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Navy would have been of little use. Doubt there is any way to get there by ship, and England's power centered on their navy. Of course they did invade Afghanistan, and look at the result. Mongolia would have been much worse.
It must be a Dave kind of day; I'm listening to Dave Koz.
Yes, I like smooth jazz. No, I don't care it sounds like elevator music. Yes, I realize it's uncool. It's better than listening to 'Z' arguing with my boss, or 'J' on his cell phone in the cube next to mine.
It was meant as a sarchasm. I work in VB.NET when I'm not making Queries in SQL.
I find VB bashing mostly childish. The capabilities is almost identical to C# as they are both using the CRL. The big difference is the syntax, readability and a whole load of brackets. And readability is a matter of opinion mostly.
"The ones who care enough to do it right care too much to compromise." Matthew Faithfull
I use NTI Shadow: http://www.nticorp.com/en/us/store/shadow_5_windows_estore.asp[^] - I have it set to a number of jobs onto my NAS, but it also works to USB drives (though I haven't tried it). You do have to set up some "rules" in the sense of type of backup, frequency, and so forth, but it's pretty easy to do. They do a trial which might be worth looking at - but the full version is currently pretty cheap.
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I think the concept is probably exactly what you're looking for: just plug in a USB drive and it does the backup.
In the spirit of full disclosure: I used one of their products years ago and found an obscure show stopper bug (in my specific circumstances) and their support was an email shrug of the shoulders. I expect they are well over that by now.
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I use Time Machine on my Mac, but I doubt that's of much use to you. When I searched for "Time Machine Windows", I came across this... so as DaveAuld said, Windows File History looks like a good place to start.
Though, I can stand to lose most of my files. Anything really important I backup to DVD (though such files are rare).
i have a Retrospect job that backs up two PCs and a NAS to an external USB HD. once a month, i bring the HD home from work, plug it in, launch Retrospect, tell it to do the monthly job, go away for a while, take the HD back to work the next day.
it also does automatic, unattended, bi-weekly backups to the NAS.
Same here. There is a 500GB external hard drive in my desk at work right now with all the important stuff I would prefer not to lose. It's only there for off-site storage.
I use Acronis Trueimage Home. I've used it for years. They had some problems a couple of releases ago but the current 2013 version is great. You can do file backups, partition backups or disk backups. Everything is easy to set up. Just before a new version comes out, you can find people selling it with a rebate that results in an almost zero price.