Backup "Best Practice"

  EARLR 10:45 21 Feb 2006

I have just bought T.I. 9 and I am wondering what the "best practice" is for using this program? I know there are some expert's are out there so please let me know what you do.
XP home SP 2
Athon 64 80 gb hd
targa data box 250 gb usb hd


  stylehurst 14:14 21 Feb 2006

You do not say how your PC is set up; but I do the following
OS & programs are on one partition; data is on a separate partition.
Similarly with my external HDD used for back up.
Data partition gets backed up daily(only the files that have changed.
OS & Programs partition gets re imaged on a monthly basis. A full backup on each occasion, so that in the event of a failure I just restore the latest stored image & then update any changes to say AV that have occurred in the intervening period.
I keep at least the last 6 months of OS/program images.

  EARLR 08:10 22 Feb 2006


  Diodorus Siculus 08:29 22 Feb 2006

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  stlucia 13:23 22 Feb 2006

I don't claim that this is "best practice", but what I do with TI is initially make a full backup of each internal HDD onto an external HDD. Then every week I make an incremental backup of each HDD onto the external HDD.

I haven't gone so far as to burn the backups onto CD or DVD for offsite storage, but that would be the next logical step (or perhaps unplug the external drive and store it away from my PC).

  EARLR 20:18 22 Feb 2006

Please keep them coming.

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