Bear Bibeault wrote:It amazes me that no one has created a Windows clone of the Mac's Time Machine backup system. No user intervention after setup, and seamless. It's saved my butt on more occasions than I'd care to recall.
Is there something about Windows (no, I'm not begging the question) that prevents this approach? Or has it already been done but no one knows about it?
Joe Ess wrote:
Jesus Angeles wrote:
Now, I would need reinstall all software, etc. What I am try to avoid here is the waste of time.
Given the fact that most applications and OS's are constantly updating, any backup will quickly be out of date and will need some measure of tweaking to running once restored. Add to that the possibility that a backup could preserve the preconditions that lead to the crash in the first place and I don't see the sense in keeping a backup.
Starting with a bare hard drive, I can have my development environment up and running in a few hours and my computer will be in a known, stable state. I only back up data. Stuff I can afford to lose goes on a USB hard drive. Stuff that I cannot afford to lose I burn to DVD, make multiple copies and stored with trusted family members. Cloud? Forget it. Your data is not yours.