how to backup

By gellani ·
helloo there!
till two months ago i hade no concern with backing up my data since i got familiar with PC alot of years ago. but when i got my very precious data lost two months ago it was very painful. once i remember i crated backup of some of my files and put them in another drive on my pc. but after formatting my other drives including c: and reinstalling windows i opened that file which had backup of my files but it did say that there is no file in it. i don't know what really happened. i am not sure how backup really works and what it really does. but now i have few question i hope somebody would give some time to them.
i really want to know when we create backup of our data what happens does it create the copy of original data or it creates the sketch or shadow of original data. and would the backup of original file would take the same amount of space?
and secondly i really want to know is there any way that i can create something like backup or copy of my whole Windows with everything installed on it including my all games and software's and to put them on DVD or anywhere else. and after formatting my all drives i just run one setup which install every thing on my pc which i was running before formatting the drives. thankx.
Ali Haider Gellani,

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System Backup.

by scott_heath In reply to how to backup

Making a whole system back up can be donw with Symantec Ghost and maybe even Windows Backup. I've never bother backing up anything but my data.

To back up data I suggest you try I use them for my data backup and it works great. Backups stored on premise can be damaged at the same time as your PC.

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by ebouza In reply to how to backup

I agree with what Scott is telling you. To do a full system backup I do recommend using Symantc Ghost but using a offsite is also a very smart way of kepping data safe and secure. Also what Scott is saying that just backup your data. Well good luck with your backup's.


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Cloud backup is the easiest

by jacky2000 In reply to how to backup

You can try
Cloud backup is the easiest; it is also the only solution that can protect your data in case of major disasters such as earthquake, fire, flood, hurricane, etc.

You only need to install DriveHQ Online Backup client software, then it has wizards to help you create backup tasks. Once you create backup tasks, it can automatically backup your data in the background.

DriveHQ is one of the first few companies offering cloud storage & cloud IT services. It is now offering the version 5.0 Solution. It is far more than just storage or backup. Not only you can backup files to the cloud, you can also move your entire file server, FTP server, email server, web server and backup system to the cloud. You can create sub-users and sub-groups; you can set different user roles; share different folders to different users with different permissions. For a small business, Cloud-based storage, backup, sharing and Cloud IT Solution can save you a lot of cost, while offering better, more secure and reliable services that can be accessed from anywhere.

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by TobiF In reply to how to backup

Just noted I bumped into a really old thread. Sorry.

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