What is the Best Free Complete Backup for Win 7/8.1?

monkeylovlov

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I am looking for a free backup program with the ff. features:

- a scheduled full backup of the Win 7/8.1 system to an external HD followed by incremental daily backups;

- auto-maintenance: before the external HD becomes full or if the backup set reaches a certain size, the program will erase the full backup and increments, then make a new full backup followed by incremental daily backups;

- can do the same for file/directory backups;

- can restore the system using a rescue disk and the backup set.

Thank you for your help.
 

monkeylovlov

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Thanks, marksavio. It's needed for several machines in a home, and the family has already spent a lot of money on the OS and other apps, so they are wary of having to spend on the backup system too when the built-in one should work fine (it stops when the backup HD becomes full). I tried Easeus, but it has settings for limiting the backup in terms of days or number. I was hoping to limit based on size.

I'll try the open source programs.
 

USAFRet

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Macrium Reflect Free can do all that, with one small difference.
Instead of daily Incrementals, you get daily Differential with the free version. The paid version adds Incremental functionality.
 
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