What to burn for backup

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by jaj43, Nov 13, 2010.

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  1. jaj43

    jaj43 Registered Member

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    Not every time but once every other backup or so I like to burn a copy to DVD,
    the rest of time I backup to an external HD. When I make my back up I have all
    of these files and I'm not sure how to copy them to make copies. Which ones
    go on copy one and so forth, and which file would I select to start a restore
    if necessary. Any info would be appreciated.

    jaj43

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  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Copy all files. To restore, select the PBF file.
     
  3. jaj43

    jaj43 Registered Member

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    Thanks for your reply.

    It will take 3 DVD's to copy all, do I have to copy PBF file to all 3 DVD's
    or just to 1st then copy just the 001 on disk 2 and 002 to disk 3 or is
    there a way to do the backup then burn it where it will auto span when
    needed. I tried burning to DVD's direct but after the first disk it said
    process stop by client. I know there must be a way I just have not found
    it.

    Thanks again

    jaj43
     
  4. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    Create the image in a hard disc, then copy the files to DVDs using Nero or ImgBurn. Each file should be copied only once, you will have to do the spanning yourself. Always verify the copy. Mark the disc that contains the PDF file.

    To restore the image, insert first the disc with the PDF file. The program will ask for the other discs as needed. This is the way I think it works, I have not done it myself.

    To avoid problems, do not restore directly from DVDs. To restore, copy the image to a hard disc first, then restore from it.

    The best practice is to forget about optical discs. They are cumbersome, unreliable and slow. Create the images in an external USB hard disk. If you want more redundancy, copy the images to another external disk.
     
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