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best method of mass backup


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fortuitous

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hi there,
once i get back up and running, (wether i recover my data or not) im going to make [bleep] sure i backup every 2 weeks. i want to make a backup of the whole system, this is about 300GB at the moment. and im wondering what is the best method to backup large stores of data, i lost all my music (90GB) all my films (100GB) all my software installations (90GB), backin these up to cd or dvd would be ridiculous, so i was wondering about tape drives possibly, i dont really know anything about backups, so could someone please suggest sa good media to back up to,

many thanks
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a tape drive would be feasable but pretty expensive...you could get a LARGE (500 GB or so) external hard drive and use something like acronis true image to back the system up...instead of doing a data backup...true image actually makes a complete image of your drive (right down to the partition table)...in the event of a failure...you run the acronis bootdisk and restore the image...putting your drive back EXACTLY like it was before the failure...that way you don't have to reinstall all your software etc....
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What is the diference between acronis true image and symantec ghost?
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