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Backup Software Recommendation

I am running Windows XP Pro SP2.  Is there a commercial backup program you would recommend in place of using the backup built into XP?  If so, which program do you recommend and what advantage(s) would it offer over the one built into XP Pro?
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enty46
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djMundyCommented:
Hi enty46,

What kind of data and how much are you trying to back up? How often? And where are you backing it up to?

I currently back up to an external USB drive and simply use robocopy (comes as a part of the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit) - it only copies the changed files so is very quick. This is a command line program though so it's a fairly manual process (which is what I wanted).

In the past I've used Second Copy (http://www.centered.com/) when I needed more features than Windows XP Backup provides.

I guess the question is whether Windows XP Backup does what you want? And if not - where does it fall short?

Cheers,
Daniel
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Tom-J-LaelCommented:
I personally like the Workstation version of Acronis's True Image Echo family of products.

http://www.acronis.com/enterprise/products/ATICW/

It can be automated, or manual, whichever you prefer. You do anything from make complete images of your partions, to specifying files and or folders to backup. You can also specify full,incremental, or differential backups.

I like the imaging solution personally. If I have a complete OS failure, I can go back to a working image. WIth the "Universal Restore" option, you can also have the ability to image to completely different hardware.

If you want to restore just a file or two, you can mount the image as another drive and simply copy and paste from drive to drive.
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_Forgotten_Commented:
I agree  completely, I use acronis exclusively.  Its nice
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khe-kheCommented:
Can't but agree with previous posts-True Image is the best.
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