cost effective backup solution

jasonmichel
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Basically have a couple folders on pc that need to backup, need to keep data no longer than 2 weeks, so after 2 weeks it would purge anything older.  windows backup don't allow, haven't found anything cost effective that can do it. Anyone familiar with a product that will?
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sarasotamacIT Manager
Commented:
I would try something online, like mozy. Then it's automatic, online, and it should run you maybe 100 bucks for the year.

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not an option as this pc doesn't have internet access.
sarasotamacIT Manager

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So where do you want to back up the files to? A local server?
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no, we are going to use a usb drive
If you don't have internet access just use a USB thumb drive.
If it's only a couple of files you can copy them to the USB drive manually or use a software like Comodo Backup for free.

Or were you thinking of a local backup to a network drive?
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If you are just plugging in a USB drive to copy some folders maybe you should do just that, drag and drop to the USB? If you are going to have to manually plug in the USB drive whenever you need it to back up it seems like you could just do that and save a few dollars.

But if you want it automatic you could try this http://www.backupusb.com
Looks like its about $20.00.
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try this free backup and recovery solution
Paragon Backup & Recovery
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/br-free/

You can specify the location and folders to be backed up
You can even use incremental backup of full backup

Its one of the best among the free solutions

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