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Discussion in 'Recording' started by thedug, Jul 10, 2002.

  1. thedug

    thedug Guest

    I am building my new system and am considering removing it from my network. This poses a problem since for my backups.

    If I want my backups to run and the pc is not on the network, I will need to run the volume shadow copy & task scheduler services.

    If I run these on another box, I will have to start all the networking services.

    Any ideas on which is the best approach?

  2. suspec57

    suspec57 Guest

    the way that me and my friends do it is by using a hard drive rack for the back up. that way we can transport info from pc to pc without having the need for them to be on the network. its kinda like having a firewire or usb hard drive which is another but exspensive way to do it.
  3. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Doing the system restore or any built in windows back up feature isn't the way to go..all it does is add extra junk to your drive that you don't need...plus it will run in the background when you least want it to.
    Backing up is important and as Philly mentioned extra hard drives are the way to go...hard drives are so cheap these days and so are hot swappable IDE bays...you can get one for 26 bucks at Mwave.com
    other ways to do this is get a DVR..I have one..have to say it's nice to write to a 4+ GB disk!
  4. thedug

    thedug Guest

    I have an extra drive for backups.

    The backups don't add extra stuff to my drive. Just 2 backup files. I Do a full backup on mondays and incremental backups every other day.

    The backups don't run specifically at 4:00am

    I don't run system restore I just backup files.


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