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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by a1ehouse, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    Has anyone got any really nifty bakup techniques to share.

    e.g. a batch file that will back up documents/folders/Outlook settings etc??

    Does anyone have a strict regime on backing up besides running a drive image every week?

    Love to hear from ya!
     
  2. allan

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    I keep a folder on my e: drive named "Backup". In that folder are several sub-folders (Outlook, Netscape, Word, Registry, Templates, etc). Every so often I copy my bookmarks (favorites), cookies, registry, normal.dot, *.pst, etc to this folder.

    I also do image, but the weekly image is only my boot drive and it goes to my e: drive. Every so often I'll do a complete image to CD's.
     
  3. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Microsoft came up with a nifty little feature called migration. This option is available on the XP CD-ROM. When you use migration is saves your email, favorites, settings, etc. Check it out.
     
  4. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    do you manually "export" settings as it were, so you have a completely up-to-date inbox etc. or do you automate it allan?

    madmatt - can migration be a set and forget or is it a manual type thang?

    I just want to keep my pc up automatically without having to image every other week. (My motto's always been - if it ain't broke, break it!!!)
     
  5. madmatt

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    No, it is a manual use function.

    Do you have a ZIP drive? or any Iomega product?
     
  6. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    I got a CD/RW drive and also an 80 Gb hard drive partitioned to death!

    Where is it on the CD m8?
     
  7. madmatt

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    Iomega has a nifty little program that backs up whatever you choose on change. That's why I wondered.

    Insert the CD
    Perform additional tasks
    Transfer files and settings
     
  8. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    :D
    Works like a charm
     
  9. madmatt

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    It's a good feature. Too bad you have to have the CD-ROM every time you want to perform it, but it works.
     
  10. a1ehouse

    a1ehouse Chamone M*tha Fu*ka

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    On XP Pro press winkey+R type migwiz.exe

    Or start>All Progs>Accessor>systools>files and settings
     
  11. allan

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    I use both a simple batch file I created and manual drag & drop. BTW, if I'm not mistaken there is a fairly new (free I believe) utility available (from MS????) that automates the backup of your Outlook files. I haven't looked into it because I have the batch file created already and that's just as simple for me.
     
  12. madmatt

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    I must admit, I prefer allan's method. I have D:\Saved Files and every couple of weeks I copy and paste what I want and need. That way I know I am getting all of it and getting it right.