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Old 01-25-2006, 12:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 'BACKUP' Question

I am a 'Novice' to Backups, but am trying to learn...Where is the best place to save Backup files? I am running XP Prof....and carefully ran the Backup utility. I noticed the different options on places to save the files. I noticed I can save it to the 'D' drive (external disc), or my 'C' drive (hard drive).
What happens if I save it to my 'C' drive, and my pc crashes...How do I retreive my Backup files, if I cannot turn on my pc? Is it best to save them on disc?

Any assistance would be appreciated!!

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Old 01-25-2006, 05:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a .bat script that backups all files to a folder in my C:\ drive. If you want you can automate that to run at certain times. I also have a settings file saved for my disk buring software. All I do is load the saved settings and it backs up all my work. IMO easy and simple.

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The best place to store back up Data is on an External Drive.

Can't break as easy as floppies or Discs, Easily transported, USB/Firewire makes connecting fast and easy.
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external hdd, cd/dvd, tape backup. If your pc crashes with your backup on it, you can boot to ERD Commander and drag the files off
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