Solid-state storage specialist Lexar, aware that computer users tend not to be very good at maintaining regular backups of their data, has introduced a product line, called Echo, to take the task off users' shoulders. Lexar Echo ZE Lexar's Echo ZE: world's smallest backup drive? The big drag in backing up a computer, …
These mini USB flash things look like good devices to use for Windows Readyboost in a laptop. Just depends whether the speed is any good.
Invisible while using
I found it's kind of annoying, or dangerous, to carry around a laptop/notebook with a USB drive mounted priapically in a USB port. What could be good with this one is to slip it in at the start of a computing session and have backups happen silently and continually, then yank it when you're done and packing up to leave.
This is what happens with Time Machine on my Macbook. I plug it into a powered hub at home, which has my backup drive and CDJs hooked up to it. It backs itself up silently in the background- a fact that I have blessed on a few occasions.
I've been evaluating this as an option for notebook users and have found that the software doesn't work for data that is stored on a network drive. The policy makes the docs folder appear local but they are actually stored on a network drive.
Anyway the software just states "error" not backed up for each actual network file.
Surely the network drives would be backed up in a more robust fashion than this?
erm, shouldnt the stuff stored on the network drive be covered by a backup system on the server, as opposed to relying on the collection of clients personal backups to recover a DR situation???
I find memeo and a mirrored NAS as a rather efficent backup for my home laptops, seamless incremental backups as soon as they connect to the network, no plugging in, no worries
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