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Old 05-08-2010, 06:42 PM
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Smile is there some software to backup *.doc *.xls *.jpg automaticaly?

i want a software so when a customer bring me a computer then i connect the hdd to my computer i dont have to make a huge research to see where the customer has all his data.
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:13 PM
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Ask them if they have specifically saved anything outside of the default places (My Docs, Desktop and Favs).

If they have, have them specify where.

The problem with having software that automatically backs up by file type, is that you'll get A LOT of useless stuff backed up.
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:28 PM
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i want a software so when a customer bring me a computer then i connect the hdd to my computer i dont have to make a huge research to see where the customer has all his data.
This is why most of us have a disclaimer saying its the clients responsibility to back up. If they havent then personally I ask where do they want backed up and its stipulated on work order. Thats all I back up.

As an aside though I do a full image as standard if its a base repair and say its on my server for 7 days after which its gone and sorry if they missed something.
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Ask them if they have specifically saved anything outside of the default places (My Docs, Desktop and Favs).

If they have, have them specify where.

The problem with having software that automatically backs up by file type, is that you'll get A LOT of useless stuff backed up.
Agreed, Make a form that they can fill in, stating what needs to be backed up, and make them sign...

By default you should backup, my docs (or the entire docs & settings folder / user folder), which in most cases will include docs, favs, desktop emails etc

Also check there PC for apps that might have data stored in the c: drive or in the programs folder... For example an Accounting App that might have data stored in the Program folder..
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you can always use fabs autobackup tool that has been mentioned alot it will save you lots of time
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you can always use fabs autobackup tool that has been mentioned alot it will save you lots of time
+1 GREAT TOOL...for only like $6.75 too
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http://www.myharddrivedied.com/files...ategy%20Slurp/

This is some free software called 'FSSlurp' (short for Forensic Slurp). Run that from the customers windows environment and it'll scan the entire drive for .doc, .ppt, .url, .xls, and .pdf files. It'll back them up on the same folder where it is stored, so you can use a flash drive although it may be slow because of transfer speeds. You could always make a little batch file that scans the drive for .jpg files and copies them, or just use the Windows Search utility
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well , something people dont know what they have then say simple say , save all.
If you ask them where is your data , they simple dont know. ( some of them others they know what they have and where it is).

my idea was something that will search in a quick way for what it matters.
i m linux fans so it somebody know an linux software that will be better , otherwise i ll go back to xp.

I have read one guy say he simple makes an image from the whole hdd , that surely takes a lot of time plus a lot hdd speace!! ( plus what do u use to do that? ghost symantec? clonezilla? after that will u unzip that hug file so customer will download from ftp server what he needs?
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I like Acronis for making disk images. It lets you easily work with permissions. We have several internal SATA drives where the initial backup goes. Then it gets moved from the internal drives to external USB hard drives after about a month or so. We probably keep backups for 4-6 months...a long time, but has been worth it on several occasions now.
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Lol, we only keep them for 4 weeks
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