User-friendly back up solution

Posted on 2003-11-18
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I’m looking for a user-friendly back up solution for multiple large hard drives.  Any ideas you could help me with?  Thanks

Question by:rdabate
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Expert Comment

by:Christopher McKay
ID: 9773367
Hmmmm.... a few questions:
multiple = in the same system, or on the same network, or on different unconnected systems?
large = greater than ?GB (fill in the ?)
what media do you prefer for the backup?
Do you have software you prefer?
Do you want to backup just certain parts of the data, or the entire system?

Answers to these questions will assist in providing you with an answer that best suits your needs.



Author Comment

ID: 9773522
Hmmmmmm well then,
I'm going to put together a Windows XP Media Edition Pc.  I'm going to have movies and pictures, ECT on it.  I guess I'll have something like two 80 Gig Drive to start.  I'm going to use it to record TV as well.  I guess I only really need to back up some of the movies and all the pictures.   I'm in the planning stage.  I don't have a software preference since I don't currently have a back up system.  So I guess I wouldn't need to back up the whole drive just certain parts of the data.  No media prefence, just what ever might be efficient, effective and reliable.  Hope I’m going in the right direction here :)
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Expert Comment

by:Christopher McKay
ID: 9773993
Well, your cheapest solution (and probably easiest) will most likely be using an external HD and synchronizing the files between your data drive in the system and the external drive.



Author Comment

ID: 9774257
Yeah, that's what I was thinking.  I got a few months anyway.  I want to get all the hight end componets so I need to save up a bit.  Thanks.
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Accepted Solution

Christopher McKay earned 80 total points
ID: 9774311
I'm glad to have been able to assist you.




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