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Old 08-29-2004, 05:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got an external USB/firewire hard drive. I tried backing up using retrospect, retrospect seems to be so slow and i found that one of the entries on my hard drive was not valid after 8 hours of backup(perhaps i am doing something wrong).

i then tried the normal copy, i found that faster.

is there any benefit in backing up over copying?

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Old 08-29-2004, 06:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Once a priliminary backup has been made the second backup only backs up the files which have changed.

I use a different program and it does this, but im not sure about retrospect. I find it much faster to use the backup program then copy the files but then again i have got in excess of 3GB of work files, and 15 more GB of other stuff i would not like to lose.

What type of backup are you doing a network backup??? Or just to another partition? And if your doing a network what gear have you got??

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Eh.. I just copy all the files I need whenever I backup.. which are like 20g in music and another 10-15g in application files, but having a program that replaces only the changed files seems kinda like a raid setup.. but without the raid lol
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Old 08-29-2004, 03:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i got the same as demaili, abotu 45 gigs of data in different partitions on an internal drive. I wanted to copy them to an external USB drive.

i think copying the data is a faster option. I am using this retrospect software, i dont find it user friendly, i was hoping for a drag and drop kind of environment(why dont they do them in all applications)
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