BackUp Software Advice Wanted

Subject: BackUp Software Advice Wanted
From: Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 16:43:01 +0100

Hello Suzanne,

* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von Suzanne Townsend an All am 17.09.96

ST> For a standalone system, what backup software do people use?

easiest possibility, I do it directly from the AUTOEXEC.BAT of my

xcopy c:\*.* j:\backup\workst1 /s /m

This copies all files with the attribute bit set (i.e. everything changed
since last boot) from all directories of drive C: to the file server, with
the directory structure intact.

If you have several hard disks, you can do that, too. But do not it from one
partition of a drive to another: If the drive dies, you cannot access any of
its partitions.

pkzip -rp wi960917 c:\windows\*.*

This compresses my complete Windows installation. It is a good idea to
incorporate the date into the file name. Again: Use a different drive as a

BTW: Why do you dislike tape drives? They got VERY cheap recently. A
QIC80/Travan 1 drive should cost some US-$ 150. Add about the same amount for
a few cardridges. But they are SLOOOOW, including verify hardly more than 2

Greetings from Germany,

Alexander von Obert, Urbanstr. 2, 90480 Nuernberg, Germany
Free-lance Technical Writer (electronics, software)
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