So, I had some computer problems a bit ago and was instructed by someone here to backup my mess with Cobian or something similar before proceeding with the fix. I did not have a sizable usb stick at the time but I did have a huge stack of rewritable cds(or dvds?). So I set up Cobian to backup to the dvd drive and all seemed to be going well. I had less than 5 gigs of info to burn and thought this wouldn't take long. However, Cobian, very industriously, used 23 cds before I had to go to work or get fired and I quit the install.
Obviously, I need a decently sized usb stick.
But how many gigs should I buy?? I don't remember how much memory was on each cd but I'm quite sure there were 5 gigs altogether in the 23. So...was I doing something else wrong? Should the usb stick have more gigs than is needed for the backup?? Will the same problem happen again with the usb stick? Have you ever heard of such a goofy problem?
Anyway, many thanks if you can help, because I really want to get on a proper adult backup schedule. I never seem to get this right.
[Edited for horrible spelling]
Edited by Ubiq, 01 August 2015 - 03:19 PM.