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Old 12-09-2003, 08:24 PM
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Doug,

How does it handle incremental backups. Do modified files replace the target in the backup, or can it keep versions of the same file?
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Old 12-09-2003, 11:19 PM
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I believe you can do it any way you like.
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Old 12-10-2003, 01:36 PM
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Thanks for the info Doug.

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Old 12-10-2003, 03:51 PM
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The best form of backup is on a medium completely seperate from the PC i.e. CDr, DVD or tape. Isnt the external HD subject to the same threats as its host PC?
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I'll be the first to admit that I know little about the world of computers. But here's how I've been thinking-- If the external hard drive is turned off except while backing up, and everything seems to be working normally, the chances are slim of that drive getting wiped clean or becoming corrupted, even if there is a dormant virus on another drive. It's quite possible that I'm wrong in my thinking. Am I?:?

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Old 12-11-2003, 01:05 AM
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I'm less concerned about virii than I am about crashes and power spikes, so a HD external to my machine on its own power supply (and in my case, plugged into a separate circuit) is safe enough for me.

One note on the Maxtor: use the firewire option if you can, it allows powersaving features like hibernate. The USB connection doesn't support it, so it will always be on. No harm to the drive, in my opinion, but it has a high-pitched noise that gets on my nerves when I'm trying to sleep (it's in my bedroom, as is all my computer stuff).
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