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I need to start backing up my laptop, and hear that FBackup is pretty good. I really need something free, actually.

Is it as good a Acronis? Are there alternatives that are also free?



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newbieweb
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To backup which part of backup?
Is there a problem of plainly dragging and dropping files on external USB drive?
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I want the entire disk backed up so I can restore it in total if my disk were to crash. I have had very mixed luck with copying certain folders only at certain times.

I am considering Acronis, but don't want to spend the money.
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http://www.osalt.com/search?q=acronis

for example i have a fancy home router with usb flash drive connected which i use as SubVersion server. It perfectly helps against me messing up files i have created.
I wonder if TortoiseSVN with local repositories which then you back up by copying them to safer place like multitude of *box* online file stores could suit your needs...
Full image backup is a waste of disk space otherwise usable for educational movies etc.
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It is wasteful, but diskspace is getting so cheap.

I am starting a job as a consultant and need to be able to ensure that I have high system up time. If I were to install a program that trashed Windows, I would want a way to recover withouit needing to reinstall Windows, dig up all the drivers, rebuild my development environment, etc. etc.

I would want to restore from a hard disk containing incremental backups. And I have heard that FBackup is a good free alternative to Acronis. I need that capability. Maybe there's a way to configure it so it uses less disk space. Not sure...

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Since Acronis is not a requirement feel free explore other options which do not involve full image dump...
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Thanks.
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online storage like box.net or dropbox.com

in the very worst case you can boot linux live CD (ubuntu is good) from USB, install dropbox client and extract files from your svn repo. i think they include openoffice or something else at least letting to print excel etc.
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