Back up an external disk?

February 15, 2011 at 18:54:56
Specs: Windows 7, i 870 4 gigf
Hope this is the right forum. I am putting my music, lp's, cd's on an external hard drive. How do I go about backing that disk up so I don't have to start all over again in case of drive failure?
Thank you all.

Bill


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February 15, 2011 at 19:50:16
A few hundred ways exist to make a backup.

First is to find a suitable secondary spot off that external drive. It could be another computer or hard drive or network share or web based backup disk.

Then decide on how you want to copy the data. It could be simple file copy to some type of program that can copy all files or a program that also includes some sort of compression. Any program would require that a similar program may be needed to recover the data.

In the past I have tended to use two ways. One is a built in or add in Microsoft ntbackup as well as some sort of image program.

Windows 7 can copy files and can use it's native backup as well as can install ntbackup.

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February 15, 2011 at 21:02:52
Jefro, thank you for the reply. I have another hd and an enclosure for it. Still don't know how I would do the back up, especially since the files are on an external hd. Going to have to find someone to walk thru the hook up and all. Thank you.
Bill

Bill


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#3
February 16, 2011 at 20:50:38
All you need to do is copy the music folder (or other folder) and paste it onto the new drive. Or you can use the built in back up software that comes with windows 7 -> go to Control Panel>Security>Back Up

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February 17, 2011 at 08:02:13
Fingers, thank you. I have another new hd, I figure I'll put it in an enclosure and plug it in and right click on the music folder and send to or drag and drop.
Bill

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