Dual boot XP/Win98-- best back-up solution

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wingman411, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have a WD 120 and WD 40 gig drive. I am using the 120 with dual boot. I also have two other partitions on it one for data and one for music.

    Right now I use Norton Ghost to clone the 120 with all the partitions onto the 40 and do that about once every two weeks. In case of a bad crash, I can do a clone of the 40 back to the 120 after I slick it.

    My question is, what would be a better method of keeping a full backup of my system? I have both Norton Ghost 2003 and Partition Magic 8.

    I don't want to start from scratch thou. All ideas welcome.

    Thanks
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    What is wrong with your current method of backing up? Sounds good to me :)
     
  3. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I do a similar thing, I have 2000, XP, and changing linux distros on my main HDD and keep my Ghost backups on another. The only thing I would recommend, is to backup very important stuff to CD as a failsafe, I do this about once a month.
     
  4. Tiesto

    Tiesto OSNN Addict

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    Physical backups are the best solution. Ive got Mandrake and XP dual boot on my WD 40, and my 100GB has all my other ****, music etc.
     
  5. Corvette

    Corvette Sauske!

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    Well if you want something done right you have to do it the way you like it done! :) Mr. Smiley:Good idea ViperSnake!
     
  6. ejm

    ejm viking lost down under

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    What I do is to keep a original ghost image with all my main programs loaded. I update it when I add one that I want to keep, and burn it to a rw dvd and replace the image when needed. All other data is in a directory on another drive which I back up to rw cd's. Have never lost anything important since.

    ejm
     
  7. I have very similar procedures as ejm except that I leave my orginal ghost image inact. Whenever I install and update my software such as norton virus definiations, I create a new image file that way I have the orginal installation in case something goes wrong. I keep all my ghost images in my 80 GB external USB2.0 Hard drive. That drive is filling up rapidly nowadays.