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Best method for backup of h/d to CD-RW

By ojmj ·
Using HP CD-Writer Plus, what is the best procedure to follow to make a full backup of my (partitioned) hard drive? Do I need to buy additonal software, or is there a "quick and easy" way to do it. I have approximately 3.5 gig of total space used (programs and data). I prefer to back up everything, and do supplemental backups later.

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by dprivette In reply to Best method for backup of ...

The best thing to do is to make a standard directory structure that you only save data to. If all is proper you should have most of your programs on seperate cd's. And if I'm not mistaken HP writers come with software that you can open up the drivesdirectory structure (like explorer does) and select the directories that you want to backup. This will also help with the size value that you are needing to backup.

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by William Jay In reply to Best method for backup of ...

Forget backup to start with, get the software installed and ghost the partition(s). This will create an image file to restore the machine totally in about fifteen minutes per partition. Since you have the cdrw option, use ghost to create a new imageset occasionally, and head off all complications related to Application errors, inititallation failures, backup catalogs lost, and a host of intricacies in using backup/restore software. This is a real time saver overall, ROI is first time you need to re-install windows and applications, saves four hours for a normal system with four devices and ten apps ...

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by ojmj In reply to Best method for backup of ...

I'm a pretty big fan of actual off-site full backups, so I'm afraid your answer wasn't what I needed. I do appreciate your interest, though.
OJ

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