I'd like to create a bootable backup of my MacBook's hard drive 150GB hard drive. I've got a 500GB drive, but it's in an Ubuntu server on my LAN. Is there a good way to back up a bootable backup to another computer? [more inside]
I'm helping out an elderly lady who is using a laptop with XP which is showing signs of unreliability. It is now permanently sat on a table so it doesn't get moved around. She is especially concerned about a failure leading to a loss of outlook express e-mails. This person is easily confused by all things computer related so it has to work with minimum intervention and be as simple as possible. I was thinking of using an external drive and Acronis true image 11 home. I would set up True image to mirror on to the external drive. I was also thinking of automatically forwarding all outlook express mails to a web mail account - yahoo mail - as she has a yahoo account already. Being able to read from a webmail account would allow uninteruped service should anything go wrong. Is there anything wrong with this?
How can get the sum of the files sizes of all php and css files within specific folders of a tar archive? [more inside]
Backup a Tivo drive: Is there a way (ie windows or linux software) to clone a series 2 Tivo hard drive using only an XP laptop and a couple of external usb hard drive enclosures? ( I don't have a desktop pc into which I would put the Tivo drive and a second, to be cloned, drive.)
OS X Backup Filter. I use a mac mini with it's limited had disc space, so also use an external USB drive to store big stuff like my iTunes Library, Lightroom Catalog, and Downloads. I need automatic backup help. [more inside]
What's the best way to setup a 500gb external hard drive to backup windows and linux? [more inside]
A disk in your Server2003 software RAID fails: How do you know which physical disk to pull? [more inside]
Is there a way to back up Firefox bookmarks as a regular "folder" of shortcut (url) files? I know this is possible in IE - it stores the favorites as shortcut files (or at least it used to, I haven't used it in ages), so it was a simple copy and paste job. In Firefox, the only thing I can figure out how to do is export an HTML file with links to all my bookmarks. This is annoying and useless to me.
using pidgin/trillian i can automatically back up my chats to convenient plain text logs. using google chat i understand that chats are backed up to the google servers and you can search through them through gmail.com However i was wondering if there was anyway i could get a local copy of these chats preferably in plain text form? Maybe a program or script to help accomplish this? Thanks!
Data Backup Filter: I have about 6TB (yes TB, not GB) of data. I need to back it up BEFORE it crashes. I also need a good way to share it on the network. How can I do this? Details within... [more inside]
Can you suggest improvements and help me work out the details of my plan to back up several hundred GB using the Mac? [more inside]
I am upgrading my PC and I have questions regarding transferring my data. This is probably a total newbie question but I can't seem to find a straight answer anywhere. [more inside]
I recently got a new web host that I'm going to use for backup and I'm looking for a free AJAX web interface / CMS to manipulate files online. See inside... [more inside]
My mom and my brother are looking for a simple, solid online backup solution for their Windows XP computers. I know that there are sites like Carbonite, Mozy, and Crashplan. What I don't know is how good or simple any of these sites are or if there are others that are better that I just don't know about. Also, how heavily does the background services these site's software install impact system performance?
Is there any point backing up my DVD collection if I could just download replacements? [more inside]
Recommend a good tool to remotely backup/synchronize large folders to my home NAS. [more inside]
How can I preserve / back up long sms conversations with one other person -- simply as long chunks of plain text containing entire conversations? [more inside]
How do I measure daily adds/changes to a set of data, for backup purposes? [more inside]
What's the best way to back up a Debian Linux install? I have a virtual hosted Debian instance I use as a personal server, but right now I'm not doing anything to back it up. So what's the best way to do that? One thing I'd like to be able to do is take a snapshot of the entire installation, so that I could restore the entire system on another machine (or virtual machine) so that any software I'd installed would work and stay configured. [more inside]
I need software that backs up my pictures to archival DVDs. It must do incremental backups, allow me to access the pictures without special software, allow me to set the DVD recording speed (so my archival DVDs don't get destroyed). What app meets all three seemingly simple but yet mutually exclusive criteria? [more inside]
How can I be sure I buy DRM free? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find the operating software and a manual for an HP Powerwise 2100 Battery Backup? APC bought HP's battery backups unit in 1994, but this unit seems to work great. I want to control it from my PC but have no software and no instructions. I've visited all of the manual sites and software download sites I can think of.
