My scenario is as follows:
1 PC and 1 Notebook, both running W7 x64 Pro.
~5GB work data changing regularly
15GB no more changing (archived)
Devices available for backup:
1x DVD-Writer (DVD-RAM capable)
1x 2TB eSATA drive
for years I have used the following:
Roxio Backup MyPC 7, backing up like follows:
Every Month writing full backup of my work data to DVD+R media
Every Sunday writing full backup of my work data to DVD-RAM (5 discs, rotating)
Every day writing differential backup of my work data to DVD-RAM (6 discs, Mo-Sa)
Every Quarter writing my archived data to DVD+R media (storing the previous media off-site)
As Backup MyPC cannot use VSS under Windows 7 x64 I need a new software. I don't like those fancy imaging backup software marketed to end users today.
But I can't afford a program costing several hundred Euros.
I need a catalog, verification and traditional file based view without fancy assistents interfering.
So far I'm in the process of evaluation Roxio Retrospect 7 as it is cost effective and seems to be serious.
So here is the point where I request your advice:
Is the approach described above adequate or should I go for some other strategy?
Is there any media beside DVD you can recommend? I for sure would go for tape but the drives are too expensive and the monthly cost for cartridges is also very hefty.
Is Retrospect the way to go for my needs or do you recommend something different?
Thank you in advance