Backing up on or offline.
Posted on 2006-04-26
Hello, I have covered this ground before to some extent and am somewhat wiser now, but am still looking, as it were, for the perfect solution. And one that as a techie dummy I can understand.
I have a ten-year-old system with a small original disk and a much larger, more recent, secondary disk.
Thanks to help here previously I use bootit to make an image of the small disk (C) on the larger disk (D), so that if C died, as I understand it, I could replace C and copy back from D on to the new C everything exactly as it was previously, including programmes. (That is correct isn't it?). I'm told that bootit is as good if not better than Ghost, which I don't understand, in this respect.
However, what I would love to be able to do is back up everything in a single stroke, as it were, on or off the pc itself, on or offline.
I have a problem in that I'm parallel ports, not USB, so cannot, for example, get an external drive, which I believe might be one way of doing this. In any event I currently have a scanner and printer coming out of the pc so don't know how I would add, say, an external drive in any case, unless I could somehow add a USB port to the pc (PCI card?).
In short, is it possible to back-up the whole shebang in, as it were, one move and if so how and where would I do it and if C (or D) suddenly died what would be my next move and how would I boot-up? I'm W98SE, by the way, if that's relevant.
I do hope this makes sense and thank you for reading and, hopefully, offering some assistance.