Backup

Forum discussion tagged with Backup.
  1. A

    Question 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...
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    Question 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...
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    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...
  4. _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...
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    Question 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
  6. Ttechnologick

    Question 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...
  7. Lala415

    Question 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Question 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...
  11. 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...
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    [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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
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    [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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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    [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...
  20. Scutu Mix

    [SOLVED] Backup Software Help!

    Hello everyone, I need a NEW backup software as WD SmartWare is no longer supported by the company and the replacement - Acronis is not exactly what I need. So what I need? Well, a simple backup solution. I have a 6 TB WD Book Duo connected by USB to my windows computer and I have a few HDDs...
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    Question Which tool to use for a Backup on a local HDD and Synchronisation on Google drive

    Hi ! I want to save my data and I am a little bit nervous because I do not know how to choose a robust and reliable solution. I saw comments about FreeFileSync but I would like to explain my needs to be sure to make right decisions My target : to have a copy of a folder (with subfolders)...
  22. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] Recommendation for minimally invasive Cloud Storage?

    I am looking for a cloud storage service that is minimally invasive as far as tracking and collecting my data. As I read reviews it seems like many of the bigger ones collect a lot of your data and some are running in the background doing it constantly. I don't really have sensitive data but...
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    [SOLVED] External hard drive for moving files and storage, SSD or HDD?

    So I'm planning to move some big folders from an old computer over to a new one. Mostly video and audio files + project folders and some documents and so on. As an example one folder is 146 GB. For the task I plan to get an external hard drive, and I figured that I could use it to store the...
  24. R

    [SOLVED] Manual Sync Push on Google Drive ?

    Hi, I've a a folder of few GBs, I have synced it to Google Drive, but when I change a file it automatically updates the cloud & changes the file. I want to sync it manually only when I want to. Like If I change something accidently it will be synced on Cloud too I want to avoid scenario like...
  25. Mxhawthy

    [SOLVED] How do I perform an Incremental backup/refresh of an Image using Acronis Snap Deploy 5?

    Hi all, The title really says it all. I have Acronis Snap Deploy 5 and I've got a master image of a machine, however I now want to take an incremental backup, or a 'refresh' of the image. I don't want to have to take another master image of the machine if it can be avoided. I'm really new to...
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    Question How to cancel or revert factory reset process on synology DS216Play?

    Hi everyone, I choosed to reinstall DSM 7.0 because of issues what I experienced, so I went into control panel and choosed the factory reset option, with erase all data. Now I changed my mind, because on the two 2TB hdd there could be some files, what I need though. I look over the internet for...
  27. Showiz

    Question A few questions about backup and moving from Windows 7 to 10.

    Hey, So basically i'm gonna build a new gaming PC soon and i have a few questions about backup and the transfer to Windows 10. I currently have a Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit installed on my 500GB SSD, and i have a 5400RPM 500GB HDD with 3 partitions. I'm planing on buying a new NVME 1TB/2TB SSD...
  28. altros55

    [SOLVED] Best software to backup a WIndows 10 PC?

    Hello, I am trying to backup my Windows 10 PC, but I keep receiving an error when I try to use the built in Windows backup feature. The progress gets to 98% and never completes, I have tried numerous fixes to get past this error, but nothing so far has worked. It always stops right before...
  29. Parker Le Nerd

    Question Need help restoring files from backup!!

    Hey, So I was having some problems with my old surface pro 4 when one day windows corrupt itself due to some odd circumstances (I tried everything and it was definitely corrupt) after trying to get windows back onto the drive (it diffident work) I decided to get a new surface. It just arrived...
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    Question failed restore with EaseUS Backup

    I am using the free edition of EaseUS ToDo Backup and run into problems with restoring in a specific situation. I was doing regular full backups of a Win7 system partition, located on Disk 1 (not sure if it matters, but when I installed Win 7 a long time ago, I forced Windows to use that...
  31. HerbertSherbet

    [SOLVED] Creating a cohesive backup shared between a Windows and Mac computer

    I want to make a single backup of all my family photos on an external hard drive. I then want to clone that backup for redundancy. I also want some way of automating changes (such as writing, deleting, and organizing into folders) onto the redundant drive. These are photos that will be taken...
  32. mikekazik1

    [SOLVED] Are docking stations more reliable than external USB hard drives?

    I had a Western Digital Passport from 2011 that died on me a few months ago. I was thinking about getting something else so I can do external file backups. I came across some hard drive docking stations that you can stick regular desktop hard drives into and have that be your backup device...
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    [SOLVED] Too long path

    when trying to migrate windows server 2012 R2 to 2016 via Robocopy . .. I have a problem that can't be skipped named -the path is too long -, something like that! how can I solve this ?
  34. Mem Boi

    [SOLVED] Using a Raspberry Pi to Automatically backup USB sticks

    So I want to use a Raspberry pi or something like to automatically update my flash drive when I plug it in. I Sorta did this with my laptop but I really don't use it that much. So my Idea is, at the end of the day, plug it in the raspberry pi, it auto back it up. It would also serve as a place...
  35. D

    [SOLVED] Ok to run Pc off of back up generator

    Hello I have been hit by a few storms that my community has lost power for days from one just happened last night and I’m still without power so I have a Generac 20,000 Watt home standby backup generator that runs off natural gas and I’m wondering if it’s safe to run a gaming Pc with it if it...
  36. Q

    [SOLVED] App to automatically back up older versions of files on Windows 10 (other than the built-in File History feature)?

    I need an alternative to the built-in File History feature in Windows 10 for several reasons: 1. I've used File History for a while, and I noticed that even though it is set to save files every 10 minutes, it doesn't actually do that. If I work on a file for a few hours, it only saves the...
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    [SOLVED] Backup Drive: New HDD vs Reused Laptop HDD

    For my PC build I have a 500GB NVMe SSD, but I also am planning to add extra storage in the form of hard drives. This storage will rarely be written to/read from and is just for backing up pictures and videos. I wouldn't mind paying fifty bucks for a 2tb HDD, but I was wondering if it would be...
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    [SOLVED] Would a RAID-0 SSD array significantly increase loading speed of an older laptop?

    I'm currently using an older ASUS G75VW laptop with an 860 Evo SSD drive and have noticed that certain programs like Photoshop, Premiere Elements and larger games take quite a while to load (8-15 seconds). I already own a second identical 860 Evo SSD and was wondering if I would see any notable...
  39. Luisdent

    [SOLVED] backup storage solution

    I'm having an incredibly difficult time finding a safe and simple backup solution i can afford. can anyone offer any ideas for my situation? I'm running two systems that i use together. a windows 10 (latest version) pc and a macbook pro laptop (newest os and patches). i have external exfat...
  40. Ihaveaquestion9000

    [SOLVED] Best solution for RAID 1 setup?

    Hello! I just bought and received the WD My Book Duos in order to use it as a RAID 1 Backup for my Data. To my amazement it has enabled hardware encryption which can't be turned off. This is unacceptable for me as it destroys the whole purpose of RAID1 and data recovery - so i will be sending...