Just Purchased 11 Suite. No Incremental Backup?

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by Rexxyboy, Feb 7, 2012.

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  1. Rexxyboy

    Rexxyboy Registered Member

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    Greetings, i purchased Paragon Hard Dick 11 Suite Today.

    I had been using Genie Backup Manager which allowed me to make uncompressed incremental backups of my work files at the end of each day, just with a few simple clicks to set up, and one click each day to fire off the saved backup.

    I don't need sectors, blank spaces, this is just everyday simple easy peasy incremental backup of folders and not a full disk or partition.

    Can i get a simple explanation on how to do this in 11 Suite?
    I'm a bit of a newbie with it, but 90 minutes of reading a very complicated manual (which only mentions "incremental" 4 times with no relevance) and trolling the forums has been very unproductive.

    I waded the Wizards but it all seems very techy (unlike the video i saw which made me buy this software!)

    My main reason for the purchase was to Image my SSD drives which it did perfectly.

    Any tips greatly appreciated. :D :D
     
  2. Robin A.

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    There is a procedure in the HDM 11 PRO Manual, "Creating an increment to a full file backup", p. 151. I don´t know if it is applicable to HDM 11 Suite. The manual can be downloaded from the Paragon site.

    I think is easier to do this type of file backup with a file synchronizer.
     
  3. seekforever

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    I only use Paragon to make images of my C drive. I much prefer to backup my data files with a program like SyncBack, Karens Replicator, and there are many others with probably Genie among them. I want my data files to be in their native folder and file format not dumped into a proprietary container file.
     
  4. oliverjia

    oliverjia Registered Member

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    Better off just copy and past in windows explorer at the end fo the day.

     
  5. Arvy

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    And/or use your applications' own auto-backup capabilities. Just be sure to point it to some other drive location. For example, for anyone using MS Outook email, there's a backup utility available form Mickeysoft and there are many others that can be automated.
     
  6. seekforever

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    I certainly do that but running SyncBack SE in my case allows me to schedule backups, do incrementals, do verify on the file copies and allows easy versioning.
     
  7. Hoopus

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    Hi seekforever,

    I have been evaluating Genie back up software, seems pretty good. But I was wondering when you said you use Synchback SE what's it like? Also have you also used Genie and can briefly compare the two?

    thanks!
    Hoopus
     
  8. seekforever

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    Hi Hoopus,
    No, I've never tried Genie but I have seen it referenced at various times which indicates that it does have a customer base. To be honest, I got into SyncBack after saw it recommended by a few posts elsewhere. I started with the free version and it worked well but I wanted versioning so I sprung for the paid version. For personal (non-business) use you can use it on up to 5 machines.

    The user interface isn't too bad but sometimes it can be hard to find where you may want to set some parameter such as how long to keep versions. The backups are setup by a wizard arrangement and you can select the simple or an expert view. The expert view gives all the options available for controlling the backup.The company, BrightSparks, seems active and new version do get rolled out so it isn't a bit of shareware that falls into limbo at version 1.1.

    I have now upgraded to the Pro version because I could for a cheap price but I don't think it provides anythng more than the SE version for what I do.

    My recommendation is that you try the SyncBack free and see if you like it better than Genie. Doing the backups should be easy or you won't do them. Previously I was using BackupMyPC and I hated fooling with it since it liked to maintain a database and put the backups into a container file.

    Good luck!
     
  9. Hoopus

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    Very helpful seekforever, thanks for that, I'll check it out..
     
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