You might want to switch to Kaspersky. I can still use the 2011 version for about 80
days, but the new one is already out. I have Kaspersky Internet Security, which takes
care of internet and viruses. I think that is confusing, but that's how they named it.
Peter2150 protection as a summary. I like the idea of 2 (in his case 3) separate computers. But like a number
of procedures on this thread, it isn't easy to setup for a non-tech. (Not asking for help, just commenting.)
I have two desktops...On both desktops, I run an imaging program from Storagecraft, called Shadowprotect....Then I use a synchronize program to sync to two external drives on the primary business machine. I then sync two the other machines external drive, and c: drive......Finally I have cloud storage via two different companies. I use Idrive and Jungledisk.
It'd be easy to get knotted up in jargon describing v.Clone, so let's stick with the concept for now: It's a syncable, complete image of your PC, which you can boot run from basically any other PC. And it's free.
To anyone who's used mainstream backup software, this probably sounds too good to be true. In a way, yes, it is. But the tradeoff is minimal, and the payoff is more than worth it. Here's the deal:
v.Clone EMC owns Iomega, which makes portable hard drives. EMC also owns VMWare, which makes virtualization software around. v.Clone is essentially a portable installation of VMWare, meaning that you can plug your v.Clone-loaded Iomega portable HDD into most any Windows computer, run the app, and boot into your saved virtual machine. The secret, though, lies in what you're booting into—namely, a perfect copy of your main PC.
In other words, v.Clone lets you make a full copy of your primary PC—including apps, media, settings, etc—to a VMWare image, run said copy from other Windows-based computers, and upon reconnection with the primary PC, sync any changes you made while running the virtual machine back to your main PC. Likewise, any changes you've made on your host PC can be synced to your virtual machine, so your v.Clone image is more or less a virtualized, up-to-date clone of your main PC. We haven't been able to try it out yet, but Iomega assures us that the whole system isn't as ass-slow as it sounds like it could be, because the syncing process is incremental—if you only change a few things on your virtualized image, syncing it with your host PC won't take more than a few minutes.
There are a couple of catches here: the software may be called v.Clone, but it's not creating a traditional, raw image clone. If your main PC faceplants and destroys itself, your v.Clone image will let you salvage your data, but it won't let do a full restore, like Norton Ghost or Time Machine. And despite the fact that portable HDDs are all exactly the same, this software will only work with Iomega drives. But still, kinda genius! (If you happen to this particular brand of totally commodified product!)
v.Clone is available for owners of Iomega USB portable hard drives, including the full eGo and Prestige lines.
The following user says Thank You to stephenszpak for this post:
There is an easy solution for this problem. Get a trading workstation fail-proof in the cloud and you don't have to think about backups again.
Not to mention the other benefits you get (high performance, faster order execution, high-availability....).
For my private pc, I've had good experience with duplicati. Very easy to use and it is also possible to encrypt your whole backup with AES-256!
The following user says Thank You to GuerillaTrading for this post:
Hello again Peter. I would like some clarification
- Both PC prepare an image and wrote it under a 2' Internal hard drive.
- There I lost you. Is it done all automatically? How a change in one PC is reflected on the 2'. With your solution, both PC are synchronized. A file modification in either of them is reflected on the other one.
Could you elaborate on the synchronization process
- Is it use for your individual file or your disk image.
I truly re-enforce this wording. I taught that my external in line backup solution was a good one until I had to experience it
I use a 4-bay Synology NAS. The drives are in RAID-5.
All my media and documents etc are on the NAS and I access them through WinFS shared folders on all my workstations. It is quite good because all your stuff is backed up automatically simply by using the shared folders. It also has built-in recycle bin so if you erase a file by mistake, recovery is very easy to do.
Other features are
- built in media server, itunes server
- OpenVPN server - so you can come in from the outside and have secure access to your entire LAN
- IOS & Android apps to access your data via smartphone
- It is ARM cpu running linux so you can run your apps like torrents or apache/php/mysql etc
Best I can tell, iDrive removed the 10GB limit (from their website at least). I just purchased the 150GB annual plan, and will report back as I test things. I have multiple files over 4GB and 10GB, so we will find out in coming days.
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Mike that should be an issue in any case. Almost all the archiving programs like Winrar and winzip, all you you to break up files into smaller sizes. I've used this and rarely see any problem putting them back together.