "delma" file within each project. Is there an easy way to do this in bulk automatically? As I have large quantities of...
  37. E

    [SOLVED] Failing HDD, Failing backups. Help

    Hello all, I currently have an old machine which controls a CNC machine, it runs Windows 7 Pro and is set up in such a way that it's not entirely possible to replicate it and setting something up new would cost a lot of money i would rather avoid spending. It is currently experiencing regular...
  38. DF_

    Working remotely & synchronishing files across multiple HDDs

    Hello, I have a question concerning taking HDDs on the go, and consolidating files. Outline I work in VFX and CGI. I have a studio with two very well-specd Ryzen builds that I use on a daily basis, and at the moment one of those PCs has various HDDs within it that I use for projects; these...
  39. farnostalgiaa

    Question Issues with UPS and question regarding AVR

    Hey, so about a month ago i had a UPS plugged into an extension cord (which i now found out was a wrong move) and i had a console plugged into that UPS. One day, i hear a little bang and i go to check and i see that the console was dead and the extension cord was also dead, but for some reason...
  40. C

    [SOLVED] Backup with compression or without

    I need to backup by PC which has around 600GB of data (mostly photos and videos) , I have a 2TB external HDD I will use for this Is it best to use software that will compress the data (which I am currently using) or use filesync software which won't? I'm concerned that I could run into issues...