Backup to CD's - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-05-2004, 03:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 154
Default

Quote:
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
Its still the best thing to backup your file on a CD plus i dont have enough room for my new HDD since i only use IDE type of HDD and not a SCSI. anyway, the entire disk doent have any OS on it but all my files and precious documents. hope you got my point why i want to copy it on a CD. Thanks.

hey whiteknight! thank you so much for giving me that link. It will surely help me alot.
more power!
__________________

__________________
http://www.panda.org

-- Make This World a Better Place to live In... Care for all the Living --
Press_F1 is offline  
Old 02-05-2004, 05:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,172
Send a message via AIM to Win2kpatcher
Default

We use a program at work called Norton Ghost and it does exactly what you are describing. Basically you launch the GHOST console and select something like CLONE drive to CD's. What this does is allows you to make an exact clone of your hard drive over as many CDR's as it takes.

What you then do is create a norton ghost boot disk and boot from the floppy. Once you are booted from the floppy you can then load the CD's onto the new HD. It will have an option restore from CD or something along those lines. It will begin to merge the data then it will say please insert disk2, please insert disk3 and so on and so on untill all the disks have been copied over.
__________________

Win2kpatcher is offline  
Old 02-05-2004, 07:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 154
Default

ok. ill give it a try. thanks
__________________
http://www.panda.org

-- Make This World a Better Place to live In... Care for all the Living --
Press_F1 is offline  
Old 02-06-2004, 04:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 161
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Press_F1
more or less 500MB. dont know the exact figures. this is the minimum requirements.
Actually I still have the Win95 setup disc, and the system requrements have you 100 MB minimum HDD space.
Cherubimon_3.20 is offline  
Old 02-07-2004, 12:29 AM   #15 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by sunsider
the program was diskdupe™ to copy over to floppy's .. allowed floppys to hold more than the allocated space .. i dont think it applies to cd's though ..
actually you could overburn CD's to about 750MB approximately
__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 02-07-2004, 01:45 AM   #16 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 154
Smile

Quote:
Actually I still have the Win95 setup disc, and the system requrements have you 100 MB minimum HDD space.
ok. so its >500MB. lol
__________________
http://www.panda.org

-- Make This World a Better Place to live In... Care for all the Living --
Press_F1 is offline  
Old 02-07-2004, 01:52 AM   #17 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 154
Default

opppss.. its <500MB...
__________________
http://www.panda.org

-- Make This World a Better Place to live In... Care for all the Living --
Press_F1 is offline  
Old 02-07-2004, 04:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,937
Default Re: Backup to CD's

Quote:
Originally posted by Press_F1
backup my 40GB file to CD? if I have a 700MB CD, do i need at least 8 CDs to backup my entire file?
backup 40GB to 8 CD's? your math is horribly wrong. you would need about 58 CD's to back that up on 700MB media. what you want to do is better accomplished by using another hard drive as you backup media. also nero has backitup feature:





Nero BackItUp is a program for backing up and restoring data which is easy to use, convenient and powerful. Sensitive and other important data, in particular, should be stored on more than one medium so that it is always available when required. There are any number of situations where the lack of a backup causes trouble and wastes time and money. These include formatting a hard disk, a faulty hard disk, theft, fire or simply deleting data by mistake.

With Nero BackItUp you can back up your data, restore the backed up data and set up jobs to run automatically. One medium in particular (CD or DVD) offers a safe and cost-effective backup solution, and Nero BackItUp makes burning backup CDs child's play.


With Nero BackItUp you can burn both CDs and DVDs. For this reason, we use the generic term 'medium' in this manual. You can burn CDs both with a CD recorder and a DVD recorder. The result depends on the medium you use. With a CD recorder you can only burn CDs and not DVDs.
ekÆsine is offline  
Old 02-08-2004, 02:22 AM   #19 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 154
Talking

Quote:
backup 40GB to 8 CD's? your math is horribly wrong. you would need about 58 CD's to back that up on 700MB media. what you want to do is better accomplished by using another hard drive as you backup media. also nero has backitup feature:
yah I admit, I have ahorrible experience with math but thanks god i graduated with an engineering degree. what a shame.
anyway, thanks for the correction. i just eneded up with simpl multiplication without double checking the given figures... 700MB x 8 = 5600 so thats 5GB of files. that zeros again
ill be careful next time chief.

cheers!
__________________
http://www.panda.org

-- Make This World a Better Place to live In... Care for all the Living --
Press_F1 is offline  
Old 02-09-2004, 03:09 AM   #20 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 154
Default

Ok using a 680MB partition, I end up with 80 Cd's.
Is it worth a backup?
__________________

__________________
http://www.panda.org

-- Make This World a Better Place to live In... Care for all the Living --
Press_F1 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.