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      Apr 5th, 05, 5:31 PM
In article <1112718111.4e7a05baff7b25898539395c0e7ed3c9@teran ews>,
Graham C <"grahamremovethis bitchapman"@tiscali.co.uk> says...
> Does anyone know what software I would need to backup, and restore my
> data from 1 partition to another? I've got my new 200 gig hard drive ,
> divided into 2 100 gig partitions, and I need a method to backup,
> weekly, to the other partition. I tried my copy of Ghost 20093, but
> although it allows me to clone the image to the partition, it doesn't
> allow me to reverse the procedure i.e., all my main work exists on c:
> and I would like to back up the contents of c: onto h: (my backup
> partition) If the data on c: becomes unusable, how can i transfer the
> data from h: back onto c Would there be another program, similar to
> Ghost can can do the job? Or do you think, it might be better to start
> again,put XP onto a c: partition, and the data on another partition?
> When I first had the HDD, i used the Bounceback software that came with
> the HDD, however, i soon found out that it was the express version, that
> allows you to copy the data over to another partition but doesn't allow
> you to go the other way! You have to buy the proffesional version!
> Graham A+
>

By data, do you mean just data? If so, any decent backup program should
do what you want.

Try a good freeware called cobian backup. It allows you to specify any
file or folder to back up, and where to back it up to. It will schedule
backups, let you do incrementals or full etc. I've used it for years and
it has never let me down. Simple and very, very good.

Get it from
http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cbu6.htm
 
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      Apr 5th, 05, 5:48 PM
On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 17:31:58 +0100, Livewire
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>In article <1112718111.4e7a05baff7b25898539395c0e7ed3c9@teran ews>,
>Graham C <"grahamremovethis bitchapman"@tiscali.co.uk> says...
>> Does anyone know what software I would need to backup, and restore my
>> data from 1 partition to another? I've got my new 200 gig hard drive ,
>> divided into 2 100 gig partitions, and I need a method to backup,
>> weekly, to the other partition. I tried my copy of Ghost 20093, but
>> although it allows me to clone the image to the partition, it doesn't
>> allow me to reverse the procedure i.e., all my main work exists on c:
>> and I would like to back up the contents of c: onto h: (my backup
>> partition) If the data on c: becomes unusable, how can i transfer the
>> data from h: back onto c Would there be another program, similar to
>> Ghost can can do the job? Or do you think, it might be better to start
>> again,put XP onto a c: partition, and the data on another partition?
>> When I first had the HDD, i used the Bounceback software that came with
>> the HDD, however, i soon found out that it was the express version, that
>> allows you to copy the data over to another partition but doesn't allow
>> you to go the other way! You have to buy the proffesional version!
>> Graham A+
>>

>By data, do you mean just data? If so, any decent backup program should
>do what you want.
>
>Try a good freeware called cobian backup. It allows you to specify any
>file or folder to back up, and where to back it up to. It will schedule
>backups, let you do incrementals or full etc. I've used it for years and
>it has never let me down. Simple and very, very good.
>
>Get it from
>http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cbu6.htm


Am I completely off my trolley, or is backing one partition up to
another partition on the same disk a complete waste of time? Surely
in most disk crashes the whole disk is written off, not just the bit
your formatting program has arbitrarily decreed to be partition C:\ or
D:\.

lsn't the only effective backup completely separate from the PC? Like
a series of DVDs or perhaps a removable HDD - some sort of removable
media, anyway..?

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      Apr 5th, 05, 6:16 PM

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> On Tue, 5 Apr 2005 17:31:58 +0100, Livewire
> <> wrote:
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>>In article <1112718111.4e7a05baff7b25898539395c0e7ed3c9@teran ews>,
>>Graham C <"grahamremovethis bitchapman"@tiscali.co.uk> says...
>>> Does anyone know what software I would need to backup, and restore my
>>> data from 1 partition to another? I've got my new 200 gig hard drive ,
>>> divided into 2 100 gig partitions, and I need a method to backup,
>>> weekly, to the other partition. I tried my copy of Ghost 20093, but
>>> although it allows me to clone the image to the partition, it doesn't
>>> allow me to reverse the procedure i.e., all my main work exists on c:
>>> and I would like to back up the contents of c: onto h: (my backup
>>> partition) If the data on c: becomes unusable, how can i transfer the
>>> data from h: back onto c Would there be another program, similar to
>>> Ghost can can do the job? Or do you think, it might be better to start
>>> again,put XP onto a c: partition, and the data on another partition?
>>> When I first had the HDD, i used the Bounceback software that came with
>>> the HDD, however, i soon found out that it was the express version, that
>>> allows you to copy the data over to another partition but doesn't allow
>>> you to go the other way! You have to buy the proffesional version!
>>> Graham A+


> Am I completely off my trolley, or is backing one partition up to another
> partition on the same disk a complete waste of time?
>

Probably
>
> Surely in most disk crashes the whole disk is written off, not just the bit
> your formatting program has arbitrarily decreed to be partition >C:\
>

Generally true
>
>lsn't the only effective backup completely separate from the PC? Like a series
>of DVDs or perhaps a removable HDD - some sort of removable media, anyway..?
>

Generally, or possibly another HDD within the same computer box, most OS's are
unlikely to shag the data on two drives at the same time.


 
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      Apr 5th, 05, 9:53 PM
nl wrote:

> Am I completely off my trolley, or is backing one partition up to
> another partition on the same disk a complete waste of time?


Not necessarily.
I've had problems with the installation of windows getting corrupted without
any damage to the HD.

Having a stored image on another partition that you can use to get yourself
up and running in minutes could be very handy.

>
> lsn't the only effective backup completely separate from the PC? Like
> a series of DVDs or perhaps a removable HDD - some sort of removable
> media, anyway..?
>

Depends what you are guarding against
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