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The concept of a backup hard drive sounds real practical until you have to
upgrade your hard drive at which time you have to also upgrade your backup
hard drive. At that time, the backup hard drive method is no longer cost

Bill Allen
-----Original Message-----
From: Williston Warren IV <billw4(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, January 06, 1998 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: File Backups, Zips, Compresses, etc.

>You guys and your zipped, compressed, stakked, taped, compressed zip,
>stakked zips, compressed and stakked zip backup procedures, makes me want
>to take a nap.
>For a couple three hundred dollars you can get a 4+ gig hard drive, how
>many jazzed/zip drives, tapes, disks and lost disks does this make.
>You install the new drive as your C and move the old drive plug on the
>mother board to the D drive.  Now you have a bootable D drive incase the
>new drive goes bad, by switching the mother board plugs.
>You install windows and all your software on the new 4+ gig C drive, yes it
>will take a good part of a day, but consider all the floppy swapping, tape
>You can eliminate some files on the D drive to open more disk space.
>You purchase LAPLINK 95 and MICROSOFT PLUS for a couple hundred dollars.
>LAPLINK allows you to transfer files from disk to disk and PLUS allows this
>to happen at any time you choose, 3 am for example.  This transfer can also
>be across phone lines to a home computer any time you choose, 3 am for
>For those of us that do some work at home this can always assure that you
>are using the most current version of the files, software, etc., whether at
>home or at the office.  The transfer of the office material to the house
>can be performed while driving home, files back to the office at 3am.
>So with a office and home computer, both with a C and D drive and LAPLINK
>and PLUS, you can have up to 4 copies of your data and programs.  You can
>even have differing ages of the files by doing the C to D copy at the house
>on Sunday mornings at 6am, and the office C to D at 3 am everyday.
>PLUS also allows for running SCANDISK and DEFRAG every nite at about lets
>say 5 am.  With this solution you have upto 4 copies of files of any age
>desired, a ready bootable disk if the current C drive dies, easily obtained
>backups across modems from either the office or home considering where ever
>you are when you delete (accidentially) that 30 page report you are working
>All this occuring while either asleep or driving or both.  I played that
>tape, zip, compress dance for too long, above is the most satisfing
>solution I have seen or heard of.
> Bill Warren, SE
> Newport Beach, CA