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Backing Up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by harrison1cat, Aug 21, 2006.

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  1. harrison1cat

    harrison1cat Thread Starter

    Aug 9, 2006
    Had a major crash and lost loads of data a few weeks ago so now have new system and invested in a one touch Maxtor 100g external hard drive. I have done a back up already, but can anybody tell me when i do more back ups do they just override the one before or does the disk fill up with multiple back ups.
  2. colmaca


    Jul 11, 2003
    I think it would depend what program is used to back up, if it removes old backups before applying new ones. I use Cobian Backup It's free and very good for what I need.


    I only back up to my hard drive and burn to dvd every week or so. But I think it will go to external hard drive and it removes old backups.
  3. pugmug

    pugmug Banned

    Jun 13, 2005
    Casper XP 3.0 will add and backup only the new data that has changed since your last backup while leaving all the unchanged data the way it was. Does a great job with no errors and makes backing up a hard drive very fast as it does not have to backup all the data on your hard drive after it's first use.
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    I also use Cobian backup, it allows you to have generations of your backup, so you can reach back in time and grab a file that's been deleted for a month or so. (y)

    For key data, you might also consider an on-line backup service. I'm currently trying Carbonite On-line Backup, and so far it's pretty slick. You just tag the files/folders you want backed up, and it does them in the background when the machine isn't busy. For critical data, it gives you that all important off-site backup. :)
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