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From: Joe Lewis Wilkins <PepeToo@...>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 18:32:46 -0800
tedd wrote:

> Joe:
>
> IMHO, the best back-up is another hard drive. So, I just copy one
> drive to the other and watch TV until it's done. I used to use zip
> drives (100 meg), but it just got to be too difficult to divide
> things into 100 meg segments.
>
> There was an excellent back-up utility that I used to use called Disk
> Fit, but they stopped upgrading it.

I used to do that too, but when my main drive is almost 30 GBs, I have
trouble using one of equal size for backup.  I did order one once, but
I waited three months for delivery - they were changing types - and
then I forgot, and then I couldn't afford it; so I'm back to zips.  I know
that I don't need one that is as large if I just backup the data, but if
I'm going to do this, I might just as well go the whole route and backup
the entire drive - think of the time I'd save if it ever were to happen.

I've though of tapes, but I just finished doing a backup for a client
who uses PCs, and a mere 17 GB drive took 68 hrs to backup/compare
files etc.  So I've decided I'm going to get me one of those new G4
Titaniums, hook it up to my Desktop G4, have the same on both and
work on them interchangeably.  That'll give me mobility and backup
at the same time.  Not sure exactly what procedure I'll use, but I like
the idea.  With a 15" screen, that'll make it worthwhile.  I wonder if
I can hook up the Desktop so that I can use the Titanium's screen as
a second screen.  Hmn.

Ideas are welcome.

Joe Wilkins