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By VZE2GB4W ·
I have an IBM ps/valuepoint Model 6381 pc that is still running DOS (ver 6.22)which has data on a harrdrive that I would like to copy so that it can be loaded into another PS Valuepoint to be used as a backup. My question is would xcopy continue copying to multiple diskettes after one diskette is full?
The machine I am copying from contains the only working copy of the configurations for which this machine is used. This machine is used to support printing to an IBM 3835 printer.
We used tohave 2 pc's for this purpose, but one of them had a harddrive go bad for which no backup was on hand. This pc was set up around eight years ago by someone who has since retired, and rather than try to go through the process of trying to figure out how all of the programs are set up, I figured it would be best to copy off the files from the working machine and reload to the machine PS Valuepoint that will be used as the spare.
I thought of using Norton GHOST, but I do not see anything in the product literature about using for DOS machines.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks

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by VinnyD In reply to BACKUP A HARDDRIVE TO FLO ...

Xcopy will not work over multiple diskettes.

Norton Ghost is a DOS level program and could be used to clone the disk.

Another way is to get the dos version of Pkzip.
pkzip can archive files across multiple floppys.

And the pkunzip program can restore them on another computer.

Using PKZIP is the way that I would use to transfer the files.

If you want to use Ghost all you do is copy the ghost.exe file to a bootable floppy disk. Run ghost.exe and you can ghost from one hard drive to another. As long as ghost can see the disk drive it can do an image copy.

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by BeerMonster In reply to BACKUP A HARDDRIVE TO FLO ...

Hi
Alternatively, remove the hard disk and put it into another machine as a secondary drive. Copy over the info, and put the disk back into the original machine. It will take far less time, and you can ythen burn it to cd or just keep the data onthe other machine as a backup.....

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by Alpha-Male In reply to BACKUP A HARDDRIVE TO FLO ...

Another simple alternative is you can use the MS-Dos Backup and restore commands. Type backup /? or restore /? for a list of command line options...

I'm not sure if you have access to a CD-Burner, network drive or even a Zip Drive...but any of these could afford an excellent solution as well.

Good luck. Hope this helps.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to BACKUP A HARDDRIVE TO FLO ...

This may offer further assistance with backup and restore:

http://www.csulb.edu/~murdock/backup.html

http://www.csulb.edu/~murdock/restore.html

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