Network Storage Locations

Posted on 2006-05-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
What is the best way to archive and remove old files from network storage locations. I have backup exec but it seems last time I tried I had unexpected resultsa nd ended up restoring ym test location?  What are the best file properties.\,, etc

They are all user files of all types!
Question by:wwwedward
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    Many people use external USB2 drives to keep backup copies of their PC or important files.  The external drive is external from the pc, has a separate power supply, etc., easy to install, and prices have come down considerably.

    But I wouldn't recommend usb2 drives for the ONLY location of storage, just as a duplicate/second copy.
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    I agree with Expert4XP. Nowadays, external drives are cheaper that $1 per Gig. Fast and easy.

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    by:Scott Thomson
    yeah i gotta say i agree.. just bought a maxtor 100g external the other week (i dont normally buy maxtor) but all good :)

    $130 (aus dollars) for 100 gig is a sweet deal.. i remember when 64mb usb drived were $300 each

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    Thanks for the information. The other issue is a program or method to move these files not duplicate based on a date, last modified or something. I played with backup exec and last modified date.. I think.. but it seemed like the regular backup of files was changing the date I was attempting to use to perfrom the archive..
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    There are many free and shareware backup utilities.  If you are trying to move them (you said not duplicate) then what are you going to do if/when your usb2 drive fails?  You should have some sort of backup, as a minimum put your files on a backup cd or dvds.

    Replicator ( and folderclone ( are two backup utilites I am familiar with.

    Your backup copy of your files should be in the some native form, not proprietary unless it is zip, for compatability and safety in retrieving.

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