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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jan, 2008 2:50 pm    Post subject: Backup of Files Reply with quote

In your signature, ejm, you always stress file backup. I'm curious how you do this (remote storage, discs, etc.) . Your mantra finally got through to me. I just bought a second hard drive ( 80Gig for $69.99 CAD) and am going to backup everything that I don't want to lose. Thanks for your tireless insistence. What's your own method?


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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jan, 2008 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Backup of Files Reply with quote

MEF wrote:
In your signature, ejm, you always stress file backup. I'm curious how you do this (remote storage, discs, etc.) .


I back up on discs (CDs). I used to use floppies and managed to remember in the nick of time to transfer any floppy data onto discs at the time of our last computer crash and switchover to a new computer that doesn't support floppy discs.

(Why were those called floppy discs? They're not even remotely floppy. I think they should have been called rigid discs. stomp)



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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also backup my data to an external hard disk. I had a spare 40Gb drive after an upgrade so I fitted into a enclosure which cost me the equivalent of about 30 CAD. I think buying a ready-made external hard drive is better value for money if one doesn't already have a spare disc.
ejm wrote:

Why were those called floppy discs? They're not even remotely floppy. I think they should have been called rigid discs.

Do you remember 5.25 inch discs? They were floppy enough to feed through a typewriter and type onto the label. (I once saw this being done).
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan, 2008 4:27 pm    Post subject: Hard drive capacity Reply with quote

It was sort of funny and amazing to look at the 80Gig hardrive capacity after I had loaded up all our documents - I had used a mere 8% of it's total space!!!!!!!!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jan, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David wrote:

Do you remember 5.25 inch discs? They were floppy enough to feed through a typewriter and type onto the label. (I once saw this being done).


Rats. I don't! I wish I'd seen that!! stomp

(I bet there are some people who have never even seen a real typewriter except in the movies.)



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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jan, 2008 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A family member has just given us his old LANShare 250Gb external hard disk. It will connect to our home network so we can use it to backup the data on all out computers. In theory.
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