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*Important* Online PC backup Sites?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by BilltheCat, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. BilltheCat

    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

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    The wife and I are evacuating Friday afternoon. Expected winds right now are 100mph plus with higher gusts. The eye is forcaste right on top of us here in Seminole county. The trash still on the streets from Charley is a scary sight and will be flying all over.

    She doesnt want to risk it so I am taking her out of harms way. The Good Lord can watch over the house along with our insurance. I have a 2% hurricaine deductible so am hoping for NO damage. I am supposed to work saturday, but we are not allowed to drive after 4am saturday morning, so wouldnt be able to go anyway.

    Anyway, is thier a web site for backing up your hard drive? Not the programming, but the data. How would I do that if I use cd's and the RW drive? Which method do you like better?

    Im not taking the pc's. Too bulky, and important papers, pets, and guns are taking the bulk of space with clothing.


    I need your help. how to back up important stuff the best way?

    Thanks

    Bill
     
  2. tantrix

    tantrix J'aimeLouisiane

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    CD-RW will be your best bet. However, if the data is important enough you'll use CD-RW's AND take PC's with you.
     

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    proguncali 1911-2004 CLM

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    Bill, there's a company that does this called axcient. I know them and they're pretty good.

    www.axcient.com
     
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    How much data? Mb/Gb best guess.
     
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    G20man32904 Deceased

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    Bill pull the hard drives...
    Easiest way to make sure they survive,
    "power down the box, unplug it from the wall, ground yourself to it by touching the inside of the case to discharge static and you will see a square box about 2inches thick with 2 connections on it. One connection has regular wires (maybe 5 of them) and the other is a ribbon type connector. pull both of those off and take out the 2-4 screws that hold the drive in the bay and your done...."
    Also get a static proof bag from a computer store, they might even give them too you, stick your drives inside and hide them in the trunk somewhere...
    HTH and stay safe
    I will be on the road myslf fri morning at the latest
     
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    That's your best bet (backing them up is assumed in case of hardware failure)

    DanH
     
  7. BilltheCat

    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

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    maybe a gig of data. I just want to be able to get back to square one if we get zapped.

    man this sucks. If I prepare and dont get hit, I feel silly.
    If I dont prepare and get spanked.....
     
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    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

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    if I do a RW cd backup, what would be the best way to do it?
    backup from windows xp?
     
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    what software do you use to make CDs?
     
  10. BilltheCat

    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

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    usually just windows xp media player. havent made many.
     
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    I'm not sure if windows xp has any preinstalled software for burning data CDs. Maybe someone else can chime in on that. I would your computer came with some third party software for making CDs. Try looking around for Nero, Roxio, Easy CD creater or anything that looks like it would allow you to burn CDs. I don't think windows media player burns anything other than music, but I could be wrong.

    Once you find the utility for burning cds. create a data disk. you should get a file menu that lets you select the files that you want to put on a cd. find the fines you want to back up and then create the disk
     
  12. BilltheCat

    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

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    anyone know of any free software types or trial variety that would allow me a few data disks?
     
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    bill, check your pm
     
  14. prism

    prism more ammo

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    do you have a high-speed internet connection?

    <edit: pulling the drives is the best way to go.>
     
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    Using XP...
    If you put a blank CD-R in the burner drive you can just open the window for that drive, drag files into it that you want to burn, then click "write these files to CD" (on the top left side of the window under the menu and back/forward buttons). That's about it.

    I'd recommend just pulling your drives though. It takes about 2 minutes and involves pulling 2 connectors and removing 4 screws and you don't have to worry about missing any files.
     
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    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

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    Thanks nothing. I will take that to heart!

    If I am gonna pull the drives I might as well take the boxes and thin monitors. Might anyway I guess. Depends on my load outa here.

    Thanks all.
     
  17. saber41

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    If you need software to burn the cd's you can get the demo version from Nero.

    http://www.nero.com/us/index.html

    Its a full functioning demo, I think you get a 30 day trial before you have to buy it.
     
  18. BilltheCat

    BilltheCat Quieter Cat Millennium Member

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    Thanks Saber. "Nothing" has already taken care of me with that program!

    I swear if I needed an airboat and oxygen, I bet you guys would ask if I wanted that with bourbon!