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Old July 22nd 18, 07:28 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Furbish
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I am looking for a backup utility that will do the following.

1) backup to any location including USB drive, NAS etc.
2) set of source of any combination of files, folders or even drives.
3) create a .ZIP at the backup location.
4) do a backup to update the zip
5) have multiple include and exclude filters
6) set up to be have a repeating automatic backup based on a schedule.
7) save multiple backup configurations.
8) select backup configuration as part of the scheduling.

Free would be best.

Any app out there to do this ?
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Old July 22nd 18, 08:01 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Paul[_32_]
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Furbish wrote:

I am looking for a backup utility that will do the following.

1) backup to any location including USB drive, NAS etc.
2) set of source of any combination of files, folders or even drives.
3) create a .ZIP at the backup location.
4) do a backup to update the zip
5) have multiple include and exclude filters
6) set up to be have a repeating automatic backup based on a schedule.
7) save multiple backup configurations.
8) select backup configuration as part of the scheduling.

Free would be best.

Any app out there to do this ?


The best way to do this is:

1) Use a regular backup program that you don't obviously like.

2) Make sure it has a "mount" capability, You "mount" a given
backup to expose "files, folders" for restoring back to
where you got them. Restoring files and folders doesn't
need "a big ceremony", and instead, if the restore looks
like a partition in Disk Management, you can use Explorer
to grab a file or folder you need.

3) The tool handles partition-level backups just fine.
That handles disks.

3) The tool has compression built in, which can be
"light" or "heavy". There is still decent speed with
compression in place.

4) The tool also supports VSS so it can handle the C: drive
"hot" without rebooting like the old Ghost would.

Any one of about 20 different backup programs could manage
to do this. Their file extension won't be ZIP, but the
output files will still be compressed. Just not compressed
with an arithmetic compressor (BZIP2, 7Z , RAR or wharever).

Now, swallow your distaste for VSS and MRIMG, and get
on with it. It doesn't need to be "all purdy and in ZIP
containers" to work. You're over-specifying the problem.
It just has to contain the things you need backed up,
and not bother you too much.

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

Nobody really wants to do a lot of customization. Set up
a basic run. If you want Incremental (saves space), then
pay for it. Hold your nose while using it. After one
little setup, with the "recurring" activated on it, it
can run without you meddling with it and trying
to micromanage it.

If you're "afraid someone might see the excess of content
kept in the MRIMG", define full disk encryption for one
partition of the output drive, and when the MRIMG is
stored in there, nobody else can read it without the
password.

By using this compromise approach, and dropping the
need for ZIP, there'll be about 20 options.

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/10-comme...ed-comparison/

If you want to futz with stuff, there's always
Retrospect. Costs money. Needs customization, and
fiddling. The last time I set up an entire computer
for backups, it took two whole days of work to test
and make sure it was working. It'll give you a new
hobby.

Paul
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Old July 23rd 18, 02:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Mark Twain
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I'm no expert but the backup system you
designed for me works perfectly, with
Macrium Reflect and Mrimgs.

I do a backup at the beginning the each
month for the Dell 8500 and the Dell 780
using 2GB Seagate HD's in external
enclosures.

Plus with Macrium you can backup, clone
and restore.

Robert

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Old July 23rd 18, 02:32 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Mark Twain
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Default Backup

The backup system you designed for me
works perfectly, with Macrium Reflect
and Mrimgs.

I do a backup at the beginning of each
month for the Dell 8500 and the Dell 780
using 2GB Seagate HD's in external
enclosures.

Plus with Macrium you can backup, clone
and restore.

Robert

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Old July 23rd 18, 07:34 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
Ammammata
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Il giorno Sun 22 Jul 2018 08:28:06a, *Furbish* ha inviato su
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general il messaggio
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I am looking for a backup utility that will do the following


cobian does almost all of them, not sure about the single zip file

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