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#1 coffeeblack

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:09 PM

Hi,

I have a hard drive (PC) filled with video and audio recordings that I really need to backup. Family videos, professional recordings, etc.

I don't know anything about backing up hard drives. Can anyone suggest external drives to use? Can anyone suggest a brief "how to" webpage for this? I would like to actually clear it off my PC, so I should probably back up my data twice? I assume that external drives are the way to go, but do people back up their data in the clouds as well?

Thanks!

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

A better response to your question can be given with a little more info.
Operating System?
How many GBs of data do you want to backup?

Generally, an external drive would be the choice for a large amount of data backup..or another internal drive if your computer can handle it.
Three common types of backup: cloning, compressed imaging of entire drive or selective backup.
You can choose to backup automatically or manually.

Many programs, some free, to use to backup. Windows 7 comes with very good backup software.
I use Disk Wizard to image my dual booting hdd. It's fast and easy.
DiscWizard | Seagate

diskwizard - How to Install

How to restore individual files and folders from a diskwizard backup

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

buddy215,

Thanks for your answers and questions.

To answer your questions:

Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
My computer holds 300GBs, and I would like to back up about 200-250 GBS, and maybe even the full 300 GBS.

Can you recommend an external drive?

Thanks,

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:05 PM

I've just noticed that you are being helped by one of the malware experts. Best to
wait until you are finished there before I further assist you. I did notice something in your
logs that doesn't involve malware that does need attention. So, let's wait until you finish there.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss

A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:51 PM

Thanks buddy215!

I will post in this thread when we resolve the malware issue.




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