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Posted on 2014-03-01
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I have the following softwares with me :
a)AOEMI Disk management
b)O&O Disk Imaging(Professional)
c)Total recovery Pro
My questions are :
a)WHich one of these is the best for daily backup ?
Sb)hould I take COmplete backup or Incremental or differential ?
c)How many copies of backup should I keep ?
d) Does Restoration from Image or clone also restore the license validity /
Thanks in anticipation
Kind regards and Hat's Off !
Varesh
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i never used any of these, so i can't recommend them.
for dayly backups, i use syncback  :  there is a free version , so you can test it out if you like it http://www.2brightsparks.com/welcome/backup/freeware-2013-01-02-sp.html?gclid=CJvdroeu87wCFWvkwgodFSMAhw

Personally, i take acomplete backup 1-4 times per year - then differential ones
i always keep at least 2 complete ones + differential
an image is the same as the original drive, so yes it restores the license

for imaging, i use the Paragon B&R (free) : http://www.paragon-software.com/free/      
but they have commercial versions too
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It is impossible to answer your question because we have no idea what it is that you are backing up.  Is this a workstation?  Server?  What operating system?

If this is a business, then following nobus' advice above to do a backup 1-4 times per year would be just horrible.

Tell us more about what you are backing up and then you can get proper advice.

Jeff
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by:Gerald Connolly
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I agree with Jeff that we need more info on what you are trying to backup and on what, although is disagree with him on nobus's differentials forever technique, pretty valid in today's world but usuallly depends on having lots to backup
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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My comment about Nobus' recommendation is that in a business environment, it  may make more sense to do a full backup weekly -- some compliance rules require a monthly full backup to be archived (although this can be accomplished with differentials).
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by:Gerald Connolly
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Differentials forever strategy always includes synthetic fulls
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Asking - can you tell us if you want to use it for personal, or busines systems?
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