Re: OT: External HD sizing

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Posted by ajohnson ( on 23:42:58 05/15/08

In Reply to: OT: External HD sizing posted by Marty

: I need to start backing up my HD on one (or more) desktops in the house. The main one has a 240GB drive. How big of an external storage drive should I purchase? 320GB, 500GB, 1TB ??

You can go big to fit all on one disk, or you could do multiple drives. Do you have a network for all the machines? If so, you might want to consider NAS (Network Attached Storage)...Google NAS to read more info.

: Is it possible to backup / store data from two seperate desktop drives onto one external drive? Would it require a partition?

Yes, if you want to do this, I'd recommend using a backup imaging program like Norton Ghost or Drive Image. These will create a single image file of the entire drive that you can restore from, and I believe both will do incremental updates to the image, meaing they only backup the files that have changes once the first backup has been accomplished.


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