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Backing things up

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  1. sttubs

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    Should I use the Windows 7 backup utility or do a RAID1 ? This will be a computer with just the 2 matching internal harddrives. I want something that is automatic & do not want to use an external drive.
     
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    Is the system setup already (Windows installed?) If so, Windows Backup is very easy to use and I believe you can set it on a schedule. I'm not certain but I think it compresses everything to save space, unlike RAID 1.
     
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    I've had problem with windows backup...as it will only allow you to bring back some files and settings if windows needs to be reinstalled...anything with a DRM or almost everything will have to be reinstalled as new...so if you want a mirror backup RAID1 is the way to go...

    If it's not all that important then Windows backup is the way to go.
     
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    i personally use acronis back up, i use spare HD for cloning once a month

    i have raid0 and using RE4 drives
     
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    The system is not built yet but it will be next week, doing a little advance homework about the backups.
     
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    That's some good stuff to know.
     

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