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Recommendation for best Windows 10 best backup approach with SSDR

mikeatthebeach .
mikeatthebeach . Member ✭✭
edited June 2020 in SmartSDR for Windows
What is the Best Backup or process way Incase I need to fully restore All programs & Windows10 in case I get corrupted DAX after a Win10 update or unknown Issue Thanks in advance Mike WB6DJI

Answers

  • K2KXK
    K2KXK Ken Member ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    I use Acronis True Image.  I take a full (incremental) backup of my entire Win 10 system weekly.  I am running an extra one right now in case something goes wrong with the SDR 2.51 upgrade.  This has saved my **** more than a few times.  Whatever solution you decide on I STRONGLY  recommend testing the restore before you actually need it.  Many folks (including me) have slept well thinking they were backed up only to find a problem when they needed to restore.
    73,
    Ken
  • Travis Best
    Travis Best Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    I do the same Acronis works great
  • Jim Gilliam
    Jim Gilliam Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019

    I use EasyUS to make image backups. My computer has an SD card slot and I make two image backups on the SD chip which I keep in the computer at such time I need a restore. Also use WintoUSB and run my computer on a thumb drive instead of the hard drive. Also use metered connection on my Ethernet adapter so I can control windows updates.
  • Geoff AB6BT
    Geoff AB6BT Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2019
    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows and free option.
  • mikeatthebeach .
    mikeatthebeach . Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    I guess the Standard Windows 10 Backup Is not enough within Windows 10 Is that a correct statement ? Mike
  • Geoff AB6BT
    Geoff AB6BT Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2019
    Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows is a great choice and it's free.

    Edit: Sorry for the double (almost) post.
  • mikeatthebeach .
    mikeatthebeach . Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    Did you do the one time purchase or Use the Acronis 1 year Advanced or Premium Subscription Plan which sounds like a Cloud Backup plan Mike
  • K2KXK
    K2KXK Ken Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    I did the 1 time purchase a while back.  I think I bought a 3 computer bundle so I can do my laptop and wife's computer as well.  I back up tp a 5 TB external hard drive.  I have thought about switching to cloud backup but haven't made the jump.  I fire in my office/shack would be catastrophic as I have no off site backup.
  • W9HH - Steve
    W9HH - Steve Member
    edited June 2019
    Agree with Geoff - Perfect solution
    Easy as pie to setup, free and does exactly what it's supposed to.
    Will let you choose individual files to restore or the whole computer.

  • Larry _ NY8T
    Larry _ NY8T Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 2019
    Windows 10 backup create a system image works excellent. I save my image to my D drive and a NAS Server Drive, 2 days ago I needed to restore my drive and it worked wonderfully by searching my drive and locating it to restore.


  • Ken Hansen
    Ken Hansen Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    If your issue is around restoring after updates, I'd encourage you to look into "restore points" within windows. I second the recommendation to use Microsoft backup. I'd tell you to get a drive 2x the size of your primary drive and have windows backup use it exclusively.
  • Larry Benoit
    Larry Benoit Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    Hi Mike, 

    Windows 10 System Restore is one way of recovering from a botched installation resulting in corrupted drivers. This Windows 10 function is not usually enabled by default.  Here is a tutorial: 
    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-system-restore-windows-10

    I use Macrium Reflect Free to perform image backups and for cloning drives. The free version does not provide incremental file system backups. https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree
    Macrium saved me once and a friend twice. 

    Be sure to disconnect your external drive after you have copied a backup or image to it. In the event you are hit with ransomware your backup drive cannot be infected.  

    73,
    Larry KB1VFU

  • K2KXK
    K2KXK Ken Member ✭✭
    edited January 2020
    Hi Guys.  I have not had much luck correcting my DAX/Upgrade issues using Windows Restore.  While we are on the subject, I have had 1 or 2 BSODs when starting SSDR which has resulted in corrupted DAX and CAT drivers.  Only a full Windows restore has helped.  The problem may be caused by the fact that I start SSDR witth a script file which loads a bunch of related programs (Slicemaster, FRStacks, etc.)
  • mikeatthebeach .
    mikeatthebeach . Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    I got Acronis True Image here and back backups On my PC before Field Day Need help in figuring how to create a Bootable Restore to a USB Drive After Field Day my WSJT for FT8 does not Work properly Any help appreciated Got TeamViewer here as well Mike WB6DJI
  • mikeatthebeach .
    mikeatthebeach . Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    E-Mail me at my QRZ address Mike WB6DJI
  • mikeatthebeach .
    mikeatthebeach . Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019
    I think FRS stack messed up things Since CAT control does not work If I select Flex6xxxx but Kenwood 2000 works partially for Freq control But messed up Other things for WSJT For FT8 Mike WB6DJI
  • wa4wab
    wa4wab Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019

    Been using  [email protected] Disk for over ten years, you can creat a stand alone bootable cd/dvd/usb ect.


    http://www.lsoft.net/diskimage.aspx?gclid=CjwKCAjw0tHoBRBhEiwAvP1GFSA_THM6UrgeZ2D5OyQgCpI0eQjpqETd3W...
  • Dave - W6OVP
    Dave - W6OVP Member ✭✭
    edited June 2019

    Since Acronis is machine specific I'm now using free AOMEI Backupper for more flexibility. Both work fine and are easy to use.

    Buy a handful of SSD's for ~$25 each and rotate 3 or more of them with each computer in use. That's real cheap protection.

    External drive docking station example:

    https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16817182145

    Each of my HB computers has a built in SSD/HD docking station to change drives quickly. Makes life simpler.

    Example: http://www.kingwin.com/kf-255-bk-2/



  • David Decoons, wo2x
    David Decoons, wo2x Member, Super Elmer Moderator
    edited June 2019
    Another vote for Acronis True Image. Great program!

    Dave wo2x

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