I use Acronis. Mostly with success. I've had it give me troubles getting
started but when it copied it always worked. I haven't asked it to do much -
back up a PC and / or server in anticipation of a drive crash on the
machine. Right now I'm in the process of moving from an Xp desktop to a
Win10 laptop. The laptop is my 1st experience with 10 so the migration is a
Acronis does have a validate function that basically does a file by file
check for duplicity on a previous backup. It takes nearly as long as the
backup but I've never had an Acronis restore fail. A 300 gig backup takes
about 2 1/2 hours. A validate takes about 1 3/4. There. Now I jinxed myself.
I gotta go now and sacrifice a chicken.
I use "iDrive", an on line back up service. You pay for the amount of
storage and you can have multiple computers or devices to back up to
You can also manage your back ups by deleting obsolete data to keep your
storage usage down.
I once used Carbonate but I could not delete obsolete data and after a
year or so it was difficult to wade through the obsolete.
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