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tritium_man

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I'M new to the fourm and have a question on backing up files and information. can anyone recommend a good not to expensive way of backing up files and data. Im president of a homeowners association and after 2 computer crashes i thinks its time to start backing up data. I need something thats easy to use for dummies.

thanks in advance

Edited by tritium_man, 28 June 2005 - 12:37 PM.

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samiko

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it depends what operating system you have and what devices available in your machine.

for example if you have Windows XP then you can use the backup feature installed into it and you can back up into another hard drive or into CD-R/DVD-R.

you have a good sense for baking up, you won't believe how quick the hardware fails especially if it is at constant use, in particular had drives.

There are other methods like mirroring and arrays which are complicated and needs extra devices to perform that opration.

Please feel free to ask if anything is unclear but it would be easier if you could let me know of some information on your PC first.

hopw the above answers your question.

Edited by samiko, 28 June 2005 - 12:51 PM.

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tritium_man

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Thank you,

Its a new machine, pentium widows xp several usb, nic, cd/rdvd.

I did not know windows xp had a built in back up where or how could i find out more about this and how to use.

again thank you.
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so as far as i can see you can backup into CD-R's, you can buy CD-RW CD's that you can re-write to them instead of keep wasting CD's when you have extra information to backup.

to find the backup utility,

Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Backup
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mm_akash

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I am agreed with samiko

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