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- Subject: Re: File Backups
- From: "Bill Allen" <BAllenSE(--nospam--at)mail-gw2.pacbell.net>
- Date: Mon, 5 Jan 1998 16:50:11 -0800
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. Once 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. Regards, Bill Allen -----Original Message----- From: wish <wish(--nospam--at)cwia.com> To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> 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 is >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 200 >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)techteam.org> >To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> >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 >to >>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 do >a >>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 >and >>using tapes from some of you experienced backuppers (new word). >>__________________________________________________ >> >>Richard Lewis, P.E. >>Missionary TECH Team >>rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org >> >>The service mission like-minded Christian organizations >>may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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