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As I explained in my prior message, I backup data in the same fashion that
Kathleen describes except that I use a Zip disk (actually I use two for
extra precautions).
One thing that you might consider in this scheme is the use of the Windows
Briefcase. This makes it easier for you to tell when a folder has changed
and to make sure that you are updating in both directions (especially if you
add anything to the floppy that you may need on the hard drive).
When scanning documents for archives, consider the use of a program such as
Adobe Acrobat. Combined with a good scanning software, you can create PDF
files from your data that is easier to read than those created by scanning
management programs such as Paperport.  I heard that Paperport is
considering changing their default file format to PDF. This allows the user
to simply click on the file and view it in the free reader.
Dennis Wish PE

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathleen A. O'Brien <wildwoman1(--nospam--at)>
To: INTERNET:seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, January 06, 1998 8:50 AM
Subject: Re: File Backups

>>>I would like to hear of a more systematic approach to scheduling backups
>using tapes from some of you experienced backuppers (new word).<<
>Well, here is what we do:
>We have a real (treeware) file folder for each job, which usually contains
>the signed contract, field sketches, notes, photos, etc. In that is a
>floppy (the old fashioned way), which is updated every time any of the
>files are modifed (usually files are zipped, so we can put a lot more on
>the disk).
>Periodically (defined the same way you define it) we also zip and back up
>to the C drive (the Ddrive is the working drive).
>So far this works fine.
>Kate O'Brien