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Decent back-up software for personal use?

I am looking for back-up software that I can use to automatically and periodically back-up my data.

It needs be able to:
- make a weekly full back-up
- make daily incremental back-ups except of course for the day that the full back-up is made
- modify back-up contents for the next scheduled back-up by simply adding or removing files or folders from a list
- back-up outlook express data such as rules
- automatically remove back-ups that exceed a certain period

Anyone got any suggestions?

Practical Geezer
Saturday, August 28, 2004

Like taxes, this subject comes up regularly on this board.

http://www.google.com/search?UTF-8&q=site%3Adiscuss.fogcreek.com+%22backup+software%22

Fred
Saturday, August 28, 2004

Yes, this has been discussed here many many times before.

Second Copy is the most frequently recommended.

www.MarkTAW.com
Saturday, August 28, 2004

Second Copy from http://www.centered.com

Stephen Jones
Saturday, August 28, 2004

Thanks all.

Downloaded the trial and evaluating it right now. UI might need some improvements, but the functionality is so well designed that I am willing to overlook that :-)

But seriously, it appears to really match ones goals as far as back-up requirements are concerned. In fact, I can't believe back-up software like Cyberlink's or Ahead's does not fill this need. Compare to what I have seen sofar, the latter two seem like dumb and dumber, albeit with a more glamorous appearance.

Practical Geezer
Sunday, August 29, 2004

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