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We don't know when our hardisk will become failure or when our computer attacked by the virus, important files may lose if it happend.

As the Cd / DVD burner is become popular now. I would recommend to backup the files in the CDR / DVDR / CDRW / DVDRW or other media regularly. ( Removable hardisk is most stable, DVDRW is most cheaper )

Abakt (A Backup Tool) - http://www.xs4all.nl/~edienske/abakt/index.html

After some searching, I found this useful freeware, it can backup our files to a zip file, I like zip format because it can be easily be extracted in other computer.

If you want to backup to DVD/CD RW directly, you have to format it by using InCD or other tool.

If your data is more than 4GB, you have to select the 7-zip as the backup format. I found 7-zip is quite slow, anyone facing the same problem?

This is the most complete zip / 7-zip backup solution I found, if you know other freeware which can do the backup job better, I would appreciate you can share with us.

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A good free program for imaging the whole drive is Drive Image XMl.
its abit slow, but reliable. find it at:

http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm


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Thanks snowshifter for your information, I just noticed this freeware is in the ubcd4win CD also, I will try it.

Boot from CD to backup, or backup directly when running Windows, which way is better?

I know that using Norton Ghost is boot from floppy disk/CD, then backup the image, is a better way.

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I have not used it for a while - a UK magazine had Acronis True Image on a coverdisc - But running it within Windows always workEd. You can set it tosplit the image into smaller files depending on ehere you archive
them, CDR/DVD/external HDD.


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Just remembered another essential back up tool called ERUNT.
What it does is automatically backup your registry the first time you boot your computer each day. Go get it from:

http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/

It has saved me from over enthusiastic registry cleaners on several occasions. Does anybody know a really good set of freeware registry tools? The best comprimise I've found so far is Registry Distiller at

http://www.codeode.com/registrydistiller/index.html


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Thanks again for the sharing :)

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another nice backup tool is Cobian Backup
http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm


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Dijital wrote:
another nice backup tool is Cobian Backup
http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm


I'll second this one.... I use it every day.


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