Using Windows Backup

  TimCDC 14:21 26 Oct 2004

I'm running XP Pro SP1 (there's a clash between some of my software and SP2) and try, like a good computer user ;-) to back up regularly. In my case, its to CD. I've worked out how to copy to the desktop and then onto CD, but wonder whetehr there's an easier way of avoiding another challenge. The amount of info to be backed up is more than 1 CD worth; at present I do trial and error on file size to work out how much of each folder I can get into one backup job. I then work through manually until have copied all the relevant files. is there any way I can get backup to batch or separate its backups into units of, say 600MB? Thanks, Tim

  Diodorus Siculus 19:57 28 Oct 2004

click here for a fairly comprehensive backup guide.

Disk imaging would be one option - click here for a good guide.

  TimCDC 18:31 29 Oct 2004

Will read through and digest...I work in education and it was going to be a half term job...but somehow I didn't find time...hope I won't end up paying for that!

  woodchip 19:03 29 Oct 2004

Your best bet is go buy Acronis True Image and use that. you can create backup compressed to CD or CDRW or DVDRW and DVD

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