|| posted on 20-5-2008 at 12:34
with not having the dubious luxury of a tele, all my stuff is done through my pc, its the entertainments center and has to be kept in tiptop
so all my o/s back ups, program back ups and various other things are kept on external drives, cd/dvd disks and usb memory - i even have copies of my
origional driver/software disks - just in case
|| posted on 20-5-2008 at 12:16
|I have four hard disks.
D is a clone of C and F is a clone of E.
Backing-up's a doddle.
I use Acronis to do the cloning, then keep "Second copy" running, so each clone is always up-to-date.
|| posted on 20-5-2008 at 00:33
|I do that - sort of.
I have a folder on my HDD called 'Disaster Recovery' and within it are various directories like 'utils' 'drivers' 'av' and so on.
On a once a year basis I make sure it's up to date and burn it to a CD. That way if all goes south I always have the necessary. I also use it for
friends and family PC's.
|| posted on 18-5-2008 at 12:38
|I have a HDD in my machine that is my "RELOAD" drive. I use my Windoze CD to re-load the OS, then everything else from that drive. All that I store
on there is software, drivers, patches and updates. I even have an ISO of Windoze stored there in case my CD starts getting flaky. Only about 30G of
data so far. Half is for software that I almost never need so only install it as needed, and don't bother re-installing it when I re-load.
I keep an UBCD4Windoze in my repair kit, and, when I find it, a 1Gb thumbdrive with all security tools and updates. If anyone has seen it, can you
please tell me where I've put it?
|| posted on 17-5-2008 at 20:25
|Mine's still sitting on my hard drive
|| posted on 17-5-2008 at 20:06
|I've got three USB drives, 1gb, 2gb and 4gb, they all have bit's and bobs on them for easy access or transfer.
I've also got a partition on one of the HDD's loaded with goodies. In fact, I've got partitions galore, loaded with bit's and bobs.
|| posted on 17-5-2008 at 16:57
|This sounds like an excellent idea to me.
The last USB thumb drive I bought did not work for me, or I would use it.
I have been thinking about getting another USB drive, and could use it for that purpose.
|| posted on 17-5-2008 at 16:10
when i download a program and install it, instead of just deleting the download i save it to a usb flash drive,
when/if i need to reinstall my operating system then i don't need to mess about looking for programs to download - just grab the usb, shove it in and
off i go,
anyone else do this ?