Is it me, or is backup software dead?

If you work at a small business, or you work at a huge corporation, chances are your data is backed up to tape using Backup Exec or a similar program that does full and either incremental or differencial backups in the background after 7pm that allows you to continue working on your data in spite of a performance slowness.

However in a home-office setting, it seems there is no such thing as backup software, there is no such thing as incremental or differential backups, you’re left to drag-and-drop files to a thumb drive and keep all your install disks handy.

Is it me or is that a completely insane oversight? Shouldn’t there be some more professional alternative to that? Or should I just accept the fact that Windows Explorer and a safe to keep the install CD’s is the only thing home users or home office users will ever have as a "disaster recovery solution"? Or .. and here’s a scary thought … is it simply that NOONE EVER BACKS UP THEIR COMPUTERS EVER?

I don’t know about your computer, but the very first thing there on system tools is "backup" on mine.

Or you can type "backup software free" into a search engine. I just got this as a return:

backup software free Showing 1-10 of 22,610,000

I’m sure one of those 22 millions hits would do the job. There’s even more if you want to pay for it.

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oklatom says:

I don’t know about your computer, but the very first thing there on system tools is "backup" on mine.

Or you can type "backup software free" into a search engine. I just got this as a return:

backup software free Showing 1-10 of 22,610,000

I’m sure one of those 22 millions hits would do the job. There’s even more if you want to pay for it.
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