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Old 01-29-2004, 03:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone here knows how to backup my 40GB file to CD? if I have a 700MB CD, do i need at least 8 CDs to backup my entire file?
I know how to copy a file to Cd using Nero and Roxio but what i want is, i dont want to manually save each folder to the CD.. I dnt know the exact term for that kind of Backup where u can save the entire file without messing up their folders. I hope i can give you a clear picture of what im asking here, i just dont know the exact phrase for it. anyway, its like in a floppy where you can save an entire operating system with at least 9 floppys.
i would be glad if someone knows what im trying to discuss here.

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Old 01-29-2004, 03:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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OS on 9 floppies. I dont think we can do it. I sure would like to know if theres a way.
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yah, ive seen that before on windows 95 era. but i dont know exactly what program they used.. its like you partition the entire program and save each partion on each of the 9 floopy.. (or 8?)
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Old 01-29-2004, 04:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes i have heard that too for older operating systems. By the way.....how much space does windows 95 take actually on the HD?
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more or less 500MB. dont know the exact figures. this is the minimum requirements.
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Old 02-04-2004, 03:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the program was diskdupe¬ô to copy over to floppy's .. allowed floppys to hold more than the allocated space .. i dont think it applies to cd's though .. i still have my 95 on floopy

and it takes 13 floppies to hold 95 ..
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any link to this diskdupe software? my collegues then use RAR but i dont know how they did that. I just want to use the same technology on CD's
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http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/U.../DiskDupe.html
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Suppose u could use winrar to compress each 1gb to 700mb or whatever.....but other than that dunno really. Why do u need to backup one whole hdd? theres no point in copyin prog files/windows etc? unless u use norton ghost... But then u need a new hdd really
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Use GSplit. (http://www.gdgsoft.com/gsplit/index.aspx) it allows you to split larger files into chunks, for example you could zip everything then split it into 700MB chunks. Its very handy. Plus it's free!
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