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From: Leythos on 7 Jun 2010 17:17
In article <hugn8d$7ec$1(a)news.albasani.net>, p.mc(a)home.com says...
> Thanks all. I jumped the gun and let it initialize and formatted it as an
> NTFS basic disc. I then targeted "My Documents" folder to this new HDD and
> moved its contents over to it. This drive is used mainly for non programs
> but storage and scratch disk etc.And your info was quite right about back
> ups. I don't know why I typed that I should have typed "Storage" because I
> do infact have an external USB2 500gb HDD for that reason.
> My set up
> 80gb internal HDD...C:\ Drive... For programs only.
> 500gb internal...D:\ Drive...Storage...Huge "My Documents" folder for
> storage & scratch discs etc.
> 500gb external...M:\ Drive...Back ups
Just so that you understand, your data is no more safe on the new 500GB
drive than the older 80GB drive - drives can and do fail at any point.
If you want to do backups then you should be using multiple removable
external USB type drives that you don't leave connected to the computer
all the time. This means that at any given moment that your backup will
be safe, in storage (such as a fire safe), and not connected to the PC,
rotating devices every X period of time.
A backup is only good if you test it frequently - meaning that just
because the backup program reports that the backup completed does not
mean that you'll be able to restore the data.
What I would have done if I was in your place is Clone the 80GB drive to
the 500GB drive and increase the partition size from 80GB to 500GB, then
purchase a pair of external USB drives to use for a backup.
You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.
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From: mjecson on 8 Jun 2010 02:33
This is really good thing man, if I will take my all the backups in the
external HDD then there will be no need of any other back ups and the
fear of loss. Actually that can help us to secure our data. For any
reason if our data will be lost then we don't have to worry because we
have the backup.
From: Shenan Stanley on 8 Jun 2010 08:41
> This is really good thing man, if I will take my all the backups in
> the external HDD then there will be no need of any other back ups
> and the fear of loss. Actually that can help us to secure our data.
> For any reason if our data will be lost then we don't have to worry
> because we have the backup.
I thought if I discovered whom you were replying to, your response make more
sense. To that end, I looked up the conversation in Google Groups which...
Didn't help me figure out what you may have even thought you were trying to
say in the least.
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