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Hard Drive BackUp

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  1. maswad

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    Any Idea out there on a good program that I can use to create a back up of my hard drive that will not break the bank
    I do have a DVD burner so can back up to a dvd
    thanks
    using windows 98se
     
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    how much is 'not break the bank'?
    hard drives from $44:
    http://www.bizrate.com/buy/products...0,keyword--western digital,search_box--1.html

    i have a few old hds sitting around that i use as backups everytime i out grow a hd (have 240 GB right now and


    have already used up 75% of that :eek: )- new drives come with copying software so all you have to do is point,


    click and POOF! a full backup :D


    i have boxes and boxes of old floppies and cd backups - too much work anymore :rolleyes:
     
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    I am looking for a program that will let me back up my dats that on my hard drive on to a cd or a dvd disk
     
  5. ohheck

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    how about nero?
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    One of the cheapest, fastest and easiest ways is to just XCOPY your hard drive to another hard drive. This is pretty easy with Win9x.

    Boot to safe mode
    XCOPY C:\ X:\ /s /y /c /d

    where X: is the backup drive

    Did it all the time when I had Win9x (and don't do much different with XP).

    Then you don't need any other software or to keep putting in CD's as they fill up.
     
  7. ohheck

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    duh :rolleyes: forgot about that one Bob.....
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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    Heck I use it for virtually all my customers backups. Just make a simple batch file to xcopy whatever you want, wherever you want. Certainly a lot easier when it come to restoring. Just drag the file(s) or directories you need back again. Just a simple file copy.
     
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