Backup for Netbook

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by whitedragon551, Feb 2, 2011.

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    Looking for backup software for a netbook. I need something that doesnt require a bootable CD as I obviously dont have a CD drive.
     
  2. Matthijs5nl

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    Windows Backup & Restore if you are using Windows 7.

    Otherwise you should definately take a look at EASEUS Todo Backup Home, which is completely free and really easy to use.
     
  3. philby

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    Hi whitedragon

    Macrium Free will do it in conjunction with a bootable Linux USB -see here.

    Or you can pay for a license and use a bootable WinPE USB - see here.

    philby
     
  4. pandlouk

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    Keriver 1-click restore is great for netbooks.

    Panagiotis
     
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    Im not paying for anything so that rules out WinPE. As for the Macrium bootable USB will that work from an external HD if its not partitioned as FAT? I have a 1.5TB Barracuda I use for my backups. It would be convenient to have that rather than a USB that I had to ensure there was always the bootable Linux distro on.

    Im not familiar with Keriver. How does it work? Seems like it may be a glorified system restore.
     
  6. pandlouk

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    Is a very good imaging app and it's strong points are it's easy of use, the ability to restore without external media and that it provides full (the first one), differential and/or incremental backups; plus it comes with a winpe recovery console (the only free program with a winpe).
    more info here
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=282421
    http://www.keriver.com/OneClickFree/features.html
    and you'll get an idea of it's usage here.
    http://www.keriver.com/OneClickFree/help.html

    Panagiotis
     
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    So basically this creates a modified bootmgr. However if the HD fails then this program is useless correct?
     
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    It does not touch the bootmgr or the bcd entries. It uses Grub4dos to load it's winpe.
    No, if you image on an external drive you can recover your system.

    Panagiotis
     
  9. prius04

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    Okay, what am I missing here? The question asked by whitedragon551 was, "if the HD fails then this program is useless correct?". Or am I incorrect in my presumption that whatever it is that loads the recovery environment resides **somewhere** on the HDD?
     
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    Maybe you install the boot manager/recovery console on the replacement drive and point it to the backup?
     
  11. pandlouk

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    It's WinPE resides whereever you select to install it, internal or external.

    But since they also provide a WinPE recovery iso you can use it to create a recovery usb flash disk. WinToFlash can help you do that.
    http://wintoflash.com/home/en/

    The only thing missing, at the moment, from "keriver 1-click restore" (both free and pro) is the ability to backup/restore the "System Reserved" partition.

    Panagiotis
     
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    Thank you for elaborating on the recovery environment; it was very helpful. :)

    Actually, after revisiting the site and looking at the ISO it really *is* a nice setup; as you indicated, Keriver gives you the option to install their PE to either an internal or external drive PLUS they also give you the PE recovery file which allows you to burn a CD/create a USB flash disk. That is REALLY terrific considering they're offering it all for FREE!
     
  13. whitedragon551

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    Perhaps Ill convert all of my laptops to Keriver so everything is universal between them.
     
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    And, being a gentleman he is, he only sells for $12 to the Wilders' members the PRO version for all the computers you personally own.

    Hell, I only paid $10 for the nine laptops and desktops that I own in my home! Almost dollar a piece! Can't beat that!

    Best regards,

    KOR!

    P.S. Best program with the best personal support!
     
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    That's awesome.
     
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    using keriver for a while and I must say its a very good software does what it says..and the author is very helpful:thumb:
     
  17. pandlouk

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    You are welcome. :)

    Panagiotis
     
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    So what are the differences between Keriver Free and Pro? List seems to be identical between the two.
     
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    Here's what I got when I compared Free v Pro (Pro adds the following):

    * Ability to recover files from snapshots.
    * Ability to schedule task of creating snapshot.
    * Snapshot management, including create, lock, unlock, delete.
    * Ability to change the storage drive for the snapshots.
    * Event Log.
     
  20. aladdin

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    And, the best of all, support for the developer for his hard work for providing us an excellent program for such a reasonable price. He needs to stock his refrigerator once a while!

    Best regards,

    KOR!

    P.S. A PM and a coupon code for 40% off, which then could be used in all the computers in home. It requires online activation, which you can send him an email with your license number and let him know how many computers in your home to plan to activate.
     
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