Backing Up A Folder

vebk

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I have a folder of all my very important documents (i.e. ones I would really really not want to lose). Due to the recent demise of my external hard drive, I now am considering having the primary backup be a DVD-RW, and the secondary my creative zen xtra's hard drive. In fact ideally I would not want to have the whole folder be on the internal hard drive at all. So my thought is to have 3 copies - a DVD-RW, a DVD-R and the mp3 player.I have two DVD-Drives (one a combo drive, and the other a burner), so is there any software that would be able to synchronize the folder between the DVD-RW and the DVD-R? (I am assuming synchronizing with the mp3 folder would be not possible very easily).Or really, feel free to suggest some other way of backing up.
 

ogtripleog

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i dont have much idea about windows but u cud use rdiff-backup with linux and your mp3 player could prove to be the easiest of the lot, if it has a fat file system...
 

Sushubh

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use an online storage drive. gmail is good enoug.
 


kambui

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Well Windows Briefcase should do the job. But the folder will no longer be a folder but a briefcase :D
 

vebk

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The folder in question is atleast 1 Gig in size, and on top of that I don't really want to have my data on the internet, as they are personal files and such. I'm not trying to be paranoid, but I would rather have a solution other than online storage.I have XP Pro and AFAIK the briefcase thing doesn't exist in XP.. right?
 

ogtripleog

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from searching on the internet, it seems that windows xp does have the briefcase feature.. here are a couple of links that you would find useful

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;307885

http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com/windo...e-in-windows-xp

however it seems that the microsoft backup utility would be a better option

http://www.argentuma.com/backup/software/windows-backup.html

here's another link that you might find useful
http://www.quepublishing.com/content/image...es/A011401.html
:)
 


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