Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2011/12/29

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Subject: [Leica] Data/image Backups.
From: pearceww at (Warren & Linda Pearce)
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:29:04 -0800 (GMT-08:00)

My 2 computers have 2 partitions on their hard drive. C: is for the 
operating system and D: is for all data files. Having all my data on D: 
makes doing data backups very easy. 

As we know, hard drives always fail so I do my data backups on 3 different 
hard drives that I connect to the computer typically every week or so. By 
having multiple backup drives, I can be sure that a mother board failure 
that is killing the backup drive/data will not destroy all my backups.

I have Windows XP and Windows 7 on my 2 computers. I use the Acronis program 
to cloan my entire hard drive to another hard drive every month or so. The 
Acronis cloaned drives will boot and run normally. 

I wrote a batch file to do the data backups that does the backup easily and 


-----Original Message-----
>From: Lew Schwartz <lew1716 at>
>Sent: Dec 29, 2011 10:10 AM
>To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Data/image Backups.
>Carbonite won't back up a networked storage device unfortunately.
>On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 12:43 AM, Fred Holzapfel <fkh1950 at 
>> Ken was mentioning the need for easy data backups.   In my 32 years of 
>> data
>> processing the one guarantee is that you cannot have enough backups.
>> Personally I use a product called "Carbonite".   It is easy to use, runs 
>> in
>> the back ground and keeps my PC and data reasonably current.   In addition
>> I
>> use the standard widows backup to a data stick.  I do the data stick
>> monthly
>> to have a personal backup in the event I cannot get on-line or there are
>> issues with the internet.   Today a multiple gigabyte data stick is only a
>> few dollars making it very inexpensive backup.  Most are easy to set up 
>> and
>> use.  By using both methods I am quite certain my images, e-mails, etc. 
>> are
>> all reasonably safe.  You can look at the "Carbonite" product at:
>>   I have no relationship
>> with
>> Carbonite except being a satisfied customer.    I hope that is of some 
>> help
>> to those looking for a good backup solution.  There must be others
>> available.     Happy New Year to the LUG!
>> Fred Holzapfel
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