After many failed attempts, Norton Save & Restore has finally brought me to making regular backups of my data. It's just so simple to set it all up in a way that the backup doesn't interfere with your work anymore.
I simply run a full backup once every week, scheduled for PC shutdown! So, after I finish using the PC, the backup will start and the PC is powered down afterwords and no need to watch. (I use a second internal HD, but am considering some power management an an external drive.)
On all other days of the week, I create backups of my most important files, just in case there are important changes since the last major backup.
Norton Save & Restore gives the user full control over the backup process. Decide what to backup, when to schedule backups and where to store the archives.entire hard disks or individual files can be prepared for a backup with just a few steps.I liked the option to restrict updates for weekdays only. If computers are used at work, superfluous updates can be avoided easily.
Norton Save and restores provides a near perfect backup-solution for nearly every imaginable system.
The software allows the user to create independent backup-schemes, that will create backups from different parts of the harddisk, at different times and under different conditions. (Not to forget in different formats and stored at different locations.)
The true flexibility relies on the option to either create full images of entire harddisk, or to restrict itself to writing images of specific files and folders only.
Backup can be triggered at timed intervalls, or by system-events such as turning on your computer; allowing you start each day (or even session) with a fresh backup of your most important files.
Only if you're paranoid enough to require a backup more than once every hour will you encounter slight difficulties. The timing is reasonably restricted to updates performed no more than once an hour. But even then you are free to schedule several identical packup-orders and let them run at intervals. (I tried this to keep a full record of one of my working directories - and I am fully aware that this is not the job of a backup program and that there are more appropriate tools available ...)