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Wat is the best method to keep back-up of data in hardisk

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  • ramanandshet Jan 22, 2009

    I have 80GB hardisk now, which is nearing full now

    putting a new hardisk of 500GB and paritioning it into 250 making backup of each other is a good idea?

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Depending on the volume of information and how often it changes you have several options.

Small amounts of data, USB thumb Drive or CD-R
Larger amounts DVD-R or External USB HDD

There are digital tape backups for very large amounts of data.

If the data being backup up is updated/changed oftern, then a HDD or tape backup is best

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It depends on how old your computer is and how big your HD is for small amounts use DVDs and the other way i do it is have a secound hard drive in the computer so if something happens to the system it usually does not effect the second hard drive Another way is to have a large USB portable hard drive I sometimes use this as I take information to another location

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    John Jan 22, 2009

    If you are going to use a 500 Gb I would not partition it as if something happen to your system it may also effect the other data on the same disk

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