basically i need a back up software which will enable me to select 15Gb worth of files and tell me how many DVDs i will need, and it will automatically burn all the files on, telling me to insert a disc as it goes along.
Fair enough, i can do this on norton 360.
BUT the problem is that when i get norton to do the back up, it burns the files in nortons format, so i will need norton software to extract the fles.
Is there a software out there which burns the files in the same way of me manually burning the files using the windows wizard thing? - so that i can browse the files on the dvd using any computer??
If using Vista or windows se7en the use the backup feature inbuilt or even "image" the drive to an external HDD or USB stick - why use DVD's? unless it is a clean install your could easily use several disks - whereas a portable HDd at about £30 -40 would keep several backups seperate from your machine. If you have a dekstop Pc then why not get a cheap sata/ide drive and temporarily connect it to your system, abckup to it and remove the disk and keep this safe?
baking up to DVD's these days is only useful for data needing a single disk - else use another form of media.
addendum - the best backup software to use is PARAGON Hard disk manager 2010 or their backup disk software. very reliable and cheaper than Norton I think. cheaper still on vista and Seven is the system backup software.