Give me some ideas to manage my files, my data, my general computer setup etc. etc. for best use from multiple locations. [more inside]
Why won't Norton Ghost make a recovery point for my C drive? [more inside]
Time capsule/Mac trouble--help me start backing up my data with a minimum of muss/fuss! [more inside]
Help, Backup-Filter: "Access Denied" error when using Memeo's AutoBackup Software to wirelessly backup a laptop HD to a password protected external hard drive that is directy connected to the wireless router via USB. [more inside]
What's the best backup solution for (Ubuntu) Linux? I need a backup as complete as possible of a home directory of ~10+ GB, nightly, etc. I have two large external USB 2.0 drives for the purpose... [more inside]
How should I go about formating and re-installing Mac OSX on a computer I've been upgrading and using for five years? I want to start fresh and clean with a new install of OSX, but with all my songs, photos, movies intact in iTunes and iPhoto on the new system. [more inside]
What's the easiest way to restore my OS X 10.4 backup of my iBook laptop onto my shiny new OS X 10.5 Macbook? The catch: I made the backup using rsync, to a Linux file server. [more inside]
Are there any issues with backing up multiple computers to one external hard drive? And which drives come with simple, one touch backup software? [more inside]
We're a small research lab, that uses a series of servers. A smart person would have these machines backed up regularly. But we're not that smart ... [more inside]
Need recommendations for portable hard drives. The reviews on newegg and amazon are too rah rah or doomsday. [more inside]
Diesel generator question: What is the typical fuel consumption rate of a 5kW, 10kW or 20kW unit at various load factors? How much does this vary (in litres per hour, or per day) between the same sizes of unit from different manufacturers? [more inside]
Finish this Windows math question: FREE(x+y+z)=backed up DVD [more inside]
I have two workstations running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise that function as a PDC/BDC, with the PDC also functioning as a file server. Is there any way I can set up a sort of "network RAID" where the BDC will also act as a file server that continually mirrors the files on the PDC? [more inside]
What is your favorite Online Backing Service? and why?
Does anyone have a practical guide for IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager (Express)? Specifically restoring. I'm particularly after a step by step guide to restoring an entire server after a major hardware failure or disaster.
I need a reliable service that is either free, or low, cost for my research files. What is the best option? [more inside]
Anyone know of a backup script or utility that won't hurt the OLD copy? [more inside]
I like Windows Home Server, but need to keep my PC media box to run my media center. Can I get the same features (remote access, automatic backup, and media extension) without decapitating it, i.e. by switching to Vista, using dedicated applications, or running WHS differently than advertised? [more inside]
How do I repair jpegs I accidentally trashed and recovered (WinXP)? [more inside]
Anyone have a sample written, formal (corporate) backup procedure? [more inside]
What is the best work-flow process for handling digital photos from capture, processing to archive? [more inside]
What's the best online backup solution for my ReadyNAS NV+? [more inside]
What's good, easy-to-use, backup software for Windows? [more inside]
Is there a way to make my external hard drive only accessible to me without too seriously decreasing the ease of use when I am using it? [more inside]
I've rolled my own backup solution, and I want to know if I could/should be doing anything more. What I'm basically doing now is copying over everything every 10 days, and deleting anything that's over 4 backups old. [more inside]
Can someone please find me a backup solution for OSX...that fit some VERY specific requirements. [more inside]
I'm Looking for an Online File Backup Site that is insured by Insurance Company not to shut down unexpectedly someday and have you lose all your backed-up information? [more inside]
I need some backup software that can handle a few conditions, and I need it 3 hours ago.... [more inside]