Windows 10: Backup advice for a laptop and desktop Solved

  1.    05 Apr 2016 #1

    Backup advice for a laptop and desktop


    I am looking for an affordable backup system for two Windows computers. I have a laptop with Windows 10 and a desktop with Windows 7. I'd like to find a non-cloud external drive and the software to make it happen. What I'm thinking is a 2 or 4 TB drive that I could divide into 4 partitions. Each of the computers would have access to two partitions, a partition with a mirror image, and separate partitions for daily updates. Is this feasible? Can windows software set this up or is there a third party program you are familiar with that can help me get this to work.
    Thanks very much for your suggestions.
    Pete27540
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  2.    05 Apr 2016 #2

    Acronis true image
    I think it will do what you want. I've never used it, but I know this is for this kind of purpose.
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  3.    05 Apr 2016 #3

    Acronis TI is bloatware - enormous- and not free. Used to be good.

    See Macrium Reflect (free) - recommended by many here. There are others, of course.. Easeus, Aomei...

    But you may be looking for more sophisticated file backup than these might offer, being primarily disk imaging programs.

    Please file free to search the forum (search box above) for backup etc.. eg.
    Free file backup software - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    - there are various threads discussing this.
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  4.    05 Apr 2016 #4

    Backup s/w of choice: Macrium Reflect


    I have been a user of Macrium Reflect for a couple of years now.
    Absolutely painless and reliable backup software solution.
    I started with the free version but now I am a licensed user and this helps to easily keep you up to date for software-patches and new core distributions.

    I use this to image my OS and to backup important files on a scheduled or on-demand basis.

    I use external USB hard drives as my backup storage locations. 1 5TB and 1 3TB.
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  5.    06 Apr 2016 #5

    Thank you all for your suggestions


    Thanks for the suggestions. I'm new to this.
    Pete
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