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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 02:04 PM

How long should back up be saved. Should all backups be remove except the most resent?

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#2 rubiconeye

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Posted 17 September 2006 - 03:00 PM

hi, Layback Bear,

depends what you are backing up, i suppose. my data is always changing, so i make regular backups weekly, so i generally overwrite backups over a month old. if you are backing up data that wont change over time, then makes sense to delete the older stuff to save space.

always good to have a backup in reserve, tho, incase of corruption, if you have the space available!

cheers

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:25 PM

While you do not "Need" more than one good backup it's always a good idea to have more than one in case there is something wrong with the most recent one.

There are programs which will automate incremental backups which work well if you back-up to a second hard drive or external usb drive.
(Incremental backups just add or change data that has been added or changed)

One such program is Dantz Retrospect, and there are others. Some external drives come with software for this purpose or you can buy it.




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