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hhtee
08-06-2007, 08:04 PM
Haha.... this is another economical thread.

Suppose you are running a small business and you want to back up computers, Syncronising your computer with a dedicated-backup-computer using the Microsoft's Briefcase should have no problems. one thing I like about this program is that it tells you which files are new, which files were deleted from a computer, which files were updated, etc.
Today, when I tried backing up my laptop to my dedicated-backup-computer, I found out one thing i.e. if my folder has the total capacity of say about 10GBytes, Microsoft Briefcase somehow restarts my Windows XP.

Anyways, besides Microsoft Briefcase, what other ways do you guys backup using economical means?

I am now currently just dragging and copying the 10GBytes folder into my dedicated-backup-computer.

USJ27Resident
08-06-2007, 08:14 PM
Dude.. are you refering to hardware of software, to back up your data??? :confused:

... if you're talking about hardware... most convenient (not necessarily cheapest) would be a USB 2.5" HDD... 40GB would cost about RM100+/-, 80GB would cost RM180+/-

...poke and transfer lorr... :p

hhtee
08-06-2007, 08:33 PM
Dude.. are you refering to hardware of software, to back up your data??? :confused:

... if you're talking about hardware... most convenient (not necessarily cheapest) would be a USB 2.5" HDD... 40GB would cost about RM100+/-, 80GB would cost RM180+/-

...poke and transfer lorr... :p

haha.... thanks. I bought that device many years ago and I was just trying it now.

anyway, I am also referring to software. Sometimes, you may have modified many many files and you may not be able to keep track of what was modified and what was not modified. What software would you receommend for backup ?

jand
08-06-2007, 09:10 PM
Here's a useful from MS itself:
SyncToy v1.4 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0fc1154-c975-4814-9649-cce41af06eb7&DisplayLang=en)

You designate a folder you want backed up and designate a target location (usually an external location).

bslee
08-06-2007, 09:27 PM
Hard drives are not exactly 100% safe..in theory.. but storing them data on a few DVD-R's to be double sure. Personal data is priceless..we do what we can..

I store my data in 3 places.. an 2 external HDD and many DVD-R's. Not entirely economical but I see it as essential..VERY ESSENTIAL..cost shouldn't be an object.

hhtee
08-06-2007, 09:38 PM
Hard drives are not exactly 100% safe..in theory.. but storing them data on a few DVD-R's would to be double sure. Personal data is priceless..we do what we can..
agree with you that HD aren't 100% safe. so is DVD-R! anything can be "unsafe".

my theory on backing up is to have a copy of data and that's all. Even if it is a disk, i still consider it as backup (haha :D but very few would use diskettes nowadays)

sometimes, when I have an important project to handle, I would even use my handphone as a backup tool. I just copy the file into my handphone "just in case". I also email it to my gmail account. But this method is only good for "small" files.

hhtee
08-06-2007, 09:42 PM
Here's a useful from MS itself:
SyncToy v1.4 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0fc1154-c975-4814-9649-cce41af06eb7&DisplayLang=en)

You designate a folder you want backed up and designate a target location (usually an external location).

I think this is the Software I am looking for. With this software and a dedicated-backup-computer, I should be able to backup more effectively! Cheers

USJ27Resident
08-06-2007, 11:54 PM
Here's a useful from MS itself:
SyncToy v1.4 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0fc1154-c975-4814-9649-cce41af06eb7&DisplayLang=en)

Lucky it is called a Sync'Toy... not softtoy... LOL!... :p

You know how Microsoft got its name.... :D It probably has something to do with what the girls would call a guy, by the name of William Gates during highschool... :D Now the richest man in the world.... :eek: !

hhtee
09-06-2007, 08:46 AM
Lucky it is called a Sync'Toy... not softtoy... LOL!... :p

You know how Microsoft got its name.... :D It probably has something to do with what the girls would call a guy, by the name of William Gates during highschool... :D Now the richest man in the world.... :eek: !

Apparently, SyncToy is not by Microsoft



Note: We've taken great care to ensure that this tool operates as it should, but it is not part of Windows and is not supported by Microsoft Technical Support. For this reason, Microsoft Technical Support is unable to answer questions about SyncToy. To speak to other users and contribute feedback about your experiences with SyncToy, please use the forums accessible from the Professional Photography web site at http://www.microsoft.com/prophoto.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0fc1154-c975-4814-9649-cce41af06eb7&DisplayLang=en

maybe it's by some Toy manufacturer that has too many files to handle