What do YOU BackUP

w hole

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Hello All

As a pre-coursor of the promised new section, hows about we all share our thoughts on this subject.

What do you BackUp - ?

How often do you do it - ?

Where do you back it up to - ?

What Programmes do you use - ?

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I'm afraid the answers at the moment are.


What do you BackUp - ? Nothing

How often do you do it - ? Never

Where do you back it up to - ? N/A

What Programmes do you use - ? N/A

Must try harder. :rolleyes:
 

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What do you BackUp - ?

My Pictures folder (contains Pics of my little one)
My Documents folder
Explorer Favorites
Outlook Express (all messages and Addresses)
All old sat files
THE WHOLE C DRIVE (this gives backup incase windows goes wappy or gets too bogged down with crappy programs)

How often do you do it - ?

Every month

Where do you back it up to - ?
1. to a second internal hard drive
2. Also to and external usb2 hard drive

What Programmes do you use - ?

All the folders I just copy and paste
The c: drive is copied using Drive Image 2002

The way to decide what to back up is imagine that your hard disk crashes and all your data is lost. What important or useful information will you miss or need.

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What do you BackUp - Documents

How often do you do it - everytime I write a new document or edit one (from once a week to 10-times a week.)

Where do you back it up to - FTP and a CompactFlash Card (256Mb)

What Programmes do you use - lets see, winzip, "WS_FTP LE"
 
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stevek

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What do you BackUp - Backup all docs,pics,video and sound. Windows Reg of every computer on network. and other.

How often do you do it - 3 times a week

Where do you back it up to - DLT autoloader.

What Programmes do you use - HP prog with DLT.



Not cheap but better safe than sorry. ( I have learnt the hard way)

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1 Wot do i backup (me when i return home at 3am and Dragon breathing fire)
2 How often do i do it,(not very often) she`s always in a MOOD
about me returning home at 3am.
3 How do i backup (as quickly as possible)
4 What programs do i use,(Private gold, palco x,xx,xzone)reasons
as with answer 1,2,
 

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What do you BackUp - ? Mmmm best not say are you a policeman? :p

How often do you do it - ? Not often enough 60Gig H\D with 10Gig left!

Where do you back it up to - ? The golden discs.

What Programmes do you use - ? Nero burning rom.
 

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Regular Backup
What do you BackUp - Documents and Settings folder
How often do you do it - Every few hours
Where do you back it up to - Second hard disk
What Programmes do you use - Second Copy

Full Backup
What do you BackUp - Whole Drive
How often do you do it - Every month
Where do you back it up to - Second hard disk
What Programmes do you use - Norton Ghost
 

drag0nfly_69uk

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you shouldnt have to back up anything

with drives are cheap nowadays,

buy 2 drives:

1 about 20gb, install your OS (winXX, or what ever favour), install all your programs (Office, CD burning, CD ripping etc, anti virus). Test it make sure it works ok for the purpose. Ghost the whole drive into your second drive (drive could be any size you like), burn the image onto CD (best if you can make CD bootable).

Any problem with your C drive or its programs or been nuked by virus, just ghost from the image and presto, you have good drive again

As to your second drive, save your data, your works your download into seperate folders, when it get to 650 or 700 or 4.7GB if you are rich enough to own DVD burner, just burn to CD or DVD.

If you install and deinstall software frequently, it would help a lot because your working C drive will be "intact" forever

If you like something you've installed and want to use it regularly you just have to ghost your C drive again, and burn another image, (a full XP and SP1 install + Office and other progs comes to about 4gb, ghost with high compression, i squeze it into 3 CDs)

Ghost 2001 wont do XP with NTFS but it will do XP with FAT, Ghost 2002 and 2003 does it but it needs serial everytime you un pack it, very inconvenient)
 

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Only 1 prob with that Dragonfly mine is a ultra 320 scsi hd
cost me £360, and i need another u320 hd to backup to.
As for Nobblys idea system restore i have just tried it
set it to sept 11 and could not even access internet, and a shit load of "do you want to inform microshite" its probally Bill who`s
farged my comp up in the first place as about 2 weeks ago i got a message that i have an illeagle copy of xp pro.
SO IT LOOKS LIKE A FORMAT
 

drag0nfly_69uk

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@BurntChips:

You dont happen to know if you have an IDE connector on your motherboard?

If you do, you can ghost it from your scsi to the IDE or if you have a ghost CD, you could create a network bootdisk and then you can ghost it to another PC
 
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