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Q: how many diskettes would you need to do daily back up of the file (2mb total) ( Answered,   2 Comments )
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Subject: how many diskettes would you need to do daily back up of the file (2mb total)
Category: Computers
Asked by: amanda12-ga
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Posted: 01 Dec 2003 00:43 PST
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Question ID: 282122
how many diskettes would you need to do a daily back up of the file {2 mb total)
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Subject: Re: how many diskettes would you need to do daily back up of the file (2mb total)
Answered By: till-ga on 01 Dec 2003 01:20 PST
 
The capacity of 3,5 diskettes is 1,44 mb. So backing up a file of 2
mb will require two diskettes for one backup copy.

till-ga
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Subject: Re: how many diskettes would you need to do daily back up of the file (2mb total)
From: read2live-ga on 01 Dec 2003 07:05 PST
 
Note too the demand for a daily backup.  It wouldn't be good practice
to overwrite your only backup with a new backup which does not
restore!

If the file is really important, it might be a good idea to use ten
diskettes (or five if the zip works) - a Monday backup, a Tuesday
backup, a ... Friday backup.  If you work seven days a week, amanda,
make that fourteen diskettes (or seven zipped).

And if the file is really really really important, you may want to
archive a copy once a week.

ALSO - it is worth doing an occasional check on another computer, just
to make sure you can restore your backup...

best, r2l
Subject: Re: how many diskettes would you need to do daily back up of the file (2mb total)
From: aaran-ga on 13 Dec 2003 02:53 PST
 
Well, its better to go for Compact Disk (CD) rather than opting for
Floppy disks, as the chances of FDs getting corrupted are higher. Also
using CDs will be a much better and cheaper option, in which the backu
ups could be stored on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

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