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Old 10th January, 2007, 01:09 PM
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How do you backup

danrok posted a tidbit that got me thinking.

Do you backup? We all know that we should.

If you do then how? DVD R/RW one of my favorites.

I know a few that use external HDD. Is that really safe? One drop or power issue, let alone just good ole' hardware failure, and it's all gone.

So what is the best way?

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I don't beleive you can ever really protect your data entirely, there's always a risk you'll lose it.
If you have data really important to you, back it up several times on different devices and mediums.
So, those special wedding photos should be stored on DVD, your PC, an external hard drive and they should also be printed.
I don't back up a lot, and have lost thnigs, but nothing worth a tear over. I have some pics now though that I would be upset to lose.
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Critical data must be backed up to a different physical location. I mean at another geographical location!

If the only backups you have all reside in your home - what if there is a fire?

Gmail can be useful for this. Just zip up the data and password protect the zip file and email it to your own google email address.

If disaster strikes, you can always pull your data back from google from any PC.
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Thats a great idea....
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I just backup to CD's, since I don't do a lot of video files lately. The home vids I want to keep are already on the original DVD's and were then copied x2.
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I use a secondary HDD to store programs, drivers, game patches, and music. If you are not storing video files, most ofetn a 250gb drive is sufficient. I store all video on DVD.

Dan turned me onto Norton Ghost a while ago...extra mathcing HDD, and you never need worry.

I use a 160gb sata1 drive for overclocking and stability testing, and never install my main windows until I'm sure my system is stable. This means that there are very few events that make data loss an issue.

I recently replaced all my HDD's with seagate 7200.10's. Once you HDD warranty has run out, it should be considered prudent for you to buy another drive...
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I recently replaced all my HDD's with seagate 7200.10's. Once you HDD warranty has run out, it should be considered prudent for you to buy another drive...
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USe the old ones for you back-up, assuming they still function. this allows them to last a bit longer too....for the longest time I was using a slew of 10 and 20gb drives for back-up.
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I back up every week. I use a second harddrive to back to. Use to use Norton Ghost, now use Acronis True image.
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