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backing up with win98 on cd-r or cd-rw

Posted on 1999-06-26
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Is there a way to do a full backup of my hdd on more than one cd-r or cd-rw in one session of backup?
Question by:mglaude
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TechnoBurn earned 200 total points
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yes..it kind of depends on what kind of burner u are using but when the disk becomes full it should prompt u to add another cd without any data loss.

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ID: 1671454
MG, the answer is not nearly as simple as that posed by Technoburn. There are many factors that come into play when backing up to a cd-r, such as the size of the hard drive and data you propose to back up, the kind of backup software you intend to use and if there is a crash, the procedures to be followed for a full restoration.

Unfortunately the windows backup program is wholly inadequate for performing a solid backup, as there are many files that are not backed up. Windows backup relies on the fact that in order to restore your system, you will need to load Windows 98 and then perform the restore. This then raises the issues of file conflicts that will occur during the over write process as windows backup attempts to restore files that are in use.

There is a better way to do this if accuracy and speed are important to you.

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ID: 1671455
What is the better way to do this?
And does technoburn and dew_assotiates are the same?
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ID: 1671456
MG, since you've accepted techno-burns proposed answer, I'm certain that, for the points awarded, he/she can research the subject in depth and provide you with more of a solution than that which has been posted.

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