XP v Norton Goback v Partition Magic

  xania 19:18 28 Mar 2005
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I have a dual boot system running:

98SE has Systemworks 2003 plus Personal Firewall) and the entire system is backed up onto a spare partition at the end of the Hard Disk. The system and hardware drivers only resides on C:\ - all data and software reside on D:\ and E:\ respectively

XP has Systemworks 2005 plus Personal Firewall) and the entire system is backed up onto a spare partition at the end of the Hard Disk. Partitioning is as with SE and I have created Program Filesxp on E:\ complement E:\Program Files to allow for totloaly independant versions of all software.

Should I use XP restore points or Norton Goback to secure my working systm, or should I, as with SE, create a spare partition on my Hard Disk to store a copy of the working system.

  Paranoid Android 23:16 28 Mar 2005

To be honest, I would say none of the above. The logic of backing up to the same disc drive escapes me completely, what happens if it fails ?

I would backup each partition as separate images to a second drive, preferably removable.

Marv.

  goonerbill © ® 00:43 29 Mar 2005

would agree with Paranoid Android. get a external (or internal and get parts to make it external or invest in hard drive removeable rack) 20/40gb hard drive and partition it into 2 and use that for back-ups or burn back-ups to dvd of clean installs.

  xania 09:10 29 Mar 2005

Yes - I forgot to mention 2 physical HD (40gb & 80gb) with the latter storing the system back-ups. This is still a fairly slow process, but I suppose I had hoped that the software solution would be a quicker alternative. I'll leave this open a little longer, but I go along with you both.


Many thanks.

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