Overview Backup techniques range
from the simple--copying important files to a floppy, or to a writeable
CD--to the complex, such as incrementally backing up thousands of
networked computers. Even small-scale backups can be difficult if you need
to back up files that are always open, such as the registry. Read the
hints and tips below for more information.
General Information Tips on how to
backup registry data, from single keys to the entire registry, can be
Need to back up your MS Outlook data? Check out this
page. For an interesting overview of backup techniques, check out The
Tao of Backup. Read an article on personal backup strategies at www.extremetech.com.
How often do you need to backup? What's the best backup schedule? Read this
Microsoft article to learn what to back up and how to schedule the
backup with Windows XP Backup utility. Want to learn more about full
backups, differential backups, and incremental backups? This
PC Magazine article explains it all. Interested in techniques to back up
article discusses one person's database backup plan.
Media and Devices Wondering whether
to invest in a tape backup device, or if low-cost hard disks are the way
to go? Read "Tape
is dead; Long live tape!" for one person's perspective on the
issue. Thinking of using an on-line backup service? Check out this
link for links to online backup services, articles about online
backups, and related information. This
PC Magazine page has reviews and pricing information on a variety of
Backup Software Looking for
downloadable freeware, or shareware backup programs? Click here
for downloadable backup software listings. You can read reviews and get
price quotes on commercial backup software packages here.
Looking for an enterprise level backup solution? This
article includes general information as well as specific product reviews.