Backup

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by negativefactor, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. negativefactor

    negativefactor ..of the vast oceans.

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    I simply want to backup a series of files on my computer onto mulitple DVD's. We are talking 28GB of data so I want to back it straight onto the DVD drive rather than say, create a split zip file and burn that. I simply don't have 28GB elsewhere to place the files! Ghost is not a option because I don't want to create a snapshot of the drive/disk, just the files so I can place them back anywhere.

    What is the easiest software to perform this task?

    I have nero 6, but for the life of me I can't get Nero BackItUp to work, it just hangs for ages, counts up, but does nothing.

    Hope you can help.
     
  2. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Drive image 7 also compresses the files aswell and burns em to dvd.
     
  3. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    use the option in Nero to make a data disc then add what you want to the project.
     
  4. negativefactor

    negativefactor ..of the vast oceans.

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    This will allow spanning across multiple disks?

    (I'd check, but i'm not using my PC atm.)
     
  5. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    I haven't tried to span using the data disc option so I'm not sure.

    I use the data disc option and add to the project untill the disc is full because of the time it take's to do an image span. This way I can just do 4.7g or close at a time onto the disc and reload one or all and it seems to take less time that spanning them. I just use how ever many disc's it takes. (most cases only one extra is all it takes).

    The last time I used nero backup with only 11g to DVD it took around 4 or 5 hours to complete.
     
  6. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Spanning is probably not a good idea. If one of the earlier discs becomes corrupt, you could have problems getting stuff off a later disk.

    I'd just use make standard data disks. And label them correctly.
     
  7. negativefactor

    negativefactor ..of the vast oceans.

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    Thanks for the posts all, I think your right i'm just going to stick with normal backup to DVD.

    Cheers