how often do u back up your computer?


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Slimy

I was just wondering. I use ghost and almost always save myself after a problem. How bout u?

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[ timko ]

I use ghost too. However what I do is this...

Main partition that houses windows and about half a dozen KEY programs and data that I would want to have access to in the event that the rest of the system fugs up. (4Gb partition)

I have 3 other much larger partitions (collectively totalling four hundred and 6 gigabytes [406gb]) that have other non crucial data (eg installed programs, games, vides, music etc).

Prior to making a potentitally system breaking (or at the very least unstable to an extent) I *ONLY* backup the main partition. At only 4Gb in total it doesn't take very long and makes more sense than backing up all 410Gb+ since not all of it is essential data :)

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Slimy

i do the same thing, but i'm asking how OFTEN?

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AmpCoder

I don't really backup my data. I just save important files to another HD seperate from the one Windows is on.

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dreamz

i copy to a secondary drive about once a month.

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Mister Lamar

Store all the important stuff on the secondary Hard Drive..............

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slyph

i never backup my computer until minutes before im about to format my c drive then i just copy over favorites and stuff to one of my other 3 hard drives.

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Brandon

almost never

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Xer34

Never ;)

I just save everything to another HD.

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jymi

everyday, i have a spare 120GB HD and i just transfer all the significant data on to it

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TrickFinlay2

almost never

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e4ymod

On my server, I have two identeical hard drives using a RAID 1 Mirroring Configuration for fault tollerance and on my workstations I use VERITAS software every night at 3:00am. On my laptop, i don't use anything cuz anything important goes into my network drive on my server.

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gazebee_

i back up periodically on cds and using Roxio's stuf

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[ timko ]
i do the same thing, but i'm asking how OFTEN?

Okay, calm down... geez.

I did actually say that I only do it prior to making potentitally system breaking (or making unstable etc whatever). For me, typically these would be when new Catalyst drivers, Nforce drivers appear. I also do it prior to uninstalling service packs and installing new ones. I don't do it at any other times. Since I install the new Catalyst drivers everytime new ones come out (which is monthly) that's regular enough for me.

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digitalslacker

daily

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Colin-uk

about twice a year or somthing

i just copy and paste my HD onto a DVD :yes:

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laz45

Never I just have 2 partitions one for important data like Music, Pictures, and Games and the other partition for Windows XP

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Menge

i save my files to a separate HD. and every month or so, i copy to ANOTHER HD too.

i used to have a shutdown script that ran and copied it automagically. but lately i haven't shut down my computer lots so i reitred it lol

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Stonkwell Bogtrotter

Just backed up about 10 mins ago after seeing this thread :)

Usually do it every 2 weeks onto DVD.

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Danimal

Not often enough, I need to do it when I get home from work today.

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Slimy
Just backed up about 10 mins ago after seeing this thread :)

Usually do it every 2 weeks onto DVD.

glad i could help :D

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