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10-01-2007, 09:38 AM
I purchased a Maxtor external drive that I would like to use on a network with five PCs. But the backup software that is included with it does not included network support, even though I can share the drive and map it as a drive on each of the PCs on the network.
Can anyone recommend reliable automatic backup software for this situation?
Windows XP Pro
10-01-2007, 10:42 AM
SyncBack Freeware (http://www.2brightsparks.com/freeware/index.html).
10-01-2007, 02:28 PM
Thanks Skip, that looks like just what I need.
10-01-2007, 04:37 PM
Not that it's rocket science, but here (http://lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-live/geek-to-live-automatically-back-up-your-hard-drive-147855.php) is a nice, little how-to with tips and whatnot.
10-01-2007, 11:52 PM
What's the matter with Windows' own Backup program (Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Backup)and Task Scheduler? I've been using it every day for years with no problems and no expense.
I don't backup across a network, but Backup supports it.
10-02-2007, 12:25 AM
I'm currently using Cobain Backup (http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm) to backup my files to a local drive and offsite. It's free and seems to be doing exactly what I need, secure FTP and encrypted files.
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