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In the past month of so my Win 7 PC has been acting weird, and it had been freezing a lot. Well, I later learned my kids (4 and 7 yrs old) were turning the PC off by holding down the power button. Furthermore, I also learned that a few other not so smart people were doing the same. Well, my hard drive malfunction, but I was able to save the most important files out of it.
I built an UnRaid server, but Win 7 Home Premium edition doesn't let me save to network drives at all. Even if I had Win 7 ultimate I would need a windows server OS to accomplish this. So, I was wondering what other software people are using to back up their data to and from?
Now, that this happened, I am wondering if I should change from UnRaid to Windows Server OS? Or may be try making a Virtual Machine with both UnRaid and Windows Server OS.
I've heard of many people using Acronis. I downloaded the 30 trial, and this one lets me back up my data to my unraid server, but how would I go about retrieving my data if my Win 7 drives fails again? If there is anyone using UnRaid for backing up your data from a Windows PC, please let me know how you are doing it? and how will you be able to access your data to retrieve your info in case of a failed drive?