I have a Dell Vostro 220, and an Ext HD of 500 gigs. My oS is windows 7. This Ext HD hosts all my data as well as the backup of files that I had to install on the C drive. I am now preparing to move house and am terrified that if this HD is damaged during the transportation process, it will be a disaster for me.
I would like to come up with a plan to backup to an external site and then once my pc has been setup on the new location, and if the ext HD is corrupted for any reason, then to do a restore or even get a similar new HD and do the restore.
Can the Gurus suggest
1) what backup system to use; a system where it is backed up file by file, and then zipped or something else into one big file.
2) Can I back up on to DVDs as a fall back plan.
2) Also I would prefer a backup of the files by directory by directory. And not mix and match.
3) Also is there an external site where i can store this backuped dataset for a month or so.