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Backing Up

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  1. harrison1cat

    harrison1cat Thread Starter

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    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.
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  2. colmaca

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    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.

    http://www.cobian.se/

    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.
     
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    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

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    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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