What is your backup method?

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How often do you backup your data?

  1. Daily

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    14.3%
  2. Once a week

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  3. Twice a week

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. Every two weeks

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  5. Monthly

    4 vote(s)
    14.3%
  6. Whenever I get around to it

    7 vote(s)
    25.0%
  7. Never

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  8. Other

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  1. JOSEA

    JOSEA NONE

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    Monthly full image backups to external hard drive using clonezilla, (keeping out of box image as well as 2 most recent generations) All important data is stored on local hard drive as well as 32 GB flash drive that I keep with me (receipts, passwords, Ariana Grande videos ... ). I also avoid cloud storage after having an issue with dropbox a while ago.
     
  2. StormJumper

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    I just use that to transfer file back and forth not for storage....
     
  3. Pirx

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    Now I'm getting interested: Who is Ariana Grande?
     
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  4. RCB

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    lol, nuff said :)
     
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    eaaa whatever.....whatever floats their boat....
     
  6. misft33333

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    I like to use aomei onekey recovery

    I just backup my OS with its tweaks and software. I save everything else into another hard drive
     
  7. JOSEA

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    I guess you could call here a modern day Connie Francis

    PS. I do backup the 32 GB USB drive also to the external hard drive regularly
     
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  8. Krane

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    Good call. I do forget about all my usb drives mostly because they're in bags all over the place. And as a matter of fact those are the devices where I've actually lost data.

    One I managed to retrieve with Mini Tool Partition recovery, but the other was lost forever. It just vanished. Luckily in that case it was merely a collection of my favorite youtube music videos. Low quality audio and nothing that wasn't easily replaceable. However, it could have well been something valuable. Thanks for reminding me.

    One other thing, since I performed my whole disc backup, I'm been getting this invalid partition on boot/reboot. A minor annoyance but I'm not sure how that got messed up?
     
  9. RCB

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    I copied this from another post awhile back on another site. I just use W7's built-in backup. Maybe it can give you some additional flexibility or not.

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    Backup and Restore. (Backup Operation Conditions)

    Presumably the registry keys can be added (if missing). The following are the keys default settings that can be tweaked to meet requirements.
    Copied from a post elsewhere by Sriram @ Microsoft.

    The rules that determine when to take automatic full backup are:

    1. If previous full backup was taken 1 year back.

    2. Ratio of size of deleted files + older versions of files in current backup set is 50% or more of the size of the current backup if it were full.

    REGISTRY KEYS:

    Registry key to control enable/disable automatic switching to full backup:
    Path: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsBackup\AutomaticFullBackup
    Name: Enabled
    Type: DWORD
    Value: 0 indicates automatic full backup is disabled, non-zero indicates it is enabled
    Default if not specified: 1

    Registry key to control the time period when backup should automatically switch to full:
    Path: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsBackup\AutomaticFullBackup
    Name: TimePeriodInDays
    Type: DWORD
    Value: Count of days
    Default if not specified: 365

    Registry key to control the % of deleted/missing + older versions of files that determines whether to switch to full backup:
    Path: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsBackup\AutomaticFullBackup
    Name: OlderFilesSizePercentage
    Type: DWORD
    Value: Percentage value from 0 to 100
    Default if not specified: 50


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    EDIT: P.S. I think this looks and... will sound better than Ms. Grande: Ferrari LaFerrari FXX K revealed | Fox News

    and also Led Zeppelin albums are worthy of backing up!
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2014
  10. Pirx

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    Ah, this is interesting, thanks!
     
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