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Good backup system for small business?
I'm looking for an easier / quicker way to backup my work.
kapow




msg:659455
 12:04 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm looking for an easier / quicker way to backup my work.

What is a good approach for a small business e.g. 2 computers with about 1GB of stuff.
e.g.
- Zip Disks
- CDs
- Spare hard drive

I would like something that I can do every day without taking an hour or costing too much.

 

DaveN




msg:659456
 12:21 pm on Jan 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi Kapow,

I used to use a 2 Hard drives in caddies and backed up a 3 peer to peer computer network at work and 2 pc network at home. worked fine until 16 month old son played this toy ain't fun no more and chucked it down the stairs.

I now use a cd burner slightly limited on how much you can backup but much safer and easy to store.
Daven

Zip disks take forever

kapow




msg:659457
 2:48 pm on Jan 31, 2002 (gmt 0)

Thanks DaveN
Anyone else care to chip in :)
Some more opinions/experience would be great.

Robert Charlton




msg:659458
 4:31 am on Feb 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

I use two hard drives also... with a CD burner as well to give me periodic archive disks of my data.

I've not found an easy way, though, to back up my (Windows) directory structure, program updates, etc etc etc.

Also, synchronizing larger data directories is often tricky. What I usually do is to rename my backed up directory on the second hard drive, make a new backup, and then delete the old backup. Is there an easier way?

Laisha




msg:659459
 4:43 am on Feb 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

QuickBooks Pro 2001 offers an automated online data (encrypted) backup and recovery services. I've been using it for a couple of weeks (the first 30 days are free).

You choose which directories you want backed up, and it saves information incrementally, backing up only the part of a file that has changed since the previous backup. It backs up once a day at a random time in the background.

This is a dream!

bill




msg:659460
 6:33 am on Feb 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

Fred Langa has a very good article about backups here [langa.com] for WIN9X/ME/NT/2K/XP...and it's free for the most part. Look into buying a copy of DriveImage...version 5 can be scheduled with Windows Task Scheduler to backup while you sleep.

kapow




msg:659461
 3:18 pm on Feb 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

> backing up only the part of a file that has changed since the previous backup.

I like the sound of that.
Does anyone have any info on other sofware that does this?

Can WinZip do this? (Or something like winzip)

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