Copy of computer

  [DELETED] 10:53 22 Oct 2003
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My IT guy has decided to retire. Over the last 10 years he has set up our whole system. I am able to restore all of the normal programmes like Excel,Access etc but not the specialised ones that have been set up for us. Is there a way of taking a complete back up of the one computer that holds all of these. I want it in case I have a virus/theft.

  [DELETED] 11:05 22 Oct 2003

there is a vast array of backup software on the market, personally i use Norton ghost but many folk have other favourites.

looking at your other question about a second/larger hard-drive i suggest that back up from one hard-drive to another but if theft is a real concern then you will need to back up to CD DVD or DAT depending on what equipment you have or can afford to invest in.

  [DELETED] 12:30 22 Oct 2003

If your IT guy has been working for you for ten years and you don't yet have a backup of all the specialised software and data he has set up for you, he should have been sacked about nine years ago.

  [DELETED] 19:06 22 Oct 2003

Hi - Sorry for the confusion. All of my programmes
are backed up apart from my Psion handheld computer. This is the one causing me the worries. I am going to go and learn how to back it up right now.

Thanks

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