Backup

  Macaonasa 22:14 03 Sep 2004
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I currently have 2 hard disks with one of them acting as backup only. I also have my data backed up on CD-RWs. I'm wondering if it's really necessary to have 2 backups; can both my hard disks suffer simultaneous fatality?

  Diodorus Siculus 22:50 03 Sep 2004

can both my hard disks suffer simultaneous "fatality?"

Yes, if there is a power surge or such similar problem.

Unlikely in the normal run of events though. You should be secure enough if you do a regular backing up.

  Peter 23:51 03 Sep 2004

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If someone steals your PC, both your hard disks will go and with it ALL of your data, backup as well. You need a backup stored separately from your PC, preferable at another location in case of a fire.

Peter.

  Peter 23:56 03 Sep 2004

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If someone steals your PC both hard drives and ALL of your data will go with it leaving you without a backup. You need a backup separate from your machine preferably store off site in case of fire.

Peter.

  Peter 23:58 03 Sep 2004

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Sorry about the double post, but I thought a site hic-cough had lost the first one.

Peter.

  Macaonasa 00:44 04 Sep 2004

External hard disk then.

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