How to do automatic uncompressed backups?
Posted on 2004-11-14
There are about 10GB of data (Folders, subfolders, and files), which has been diligently copied to another folder for backup. Every time something changes in folder we can call folder "A"; we go to folder "B" and "manually" update it (this really means we have to copy-paste, remove or update folder "B" as necessary. Folder "B" is in a USB External Hard Drive.)
There should be an easier way to maintain these files. It would change files in "B" only as the files in folder "A" change, sort of a diferential backup (not sure if I am using the correct term here).
Our concern is that suppose something happens to the PC hosting folder "A". If we need a file imediately from folder "B" all we have to do now is to connect the USB Hard drive to another PC and the files are there, without any need for the second PC to have any programs or compatibility with the PC that went down, except maybe that it also use some sort of Windows OS and a USB port.
Is it possible to do this using any other automatic backup technique?
We recently acquired Norton Ghost 9, but it started playing games with our PC, like turning it off as it booted, so we removed the tray startup icon, and later we just uninstalled Norton Ghost 9, until we recuperate from the scare.
This is beeing done in a multibooting PC with Windows XPHome, XPPro, and 2000 PRo. where we are trying out installing an Access solution before distribution. Any Ideas?
Thanks in advance,