stymie Posted February 25, 2005 Report Share Posted February 25, 2005 Hello all, I have been browsing this forum and apologise if this issue has been discussed earlier. If so, please feel free to direct me to the relevant link(s). My situation is thus: I have a laptop with a 40Gb hardrive, which I would like to backup entirely (programs and files) to an external USB2 hard drive (Seagate 160 or 200Gb). Following the initial backup, I would like to backup on a weekly basis. I am currentlyt looking at Retrospect Professional V7.0 to assist me with this. In addition, I am accumulating many digital images and audio files that I would like to store on the external hard drive, and not on the laptop, as I seldom need to access them. I will be continuously adding either photos or audio files to the external hard drive, while simultaneously removing them from the laptop in the interests of preserving my meagre 40Gb My question is, what is the most straightforward way off initiating this backup strategy. In my naive mind, I envisaged that I would need to partition the external hard drive so that I could perfrom my weekly backups to one partition, while I 'drag and drop' photo/audio files to the other partition as required. Is this is a sound approach, and if so, how large should the partition for backing up the 40Gb laptop drive be? I am having a hard time trying to understand how the backup process works, whether compression involved, what happens to previous backups etc. Any and all advice will be appreciated - TIA! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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