Nero v7

Rercentlly Installed

Hi Gents:

Recentlly, I installed Nero v7 with all the included utilities…



Among the extras is a utility called BackIT Up…
It appears that this application will back up files create a drive backup restore a back up create a bootable disk as well as other uses…



I wonder if any of you knowledgable computer operators have used this utility and if you have
any observations to share with n-Track users regarding it’s use…


Here is a condensed list of operations Nero BackITUp is reported to be able to do…

File Backup
Backup from Windows
® Explorer via the Shell context menu
File selection via clicking and dragging
Shadow Copy
FTP support
Automatic PC shut down after the backup
Backing up access rights (of NTFS-formatted data media)
File search
Selected files view

Drive Backup
Drive backup in the Nero ImageTool
FTP support

Restore
Restoration of backed up access rights (on NTFS-formatted data media)
Adapting to the hard drive size.
Displaying files in tree structure.
Restore at the selected location

Jobs
Backup when logging onto the system
Warning if there is insufficient storage space on the disc

General Features
Verify Backup
Calendar
Other filters
Use the last filter setting
Add new files in incremental backup
Save profiles
Script support
Encryption
Set compression level
Ignore time difference when comparing files
e-mail Notification
Virus scanner
Sounds to indicate various events
Reset archive bit after a backup


I’m interested in using this application to back up Boot Drives…
I’m at the point of not wasting any more time creating Back up Drives for the setup I have…




Bill…

I’m interested in using this application to back up Boot Drives…
I’m at the point of not wasting any more time creating Back up Drives for the setup I have…


I should have said

Not rebuilding any more bootable “C” hard drives (from scratch) for each of these computers, anymore…





Bill…

[EDIT]
I forgot to add that this Nero Application Disk came bundled with a new replacment LG DVD Drive I got for this P-111 machine… Nero Essentials v7 complete is registered on this machine to me. at no charge… after the applications were installed… OR… so-it-seems…

Bill - one thing I do when I’m unsure about a product is to go on the net
and do a search with the following: ‘Product name’ + problems.

If you type in Nero 7 Backitup + problems (which I just did)
you will get back the issues that others have encountered.

While it may be a good product for you - you should check out what others
have to say.

Hi sevenOfeleven:

Thanks for that quick reply…



I browsed some of the reviews from a link that came up when I googled…
The neay’s far outnumbered the yea’s of those in favour of the later versions of Nero…
V8-and-v9
anyway…
Then I found a review that showed how to update the bundle correctly…
It needs Net Framwork
to work…
and it calls home… Many don’t like software that calls home…
It seems as though it’s bloaty and slow to install and takes a lot of CPU resources and all to operate…
I’d just like to have some software to back up files and drives and to light-scribe disks if i decide to light scribe them…
Maybe…



Bill…

Well everone has their favorite bu program.
But I’ve been using Ghost 2003 for (well since 2003)
and I just did a backup yesterday before I decided to put N ver 6.0.3 build 2453 on.
And as it turns out - I’m glad I did.
Just some notes on speed.
I have a main apps partition C which is an XP FAT32. The partition is 120gigs
and now has
approx. 30gigs of stuff on it.
I use an EXT USB 2 drive to hold the backup.
Ghost requires that you run in DOS mode - so you boot up with a MS-Win98 floppy
set. The set is two floppies that are generated for you when you first run Ghost.
I do a partition backup. It takes about 15-18 minutes. There is an option to
check the integrity of the ghost file backup you just made to make sure it
is re-readable by Ghost.exe
If you have a dual boot system or other partitions (like a D drive) - you can
back that partition up as well. Which I do also.
When you do back up sets, you should also back up a copy of the MBR
(Master Boot Record) do the first 512 bytes and 446 bytes.
This is because if your disk crashes, you can restore everything with the
correct MBR and FAT entries.
A linux live disk is best for backing up MBR to floppy.
I have never had a problem restoring with Ghost.
I always Ghost before I add any major program. If you get the correct peripherals
(like a USB 2 EXT disk) - and Ghost - I promise you, you will never have to
rebuild again.

I don’t think I grasp the concept of backing up a Boot Drive or any partition or file…
for that matter…



I’m just too tired anymore of rebuilding a Boot Drive with all the Microsoft update files and all…
on a dialup and modem…
and all…
If I could only write the data to a DVD Disk and somehow install all the necessary files from an updated DVD disk as necessary if-and-when the time shows itself… I’d be so happey to load the DVD into the Reader and PooFF…
all re-installed…


That’s when I’d jump up-and-down and be happy about…





Bill…

Don’t get overwhelmed.
I may have misled you. There are backups of files, and then there is
a disk image backup. The stuff about Ghost was in reference to a ‘disk image backup’.
To tell you the truth, I don’t have a ‘file’ backup strategy.
The reason is, that for me, it is just easier to do an ‘image backup’.

Quote:

Not rebuilding any more bootable "C" hard drives (from scratch) for each of these computers, anymore..


I'll believe that when I see it Bill. I'm convinced you crash your hard drives just for the joy of re-building. Go ahead confess it. :laugh:

A good disk imaging program is worth it’s “weight” in gold IMO. Acronis Trueimage is the bomb-diggity. Once your OS and programs are all set up and running smoothly on your “C:” or system drive, image that sucker off to an external disk or DVD’s. Make sure you have a bootable CD/DVD with the Acronis program on it and if something bad happens to your system drive, you can restore the image in just a few minutes. No muss. No fuss.

D

It’s pretty humiliting, anymore… The last local friend I have did away with his dialup and modem…
I saw the cable guy out on his street stringing a wire into his house… Now, he’s pissin me off and sending me hours of mail to download…
And showin off his speed…


I’m all alone…
:p
:disagree:
:laugh:

Every time I run into people I know , it starts off with …
You got Hi-Speed yet????

NOT
How rotten the weather is…



All I’d like to do is…
Get comfortable with an O/S build and try out Tracking for a while…
It’s no good trying to track with a computer that don’t work right…
It don’t help the creativity…



If I don’t have a setup by the time the studio comes together, I’ll get a Turnkey setup…

We’ll see…
I will still have a computer to edit with…
using n-Track…
and all…



I still have to master this Drive Imaging…
????






Bill…

p.s. I’m downloading this latest build… 2455… to check out this normalizing … I’ve been at it for 3/4 hour… I’m at 64%… duh…

Geeze Bill - I can’t help with your hard drives, but have you tried hooking up a wireless usb device to connect to a close by neighbor’s wireless? LinkSys makes a great one. I leave my home wireless open for neighbors. Maybe you could ride that for free if you’d ask em if you could.

I have some serious work to figure out why this network doesn’t want to behave properly on this setup anymore…
I had LAN/Cat-5 wired here that worked flawlessly between the studio and the editing machine and all…
Then I installed Panda with it’s firewall and it all stopped working…
I have done away with the wired LAN and went to a wireless LAN…
still NO-GO…
I know it’s in the Firewall and it’s Authorization… BUT…
I am unable to figure out how to get the firewall to open up…
correctly…
I’d like to get all this going before I get the studio wired-and-running and all…



The closest wireless connection to me that I am able to locate is about a mile from where I am…
as the crow flies…
OR

a swamp and the rocks…



The server that I connect with is
Here
They are activly working on Wireless Hi-Speed…
However, I live on the wrong side of the Harbour…
No one in my neighbourhood appears to have a wireless LAN setup that I can locate…
OR that is unsecure for me to connect to…



Maybe…
One Day…
eh… ????





Bill…