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Save Docs in Folder for Backup with Easus or Macrium Free?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by freedave, Oct 25, 2019.

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  1. freedave

    freedave Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8066 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 475 GB (358 GB Free); E: 931 GB (410 GB Free);
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 339A

    Any suggestions on how to simply do the above in the subject line?
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Don't know about "Easus" ( couldn't find that via Google, have you misspelt it ? )

    But Macrium Free is a Whole Disk Backup program. It will create a compressed image of the whole drive, and if it is the C drive, it will include all programs, all Windows settings, and all documents, photos etc. In other words, it backs up everything. If you just want to backup your documents in a particular folder, it is simpler to just right click on the folder, choose Copy and then navigate to your USB memory stick and right click Paste.

    In my opinion, it is important to have a backup of the whole C drive. It saves you from having to reinstall Windows and then reinstall your programs and then copy over your data. Which is necessary to recover from a malware infection. In my case, my 19.7 GB C drive resulted in a 6.6GB macrium image file. And you can save several generations of this onto one USB memory stick. So if the most recent backup image still contains the virus, you can go back to the previous generation.
     
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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    It's EaseUS.
     
  4. freedave

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    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    You can back up to the cloud which I don't trust but I definitely would not back up to USB flash drives as they are not reliable for that purpose. They are only meant for transfers. You shoud use a good external hard drive.
     
  6. freedave

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    Thank you, Cookiegal -- will Macrium Free or EaseUS Todo Backup Free back up to the cloud?
     
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    Not directly but you could make an Image with Macrium free then upload it to a cloud server yourself. I don't use EaseUS products so I can't comment on them.

    I use an external Usb 3.0 hard drive for my Images, like Cookiegal I don't trust cloud storage and I also agree that using Usb sticks to store anything important is asking for trouble, they are not very reliable.

    Another thing to consider is that uploading a large file to the cloud could take a very long time unless you have a relatively fast upload connection.

    I think it would be better to just put important data onto a cloud server and keep large Images locally.
     
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  8. freedave

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    Thank you, managed. My computer doesn't seem to work very well with external hard drives -- possibly a solution could be to use two cloud servers?
     
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    Using 2 would not make any difference to what I said in my previous post, it's the speed of your upload connection that counts not how many places it's going to. Using 2 won't speed that up it will just use a portion of the full speed for each connection.

    Apparently EaseUS does have cloud storage in the free edition but I have no idea how good it is :- https://www.easeus.com/support/todo-backup/edition-comparison.html
     
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    If you want to use 2 different cloud servers for convenience I suppose you could but you could simply save separate files onto the same cloud server so I don't think there's much point.
     
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    You're welcome for my small part in this. :)
     
  12. freedave

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    Thank you, managed -- why is it the speed of my upload connection that counts?
     
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    Because usually the upload speed is lower than the download speed so it could take a long time, on the plus side though you only have to upload it once.
     
  14. freedave

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    OK, so it could take a few hours and be done while I am sleeping?
     
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    Depends on the size of the file and the upload speed. Best thing is to try it and see how long it actually takes and yes it's fine to start it before you go to sleep.
     
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