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I don't know if DriveSpace works similar to Stakker drives but, if it does,
I have
to throw out some caution. I once had my HDD formatted as a Stakker drive.
it became full, the drive crashed and it was nearly impossible to recover
the data.
I recommend that zip disks are cheap and don't mess with DriveSpace.

Just my $0.02.
Bill Allen

-----Original Message-----
From: wish <wish(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 9:57 AM
Subject: Re: File Backups

>I've always been confused with rotational backups starting with a full
>backup and followed by two layers of changed files.
>I use tape backups for immediate protection of loaded programs and support
>files that would be otherwise time consuming to reload. I backup my data
>files to Zip Disks, however not as frequently as I should. Once a project
>complete, the project file which contains all of the analysis and documents
>used in the project goes to a zip disk. I have used a second zip disk for
>protection, however I have never seen a zip disk go bad.
>I do use Drivespace compression on my zip disks so as to obtain close to
>megs of space. This is easier to retrieve than to try and zip the entire
>folder for later retrieval of a portion or one document.
>I find Tapes to be cumbersome overall and difficult to retrieve data from.
>However, they are indespensible when needing to rebuild a hard drive that
>has been corrupted.
>Dennis Wish
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Richard Lewis <rlewis(--nospam--at)>
>To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
>Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 8:24 AM
>Subject: Re: File Backups
>>We have had some discussion on hardware for backups, but now I would like
>>shift the focus to procedure and scheduling.  What I would like to see is
>>other's opinions, strategies, etc. on backing up computer files.
>>We currently use tape backup.  Every day we backup all the files that were
>>modified that day.  We use three tapes and rotate them when they fill up.
>>When the third tape is full we begin again on the first.
>>Periodically (we define periodically as whenever we think it is time) we
>>total backup of the hard drive or only the directory that contains all the
>>project files.
>>I would like to hear of a more systematic approach to scheduling backups
>>using tapes from some of you experienced backuppers (new word).
>>Richard Lewis, P.E.
>>Missionary TECH Team
>>The service mission like-minded Christian organizations
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