Windows data backup options
June 9, 2005 8:06 AM Subscribe
What's your favorite Windows XP data backup option?
posted by agropyron to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Right now I've got a second hard drive, and every now and then I will drag my important files over to it to back them up. It would be really snazzy if, when the disk fails, I could just pop in the backup and reboot.
However! I'm fairly leery of giving that level of trust to anyone's program. I would probably have nightmares about the backup disk not working correctly, and losing all my data. RAID 1 seems somehow more likely to fail than an automated program that just copies your important files to a secondary drive. (The only way that seems likely to fail is if both disks actually died at once.)
So what utilities do you all place your trust in? Note: I'm speaking as a home user, not a workplace situation.