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#1 rabbitwhite

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 06:06 PM

Hi, I'm trying to back up my Sony laptop in preperation for sending it away to tech support across the country - even though it's only for cosmetic repairs they warned me they still might format it!! Even when I ASKED them not to!! Anyway i wanted to do this as quickly and simply as possible, but nothing is making it easy.

Ok, so I used Windows XP Backup to create a huge image of my hard disk. This file is called backup.bkf and it is 32GB in size.

Now comes the question ... WHERE do I put this 32 GB file??? All I have is a CD-RW drive. CD-R's seem like a dumb way to do this ... i estimated that it would take 40+ of them to hold it! I don't even know if i have that many...

Someone give me a better solution ... please?

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Posted 23 September 2005 - 10:24 PM

Kinda hard findin that reverse gere? :thumbsup:

Another way to go would be to change the CD for a DVD, this will give you about 4GB storage space. Too bad the "Blue Ray" isn't in production yet, you could almost put it all on one disk.

You could also look into an external hdd, you could use it as a backup for the laptop hdd.

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#3 rabbitwhite

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 09:34 PM

thanks, my dad let me back it up onto his external hdd and i have to say now that this is the way to go. backed up all 30 gigs in about 2 hours, not bad.

wish i had one of my own now... for security purposes... (>.<)

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Posted 25 September 2005 - 07:11 AM

Are you backing up the op system and all the program files as well as data?

You might just want to try an imaging file like Ghost Image.




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