FIRST SECOND THIRD I also have some stuff to uninstall!
OK I am now enlightened!
I paid for and installed Norton Ghost 9. Only when I installed it did it tell me Norton Ghost only backs up drives, you can't select folders. So, having got that far I thought I might partition my drive into OS, Apps and Work. To do this I paid for Norton Majic Partitioner. Either (I forget which) Ghost 9 or the Partitioner says it requires the 'MS .net framework' installed, so I went and installed that too (it changed how I log on (very irritating)). At this point I thought I would hold off partitioning my well behaving hard drive and have a look at one of the other options.
From this thread I reviewed 'Retrospect'. Their site says some impressive things and they have a free trial download. So I downloaded and installed Retrospect. Retrospect has THE most complicated instructions for use I have seen. I got totally bogged down and confused - I only want to back up my work :o At this point I thought I would try one of the other options I heard about on this thread.
I had a look at the website for 'Handy Backup'. They have a free trial too :) I downloaded and installed it: Simple easy to follow instructions, it backs up my stuff, it doesn't put it in a weird proprietary file format (just copies it to my destination drive), it does quick incremental backups so my 6GB of work files takes about 2 minutes, and I can automate (schedule) the backups. It is also the cheapest option. I now have what I set out to find, a simple backup solution for a small business!
I also have some stuff to uninstall!