Sunday, April 06, 2008 7:05 AM
As you can see in the NAS-thread, the backup function is the (only) one which causes problems to me. I really like OneCare and how fast it works (compared with other programs of the same kind) and how smoothly it fits into windows.
But the backup part of OneCare isn't that sophisticated so far.
Is there any thought about implementing a maintenance option to backup? There are some reasons why this might be useful.
1. OneCare creates a knew folder every time you make a "new" backup (e.g. after reconfiguring or reinstalling). But there's no implemented option to remove previous backups (which might lead into the situation you have several folders of old in your backup-directory (e.g. 2008, 2008-1, 2008-2 and so on) each containing data and wasting space on the drive).
2. From time to time you delete some data you really don't need any more. So there's no need to keep them backed up as well. But OneCare doesn't give you the option of removing backed up files if they are deleted with purpose from the computer it backs up (nice wording, eh? ;-) )
Sunday, April 06, 2008 1:56 PMModerator
I agree that this is a major shortcoming for backup - the lack of a maintenance function and I hope that it is added soon. You are correct that there is risk associated with manually cleaning up your backups.